University College Cork, a world-class university, was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship.
UCC is unrivalled in the quality of its academic programmes. Its courses are internationally recognised and some 20,000 students take its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. International students are part of a dynamic, multi-cultural community of scholars, academics and professionals. UCC enjoys a global reputation with over 1500 research students based in excellent facilities around our campus which draws 3,000 students from over 100 countries across the world.
Situated in Ireland’s second city, UCC is the comprehensive globally-orientated research led university of the south of Ireland, providing a full range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines. UCC researchers work at the leading edge of high-impact academic scholarship, innovation, commercialisation, and industry collaboration.
We place an equal emphasis on academic rigour and practical application with many courses including work placements and industry input. It’s why we have a high post graduate employment rate of between 85-90% and it’s how we create graduates that are work ready and world ready.
Our vibrant and modern campus is located in picturesque Cork, where students can combine heritage and a contemporary lifestyle. Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and is located near the south coast of Ireland. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Cork is permeated with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatre and historical building so students are never short of recreational options. Simultaneously, Cork which is the Food Capital of Ireland, possesses a small-town familiarity and students can navigate the city on foot with ease. The city and university work well together I providing student with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience. It’s the perfect environment to succeed and excel.
Welcome to University College Cork, Ireland’s first five-star campus and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2016.