University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) located in Cork City, Ireland is a leading global university offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies through its colleges Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business & Law; Science, Engineering & Food Science; and Medicine & Health.

  • Average Tuition EUR 12,400
  • Acceptance Rate 13%
  • Students 16,454
  • International Students 15%
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 18,790
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

University College Cork (UCC) was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork (QCC), Galway and Belfast; the Colleges were founded during the reign of Queen Victoria and hence named after her. QCC was part of the Queen’s University of Ireland from 1850, and from the 1880s it became part of the Royal University of Ireland. In the early twentieth century, the higher education landscape in Ireland introduced a change through the National University of Ireland (NUI), of which the former QCC, now University College Cork (UCC) is a founding member.

Today UCC is one of the top ranked universities in Ireland and also ranked among the top third-level institutions in the world. Over the years UCC has grown tremendously; today it has a student population of over 20,000; dozens of buildings and more than 1,600 staff members. Since 1997 UCC became a university in its own right within the NUI, but has nonetheless retained the UCC name as part of its heritage.

  • 01An award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years.
  • 02UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world
  • 03Excellent campus with over 21,000 students

Bachelor Programs

  • Western Rd, Cork, Ireland

    Accountancy

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Architecture

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Art History

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Chemical Engineering

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Chemistry

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Classics

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Computer Science

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cultural Studies

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Economics

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Electrical Engineering

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Finance

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Gender Studies

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    History

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Humanities

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    Mathematics

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Music

    EUR 6,650 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Neuroscience

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Pharmacy

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Philosophy

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Western Rd, Cork, Ireland

    Psychology

    EUR 6,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Health

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • Western Rd, Cork, Ireland

    Sociology

    EUR 6,200 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Western Rd, Cork, Ireland

    Zoology

    EUR 10,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of general biology; organismal biology; ecology; genetics; animal behavior; and zoo and aquarium science.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 397
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 338
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 575

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 69
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1845

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    The student at the University College Cork hold on to a superstition that to cross it’s Quad before graduation, or even to set foot on the grass, is to risk bad luck and failure in exams. However following graduation, students gather to cross the Quad together, and get their photograph taken there.

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          • Testimony
            1996-2005, PhD; BA

            Understated prestige and accomplishmentsYI have worked for and with elite universities in three nations and I am always cheered by how well my alma mater compares. Certainly a significant achievement considering the dearth of funding and regard for higher education in Ireland.

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            2014-2016, MBS in Co-operative and Social Enterprise

            Great post-gradual courses in progressive fieldsYA distance learning course at UCC allows me work and study at the same time. The subjects in my course are thought-provoking, expanding my previous economic and business studies. There is a great potential to apply the knowledge from the course in practice.

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            1965-1970, BS Chemistry

            Great Chemistry Physics and Mathematical SciencesYUCC has all the people attributes of a small private university at a fraction of the cost while mixing the many disciplines of the student body together to give a more well rounded perspective of people and life in general. It provides the atmosphere to guide the entering class of knowing teenagers at age 18 into becoming young adults with high promise at age 22, now ready and capable to take on life with all its challenges.