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University College Cork (UCC)

Western Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland

UCC University College Cork runs courses, part-time courses and education programmes to Cork and the Greater Munster area. The Adult Continuing Education Department’s purpose is to provide UCC Courses and opportunities in lifelong learning for all adults irrespective of age and previous educational achievements.

Adult Continuing Education (ACE), University College Cork has been offering courses and education programmes to Cork and the greater Munster area since 1946 and is proud to celebrate 65 years of educational services to the community. The first Diploma in Social and Economic Science course was formally opened at a public meeting in University College, Cork on the 14th October, 1946 and 24 students were awarded the diploma in June 1948.

UCC courses are run at UCC to cater for the particular needs of adult learners. Our staff adopt the particular approach needed to enhance adults’ learning so that all students may have a rewarding educational experience.

Since 1908, University College Cork has grown from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, they have become a university in their own right within the NUI, but they retain the UCC name as part of their heritage of learning since 1845. University College Cork offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses along with International, Adult Further Education and Online programmes for aspiring students. The college has schools and departments in Business, Arts and Humanities, Science, Architecture, Computing, Medicine, Engineering and more.

Along with housing sports facilities such as The Mardyke, Synthetic Pitch and Human Performance Laboratory, University College Cork promotes health to its students by presenting various health campaigns that encourage healthy living. At UCC there is also a wide range of clubs and societies for students to avail – Boxing, Camogie, Chess, Fencing, Hip Hop, Judo, Kickboxing, Rowing, Rugby, Surfing, Swimming and much more.

 

UCC offers a wide range of part-time courses for adults in Cork. For more information about UCC courses, browse the list of courses listed on Nightcourses.com below.

Accounting

This one-year full-time course offers a postgraduate route to a career in professional accounting. It offers you the chance to complete much of the study and examination requirements involved in qualifying as an accountant. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the course, you will gain full exemption from all but the Final Admitting Examination…

Actuarial Science

This course is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in actuary. It provides a solid foundation in statistics, financial mathematics, economics and business finance. Upon completion of the course, your knowledge and skills could be applied to a range of industries in the financial services such as insurance, pensions,…

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nurses are required to take on advanced practice roles to meet the challenges and developments within the health service. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) are registered with An Bord Altranais having gained the clinical competence to practice autonomously in a specific practice area at an advanced level. This Masters in Nursing programme will prepare experienced nurses…

Applied Psychology - Guidance Counselling

The aim of this MA course is to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to become a qualified guidance counsellor. Guidance promotes personal, social, educational and vocational development in individuals. The course will appeal to: Psychology graduates Teachers Social workers Probation officers Juvenile liaison officers Occupational therapists Mentors Managers Those who work in adult…

Applied Science - Analytical Chemistry

MSc degree courses are provided in three key areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and in Pharmaceutical Analysis. They are designed to provide advanced knowledge and hands-on training in modern analytical instrumental techniques. Separation science, sensors, and spectroscopic techniques are key elements alongside chemometrics, instrumentation and advanced research project completion. You will have the…

Applied Science - Biotechnology

The MSc in Biotechnology is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in the industries of biomedical research, biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and biotechnology. The course curriculum consists of six months of lectures, laboratory practical sessions, career service workshops, industry-based seminars and a six-month research project. The curriculum has…

Applied Science - Food Science

The MSc (Food Science) is a full-time taught postgraduate programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration. Unique Aspects of the Course UCC has a history of nearly a century of teaching and research in the food sciences and is amongst Europes largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions with world-class academics working…

Applied Science - Marine Biology

The MSc Marine Biology aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and equip them with professional certificates in Sea Survival, Powerboat Handling, Marine Radio and First Aid as well as necessary field skills. The areas of marine biology covered in this masters course include fisheries and aquaculture, genetics, marine ecology and conservation,…

Archaeological Excavation

The MA in Archaeological Excavation is a one-year taught course, offered on a full-time basis by the Department of Archaeology. Excavation is central to the practice of archaeology as an academic and professional discipline, with many employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad. This course will provide advanced training in the theory and practice of excavation,…

Architecture

The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. The course has been designed to provide a qualification in architecture under Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007, and is required by the…

French (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a masters course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications. Objectives of the course: to provide you with opportunities to further develop…

Geography (Conversion Course)

Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences. We view the earth, its inhabitants and the processes that form and transform the world we live in using a spatial perspective. This particularly geographical way of looking at the world…

German (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the subject intensively over one academic year full-time or two academic years part-time (by day). The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant Higher Diploma in…

Greek and Roman Civilisation (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Greek and Roman Civilisation is ideal for you if you already have a degree and you wish to study Greek and Roman Civilisation intensively. The course will introduce you to the cultures of the Greeks and Romans, and you will learn how these cultures oversaw the birth and development of the…

History (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts – History is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study history intensively over one academic year full-time, or two academic years part-time. This qualification is a conversion course for students who would not normally have studied history to degree level previously and want to…

Italian (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts (Italian) is a conversion course for those with a prior knowledge of Italian who want to study Italian language and culture to honours degree level. Competence in Italian language on entry should be equivalent to the standard in Italian achieved at the end of First Arts. It is aimed at…

Languages - Advanced Languages & Global Communication

This course is aimed at people hoping to return to the job market with modern language and intercultural communication skills along with competencies relating to managing global relationships, ICT, translation and localisation skills. It offers advanced specialism in one language (from Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian and French) and 10 credits of an additional foreign language…

Music (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts (Music) is for graduates in subjects other than music who want to study music intensively at a level equivalent to that of a primary honours degree in music. In this way, the Higher Diploma acts as an important conversion course between subject areas and enables graduates in non-music subjects to…

Accounting BSc Degree

The BSc Accounting is a distinctive broad business degree. It is unique in that it prepares students for a career in business and finance and for the pursuit of a professional accounting qualification, to further enhance career progression in business. Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including finance, law, management, economics, information systems,…

Applied Psychology (BA Degree)

As a student on the BA Applied Psychology, you get a chance to engage with a wide breadth of topics. The degree follows a rich, varied and challenging curriculum, from history to neuroscience, culture to biology, from children to the elderly, from professional skills to statistical and laboratory skills. The scope of psychology can be…

Arts BA Degree

The Arts BA degree is a broad degree, offering a wide variety of subjects, which means you will have an equally diverse range of postgraduate and career options following your degree. Aside from specific subject knowledge, you will also gain intellectual, social and management skills that can be applied in a variety of jobs. This is…

Arts International (4 year BA Degree)

Arts (International) includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America or Asia, and is open to language and non-language students. This four-year BA honours degree will give you the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and increase your cultural awareness by living and studying in another…

Arts with Music (BA/BMus)

Course Outline The BA (Arts-Music) now offers three pathways after first year. You can study for the BA Arts-Music(3yrs), BMus (4 yrs) or the BA Arts-Music International (4yrs). Regardless of which pathway you wish to pursue, in First Year you will take courses providing key foundational skills in Music and two further Arts subjects offered through the College of Arts, Celtic Studies…

Biological and Chemical Sciences (Degree options)

Our Biological and Chemical Sciences degree programme is the largest and most flexible entry route for you in science, with eight degree streams available through it. Our programme is carefully constructed to foster an interdisciplinary approach across a wide range of biological, biotechnology, medical, chemical and pharmaceutical research areas. If you enjoy Biology and/or Chemistry…

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Degree options)

BSc in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences is the foundation year for different degree outlets in the School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, BEES. You will receive a solid grounding in the fundamental disciplines that support your choice of degree from Year 2 onwards.

BSc Chemical Sciences (Degree options)

Chemistry provides a scientific understanding of molecules and how they react together, leading to exciting developments in the use of the advanced materials we see around us in the world. It is the study of the properties and behaviour of all matter. Chemical Sciences gives you access to four degree programmes in Chemistry, Chemistry with Forensic Science,…

Business Information Systems

The BSc in Business Information Systems (BIS) specialises in the key skills that are essential to the success of professionals in modern information technology and information systems. The goals of this a four-year degree course are to: educate: provide a worthwhile and memorable student experience collaborate: join with business to ensure BIS students gain cutting edge skills…

CK 101 Arts

CK101 The BA (Hons) degree programme offers a wide choice of subjects with students selecting four subjects in First Arts from a choice of twenty-nine subjects and continuing with two of the chosen First Year subjects in Second and Third Arts. It is an honours programme taken over a three-year period.

CK 102 Social Science

CK102 The BSocSc (Hons) is a three-year, full-time honours degree programme during which students are provided with a broad grounding in Social Policy, Sociology, Studies in Psychology, Economics and Philosophy. The First Year offers a foundation in the Social Sciences. The Second and Third Years of the degree emphasise applied learning and include a fieldwork…

CK 104 Arts with Music (Restricted)

CK104 The BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) is a three-year honours degree programme. Applicants for this programme must pass the Music Entrance Test which will satisfy the Head of Department of Music and the College/Faculty that they are capable of completing the programme successfully. Enquiries about the Music Entrance Test, and the Departmental Open Day and practice…

CK 106 Applied Psychology

CK106 This three-year BA (Hons) programme focuses on the study of Applied Psychology at Honours level. An Honours Degree in Applied Psychology is recognised for graduate membership by the Psychological Society of Ireland Students take Applied Psychology in First Arts together with two other subjects from the First Arts programme. At least one of these…

CK 301 Law

CK301 The study of Law at University College Cork introduces students to a multitude of diverse and stimulating topics. A Law degree equips graduates for an extensive array of careers and provides a balanced and varied foundation for whatever career path is pursued. Law graduates possess the knowledge and skills to enhance their confidence and…

CK 302 Law and French

CK302 The study of Law at University College Cork introduces students to a multitude of diverse and stimulating topics. A Law and language degree equips graduates for an extensive array of careers and provides a balanced and varied foundation for whatever career path is pursued. Law graduates possess both knowledge and skills that enhance their…

CK 304 Law and Irish

CK304 The study of Law at University College Cork introduces students to a multitude of diverse and stimulating topics. A Law and language degree equips graduates for an extensive array of careers and provides a balanced and varied foundation for whatever career path is pursued. Law graduates possess both knowledge and skills that enhance their…

CK 401 Computer Science

CK401 The profound impact of computer technology over recent decades on so many key facets of modern life (financial, communications, transportation, entertainment, scientific/medical exploration, and educational) must rank as one of the most significant technological phenomena in modern history. If the opportunity to participate and contribute to this technological enterprise were not reason enough to…

CK 402 Biological and Chemical Sciences

CK402 (Biological and Chemical Sciences) is the largest and most flexible entry area in Science, with twelve degree programmes in Biological and Chemical Sciences available through this CAO option. CK402 is designed to foster an inter-disciplinary approach across a wide range of biological, biotechnology, medical, chemical, pharmaceutical and ecological research areas. There is a core…

CK 404 Environmental and Earth System Sciences

CK404 The environment is everything around us – earth, air, water and living organisms. Understanding the complex interactions between the various components of our earth systems is crucial to our management and protection of essential resources. There are seven degree programmes available through CK404 and you do not have to make any decisions about degree…

CK 405 Genetics

CK405 UCC has an international reputation for research in Biotechnology and Biomedicine. The introduction of a related undergraduate programme was a natural development of this expertise. The Genetics degree programme is run by the Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science, and the College of Medicine and Health. The programme aims to produce…

CK 406 Chemical Sciences

CK406 Chemistry is the study of the properties and behaviour of all matter. As such it is often considered to be the ‘central science’ and provides a scientific understanding of molecules and how they react together, leading to exciting new developments in the use of the advanced materials we see around us in the world…

CK 407 Mathematical Sciences

CK407 The mathematical sciences, both in terms of language and knowledge, have for centuries provided the fundamental underpinnings of science and technology. Mathematics is an indispensable tool in the physical sciences, engineering, medicine, the life sciences, and in business and finance. As many modern research methodologies have originated in the mathematical disciplines, mathematics is well…

CK 408 Physics and Astrophysics

CK408 The Irish Government and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have ‚Äúcommitted itself to prioritise investment in science, technology and innovation and the development of the knowledge society‚Äù (2008). This commitment is to ensure the future success of the Irish economy by creating and exploiting new business opportunities. Effective marketing and entrepreneurship are…

CK 502 Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship
CK 504 Nutritional Sciences

CK504 Nutritional Sciences as a subject focuses on food as it affects our health and is concerned with the provision of food and nutrients to the body to facilitate optimum physical and mental development and maintenance of health throughout our lives. The role of food and nutrition in the balance between health and disease is…

CK 505 Food Science

CK505 The Food Science degree programme at UCC involves a wide range of very exciting areas of study, from fundamental chemistry and microbiology of food to modern processes for commercial production of food products. University College Cork has a national and international reputation for excellence in food education and research and has world-class teaching, research…

CK 506 International Development and Food Policy

CK506 This is an exciting new programme and is unique in Ireland as the first undergraduate degree programme to have a primary focus on international (‚ÄúThird World‚Äù) development. The programme combines a strong focus on understanding key dimensions of development and acquiring skills to work effectively in this area, with the opportunity to pursue more…

CK 731 Mature Applicants Intellectual Disability Nursing (Restricted)

CK731 Intellectual Disability nurses work closely with people with an intellectual disability and their families throughout their lives as advocates, practitioners, educators and facilitators. As members of an interdisciplinary team of therapists, clinicians, teachers and medical personnel, ID nurses work in a person-centred way to empower clients to achieve their life goals. Students gain wide-ranging…

CK 740 Midwifery

CK740 The programme aims to foster in the individual the knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values for midwifery practice. On successful completion of the degree a graduate is eligible to apply for professional registration as a midwife (RM) with An Bord Altranais. The School of Nursing and Midwifery promotes the development of personal, professional and…

CK 741 Mature Applicants Midwifery (Restricted)

CK741 The programme aims to foster in the individual the knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values for midwifery practice. On successful completion of the degree a graduate is eligible to apply for professional registration as a midwife (RM) with An Bord Altranais. The School of Nursing and Midwifery promotes the development of personal, professional and…

CK 791 Medicine (Graduate Entry) (Restricted)

CK791 The UCC Medical School has a long and illustrious history in the education of clinicians and clinician scientists. Medicine was one of the three founding faculties when University College Cork opened its doors to students in 1849 as Queen’s College Cork aiming to provide andquot;the most advanced and superior education to the inhabitants of…

Commerce

The BComm is the leading undergraduate business degree in Ireland. The degree offers a comprehensive range of business specialisations, and aims to provide you with transferable skills and knowledge in verbal and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and time management. This course is designed to help you gain the theoretical and practical skills required for the job…

Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies

Combining business subjects with the study of the Chinese language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. China has been undergoing rapid economic growth and presents excellent opportunities for the international business community. The BComm (International) with Chinese Studies combines a wide…

Commerce with French

Combining business subjects with the study of the French language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. The BComm (International) with French will bring your knowledge of French to a near-native standard and will develop the kind of cultural awareness that equips…

Commerce with German

Combining business subjects with the study of the German language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. This four-year degree course will educate you in the field of business and commerce, as well as in the language, literature, culture and society of…

Commerce with Hispanic Studies

Combining business subjects with the study of the Spanish language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. The BComm (International) with Hispanic Studies is a four-year course that combines comprehensive education in commerce – in areas that include international finance, marketing, management,…

Commerce with Irish

Combining business subjects with the study of the Irish language, literature and culture, this degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. The BComm (International) with Irish provides you with an opportunity to not only learn about the dynamics of the relationship between business and language/culture, but…

Commerce with Italian

Combining business subjects with the study of the Italian language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment. The BComm (International) with Italian produces business graduates who can work through Italian, who have strong analytical skills, and who have an understanding of Italian…

Computer Science (Degree options)
Criminology - 3 years or 4 years (International Pathway)
Data Science and Analytics
Digital Humanities and IT - 3 or 4 years (Work Exp. or Int`l Pathway)
Drama and Theatre Studies - 3 or 4 years (International Pathway)
Early Years and Childhood Studies
Economics (Transformational Learning) - 3 or 4 years (Int`l Pathway)
English - 3 years or 4 years (International Pathway)
Film and Screen Media - 3 or 4 years (International Pathway)
Finance
Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Food Science
Genetics
Geographical and Archaeological Sciences - 3 or 4 years (Int`l Pathway)
Government
Industrial Physics - Offered jointly by UCC and CIT
International Development and Food Policy
Law (Pathways) - 3 or 4 years (Degree options)
Law and Business
Law and French
Law and Irish
Mathematical Sciences (Degree options)
Nutritional Sciences
Physics and Astrophysics (Degree options)
Psychology and Computing - 3 or 4 years (Work Experience Pathway)
Social Science
Social Science (Youth and Community Work) - 3 years
Social Work - Mature Applicants only
Sports Studies and Physical Education
World Languages

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