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University College Cork (UCC), located on the south coast of Ireland, is set on 42 acres of picturesque wooded grounds and is only a 10-minute walk from the vibrant Cork City centre.
UCC has over 22,000 students from over 100 countries. With almost 4,000 students and one-third of our staff from overseas, UCC is a true place of international learning.
Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, it was voted Sunday Times University of the Year three times in the last decade, and 8th in the world in the prestigious IMPACT. We were also the first university in the world to be awarded the Green Flag for Environmental Friendliness and we take sustainability very seriously here!
When it comes to our students’ careers, we are different from UCC with a ranking of 100th in the world by recruiters for employability of our graduates. UCC leads the sector in Ireland on Graduate Employability. Over 90% of all our graduates are in employment or further study within nine months of graduating. UCC’s Career Services will enable you to accelerate and advance your careers through UCC’s commitment to championing employability. 2 years 'stay back' work visa for non-EU students and amazing work placement opportunities for all!
University College Cork offers an unparalleled breadth and quality of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across all major disciplines. There are over 100 undergraduate degrees and over 200 postgraduate courses to choose from across our 4 colleges:
- College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
- College of Business and Law
- College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
- College of Medicine & Health
When you start at UCC, you will begin your third-level education journey at one of the leading Irish universities, you will belong to a vibrant community and we will help you to become the person and professional you want to be #BeginBelongBecome.
Our undergraduate courses are at the bachelor honours level, with some having an integrated master’s option.
Our postgraduate community is built on a foundation of academic excellence. UCC is an environment where you will form enduring professional and personal friendships that will be integral to your intellectual development and your future career. Our postgraduate courses include taught master’s degrees and master’s by research, structured PhD programmes & professional doctorates. Our courses are offered on a full-time or part-time basis. We are proud to have one of the highest postgraduate employment rates in Ireland with 95% of UCC graduates entering into employment after their studies.
Did you know that UCC is also one of the leading research universities in Ireland? In fact, we rank #1 in Ireland for research income from industry sources. We have over 70 Research Centres and Institutes, and we have received nine European Research Council (ERC) awards to date! As an internationally competitive, globally focussed, research-led institution. UCC prioritizes research in areas that are significant at the highest international levels. These include, UCC’s research in food and health, photonics, and perinatal medicine is recognized as world-leading. Several of Ireland’s top research centres are based in UCC: Tyndall National Institute (microsystems, photonics, nanotechnology) and the APC Microbiome Institute (alimentary health, functional foods), both recognized as global leaders. The Environmental Research Institute conducts research on climate action, a sustainable society, and the circular economy.
Here at UCC, we will empower and enable you to observe and question, to discern and reflect, to analyze and act, to enhance your potential, and advance your ambition! You will have your own individual goals, dreams, and hopes for your future and we will be here to help you to achieve them.