One of the oldest colleges in The Republic of Ireland, University College Cork is a school that has a rich and unique history spanning over a hundred and fifty years.
Established in 1845 University College Cork (or UCC) has a rich and unique history spanning over a hundred and fifty years. Originally one of three "Queen's" colleges, it was renamed University College Cork under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act 1997 saw another change and by a Ministerial Order of 1998, the university was renamed University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork. It continues however to be known almost universally as University College Cork.
The distinguished roster of UCC alumni spans the arts, business, medicine, sciences, sports, law and Irish politics. These include novelist Seán Ó Faoláin; short-story writer Daniel Corkery; composer Seán Ó Riada; Kerry Group's Denis Brosnan; Dr. Paul Whelton, President & Chief Executive Loyola University Health System; Dr. Colm Quigley, Chairman of the Medical Council of Ireland; and Dr. Eamonn MM Quigley, President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation & Vice President of the American College of Gastroenterology; former Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin; Gaelic footballers Séamus Moynihan, Maurice Fitzgerald and Billy Morgan.
Among these notable alumni and professors is George Boole who was the first professor of Mathematics at UCC. Mr. Boole later on developed Boolean algebra that would later make computer programming possible.
UCC has consistently ranked among the TOP 2% of universities worldwide by QS, that arbiter of university rankings. The university has also been the recipient of many awards over the years including:
The undergraduate courses at University College Cork are open to international students from all over the world. Every year UCC welcomes students from over 100 countries and we are delighted to facilitate their integration into our university. UCC offers approximately 60 degree courses at undergraduate level. Choose from:
University College Cork offers a range of Taught Postgraduate programmes at Diploma and Masters Level as well as a range of Research Masters and PhD's across the following four Colleges:
University College Cork offers approximately 140 Taught Postgraduate programmes across the four colleges to international students and is Ireland's premier research university.
Want to know why you should consider enrolling in UCC for your postgraduate diploma or masters, Ph.D. degree? CLICK on this link to read the UCC Brochure.
Have you been wanting to change your career path but lacked the previous experience to do so? University College Cork has a solution!
UCC offers a wide variety of CONVERSION COURSES to provide opportunities for individuals to take up a postgraduate qualification in an area where they do not have previous experience.
Taking a conversion will work for you in any of the following situations apply to you:
Choose from any of the following conversion courses to start your career in Ireland now!
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You will be able to enjoy working part-time while studying full-time programs in UCC - unless you enroll in their online courses. There are immigration benefits as well AFTER graduate as graduates of some courses are allowed to stay and look for a job for up to one year in Ireland.
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 ourdoor pursuits right to your doorstep. According to National Geographic, you'll find one of the best walks in Cork!
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.
If you intend to enroll in UCC especially in research, you would enjoy working with state of the art facilities and a hands-on approach to learning. And as an applicant, you would be happy to know that UCC:
Aside from stylishly-furnished rooms that can accommodate 1,200 students, you may want to consider studying in University College Cork for the following reasons:
Healthcare and Medical Science
Nursing and Midwifery
Accounting and Finance
Business and Management
Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.)
Computer Science and I.T.
Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Food Science
Law, Government, Legal Studies, Economics
Agricultural and Environmental Studies
Mass Communications and Journalism
Chemistry, Physics, Biology
Living costs in Ireland are generally lower than that of the UK although salaries are comparable. If you'd like to know how much you'll be needing per month, these are some living costs in Cork. These are all in Euros (€):
And if expenses are in Euros (€) remember, you'll be earning in Euros (€) as well! These are the new hourly minimum rates of pay that are in force in Ireland from January 1, 2016:
An experienced adult worker – for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act – is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18.
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