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About University College Cork

Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, UCC is an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. We offer a world-class student experience with the highest quality teaching, learning and research. UCC now has a student population of over 21,000, which includes 3400 international students from over 100 countries worldwide.   Our university is located in the heart of Cork city, a hub of culture and business. Cork is widely regarded as the food capital of Ireland, and is home to countless beaches, nature parks and historic castles. The city is famous for its entertainment and festivals, a place to enjoy music, film, theatre, art and nightlife.   UCC’s campus is vibrant and open, with more than 100 different clubs and societies for you to join. We are the world’s first ‘green campus’, and the number one in Ireland for sustainability. UCC is ranked in the top 3 globally for our international office, and over 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study.  

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PROGRAMME

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Bachelor

Your journey starts here: University College Cork offer a range of over 65 different Bachelor’s  programmes.     

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Masters

Continue your journey with over 130 Master’s programmes to choose from across a wide range of subjects

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PhD

The UCC model of structured PhD education comprises a programme of supportive and developmental elements, with a stated minimum level of 15 credits of coursework and training.   

HEAR FROM OUR GLOBAL ALUMNI

HEAR FROM OUR GLOBAL ALUMNI

“I would encourage international students to study in UCC because of its academic level and also for its great location at the heart of a really calm city.”   

 Octavio Vazquez Mendoza – Mexico City   

(Data Science and Analytics, MSc)   



“You meet so many new people and make so many new friends that any language and cultural barriers don’t matter, and that is a great place to be.”  

 Haley M Bonner – USA  

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



“University College Cork is a first-class university with a time-honoured history. UCC enjoys an undisputed reputation.”  

Jieyuan Xue – China  

(Financial Economics, BSc)    



“I love the way my teachers accept my ideas and help me improve them further. I have room to be creative myself at the same time.”  

Dang Hoang Thanh Lan – Vietnam  

(Sociology, PhD)  

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