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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
15,000 4,400 17% 21:8


University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland located in Cork.

The university was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway.

Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognised and over 19,000 students take its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The University enjoys an international reputation, which draws more than 2,800 students from 100 countries across the world.

The University offers honours bachelor degree programmes across the Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Architecture, Science, Food Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and the Clinical Therapies.

 Today, UCC is a major research-intensive university delivering world-class research in academic departments and in research centres of national and international significance.

The  vibrant and modern campus is located in picturesque Cork, where students can combine heritage and a contemporary lifestyle. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Cork is permeated with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings so students are never short of recreational options. The city and university work well together in providing students with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience.  It’s the perfect environment to succeed and excel.

 UCC offers a splendid student experience characterized by the quality and range of its academic programmes, excellence in teaching and learning, responsive student support services and outstanding opportunities for personal development through its many clubs and societies. At UCC there is a strong emphasis on the visual arts, theatre and music.


All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency through the following recognised tests: IELTS or TOEFL. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of a programme. 

UNDERGRADUATE  IELTS Minimum Requirements

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences            

                      All Programmes                     6.5        Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Business and Law       

                       Business Programmes           6.0      Minimum individual sections 5.5

                        Law Programmes                   6.5      Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science             

                        All Programmes (Except Architecture)           6.0   Minimum individual sections 5.5

                        Architecture                           6.5          Minimum individual sections 6.0

College of Medicine and Health

                       All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy)        6.5  Minimum individual sections 6.5

                        Speech and Language Therapy          7.0     Minimum individual sections 6.5


POSTGRADUATE IELTS Minimum Requirements

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences            

                                   All Programmes         6.5  Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Business and Law       

                                All Programmes            6.5    Minimum individual sections 5.5

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

                                 All Programmes (except School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology)   6.5  Minimum individual sections 6.0

                                  School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology 7.0    Writing 7.0, Minimum individual sections 6.5

College of Medicine and Health

                                  All Programmes (except School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology)       6.5  Minimum individual sections 6.5

                                  School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology          7.0    Minimum individual sections 6.5



Standard XII from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian School Certificate Examination CISCE or a state board

Note: Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects and Year X results must also be presented

Minimum Entry Requirements

Band 1  Programmes    Minimum average of 90% + in any of the recognised secondary school qualifications.

Band 2 Programmes    Minimum average of 80-89% in any of the recognised secondary school qualifications.

Band 3 Programmes    Minimum average of 75-79% in any of the recognised secondary school qualifications.

 Additional Requirements

 Where Maths is required for a specific degree programme, a minimum score of 85% in Maths is required.

Where a Lab Science subject is required for a specific degree programme, a minimum score of 85% is required in the appropriate Lab Science subject.


Indian applicants will normally be required to achieve a first class/first division mark in their undergraduate programme at a good institution of higher education in India. At the discretion of academic departments, students with degrees awarded by top universities such as the University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, and the University of Pune, may be accepted with high second class/high second division marks. 

Note 2: Indian applicants with degrees awarded by any Indian Institute of Technology should contact the International Office regarding specific entry requirements. 

Note 3: In relation to three year degrees, the standard of the awarding institution will be considered in relation to admission to University College Cork. Please contact the International Office for further infomration. 




Accounting (BSc (Hons))

Applied Mathematics and Physics (BSc (Hons))

Applied Plant Biology (BSc (Hons))

Applied Psychology (BA (Hons))

Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT) (BSc (Hons))

Arts (BA (Hons))

Arts (International) (BA (Hons))

Arts - Music (BA (Hons))

Asian Studies - Arts (BA (Hons))

Astrophysics (BSc (Hons))


Biochemistry (BSc (Hons))

Biological and Chemical Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Biomedical Science (Joint Programme with CIT) (BSc (Hons))

Biotechnology (BSc (Hons))

Business Information Systems (BSc (Hons))


Celtic Civilisation - Arts (BA (Hons))

Chemical Physics (BSc (Hons))

Chemical Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Chemistry (BSc (Hons))

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (BSc (Hons))

Chemistry with Forensic Science (BSc (Hons))

Chinese Studies - Arts (BA (Hons))

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (BSc (Hons))

Commerce (BComm (Hons))

Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies (BComm International)

Commerce (International) with French (BComm International)

Commerce (International) with German (BComm International)

Commerce (International) with Hispanic Studies (BComm International)

Commerce (International) with Irish (BComm International)

Commerce (International) with Italian (BComm International)

Computer Science (BSc (Hons))

Computer Science - Arts (BA (Hons))

Criminology (BA (Hons))


Data Science and Analytics (Available from 2018) (BSc (Hons))

Dental Hygiene (DipDHyg)

Dentistry (BDS (Hons))

Drama and Theatre Studies (BA (Hons))


Early Years and Childhood Studies (BA (Hons))

Earth Science (BSc (Hons))

Ecology and Environmental Biology (BSc (Hons))

Economics (through Transformational Learning) (BA (Hons))

Economics - Arts (BA (Hons))

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE (Hons))

Energy Engineering (BE (Hons))

Engineering (BE (Hons))

English (BA (Hons))

Environmental Science (BSc (Hons))

European Studies - Arts (BA (Hons))


Film and Screen Media (BA (Hons))

Finance (BSc (Hons))

Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science (BSc (Hons))

Folklore - Arts (BA (Hons))

Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship (BSc (Hons))

Food Science (BSc (Hons))

French - Arts (BA (Hons))


General Nursing (BSc (Hons))

Genetics (BSc (Hons))

Geographical and Archaeological Sciences (BA (Hons))

Geography (BSc (Hons))

Geology (BSc (Hons))

Government (BSc (Hons))


History - Arts (BA (Hons))

History of Art - Arts (BA (Hons))


Industrial Physics (BSc (Hons))

Intellectual Disability Nursing (BSc (Hons))

International Development and Food Policy (BSc (Hons))

International Field Geosciences (BSc (Hons))

Italian - Arts (BA (Hons))


Law (Clinical) (BCL (Hons))

Law (International) (BCL (Hons))

Law (Pathways) (BCL (Hons))

Law and Business (BCL (Hons))

Law and French (BCL (Hons))

Law and Irish (BCL (Hons))


Mathematical Sciences (Single Honours) (BSc (Hons))

Mathematics and Physics (BSc (Hons))

Medicine (Graduate Entry) (MB, BCh, BAO (Hons))

Medicine (MB, BCh, BAO (Hons))

Mental Health Nursing (BSc (Hons))

Microbiology (BSc (Hons))

Midwifery (BSc (Hons))


Neuroscience (BSc (Hons))

New Programme 2018 - Medical and Health Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Nursing (Children's and General Integrated) (BSc (Hons))

Nutritional Sciences (BSc (Hons))


Occupational Therapy (BSc (Hons))


Pharmacy (MPharm)

Physics (BSc (Hons))

Physics and Astrophysics (BSc (Hons))

Physiology (BSc (Hons))

Process and Chemical Engineering (BE (Hons))

Psychology and Computing - New Programme 2018 (BA (Hons))

Public Health Sciences (BSc (Hons))


Religions and Global Diversity - Arts (BA (Hons))


Science Education (BSc(Ed))

Social Science (BSocSc (Hons))

Social Work (BSW (Hons))

Sociology - Arts (BA (Hons))

Spanish - Arts (BA (Hons))

Speech and Language Therapy (BSc (Hons))

Sports Studies and Physical Education (BEd (Hons))

Studies in Music - Arts (BA (Hons))

World Languages (BA (Hons))


Youth and Community Work (BSocSc (Hons))


Zoology (BSc (Hons))



Accounting (MACC)

Actuarial Science (MSc)

Ancient Medieval Languages (PG Dip)

Applied Coastal and Marine Management (MSc)

Archaeology (HDip in Arts)

Archaeology - Archaeological Excavation (MA)

Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology (MA)

Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT) (MArch)

Art History - History of Art (HDip in Arts)

Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism (MA)

Asian Studies (MA)

Audiology (MSc)


Beginnings of Irish Christianity (The) (MA)

Biology - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MSc)

Biology - Marine Biology (MSc)

Biology - Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation (MSc)

Biotechnology (MSc)

Business Economics (MSc)

Business Information and Analytics Systems (MSc)


Celtic Civilisation (HDip in Arts)

Celtic Civilisation (MA)

Chemistry - Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds (MSc)

Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry (MSc)

Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry (PG Dip)

Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry (MSc)

Chinese - Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MATCSOL) (MA)

Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development (MSc)

Computer Science - Applied Computing Technology (HDip)

Computer Science - Computing Science (MSc)

Computer Science - Interactive Media (MSc)

Creative Writing (MA)

Criminology (MA)


Data Science and Analytics (MSc)

Dental Public Health (MDPH)

Design and Development of Digital Business (MSc)

Digital Arts and Humanities (MA)

Digital Cultures (MA)


Economic and Enterprise Development (MSc)

Economics (Competition Governance and Society)

Economics (MSc)

Economics - Health Economics Practice (Online) (PG Dip)

Economics of Business Practice (PG Dip)

Education - Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (PG Dip)

Education - Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) Jointly offered with C.I.T./C.C.A.D. (PME)

Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) (PME)

Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEngSc)

Engineering - Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. (MEngSc)

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing, Process and Automation Systems) (MEngSc)

Engineering - Sustainable Energy (MEngSc)

English – Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance (MA)

English (HDip in Arts)

English - Irish Writing and Film (MA)

English - Modernities: American and British Literature and Film (MA)

Evidence Based Therapy Practice (MSc)


Film and Screen Media (MA)

Finance (Asset Management) (MSc)

Finance (Banking and Risk Management) (MSc)

Finance (Corporate Finance) (MSc)

Folklore - Irish Folklore (HDip in Arts)

Food Business and Innovation (MSc)

Food Microbiology (MSc)

Food Science (MSc)

Food Science and Technology (HDip)

French (HDip in Arts)


Gaelic Literature (Online MA) (MA)

Geography (HDip in Arts)

Geography - Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (MSc)

Geography: Cities, Space and Culture (MA)

Geology - Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)

Geology - Exploration Field Geology (MSc)

German (HDip in Arts)

Government (MSc)

Greek and Roman Civilisation (HDip in Arts)


Health and Society (MA)

History (HDip in Arts)

History (MA)

History - The Irish Revolution 1912 - 1923 (MA)

Human Anatomy (MSc)


Information Systems Risk Management (MSc)

Information Systems for Business Performance (MSc)

Innovation in European Business (MSc)

Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MSc)

International Accounting Practice (MSc)

International Public Policy and Diplomacy (MSc)

International Relations (MA)

Irish - Early and Medieval Irish (MA)

Irish - Modern Irish (Nua-Ghaeilge) (MA)

Irish - Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish (HDip in Arts)

Irish Language and European Law (MA)

Irish Studies: Identities and Representations (MA)

Italian (HDip in Arts)




LLB Degree (LLB)

Landscape, Built Heritage and Design (MA)

Languages - Advanced Languages and Global Communication (HDip)

Languages and Cultures (MA)

Law - LLM (Business Law) (LLM)

Law - LLM (Children's Rights and Family Law) (LLM)

Law - LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law) (LLM)

Law - LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) (LLM)

Law - LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) (LLM)

Law - LLM (Marine and Maritime Law) (LLM)


Law LLM (Practitioner) (LLM)

Linguistics - Applied Linguistics (MA)


Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems (MSc)

Management and Marketing (MSc)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Masters Qualifying Examination (Business)

Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing (MSc)

Medieval History (MA)

Midwifery (HDip)

Migration - Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (MA)

Museum Studies (MA)

Music (HDip in Arts)

Music - Composition (MA)

Music - Ethnomusicology (MA)

Music - Performance (Music) (MA)

Music and Cultural History (MA)


Nurse Prescribing (Cert)

Nursing (Non-EU Applicants) (MSc)

Nursing - Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing (PG Dip / MSc)

Nursing - Emergency Nursing (PG Dip / MSc)

Nursing - Gerontological Nursing (PG Dip / MSc)

Nursing - Medical Surgical Nursing (PG Dip / MSc)

Nursing - Oncology (PG Dip / MSc)

Nursing - Public Health Nursing (PG Dip)

Nursing - Recovery-focused Mental Health Nursing (PG Dip / MSc)

Nutritional Sciences (PG Dip)


Older Person Rehabilitation (MSc)

Older Person Rehabilitation (PG Dip)


Philosophy (HDip in Arts)

Philosophy (MA)

Philosophy (PG Dip)

Planning and Sustainable Development (MPlan)

Planning and Sustainable Development (PG Dip)

Politics (HDip in Arts)

Psychology (Conversion Course) (HDip)

Psychology - Applied Psychology (MA)

Psychology - Applied Psychology (Mental Health) (MA)

Psychology - Applied Psychology (Positive and Coaching Psychology) (MA)

Psychology - Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour (MA)

Public Health (PG Dip)



Religion - Contemporary Religions (MA)

Religion - Study of Religions (HDip in Arts)

Renaissance Latin Culture (MA)

Roman Studies (MA)


Social Policy (HDip)

Social Policy (MSocSc)

Social Work (MSW)

Social Work Studies (PG Dip)

Sociology (HDip in Arts)

Sociology (MA)

Sociology of Development and Globalisation (MA)

Spanish (HDip in Arts)

Statistics (HDip)


Theatre and Performative Practices (HDip in Arts)

Translation Studies (MA)


Women's Studies (MA)


Youth Work (PG Dip)

Youth Work with Community Arts and Sports Studies (MSocSc)

Student accommodation

UCC knows how important it is to find the right student housing. Campus Accommodation is university owned and managed apartment style living. Other Housing Options include purpose built student apartment complexes as well as rooms in a private house or apartment. The Residential Life Office focuses on providing a positive and supportive community in which to live, learn and thrive. 

UCC Campus

 Accommodation offers several different residencies near the main UCC campus. These residences are owned and managed by UCC, and are specifically designed for student life, and offer security as well as reception service.

UCC Accommodation Service reserves accommodation in a range of self-contained student apartments. Apartments are available on a fixed term basis. The contract is for the one semester or full academic year depending on the term of study.

Accommodation is available at Castlewhite Apartments, Victoria Lodge, and University Hall; including Áras Uí Thuma, the Irish Language Residential Centre. Both University Hall and Victoria Lodge have designated blocks for postgraduate students.

All UCC Campus Accommodation is situated close to the majority of University buildings, the Student Centre and UCC Sports facilities; whilst being a pleasant stroll to the vibrant city centre.

• UCC-Owned Accommodation:

• Castlewhite

• Victoria Lodge

• University Hall

Other Housing Options

The University is situated in a pleasant residential area where there is a wide variety of other housing options to suit individuals or groups. Rents vary according to size, location, distance from the University, and facilities.

 We strongly recommend that students book their  accommodation  early before arriving in Ireland to ensure your needs are met.

The Government of Ireland and the College of Business and Law, University College Cork are delighted to offer one full scholarships for an Indian Student for a one year Masters by Research.

UCC Scholarships

UCC offers a range of scholarships based on academic merit. Each case is assessed individually, please contact us for further details.


SEFS Postgraduate and Undergraduate Scholarships

UCC Lauritzon Scholarship in Food

UCC Lilly Research Scholarships in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering


CACSSS Boole International Doctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

CACSSS Excellence Scholarships (Masters, PhD)


Research Masters Scholarship and Law School PhD Studentship Funding


Quercus Masters Scholarships in All Disciplines

  Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships

The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline.


Quick Facts





Fees vary from course to course. Initial range it starts from 12,500 Euro annually.


Naturally, the cost of living varies from student to student, but as a general guideline a student would need between €600 and €800 per month. This includes rent, insurance, food, bills, leisure etc.



World University Rankings 2018     : 351-400

QS World University Ranking 2018 :     283

World Ranking                     :        369

Country Rank                       :        3

Presence                               :       697

Impact                                   :        397

Openness                              :       258

Excellence                             :       426




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