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Intro

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognized. UCC is Ireland’s leading research university.

The University has four colleges – Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. There are close to 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, we are a highly internationalized university, including more than 2,500 students from 100 countries currently registered.

University College Cork inspires creativity and independent thinking in a research-led teaching and learning environment. Our students are our highest priority. Through our research excellence we create and communicate knowledge to enhance the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic life regionally, nationally and internationally.

  • Ranked in top 2% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings)
  • Ireland’s leading research institute with two-thirds of Ireland’s most cited researchers
  • Work placements provided in selected degree programmes
  • State of the art sporting facilities & vibrant cultural and artistic life
  • Student accommodation guaranteed
  • Excellent Student Support systems
  • Warm and friendly University in a warm and friendly city!

About Cork

About Cork

Cork – the city that has it all! The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000.

Cork has a number of “sister cities” around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. UCC receives many students from these cities who experience a warm and friendly welcome and a sense of being “home from home”.

Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries.

As a small city, everything is easily accessible and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork City however, does not stand isolated from its county – the largest in the country. Therefore, ‘city and ‘county’ life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, water sports and outdoor pursuits right to your doorstep.

UCC’s main campus is within walking distance of this mass of activity and life. What’s more with the beauty of its campus, UCC is considered not only a respected University but also one of the nicest ‘gardens’ belonging to Cork as a whole.

Cork was also very proud to have been designated ‘European Capital of Culture 2005’, reflecting the strong tradition of music, art and theatre in the city.

Cork international airport is only 6 kilometres from the University. This allows for constant access to the international destinations and also highlights Cork itself as a globally attractive and exciting location.

Faculty/Program List

University College Cork Student CentreFaculty List

  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Learning Therapy

Current News

University College Cork latest news

EU ranking success for UCC


(UCC) scored top marks across five core areas ranked in the EU-sponsored U-Multirank published today (Thursday, March 30, 2017).

U-Multirank is the most comprehensive ranking system internationally as it judges university performance on 35 indicators across five core areas which are marked from ‘1’ (very good) to ‘5’ (weak).  The areas ranked include Teaching, Research, Knowledge Transfer, …

UCC video transports viewers to ‘Hogwarts of Ireland’


has released a video focused on the many connections between its campus and Hogwarts from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, clocking up thousands of views online.

Viewers are urged to ‘depart from Platform 9 ¾ at 11 a.m. sharp on the #Hogwarts Express to UCC…’, referencing where young wizards travel from at King’s Cross station in London to reach the British wizarding school, located in the Highlands of Scotland. …

University College Cork’s Green Campus Among Best in World


UCC’s Green Campus Among Best in World

has been ranked fourth in the world in a list of the world’s most sustainable universities, achieving the highest result in Ireland.

Universitas Indonesia (UI) released its UI GreenMetric Rankings of World Universities 2015, having measured the commitment made by over 400 universities across the globe in developing an ‘environmentally-friendly’ infrastructure.

UCC ranked higher than other universities in Ireland, including DCU (58th), …

What does Cork (Ireland) have to offer?


What does Cork in Ireland have to offer?

Cork is a city full of charm, energy and culture and has UCC at its heart. According the Corkonians, it is the REAL CAPITAL of Ireland; it has all that larger cities have to offer but is more relaxed, safer and less expensive.

Cork is a hub for vibrant IT companies such as Apple, Dell, EMC, and IBM.

it@cork, European Tech Cluster, …

Irish School Of Pharmacy Webinar


Irish School Of Pharmacy Webinar

 

Want to study Pharmacy? Want to study in Ireland?

– School of Pharmacy are taking part in their first webinar in a couple of weeks. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to chat to the school of pharmacy about their MPharm program and about studying and life in Ireland.

Register here for this Pharmacy Webinar

UCC will also be attending the Recruit In Canada Fairs in various cities across Canada. …

At-A-Glance
Location:Cork, Ireland – population 120,000
County Cork – population 519,000
Student Population:20,000
Strengths:Health Science
Campus locations:Cork (Corcaigh), Ireland
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