University College Cork Logo

University College Cork |

course provider profile

About University College Cork

Hero image for University College Cork

University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) is ranked in top 2% universities worldwide and it is one of the leading research universities in Ireland.

UCC ranks #1 in Ireland for research income from industry sources. We have over 70 Research Centres and Institutes, and we received 9 European Research Council (ERC) awards to date! Collaborations exist with over 4,000 organisations across 130 countries.

We offer over 200 taught postgraduate courses to choose from ranging across certificate, diploma, masters and doctoral level across a diverse range of disciplines.

At UCC our mission is to create, understand and share knowledge and apply it for the good of all. Our research has impact and transforms lives.

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.

Why not consider becoming part of our community and explore what we have to offer you at UCC?

Explore our courses:

Our Location & Vibrant City

UCC is based in Cork City in the County of Cork, which is the southernmost county in the Republic of Ireland. We have fantastic connections via rail, road and air. We are only a 15-minute drive away from Cork International Airport. Our campus has all the ingredients for an amazing student experience. But, if you want to explore our home town, Cork’s vibrant city centre is right on your doorstep and is only a 15-minute walk or 5-minute cycle away. With a huge selection of bars, pubs, clubs, live music venues, theatres, cafés, museums, galleries, parks, greenways, and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, there is something for everyone.


UCC boasts a state of the art sporting facility, the Mardyke Arena , membership is free for all postgraduate students. Sport plays an important role in connecting students and engaging with the wider community.

We have a total of 50 Clubs and 100 Societies offering more than 4,000 events annually. The new Hub at UCC , creates an innovative and inclusive social dynamic at the centre of the campus which facilitates learning communities, networking, student interaction, internationalisation, and student friendly service provision.

Your Home from Home

We know how important it is for you to find the right accommodation, a place where you can feel safe and at home. There are plenty of options to choose from, most of which are located within walking distance of campus. Your options include UCC Campus Accommodation, Privately Owned Student Apartment Complexes, House Shares and Digs (Owner-Occupied Rentals). Our Accommodation and Community Life Office offers an advice and advocacy service for all prospective and current UCC students throughout their search for safe and affordable accommodation.


Campus Accommodation, owned by UCC, is available to all UCC students and applicants. There are five apartment complexes to choose from, three of these, University Hall, Victoria Lodge and Victoria Mills, offer dedicated postgraduate apartments. You will find more information on the Campus Accommodation website , including pricing and application details.

Take a virtual tour and learn how to apply here .


University College Cork awards 1,000 scholarships and bursaries annually to domestic and international students, across all areas of study. In partnership with our generous donors we provide substantial academic and financial support to students studying at the university. From recognition of academic achievements or athletic performance, to support for unique challenges and experiences, UCC offers scholarships for students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

Take a look at the range of university, government and privately funded scholarships offered to you here or Download our Complete Guide to Funding Your Postgrad at UCC .


UCC prioritises 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 recognised as world leading. Several of Ireland’s top research centres are based in UCC. These include the Tyndall National Institute (microsystems, photonics, nanotechnology) and the APC Microbiome Institute (alimentary health, functional foods), both recognised as global leaders. The Environmental Research Institute conducts research on climate action, a sustainable society and the circular economy.


  • UCC ranks #1 in Ireland for research income from industry sources
  • Ranked in Europe’s TOP 50 for Teaching Excellence
  • 19 Subjects Ranked in the QS in the World University Ranking by subject
  • 10 UCC Researchers Ranked in the TOP 1% of their field
  • UCC Researchers collaborate with over 4,000 Research entities across 140 Countries.

Take a closer look here