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UCC is home to...

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We Are... CONNECTED Our Location Our Campus Campus Map Cork - Our Home, Your Home Cork - Home to... Accommodation & Community Life Graduate Attributes and Values Nurturing Bright Futures Student Experience Money Matters Scholarships

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ACTIVE

Sport in our Bones Clubs

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CREATIVE Campus Culture Student Media Student Societies

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SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

Student Support Bystander Keep Well & Made2Move Students' Union Volunteering at UCC Gaisce

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SUSTAINABLE UCC Green Campus Zero Waste Guide to Cork

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THE COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Arts Subjects & Subject Groups Tables

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Arts

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Computer Science

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CK102

Social Science

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ARTS SUBJECT

Economics

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Arts-Music

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English

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CK105

Film and Screen Media

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ARTS SUBJECT

European Studies

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CK108

Arts International

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Folklore

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CK109

English

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French

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CK110

World Languages

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ARTS SUBJECT

Gaeilge/Irish

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CK111

Early Years and Childhood Studies

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ARTS SUBJECT

Geography

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CK112*

Theatre & Performative Practices

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German

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Criminology

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Greek

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Social Science (Youth and Community Work)

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Greek and Roman Civilisation

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Social Work

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History

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Digital Humanities and Information Technology

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History of Art

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Applied Psychology

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Italian

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Psychology and Computing

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Latin

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Government and Political Science

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Mathematical Studies

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Anthropology

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Mathematics

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Education - Gaeilge

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Philosophy

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Sports Studies and Physical Education

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Politics

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Applied Mathematics

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ARTS SUBJECT

Portuguese

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ARTS SUBJECT

Archaeology

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ARTS SUBJECT

Religions and Global Diversity

218

ARTS SUBJECT

Asian Studies

170

ARTS SUBJECT

Spanish

220

ARTS SUBJECT

Béaloideas

172

ARTS SUBJECT

Sociology

222

ARTS SUBJECT

Celtic Civilisation

174

ARTS SUBJECT

Studies in Music

224

ARTS SUBJECT

Chinese Studies

176

Congratulations to Our Scholars

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We Are... THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW Welcome to the School of Law

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Law (Pathways)

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DEGREE AWARD

BCL

250

Business Information Systems

236

DEGREE AWARD

BCL (Clinical)

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Finance

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DEGREE AWARD

BCL (International)

254

CK212

Economics (through Transformational Learning)

240

CK302

Law and French

256

CK213

Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship

242

CK304

Law and Irish

258

CK214

International Development

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CK307

Law and Business

260

CK215

International Business with Languages

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Congratulations to Our Scholars

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Welcome to Cork University Business School

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CK201

Commerce

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CK202

Accounting

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We Are... THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND FOOD SCIENCES

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STEM Degree Award Table

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Computer Science

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DEGREE AWARD

Astrophysics

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CK402

Biological and Chemical Sciences

270

DEGREE AWARD

Biochemistry

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CK404

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

272

DEGREE AWARD

Biotechnology

312

CK405

Genetics

274

DEGREE AWARD

Chemical Physics

314

CK406

Chemical Sciences

276

DEGREE AWARD

Chemistry

316

CK407

Mathematical Sciences

278

DEGREE AWARD

Chemistry with Forensic Science

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CK408

Physics and Astrophysics

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DEGREE AWARD

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

320

CK409

Industrial Physics

282

DEGREE AWARD

Ecology and Environmental Biology

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CK411

Data Science and Analytics

284

DEGREE AWARD

Environmental Science

324

CK412

Agricultural Science

286

DEGREE AWARD

Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science

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CK504

Nutritional Sciences

288

DEGREE AWARD

Geosciences

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CK505

Food Science

290

DEGREE AWARD

Mathematical Sciences

330

CK600

Engineering

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DEGREE AWARD

Mathematical Sciences and Physics

332

DEGREE AWARD

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

294

DEGREE AWARD

Microbiology

334

DEGREE AWARD

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

296

DEGREE AWARD

Neuroscience

336

DEGREE AWARD

Energy Engineering

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DEGREE AWARD

Physics

338

DEGREE AWARD

Process and Chemical Engineering

300

DEGREE AWARD

Physiology

340

CK606

Architecture

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DEGREE AWARD

Science Education

342

CR320

Biomedical Science

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DEGREE AWARD

Zoology

344

DEGREE AWARD

Applied Plant Biology

306

Congratulations to Our Scholars

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We Are... THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

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CK701

Medicine

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CK707

Medical and Health Sciences

366

CK702

Dentistry

352

CK710

General Nursing

368

DIRECT ENTRY

Dental Nursing

354

CK712

Children's and General Nursing

370

DIRECT ENTRY

Dental Hygiene

356

CK720

Mental Health Nursing

372

CK703

Pharmacy

358

CK730

Intellectual Disability Nursing

374

CK704

Occupational Therapy

360

CK740

Midwifery

376

CK705

Speech and Language Therapy

362

CK791

Graduate Entry Medicine

378

CK706

Public Health Sciences

364

Congratulations to Our Scholars

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Why UCC?

WHY

UCC RANKINGS

EMPLOYABILITY

1

RANKED IN THE TOP

1.1%

UCC SUPPORTS

IN 15

VOTED

#1

EVERY

OF UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE ACCORDING TO QS RANKING

FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN IRELAND IN 2020 AND 2021

JOBS IN CORK CITY AND COUNTY

VOTED SUNDAY TIMES IRISH OVER

90%

UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR FOR A

OF STUDENTS ARE IN EMPLOYMENT/FURTHER STUDY

RECORD-BREAKING 5 TIMES! R!

WINNE OF OUR DEGREES HAVE WORK PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Overall Excellence in Education Award,

90%

EDUCATION AWARDS 2021

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UCC is a leader in

improving

gender equality is in education and

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Sustainable Cities

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IN EUROPE

In the world

FOR IMPACT ACROSS THE

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) AS MEASURED BY TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

FOR IMPACT ON 7 SDGS

ER’ INCLUDING 2 ‘ZERO HUNG 6, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17) & 15 ‘LIFE ON LAND’ (2,

RESEARCH-LED EDUCATION 20 SUBJECTS

RANKED 1ST FOR RESEARCH

INCOME FROM

INDUSTRY

SOURCES

RANKED IN THE

TOP TIER OF THE QS SUBJECT

13 PRINCIPAL

INVESTIGATORS

RANKINGS, WITH

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Welcome to UCC

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We Are UCC


Welcome to UCC

WELCOME

Welcome to UCC The next chapter in your story starts right here... When you begin your journey at UCC you will belong to a vibrant and diverse community of over 22,000 students from over 100 countries, from all over the world. You will become part of a global family which is united by shared experiences, shared values and shared ambition. UCC is the sum of its many parts and, together, we are many things. We are connected, to each other, to learning, to employment, to local and global communities, and to the wider world. We are active, with world-class sporting facilities and resources, we demonstrate resilience, ambition, and integrity both on and off the field. We are creative, across and between all disciplines. We promote creative and independent thinking to push boundaries to pioneer new ways of creating, evaluating and communicating knowledge. We provide opportunities for creative collisions within and across programmes and the wider learning experience. At UCC you will be equipped with the ability and agility to think differently, to challenge and disrupt the status-quo and to create and add value. We are socially responsible, being a university in the community we will support you to seize and embrace opportunities to collaborate, and to identify, devise and implement just and sustainable solutions to reallife problems in our communities and at a global level. We are agile, as a research-led institution we provide cutting-edge innovative answers to key societal questions, and have the ability to pivot and adopt

the best technologies for world-class learning and teaching. We will equip you with the skills to innovate and we will nurture your digital fluency to ensure that you are poised to fully leverage opportunities to live, learn and lead in a digital society. We are sustainable, as one of the leading universities internationally we are working towards creating a sustainable world. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a critical part of our mission and academic strategy, enabling you to shape a better, more respectful and more compassionate world. We are global, with an extensive network of industry and university partners and alumni all over the world. We will foster your ability to have a growth mindset and a truly global outlook. Through your studies and extracurricular activities, you will have varied opportunities to grow and develop as an effective global citizen and to cultivate an ethical world and work-ready approach in your intellectual, professional and personal pursuits. We are living through extraordinary times and the COVID-19 crisis has changed the world we live in but it has also afforded us the time and perspective to revisit, re-evaluate and build back better. Here at UCC, we have actively turned adversity into opportunity to grow and learn in new and more agile ways and to stand up and be counted, for our world, for each other and our shared future, because we are community. Welcome to UCC, welcome to the next chapter in your story.

PROF. JOHN O’HALLORAN, President #BeginBelongBecome

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WHAT CONNECTS US? OVER 90% OF OUR GRADUATES are in employment or further study

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IN 2019-2020, 1,249 STUDENTS in accredited work placement programmes

IN 2020, APPROXIMATELY 500 INTERVIEW PANELS with partner employers

IN 2020, UCC'S FIRST VIRTUAL RECRUITMENT FAIR ATTRACTED 100 EMPLOYERS and was one of the best-attended University recruitment fairs hosted in Europe

UCC ALUMNI COMMUNITY is a global network numbering more than 200,000

WE HAVE 244 ERASMUS PARTNER UNIVERSITIES across 28 countries

WE HAVE OVER 75 NON-EU EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIPS IN 12 COUNTRIES across North, South and Central America, Australia and Asia

ALMOST 4,500 STUDENT ERASMUS EXCHANGES since 2015

ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT IN UCC RESEARCH HAS GROWN BY 99% OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, exceeding ¤10 million per annum. This level of investment is number one in the sector and reflects the institution’s long track record of effective and sustained collaboration with key industry partners

WE ARE THE ONLY IRISH UNIVERSITY to have a Civic and Community Engagement Plan

1ST PLACE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MACJANNET PRIZE for Community Engagement, from the Talloires Network in 2019

OF THE 33 IRELAND-BASED RESEARCHERS INCLUDED in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List, published in November 2020, 13 are Principal Investigators from UCC's APC Microbiome Ireland

UCC IS A FOUNDING SIGNATORY of the Irish Universities Association Campus Engage Charter for Civic and Community Engagement (2014)

AS PART OF THE UNESCO GLOBAL NETWORK OF LEARNING CITIES, our learning neighbourhoods programme is building a culture of lifelong learning across Cork City


TEMITOPE AKINLADE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Sanctuary Scholar

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

CONNECTED

www.linkedin.com/in/temakins/

WE ARE...

FOLLOW TEMITOPE ON LINKEDIN:

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Our Location

Our Location 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. The train station is only 15 minutes away by bus from main campus (the number 205 will take you straight there) and we are only a 15-minute drive away from Cork International Airport. You will find there are so many amenities for you to enjoy here in Cork. You’ll be spoilt for choice with amazing places to visit in your free time. Here’s just a flavour of what you can do: explore the majestic star-shaped Charles Fort in Kinsale or take a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way (which starts in Kinsale) and explore West Cork towns such as Clonakilty, Schull and Baltimore. Experience Atlantic Sea Kayaking, you can even do night kayaking under the stars in Castlehaven Bay and Lough Hyne and see luminescent plankton! Or head east to Cobh, which is famous for being the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912. About an hour away from Cork, you can soak up the scenery around the world-famous lakes of Killarney and take a tour of the Ring of Kerry. You may also decide to take a day trip to the Viking city of Waterford or visit the impressive Kilkenny Castle and Parklands. There are loads of options, all right here, on your doorstep. If you fancy an international city break, Cork Airport is a gateway to Europe and to some amazing cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Lisbon and London, to mention just a few.

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DISCOVER COUNTY CORK:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ei_u769xQ

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www.corkairport.com

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Our Location

Belfast Galway

Dublin

Limerick We are Here!

Edinburgh

London

Lisbon

Amsterdam

Barcelona

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Our Campus

The Quadrangle

The Western Gateway Building

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The Glucksman

Beaufort Building


Our Campus

Our Campus Originally established as Queen’s College Cork in 1845, UCC has a stunning campus with the River Lee flowing through it. Here, old limestone buildings blend seamlessly with amazing new modern, award-winning architecture. Our main campus is set on 42 acres of wooded grounds and yet you can still walk to Cork’s vibrant city centre in just 15 minutes! UCC has three campuses: Main Campus, Western Campus and North Mall Campus, which are all located within a 15-minute walk of each other. In total, our campus covers over 210 acres, including our sports pitches. It’s very easy to get around on foot and on wheels (bike, scooter or skateboard) and we even have a number of short looped campus walks that you can do in between lectures to help you keep well and get those all-important steps in!

OVER 88 MILLION INVESTED IN CAMPUS FACILITIES

3 CAMPUSES

in the last 3 years

set on 210 acres

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Our Campus

Calm Zone

Calm Zone

Our amazing campus is student-friendly in every sense of the word. You’ll conveniently find everything you need right at your fingertips: lecture halls and study rooms, unrivalled green open spaces in the lush Lower Grounds and the beautifully maintained President’s Garden, state-of-the-art sports facilities, creative MakerSpaces and world-class, award-winning student services. Our compact, connected campus is a mini city within a city, with a close-knit community feel. From shops, bars, cafés, restaurants, banks, a hairdresser, gym, medical centre, chapel and

BEST STUDENT CAMPUS The Education Awards 2021

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multi-faith prayer rooms, a farmer’s market and community gardens, campus life is all about convenience, connectivity and community. In UCC, we are many tribes but one team, and that sense of meitheal or community spirit, and the bond between students and staff, is the reason why we have been recognised as the #1 Institution for Student Experience in Ireland. Together, we put the ‘us’ in campus. It’s the perfect environment to make new friends, have fun and embrace new experiences and to begin, belong, and become the person you want to be.

THE CALM ZONE (AN CEANTAR CIÚIN) featured as an example of autismfriendly design in the prestigious 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale


Our Campus

Western Gateway Building

The Hawthorn Garden, sponsored by Bank of Ireland

UCC’s Green Campus has over 2,500 trees and around 120 different species. If you are a nature lover, then you will feel right at home in UCC. Our campus was the first university in the world to be awarded a Green Flag. In fact, the global Green Campus Programme, which is now active in 21 countries, is a movement that was started by UCC students over 10 years ago. We take our sustainability very seriously here! GREEN CAMPUS INFORMATION:

greencampus.ucc.ie

8TH IN THE WORLD FOR IMPACT IN WORKING TOWARDS CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (THE) Impact Rankings 2021

BEST GREEN CAMPUS

12 BEEHIVES, OVER 700,000 HONEYBEE POLLINATORS

The Education Awards 2021

producing 200kg of awardwinning Alma Nectar honey

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Campus Map

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19. LAPPS QUAY - Centre for Executive Education

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Cork - Our Home, Your Home

Cork Our Home, Your Home 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. As Ireland’s foodie capital, you will be spoilt for choice with the best of local and international produce available in the iconic English Market which is a covered food market that has been in operation since 1788. Farmers’ markets are hosted practically every day of the week all over the city, including one on our main campus.

The main shopping thoroughfare, St. Patrick’s Street, is home to numerous national and international high street brands but you will also find smaller artisan, vintage and independent boutiques. You can check out the Cork cultural scene on www.WhazOn.com which is a monthly publication that features information on live music, gigs, festivals and other cultural events. Cork city is a hub of culture and business and is home to over 150 multinational companies. Just over two hours to Dublin, and served by Cork Airport with routes to all major European cities, we are well connected. It is the perfect place to live, learn and have fun!

County Cork is the largest and most southerly county of Ireland. It is a place of great wit and culture, it has a proud tradition of independent thinking and is known as the 'Rebel County'. Sport has long been the social language and currency of Cork and the province of Munster, and we are extremely proud of our long sporting tradition. With a diverse range of sports on offer from GAA, soccer, rugby, athletics, boxing, hockey, cricket, rowing, road bowling, to name but a few. Cork is blessed with excellent stadia - Páirc Uí Chaoimh (GAA), Turners Cross (Soccer), Irish Independent Park (Rugby) and lots of running tracks, including one at our own Mardyke Arena in UCC. If you like the great outdoors, you will not be disappointed. Cork boasts some of Ireland’s most magnificent landscapes and incredible natural amenities, including beaches on the highly acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way, greenways and trails, hillwalking, river sports and much, much more...

WE ARE CORK:

www.wearecork.ie YAY CORK:

www.yaycork.ie PURE CORK:

www.purecork.ie

Find out more about Cork on these websites

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Cork - Our Home, Your Home

Cobh ©Andrea Spoerri

Baltimore

Drombeg Stone Circle

Blarney Castle

St. Patrick's Street

Barrack Street, Cork City

English Market

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the longest street in Ireland (Blarney Street)

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the English Market, one of the best and oldest food markets in the world

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the People’s Republic of Cork and the ‘Real Capital’ of Ireland!

the oldest Yacht Club in the world located in Crosshaven (1720) over 1,000 kilometres of coastline the start of the Wild Atlantic Way (Kinsale) a great mix of cultures, with over 40% of people living in Cork city centre being born outside Ireland

over 30 bridges that cross the River Lee the Blarney Stone and the ‘Gift of the Gab’ the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney) 10 Blue Flag beaches 76 All-Ireland Senior Hurling, Camogie and Football Championship Titles! 24 festivals per year including the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Cork International Film Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival

culinary delights such as drisheen, tripe, Tanora and spiced beef everyone!

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Accommodation & Community Life

“MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME “

Accommodation & Community Life ACCOMMODATION

UCC CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Cork is a really compact, friendly, safe and secure city to live in. It’s easy to find your way around and easy to make friends. In fact, the locals are so friendly that Cork was voted third friendliest city in the world in 2018 (Source: Condé Nast Traveller). Unlike students in some other university cities, most UCC students are able to live within walking distance of each other which really adds to the sense of community.

There are 5 student apartment complexes which are managed by UCC, and all are located within very short walking distances of campus. These include:

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 or on a public bus route, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Your options include:

UCC Campus Accommodation

Privately Owned Student Apartment Complexes

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Victoria Lodge

Victoria Mills

Castlewhite Apartments

University Hall (including Áras Uí Thuama)

Mardyke Hall

UCC Campus Accommodation allocate places based on a random lottery. You must apply for the lottery each year to be in with a chance of securing one of these beds. The lottery normally takes place between February and March each year and is open for a one-month period only. You can compare the campus accommodation complexes, take virtual tours and learn how to apply at: www.ucc.ie/en/campusaccom/student-accom ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION:

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PRIVATELY-OWNED STUDENT APARTMENT COMPLEXES

THE OFFICE OF ACCOMMODATION AND COMMUNITY LIFE

The majority of privately-owned student apartment complexes take bookings based on a first-come, first-served basis. Bookings normally open in January/ February each year and we recommend that you put your name down for a place as soon as possible.

We provide an advice and advocacy service for all prospective and current UCC students throughout their search for safe and affordable accommodation. We will provide you with up-to-date information on all the various accommodation types available, details on your rights as a tenant, potential pitfalls and how best to optimise your search. We are here to help, so please make sure to contact us!

HOUSE SHARES AND DIGS (OWNER-OCCUPIED RENTALS) UCC StudentPad is an online accommodation search engine that can help you find your ideal home in Cork. Register with StudentPad for alternative accommodation options, such as house shares or digs. This is an exclusive service available to UCC students, as landlords and home owners post available properties to rent throughout the year. ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION:

accommodation.ucc.ie

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COMMUNITY LIFE AT UCC When you come to UCC you will be part of the university community but also part of the local community and it is really important to acknowledge that your local community will invariably comprise a diverse and vibrant variety of residents and students, all sharing the same neighbourhood. This creates an exciting community in which to both live and study. Community life is all about mutual respect and taking individual and shared responsibility.

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Graduate Attributes and Values

Graduate Attributes and Values Funded by the Higher Education Authority Innovation and Transformation Programme and the Tomar Trust

UCC’s unique Graduate Attributes Programme is a highly transformative, student-centric suite of initiatives which will help you to successfully navigate your transition in to, through and out of UCC, enabling you to begin, belong and become the person you want to be! This programme will optimise your student journey and will prepare you to live, learn and lead in a shared, co-created future. It will enable you to take an active role in contributing to society as well as to the economy. It will empower you to create more value than you consume and will facilitate your acquisition of five key graduate attributes and five core values (see next page) through curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular channels.

SOME EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS WE ARE WORKING ON:

BEGIN As you transition in, our 360 degree immersive Virtual Reality Videos and unique Nurturing Bright Futures online course for pre-entry students, will help you make informed choices at application stage, to ensure you choose the right course for you and that you are fully prepared for thirdlevel learning and life.

BECOME As you prepare to transition out of UCC, you will receive best-in-class support from our award-winning Career Services team and you will be able to leverage the potential of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence powered tools (CV optimisation platform and interview simulation) to ensure you are world and work ready.

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BELONG As you transition through, our unique online self-assessment tool, Your UCC Graduate Attributes and Values Compass, will create a space for reflection on your ongoing development of graduate attributes and values. It will also signpost to carefully curated and cocreated resources to enhance and support your personal development journey.

For more information on the UCC Graduate Attributes Programme and how it relates to you, please check out: ucc.ie/graduateattributes/andme


Graduate Attributes and Values

ATTRIBUTES UCC's core values and graduate attributes are the bedrock of our student experience. Graduate attributes refer to the skills, knowledge and abilities of our graduates beyond disciplinary knowledge, that are applicable in a range of contexts in their lives.

INDEPENDENT CREATORS, EVALUATORS AND CREATIVE AND THINKERS COMMUNICATORS OF KNOWLEDGE

DIGITALLY FLUENT

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

EFFECTIVE, GLOBAL CITIZENS WHO RECOGNISE AND CHALLENGE INEQUALITY

VALUES UCC graduates will be recognised for their distinct core values and graduate attributes. As well-rounded, curious, self-aware individuals, they will be known for their appetite to continually learn new skills, embrace new ideas and make things happen.

RESPECT:

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For self, others and Aims high, the environment displays exemplary work ethic and strives to succeed

COMPASSION:

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Empathetic, demonstrates care for self and others

Perseveres, shows capacity for problem-solving and personal well-being

INTEGRITY: Trustworthy, ethical and dependable

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Nurturing Bright Futures

Nurturing BRIGHT FUTURES The next chapter in your story starts right here... Nurturing Bright Futures is an innovative, free, online programme which has been designed for all pre-entry students who may be considering third-level education as their next step. UCC has developed this six-module programme to be a self-empowerment, self-reflective, self-paced tool, which will guide you in making your future degree decisions and career choices.

Through the use of articles, podcasts, interactive worksheets, reflective exercises, and other helpful resources, this course will give you the opportunity to understand more about yourself and to get to know more about higher education and more about UCC. It will also provide a forum for you to engage with UCC on a variety of levels and will help prepare you for the journey ahead.

This course is also a resource for Guidance Counsellors, teachers, and parents/guardians, and will help them to help you with this transition. It is designed to provide information and stimulate conversations with you, and to get you thinking in a structured way so that you can consult and make informed decisions about your post-secondary school options. Regardless of whether you are considering coming to UCC or elsewhere, Nurturing Bright Futures will give you insights, skills and knowledge that you can apply in any third-level context.

The programme will take an average of eight hours to complete and can be done at your own pace and in the order that works best for you.

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Nurturing Bright Futures

Module one

Module two

PICKING A COURSE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

DEGREE CHOICES & FUTURE CAREERS In Module Two, we focus on different degree choices and career options. What are you interested in doing as a profession when you graduate? By thinking about the influences around you and the ideas you have about your own career, you will be one step closer to choosing your university degree.

In Module One, we take a closer look at the different stages of the process that will guide you in finding and picking the right course for you and your future. You will learn what it means to have a growth mindset, what your own learning preferences are and what your own personality has to do with your decision-making process.

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DECISION-MAKING STYLES

TRANSITIONING TO HIGHER EDUCATION

In Module Three, you will learn more about decision-making styles. People make choices and decisions every day, based on their own personality, their support network, and external and internal influences. How do you approach making an informed decision and what are the steps to take before you make big decisions?

Module Four will talk in detail about what you can expect when you get to university. We focus specifically on the experience of transitioning in to university and on learning how to find your feet at university. You will learn about the tools and skills you will need - and how to acquire them - to have a successful and enjoyable university experience.

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REALITIES OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES

In the Realities of University Life module, we shed light on some of the challenging aspects of university life such as money matters, mental health and goal setting. We have created resources to help you navigate the first few weeks and months and successfully negotiate the realities of university life. Knowing what to expect and what to do can really prepare you for what lies ahead.

In Module Six of the Nurturing Bright Futures programme, we take a closer look at the graduate attributes and values we celebrate and cultivate here at UCC. We will introduce you to the core values that are the bedrock of the student experience at our university and share our knowledge and experience with you so that you can get ready to join our wonderful connected community of learners and researchers.

ucc.ie/nurturingbrightfutures

Funded by the Higher Education Authority Innovation and Transformation Programme and the Tomar Trust.

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Student Societies

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Most of these services are located in the new Hub which is a state-of-the-art, sustainable building and a technology-rich, inclusive and fully accessible learning, teaching and meeting space!

OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD The Education Awards 2021

STUDENT EXPERIENCE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/studentexperience/


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The Hub Our new Hub is the beating heart of our campus. In its former life as the Windle Medical Building, it was the location of the Department of Anatomy (see what we did there with the heart metaphor!). The Hub is home to a whole range of student activities and student services, all designed to optimise your transition in to, through, and out of UCC. Student Central, which is based on the ground floor, will be your first port of call for any queries relating to academic administration. Our friendly student advisors offer a triage service, answering many administrative and practical questions, whilst also signposting you to the right services for your query. In addition to having a multitude of student activities and services under its green roof (yes, it has a green roof!), the Hub also has some really eclectic and interesting social spaces to check out:

THE ATRIUM The Atrium is an open, flexible space that you can use to do collaborative work, peer learning, have a meeting or grab lunch in between lectures. It’s also used for careers fairs, open days, pop-up desks, events, talks and concerts. You can get great coffee and service with a smile at Roots Café and be sure to bring your own cup as only reusable cups are allowed! 

The Hub

MAKERSPACE The MakerSpace is a learning environment and a social space where you can meet like-minded people with common interests, often in arts and crafts, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic arts. It’s a place to meet, connect and create together.

GLOBAL LOUNGE The Global Lounge is an informal learning space with a really comfortable café-style seating layout in an open area. It is a creative learning and study space where you can do group and individual work. Its unique lighting, with low ceilings, gives the lounge a ‘living room’ feel and it has a lovely, chilled and laid-back atmosphere.

THE SHTEPPS The Shtepps is an auditorium-styled hall with tiered timber seating. It has world-class audio and video facilities and you can book it for performances, guest speakers, or even to watch a movie! Don’t forget the popcorn!

VIEWING WINDOW THE HUB INFORMATION:

Check out amazing views of the campus and the city from the 4th floor!

OVER 17.5 MILLION INVESTED in the Hub

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19 SERVICES under the one roof!

THE HUB WAS AWARDED TOP PRIZE FOR REUSABLE DESIGN Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Awards for 2021


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Money Matters

CAPITATION FEE

Money Matters Fees In UCC, your student fees are broken into three parts: ●

Tuition Fee

Student Contribution

Capitation Fee

TUITION FEES Under the Government's Free Fees Initiative, the tuition fees for certain full-time undergraduate students are paid by the State to UCC. To be eligible, you must: ●

be a first-time undergraduate student

be of EU nationality or have official refugee status

have been resident in an EU member state for at least three years before entry to an approved course

be studying a full-time undergraduate course of at least two years' duration for the first time.

For further information and to see which fees schedule applies to your circumstances, please see: www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees

STUDENT CONTRIBUTION CHARGE The 2021 Student Contribution Charge was ¤3,000. This is an annual fee, which is subject to change, and must be paid by all students. If you qualify for a SUSI grant, all or part of your student contribution charge may be paid by SUSI. Check out the SUSI section further below. If you are classified as a non-EU student, this will be included in your consolidated fee. If you are coming from other countries than Ireland, the EU, EEA, Switzerland, and the UK, then check www.ucc.ie/fees and there you will see a document outlining the criteria for determining eligibility for Free Tuition Fees.

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The capitation fee covers membership of the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) and of the Mardyke Sports Arena. The arena has some fantastic facilities to offer, no matter what your sports interest might be. The capitation fee is not covered by the Higher Education Grant Scheme. All students must pay this fee. In 2020 this fee was ¤170. If you are classified as a non-EU student, this will be included in your consolidated fee. All students should check the latest information online before applying, as changes may apply in future years.   

FEES INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/fees  

Grants SUSI (STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND)  SUSI is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education funding. SUSI offers support to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education.  Visit SUSI’s website www.susi.ie, and check out the Eligibility Reckoner to see if you might be eligible for funding. And then apply as soon as possible. You do not need to wait until you receive an offer of a place. Only when your SUSI application has been completed in full and submitted to SUSI, can your eligibility be determined. When your registration for an approved course at UCC has been confirmed, SUSI will arrange to pay your student grant into your Irish bank account on a monthly basis

STUDENT BUDGETING ADVICE SERVICE Your time in UCC will be some of the best years of your life. To maximise your student experience in UCC, you can apply some of our practical advice and good money management skills. The Student Budgetary Advisor is available to meet with you to discuss available supports, potential funding sources and practical ways to manage your money. The service also runs regular information sessions regarding student finances throughout the academic year.   We are including some helpful tips, calculators, and planners for you here and if you have any questions, then our UCC Budgetary Advisor will be happy to assist you.   STUDENT BUDGETING INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/studentbudget


Money Matters

TIPS FOR SAVING MAKE A SHOPPING LIST

PLAN YOUR WEEKLY MEALS

REFILL AND REUSE

THINK OF THE BIG PICTURE

Before you hit the shops, prepare a shopping list and stick to it!

Get organised ahead of time with cheap cuts of meat, pasta or different vegies!

Use a refillable water bottle or fill a thermos with your favourite hot beverage!

Are you trying to save money for something big? It'll help keep you motivated

GET EVERYONE INVOLVED

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Tell your friends and family Think before you buy Check out op shops that you're trying to save treats, is this a need or a for those bargain buys money and plan cheap want? Could this money be on things like furniture, activities with them. put towards your goal? clothes, white goods and accessories!

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WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SPENDING RECORD Income

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Scholarships Here at UCC we want you to reach your full potential and to achieve your life and career goals. Available to exceptional prospective and current students, our wide range of undergraduate scholarships will assist with tuition fees and other costs and can help you manage the new challenges of university life. Our scholarships encourage personal development, intellectual growth, and academic excellence in our diverse student body. Some awards are based on academic merit or community engagement, while other bursaries and scholarships assist students facing financial hardship and unique challenges and experiences. UCC offers scholarships for students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities and, in partnership with our generous donors, we provide substantial academic and financial support to enable, facilitate and enhance our students’ academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements. UNDERGRAD SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/scholarships/undergrad

Scholarships and Prizes offered by UCC: ●

Entrance Scholarships

Sport Scholarships (see sport.ucc.ie)

International Scholarships, Fee-Waivers and Discounts

Language and Music Scholarships and Prizes

STEM-Related Scholarships

Sanctuary Scholarships

Check our dedicated scholarship website to look at the broad range of university, government and privately funded scholarships on offer! Details are correct at the time of printing but may be subject to subsequent changes. We recommend visiting our website for full details and the latest information.

UCC’s Quercus 2020 Olympians!

QUERCUS TALENTED STUDENTS' PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIPS UCC's flagship scholarship programme, the Ford Quercus Talented Students Programme, awards scholarships in recognition of achievement and to promote excellence in the following fields: ●

Academic

Creative and Performing Arts

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Active Citizenship

Sport

Did you know that Quercus is the Latin for oak - or Arabic for cork - the cork that is derived from the cork oak in Iberia? At UCC we use the symbolism ‘from acorn to mighty oak’ to represent the growth that arises from nurturing talent through support, challenge and mentoring, both academically and in other areas of talent. QUERCUS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/quercus UCC QUERCUS SCHOLARSHIPS VIDEO:

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UCC AWARDS 1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES ANNUALLY to both domestic and international students, across all areas of study

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53 CLUBS IN UCC higher than the national average on a pro-rata basis

OVER 50% OF STUDENTS train recreationally rather than competitively

17% OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN A CLUB SPORT IN UCC compared to a national average of 15%

6,500+ TRAINING SESSIONS PER YEAR

IN 2019, 4,500 STUDENTS took part in Club activities

UCC STUDENTS AND ALUMNI WON 2 GOLD AND 3 BRONZE MEDALS at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games (Rowing)

IN 2019, 417 STUDENTS took on Club Committee roles: 56.6% male and 43.4% female

KEY PARTNER IN GLOBAL DESIGN CHALLENGE FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (supported by UNESCO and Devpost)

150 STUDENTS VOLUNTEER/ COACH IN A CLUB outside of their usual committee roles

OVER 67,000km WALKED BY THE STUDENTS ON THE MADE2MOVE PROGRAMME in the last 3 years

PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE 20X20 CAMPAIGN

UNIQUE UCC KEEP WELL INITIATIVE with useful resources and guidance on maintaining wellbeing, including physical wellbeing

UCC PROVIDES SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS to over 90 students annually

PRIDE ON OUR CHEST, belief in our hearts and sport in our bones


INTERVIEW WITH JOHN:

Munster Rugby Player

RESPECT

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JOHN HODNETT, SPORTS STUDIES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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www.the42.ie/article.php?id=4478969

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Sport in our Bones UCC has a deep and proud history of sporting achievement, and we have ambitious plans for the future. The importance of sport goes far beyond empowering people with health and wellbeing – sport teaches life lessons of confidence, teamwork, resilience, respect, ambition, discipline, integrity which are some of our core values here at UCC. Our ambitious Sports Strategy is dedicated to unlocking the power of sport and physical activity across all areas of participation, representation and achievement. Regardless of your ability or experience, we have something to suit you. At UCC we aim to promote participation in sport by all our students and staff, and to support competitive and high-performance athletes. The UCC community of sport wears its red and black shirts and jerseys with passion and pride. With heads held high, its tribe of warriors stands just that little bit taller for the badge of honour it has worn on its chests since 1872: the Skull and Crossbones. It is more than a logo, it is a call to participate, it is a shout-out to get active, it is a battle cry for success. Perhaps most importantly, it is a symbol of unity. We are many tribes but one team, with pride on our chest, belief in our heart and sport in our bones.

1,146 INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM MEDALS won in the last 3 years

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FACILITIES The Mardyke has been home to UCC sport and club activities since 1911. If you like going to the gym before or after class, check out this amazing stateof-the-art facility which includes: Fitness and Weight Gyms, Sauna and Steam Rooms, 3 Sports Halls, a 25m Swimming Pool, 2 Squash Courts, a Climbing Wall, Aerobics and Dance Studios, a Rehabilitation Clinic and the UCC Performance Laboratory. The outdoor grounds consist of a GAA Pitch, rugby and soccer pitch with spectator stand, and water-based synthetic pitch for Hockey and many other multi-sport uses. You can also test your personal best on our Sonia O’Sullivan athletics track! Once you register as a full-time student, you will automatically be enrolled as a member! UCC also has 52 acres of additional sports facilities at Curraheen (known as 'the Farm') where many team sports take place. UCC SPORT INFORMATION:

sport.ucc.ie MARDYKE ARENA UCC INFORMATION:

www.mardykearena.com

604 REPRESENTATIONS at university, county, provincial, national and international levels in last 3 years

WORLD-CLASS SPORTS FACILITIES AND PLAYING FIELDS across 69 acres


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PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES UCC offers enhanced high-performance programmes in a range of sports and all UCC clubs provide for High Performing athletes whilst at UCC. Sports Clubs such as rugby, soccer, hockey, rowing and GAA provide opportunities for you to compete at the highest levels. The UCC Rugby Club plays in the All-Ireland Premier Division. The UCC Soccer Club competes in National Cup competitions, Intervarsity, and Munster and Cork Leagues. The UCC Hockey Club plays at National League and Cup levels, in addition to Intervarsity level and Munster Leagues, whilst the UCC Rowing Club competes at National and International levels. Students on Quercus and UCC Sports Scholarships receive support in strength and conditioning, physiology testing and support, video analysis support and academic support too. Academic flexibility is built into the Quercus Scholarship Programme, if required, and other UCC Sports Scholarship athletes can also avail of this flexibility.

SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SPORT UCC currently has 53 active sports clubs. These clubs are organised for students, by students. Clubs are all encompassing – they cater for the beginner, the recreational athlete and the elite athlete. These activities include team sports, martial arts, water sports and adventure sports. This is an amazing opportunity to make lifelong friendships, develop valuable life skills and keep fit. It’s a win win!

Students can also participate in a range of fitness classes organised at our indoor sports centre and several clubs run interclub competitions to keep students engaged – squash leagues, intramural soccer leagues, etc. The UCC soccer club organises recreational soccer leagues for male and female students throughout the academic year. Several societies in UCC also organise interfaculty soccer competitions on the synthetic pitch to cater for the recreational soccer player.

COACHING AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES All UCC Sports Clubs are student-led. Taking up a coaching or committee position gives you a unique opportunity to learn vital transferable lifelong skills and graduate attributes and values, whilst at UCC. Students are elected by their peers onto the committee and must coordinate and organise their club throughout the year. Many of the clubs have student coaches. The Clubs Executive, the student body which oversees sport in UCC, assists students financially to engage in coaching courses to upskill whilst at the university. Students can apply for an Employability Award having dedicated voluntary hours to their club, society, organisation, or initiatives in any given academic year.

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World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist

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BREAKDOWN OF UCC CLUBS

In UCC, we are many tribes but one team! There are over 50 student-led clubs to choose from and if you want to keep fit, socialise and make friends, joining a club is a great way to do just that!

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Lydia Heaphy

Women’s lightweight crew & Rowing Ireland HP Athlete - World Cup 2 Medallist 2021 & reserve for the Irish women’s lightweight double at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games (Rowing)

Caoimhe Perdue

Made her Irish Senior debut with the Irish Women’s Hockey Team in 2021

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Alex Kendellen

New Ireland U20 captain 2021 (Rugby)

Team Ireland Women's Four reserve rower Tara Hanlon at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games (Rowing)

Jack Kelleher

Member of the Irish U20 squad 2021 (Rugby)

Maeve Gallagher

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Mary Fitzgerald Paul O’Donovan World Champion & Olympic Gold Medallist along with Fintan McCarthy (UCC Graduate) in the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls final at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games (Rowing)

Won European Bronze for Ireland at the World Para Athletics European Championships 2021 & placed 6th in the Tokyo Summer Paralympics (Shot Put)

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Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen

Qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in the Women’s Lightweight Pair (Rowing)

Ronan Byrne

In 2021, Ronan won silver alongside Phillip Doyle in the M2x at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne. Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games (Rowing)

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Climbing Wall

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Squash Courts

Fitness Gymnasiums

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WHAT mAKES US CREATIVE? HOME TO THE GREAT BOOK OF IRELAND AND THE BOOK OF LISMORE

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP with the Cork Opera House

669 INVENTIONS DISCLOSED AND 175 PATENTS FILED (2011 - 2021)

AN AVERAGE OF 50-60 VOLUNTEERS PER WEEK participate on the air for 98.3FM and Print at the UCC Express and Motley Magazine

WRITER IN RESIDENCE School of English and Digital Humanities

UCC 98.3FM PROMOTES THE DEVELOPMENT of student talent in speech, drama and music

FILM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (SCREENWRITER) Department of Film and Screen Media

UNIVERSITY EXPRESS - 2020 STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR National Student Media Awards

TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN IN RESIDENCE Department of Music

WINNERS OF 4 SMEDIA AWARDS IN 2021

UCC & LITERATURE IRELAND TRANSLATOR IN RESIDENCE School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

UCC IS THE LEADING REGIONAL CONTRIBUTOR to Cork’s Culture Night

GLUCKSMAN GALLERY AWARDED BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM BY UK KIDS IN MUSEUMS for its 'Creativity At Home' digital resources created for communities in COVID lockdown

OVER 1,000 SCHOOLCHILDREN TAKE PART IN WORKSHOPS in the Glucksman every year


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The School of Film, Music and Theatre is the powerhouse of performing arts at UCC and an international centre of excellence.

Our community of students, academics, artist-scholars, practitioners and researchers work with the contemporary and experimental as well as the traditional and historical. We ask questions of our students and ourselves about embodied performance, sound, music, voice, theatre and movement.

FILM The Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC is made up of a vibrant community of lecturers, researchers and graduate students. In addition to the BA in Film and Screen Media, there is a really active Film Society in UCC, which is solely dedicated to the appreciation and making of — you guessed it — films! Regular film screenings and workshops give you the opportunity to explore and expand your creativity and digital fluency graduate attributes. Check out our students’ films on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UC8n5glTHtBpxrW5YsUV7Q6Q

MUSIC UCC’s Department of Music promotes an annual series of public recitals and concerts as part of UCC’s cultural service to the community. Known as Fuaim, the Irish word for sound or noise, you can enjoy weekly lunchtime recitals, for free. Sounds good!

ART The Visual Arts have a really vibrant presence on campus, the most visible sign of which is the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. The Glucksman was named the Best Public Building in 2005 by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland and made the shortlist of 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die: Architectural Masterpieces. It houses four impressive gallery spaces, a riverside restaurant and shop. As an undergraduate student, you can get involved directly with the work of the gallery through an internship programme which will stimulate and cultivate your independent and creative thinking. It has something for everyone but is an absolute must-see if you are an art-lover. Check out 360 degree views here! https://youtu.be/47reFDbCAY8?t=76

AN GHAEILGE Cuireann COC clár fairsing agus cuimsitheach d’imeachtaí Gaeilge agus cultúrtha ar fáil. Orthu seo tá:

Cúrsaí sa Ghaeilge labhartha agus cúrsaí deireadh seachtaine

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THEATRE UCC’s Department of Theatre has a strategic partnership with the Cork Opera House. Working together, this unique collaboration offers student internship opportunities, ranging from arts management to performance. A perfect way to hone your talents as a creator, evaluator and communicator of knowledge!

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Campus Culture

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TAKE A WHIRLWIND TOUR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC:

TAKE YOUR OWN DIRECTION AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AT:

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GLUCKSMAN GALLERY INFORMATION:

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GLUCKSMAN GALLERY WINNER OF 2020 Best International Museum Award

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CREATIVE SOCIETIES There are 14 creative societies to choose from, including: the Scribble Society, the Choral Society, the DJ Society and even the Knitting Society. Dust off those knitting needles! Getting involved in a creative society is a really fun and sociable way of exploring your creative side. Try something different, spark new interests! You can check out all of the societies and speak to members at the Societies Day which usually takes place during Freshers’ Week.

MAKERSPACE The MakerSpace at the Hub in UCC is a brand new collaborative workspace which brings together creative, collaborative and innovative methods of learning and teaching. It is a place where our students, staff and the wider community can come together to explore, collaborate and exchange knowledge within and across disciplines. This space will complement existing MakerSpaces in the Cork area. Here, you will be able to develop and nurture your independent and creative thinking skills in a connected community setting, through access to materials, resources, equipment and workshops across a wide range of areas. You will be able to access lots of resources including: software for photo-editing and game

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design, cameras, jamboards, whiteboards and equipment for model-making, as well as paper, pencils and markers. This fluid, organic creative space is available for the learning and teaching needs of all and promotes our sustainability agenda through the exploration of the creative possibilities of upcycling and repurposing recyclable materials.

BOOLE LIBRARY There are really creative spaces in the Boole Library such as the Creative Zone, the Library Studio and the Virtual Reality room, where you will be able to experience interactive learning and new and different ways of creating and communicating knowledge. The new Commons area and the Group Research rooms allows for a more collaborative, sociable learning environment while the reading rooms on the upper floors are more traditional spaces. These study spaces are invaluable for your self-reflective learning, giving you space to become an independent and creative thinker. CREATIVE SOCIETIES INFORMATION:

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Our award-winning radio station has been broadcasting to the students and wider community of Cork since 1995 and has an average of 80 volunteers each year during term-time. LAPT

The UCC Express is UCC’s student newspaper and has a print run of 500 copies every fortnight. Didn't catch a copy? Don't worry, you can check out the latest digital edition at uccexpress.ie  

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STUDENT MEDIA INFORMATION:

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The students produce a 60% speech/40% music ratio output per week which makes UCC 98.3FM primarily a talk radio station.

The station aims to promote balanced student programming by encouraging access to and involvement in radio for UCC individuals and groups. We empower them to present their ideas and views through, inspiration and creativity, freedom of expression and quality training.

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Student Societies

Student Societies University life is so much more than your academic development and achievements. It’s every bit as much about your personal and social development, and student societies are the bedrock of this part of your college experience. As a member of a student society, you will gain lots of transferable skills including the ability to create, evaluate and communicate knowledge. With over 100 societies to get involved in outside of your studies, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Societies are student-run groups that offer opportunities to co-create, to refine your skills, spark new interests and make lifelong friends. They give you a unique opportunity to develop graduate attributes and values – from cultivating your creative side (creative and social societies), to nurturing your ability to be socially responsible (charitable and religious), to becoming an effective global citizen. Student Societies embody and embrace an incredible sense of community and there really is something for everyone to enjoy. You can even start your own, if you feel there is a gap in the market! SOCIETIES INFORMATION:

societies.ucc.ie

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WINNER OF BEST GREEN INITIATIVE UCC Pharmacy Society Union of Students in Ireland, Sponsored by BICS 2021

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UCC HAS OVER 100 SOCIETIES YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM: IVISM

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CULTURAL & DEBATING

SOCIAL ERING SCIENCE, ENGINE & FOOD SCIENCE

BUSINESS & LAW, CHARITABLE, DEVELOPMENT & RELIGIOUS MEDICINE & HEALTH

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? E L B SI N O SP E R Y L L A CI SO S U S E WHAT mAK UCC STUDENT SOCIETIES MOBILISE A WIDE RANGE of Community Engagement Programmes, including: School Mentoring, Traveller Literacy and Schools Debating Programmes

MEMBER OF THE TALLOIRES NETWORK collaborating with a global coalition of 402 community-engaged universities, across 78 countries, with a combined enrolment of over 6 million students

UCC’S INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY (ISS21) is committed to building inclusive societies and co-creating knowledge with society

46% OF OUR STUDENTS VOLUNTEER with community organisations, clubs and campus groups on an ongoing basis

UCC’S SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND (SFI) funded centres are developing engaged research programmes with society to respond to critical challenges and to provide vital policy and practice-focussed research

10,587 OF OUR STUDENTS ARE ACTIVE MEMBERS within our 108 student societies

OVER ¤148,000 RAISED BY STUDENT SOCIETIES FOR VARIOUS CHARITABLE CAUSES across Ireland and abroad in lockdown year 2020/2021

538 NEW STUDENT PROFILES CREATED IN 2020 AND 18,501 VOLUNTARY HOURS were logged on our 'tech for good' portal, studentvolunteer.ie

UCC WAS IRELAND'S FIRST recognised Health-Promoting University

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OUR GROUND-BREAKING DINGLE 2030 PARTNERSHIP, led by our MaREI Centre, is developing innovative ways to build capacity and empower communities around climate action

UCC’S PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMME, IS THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND IN IRELAND, and engages over 300 student volunteers in mentoring nearly 5,000 students

UCC’S GLUCKSMAN GALLERY IS LEADING the international field of arts-engaged practice and is a cornerstone of community engagement in the region

UCC IS A UNIVERSITY OF SANCTUARY, providing scholarships for asylum seekers

UCC PLUS+ HOMEWORK CLUB IS AN INNOVATIVE AND AWARDWINNING PROGRAMME that links UCC students with secondary school students


MAIR KELLY, BSC (HONS) - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD POLICY Vice President, Public Relations and Media Officer - UCC Societies and UCC Peer Support Leader

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Student Support

Student Support As a UCC student, you will have access to a variety of support services to help you feel at home and to settle into life at university. The services available to our students are extensive and our personal touch is what makes all the difference – whether you're missing home, unsure of your course, worried about money matters, feeling overwhelmed, or have a disability or ongoing mental health issues, we get you and we've got your back.

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE CO-ORDINATOR UCC was the first university in Ireland to appoint a First Year Experience Co-ordinator to ensure that a unified approach is taken by the university community to support the successful transition and progression of our first year students. Our First Year Experience Co-ordinator takes a leadership role in organising your transition to university life and ensures that you successfully complete your first year. As you embark on your university journey, you may experience various challenges along the way that you did not expect. You may find it hard to adjust to university life or to settle into your degree programme. Whatever the issue may be, our First Year Experience Co-ordinator is here to support you. In partnership with academic staff and student support professionals, our First Year Experience Co-ordinator offers career guidance and life coaching, in order to prepare you to achieve your academic and personal career goals. ORIENTATION INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/orientation

"Your success is central to our mission at UCC." NÓIRÍN DEADY First Year Experience Co-ordinator

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SUZANNE BUCKLEY International Student Support Officer

University College Cork welcomes almost 4,000 international students every year INTERNATIONAL OFFICE The UCC International Office provides support to incoming international students and to students doing an Erasmus exchange. With a dedicated Student Support Team, you will be supported from pre-departure all the way through to graduation. Whether you have queries about registering with immigration or how to open a bank account, or if you experience difficulties when you are here, the quality of pastoral care and individualised student support you will receive is second to none. Our team is committed to optimising your transition in to and through UCC and to making you feel right at home.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/international/studentinfohub

UCC HAS THE HIGHEST PROGRESSION RATE (94%) from first year to second year of all Higher Education Insitutions nationally!

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"We hope that your time at UCC will be everything you hoped for and more. Remember we are here to support you. Wishing you every success."

OUR 'SERVICE LEARNING' PARTNERSHIP WITH CORK CITY COUNCIL provides international students with community engaged learning experiences throughout the city


Student Support

Through our civic and community engagement activities, community becomes our classroom, our teacher and our research partner - where we collaborate with people, to inquire and learn, and to engage in transformative action and reflection.

SKILLS CENTRE The transition from secondary school to third level can be really exciting but can also be daunting. The academic challenges you will face can be quite demanding as you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning, manage your own workload and complete assignments to strict deadlines. The Skills Centre will support you on your transition to higher level learning through the provision of a broad range of workshops and one-to-one sessions, all designed to unlock your potential. SKILLS CENTRE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/skillscentre

"We cannot wait to meet you. Here, in the Skills Centre, my team are ready to help you to succeed. Our Success Zone and study coaching will really let you unlock your potential. Study something you love, reach for the stars, dare to dream and make UCC your number one choice. See you soon!" KATHY BRADLEY Skills Centre Co-ordinator

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STUDENT COUNSELLING AND DEVELOPMENT College is an exciting time where you will be presented with lots of opportunities to grow, develop and experience new things. For the most part, you will cope well and embrace and enjoy these challenges and opportunities. But, there may be times when you feel stressed or overwhelmed and need to talk to someone in confidence. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back and our experienced Student Counselling and Development team will be here to help and support you through the ups and downs of university life. STUDENT COUNSELLING INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/studentcounselling

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING At the Student Health department in UCC, our multidisciplinary team is committed to supporting your health and wellbeing journey. During this era of COVID-19 your health, wellbeing and safety and that of our staff and colleagues is of paramount importance to us. Student Health provide a blended mix of consultation options, including telephone consultations, consultations over video using Microsoft Teams, as well as face-to-face onsite attendance, where recommended by one of our clinicians. You can also register any concerns you have about COVID-19, using one of our COVID Apps see https://www.ucc.ie/en/emt/covid19/ucccovid-app/. We continue to offer the full range of student health services including STI screening and diagnosis, contraception including Implanon

and Coil insertion, as well as a range of supports for students who may have a mental illness or significant mental distress.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth/

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Put a plan into action!

STUDENT BUDGETARY ADVISOR

"UCC first opened its gates to students in 1849, the last year of The Great Famine. Since then, UCC has survived the Spanish Flu, the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War, two World Wars, many recessions and countless times of upheaval, like the one we are all experiencing now. So make sure to do the things that are important and meaningful to you. We'll help you every way we can. We've got this!"

Your time in UCC will be some of the best years of your life and, by managing your money well, you will give yourself the best chance to make the most of your student experience. In UCC, we have a dedicated Student Budgetary Advisor to help you look after your finances, give you information and advice on available supports and grants, as well as really practical tips on how to manage your money. BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

CIAN POWER Student Budgetary Advisor

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MATURE STUDENT OFFICE Our office supports mature and QQI entry students in UCC studying full-time undergraduate degrees, as well as those of you considering and contemplating full-time study. Our office is a place where you can come to be listened to, ask questions, and all within an open, honest, non-judgemental and empathetic environment. We offer 1-2-1 consultations on how to apply to UCC, as well as a wide range of supports and initiatives specifically designed for enhancing your student experience as a registered student. MATURE STUDENTS INFORMATION:

ucc.ie/mature

UCC consistently outperforms the national average in terms of number of undergraduate mature student registrations.

"Making the decision to go to university is exciting. I am here to let you know that the Leaving Certificate is not the only route to UCC. I entered UCC as a mature student after studying a QQI course. It changed my life! I would like to invite you to explore the Mature Student entry route and the QQI/ FET entry route to UCC. Please click on our Website to get more information on the entry requirements for each entry route or complete the Prospective Student Queries form to talk to one of our advisors." MARY O'SULLIVAN Mature Student Officer FURTHER INFORMATION:

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https://www.ucc.ie/en/mature/matureprospective/ QUERY FORM:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/ask/prospective/

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Student Support

UCC PLUS+

NITELINE

The UCC PLUS+ Programme provides support to HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) students. As a HEAR student at UCC you will receive a variety of academic, personal and financial supports during your time with us to enable and empower you to maximise your potential and engage fully in student life. As a HEAR student, you will have access to a dedicated Support Officer to facilitate your transition to college life and onward progression to finishing your degree.

UCC Niteline is a listening service for students run by students. It is a non-judgemental, non-directive and confidential listening service that operates via free phone and instant messaging. Niteline volunteers are UCC students trained by the Cork Samaritans and are there for any UCC student who need somebody to talk to. NITELINE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/peersupport/niteline/

Check out our video: https://youtu.be/4r4N6gJaDMg UCC PLUS+ INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/uccplus/

PEER SUPPORT LEADERS UCC Peer Support is a student-led initiative which was created to harness the first-hand knowledge and lived experience of students to inform and enhance the student journey. With over 300 amazing student volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and life experiences, we aim to be as inclusive as possible, providing you with the information you need from a source you can relate to and rely on. Every first year and international student is automatically assigned a Peer Support Leader. Your Peer Support Leader will greet you at orientation, give you a tour of the campus and show you what life at UCC is all about. They're there to listen to your concerns, provide information on resources available to you, and link you to professional services, if needed. Your Peer Support Leader is available to contact at any point during the academic year, should you have any questions or worries relating to life in UCC.

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www.ucc.ie/en/peersupport

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QUERCUS TALENTED STUDENTS’ PROGRAMME At UCC we believe in creating an environment where you can excel academically and seize opportunities for personal development. We are committed to supporting your intellectual growth, social formation and wellbeing, and we recognise the strength and benefits that are derived from student diversity. We nurture talent to enable our students to do more and go further. Our Quercus Talented Students’ Programme is aimed at supporting and promoting excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship and innovation/entrepreneurship, for both prospective and registered students. The future is now and the future is yours. Watch our video to find out more: www.ucc.ie/en/quercus/about QUERCUS INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/quercus/

The Future is Yours! "Excellence underpins everything we do here in UCC and we believe in creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development. Through the Quercus Talented Students' Programme we recognise exceptional students when they join, as well as those who develop their talents while studying here." MICHÈLE POWER Manager, Quercus Talented Students' Programme

CAREER SERVICES As a UCC student you will have access to information, support and guidance from our professional team of expert Career Consultants throughout your time at UCC. You will be supported with career planning, options with your degree and further study. We will also help you find out how to get work experience while you study and how to prepare for life after graduation. As a UCC graduate, you will be able to continue to avail of the career services we offer for one year after graduation!

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CAREER SERVICES INFORMATION:

ucc.ie/careers

"The UCC Career Services team would like to extend a warm welcome to all our incoming students. Our mission is to help you achieve your career objectives by providing access to a wide range of employability supports. We look forward to meeting you and supporting your career development as you transition in to, through and out of UCC." CAREER SERVICES TEAM

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A Home Away from home! CHAPLAINCY The Chaplaincy at UCC is a service that offers friendship and support to all within the UCC community. Through the Chaplaincy you can meet new friends, unwind between classes, and just be yourself. It is a place where you can socialise in the warm and welcoming environment of the tea room or just take some time out for quiet reflection and prayer, away from the busy hustle and bustle of campus. Irrespective of your religious or spiritual beliefs, our welcoming chaplains are always available to listen, offer support and accompany you on your university journey. CHAPLAINCY INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/chaplaincy

"On behalf of myself and the Disability Support Service I would like to welcome you to UCC and congratulate you on securing your place in university in what has been a very uncertain and challenging year for everyone. I wish you the very best for the year ahead and I very much hope that it will be a successful and enjoyable year for you." LINDA DORAN Disability Advisor and Manager of the Disability Support Service Access UCC Support Team

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES Our Disability Support Service (DSS) team provides a wide range of supports for students who have a disability, specific learning difficulty or who enter UCC through the DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) scheme. By providing tailored supports to meet your individual needs, our expert DSS team will work with you and will empower you to achieve your full potential. DSS engages with the full UCC community to promote and deliver a fully inclusive learning environment. For advice and information from both staff and students on making the most of college life check out our Student Toolkit. DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/dss UCC AUTISM&UNI STUDENT TOOLKIT:

https://ucc.autism-uni.org/

THE CALM ZONE (AN CEANTAR CIÚIN)

AUTISM FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/autismfriendly/

The Calm Zone is laid out across two levels, and every facet of the space - including acoustics and accessibility - has been considered to maximise autism-friendliness and designed to global design guidelines for built environments to be used by individuals with autism. CALM ZONE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/autismfriendly/thecalmzone/

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Bystander

Bystander The Bystander Intervention programme at UCC forms part of a strategic response to the issues of sexual misconduct and violence among student populations. The blended-learning approach of the Bystander Intervention programme seeks to not only enhance knowledge and understanding of these issues, but also to lead to attitudinal and behavioural change across the University. The programme, led by Professor Louise Crowley of the School of Law, is available to all students and staff at UCC. The programme consists of 2 hours online training with 4 self-directed modules and is complemented by a final 1 hour workshop which is currently conducted online but we hope to return to an in-person workshop, once permitted. The Bystander Intervention Programme aims to provide you with an understanding of key issues related to consent and the boundaries surrounding sexual assault, rape and abusive relationships. It also enables you to develop key intervention skills which can be utilised in any setting.

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The programme connects to UCC’s Strategic plan, premised upon the core values of the university, including equality, respect and integrity, and serves to empower and upskill students to safely intervene and demand a safer campus and society with zero tolerance for verbal and physical sexual harassment. When you complete all workshops and the reflective response you will be awarded a Digital Badge. Registration for the programme is now open. You can self-enrol through Canvas, our virtual learning environment (VLE). The UCC Bystander Intervention Programme is adapted from the Intervention Initiative (Fenton, Mott, McCartan, & Rumney, 2014).

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https://open.ucc.ie/browse/all/courses/ bystander-intervention


Keep Well

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Made2Move Made2Move is a research-informed physical activity intervention designed to provide trained mentor support to physically inactive UCC students by encouraging them to increase their engagement in physical activity. The programme resides within the structure of a Made2Move Club – the first of its kind on any university campus. The Made2Move intervention is built on a physically active student (MoveMentor) helping a physically inactive student (MoveMentee). The MoveMentor encourages, supports and motivates their MoveMentee to make the behavioural change to become more active. In becoming more active, the health and wellbeing of the student will vastly improve.

FOLLOW MADE2MOVE ON TWITTER:

@Made2MoveAIAA FOLLOW MADE2MOVE ON FACEBOOK:

Keep Well At UCC we want you to do well but we also want you to keep well. Your mental, physical and social wellbeing are as important to us as your academic and extracurricular achievements. That's why we have developed a new online resource called Keep Well which will give you lots of helpful information, strategies and advice on how to mind your mental and physical health, as well as key points of contact, if you need to reach out. This resource will provide you with a broad range of tips and tools to successfully manage stress, eat healthily, get enough sleep and exercise and stay connected. Check out the Keep Well website to learn more about how to look after your wellbeing. KEEP WELL INFORMATION:

@Made2Move

www.ucc.ie/en/keep-well/

FOLLOW MADE2MOVE ON INSTAGRAM:

FOLLOW KEEPWELL ON INSTAGRAM:

@uccmade2move

@keepwellUCC

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Students’ Union

Students’ Union Right at the very heart of our award-winning student experience is the UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) which is run for our students, by our students. There are six sabbatical officers (President, Education Officer, Welfare Officer, Communications and Engagement Officer, Commercial and Fundraising Officer, and Entertainments Officer) and a whole range of voluntary positions, all of which are elected by our students every year. The role of the SU is to support students in need, provide academic assistance to students, lobby the University and government on issues affecting students, and to provide entertainment on campus. Here in UCCSU, we run campaigns to help students stay engaged and informed on as many issues as possible. The nature of our campaigns varies massively from raising awareness on alcohol, drug and gambling abuse to sexual and mental health issues. We are always open to new campaign ideas from the students of UCC so, if you have an idea, put up your hand and get involved! Bringing an idea to the table and actively campaigning to bring about positive change is a great way to develop your graduate attributes and values, especially your ability to be socially responsible and compassionate!

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Here to Help! STUDENTS’ UNION INFORMATION:

uccsu.ie


Volunteering at UCC

Volunteering at UCC Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and increase your social responsibility. It provides you with an opportunity to give back to the community whilst also facilitating your own personal and professional development. As well as being fun, it can really enhance your CV and your career opportunities, as employers look very favourably on volunteering experience. It is tangible evidence of your ability to develop transferable skills that employers need such as the ability to work well as part of a team and project management and communication skills. Many organisations also have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes where they integrate social and environmental concerns into their mainstream business operations on a voluntary basis. Having volunteering experience under your belt will allow you to demonstrate how you can share an organisation's ethos and outlook, how you can align your values to theirs and how you can identify with their company culture, using a real life example.

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To gain volunteering experience during your time at UCC you can undertake a Volunteering Pathway, as part of the EmployAgility Award. This involves completing a period of unpaid volunteering on or off campus and dedicating a minimum of forty hours of your time to the project. An annual Volunteering Fair is held on campus and gives you a chance to learn about volunteering opportunities. The www.studentvolunteer.ie platform is a web-based, one-stop-shop portal connecting higher education students with civil society organisations and volunteering opportunities. You can check out UCC volunteering opportunities at www.studentvolunteer. ie/ucc or why not take a look at our recently published ‘Making a Difference – A Research Report on Student Volunteering in UCC’ represents the most comprehensive study of student volunteering in Ireland to-date - https://www.ucc.ie/en/civic/ governance/researchreportonstudentvolunteering/ VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/careers/ areyouacurrentstudent/getexperience/ volunteering/

ALMOST 1,000 VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES advertised since 2019

OVER 22,000 VOLUNTARY HOURS logged by UCC students in the last 3 years

118 STUDENTS RECEIVED VOLUNTEERING AWARDS in 2019 - 2020

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Gaisce

Gaisce The UCC Gaisce Project is a new and exciting studentled initiative that supports students in UCC undertaking their Gaisce Award.

WHAT IS GAISCE?

you with a PAL who will support you through your Gaisce journey. Alternatively, if you would like to become a PAL, we will assist you with the application and training process!

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED?

Gaisce - the President’s Award is a self-development programme aimed at young people between the ages of 15-26. There are three awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

WHAT DOES THE UCC GAISCE PROJECT DO? The UCC Gaisce Project provides a support network for students to connect with fellow Gaisce participants and President’s Award Leaders (PALs). We are currently supported by the Civic and Community Engagement Committee, Clubs, Societies, the Students’ Union, the Career Services, the Graduate Attributes Programme and the International Office. Our mission is to ensure that every UCC student has the opportunity to partake in Gaisce and to reach their full potential.

The UCC Gaisce Project promotes the development of lifelong friendships, the learning of key skills, and the development of the Graduate Attributes. Participation in Gaisce allows students to achieve both their Gaisce Award and one or more EmployAgility Awards. Gaisce promotes positive mental health, and offers students an invaluable personal development experience and opportunity to give back. FOLLOW UCC GAISCE ON TWITTER:

@UCCGaisceProj FOLLOW UCC GAISCE ON FACEBOOK:

@UCCGaisceProject FOLLOW UCC GAISCE ON INSTAGRAM:

@UCCGaisceProject

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

FOLLOW UCC GAISCE ON INSTAGRAM:

@GaisceAward Take the first step on your Gaisce journey today by contacting us directly via our social media channels. If you would like to undertake an Award, we will pair

GAISCE INFORMATION:

www.gaisce.ie

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Gaisce Awards Bronze Award Participants aged 15+ Registration ¤15

Silver Award Participants aged 16+ Registration ¤20

Gold Award Participants aged 17+ Registration ¤25

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Committee Member 3rd year Art History Andrea surfing for her Gold Physical Recreation Award

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Chairperson 2nd year Law and Irish Orla hiking on her Gold Gaisce Adventure Journey

Joel Rajesh Committee Member

3rd year Medicine Joel volunteering with Civil Defence Ireland as part of his Gold Gaisce Award

Jaison Hellstrom

Finance Officer 3rd year Finance Jaison receiving his Gold Gaisce Award from President Michael D. Higgins at Dublin Castle

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Secretary 2nd year Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship Seanán at Delphi Resort, Connemara for her Gold Gaisce Residential Project

Ronan Keohane

PRO 2nd year World Languages Ronan exploring an ancient church during his Gold Gaisce Residential Project

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WHAT mAKES US AGILE?

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FIRST IRISH UNIVERSITY to establish a business incubation centre for recent graduates

SINCE 2016, UCC HAS AWARDED 86 DIGITAL BADGES TO 3,220 EARNERS

140 COMPANIES SUPPORTED BY IGNITE, an award-winning business incubation programme

38 SPIN OUT COMPANIES CREATED

175 PATENTS FILED between 2011 and 2020

370 JOBS CREATED by GatewayUCC companies

TOP IN IRELAND in 3 key innovation metrics (research income from industry, licenses and inventions disclosed)

237 CAREER WORKSHOPS, TALKS AND SKILLS SESSIONS facilitated in 2020

1,489 PARTNERSHIPS with national and international employers

6,700 STUDENTS ENGAGED WITH 432 EMPLOYERS on campus in 2020

1ST IN IRELAND FOR RESEARCH INCOME

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PROFESSOR MARY HORGAN, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and former Dean of the UCC School of Medicine, appointed as Chair of the national Expert Advisory Group on Rapid Testing

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2020 Global Student Entrepreneur at EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)

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KATE MADDEN, FOOD MARKETING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Learning and Teaching at UCC

MAKE YOUR MARK!

Dr. Dora Allman Room, The Hub

Learning and Teaching at UCC At UCC we are committed to delivering world-class teaching so that you can enjoy the best learning experience possible! Our mission is to collectively build and sustain a university where effective, innovative and best-in-class learning and teaching practices are fostered, enhanced and supported, and where a student-centered approach to research-led teaching is deeply embedded into our DNA and into our culture. Our international reputation as a researchintensive institution attracts leading academic talent from all over the world, many of whom are globally renowned and respected specialists in their fields. This allows us to offer you amazing opportunities to access, and learn with and from passionate subject matter experts who are pioneering research in their disciplines. We promote learning and teaching in an environment that provides and prioritises space for independent and creative thinking. We have a wealth of innovative learning and teaching spaces in UCC to cultivate your growth mindset. Inspired spaces for inspired minds.

1,283 UCC STAFF have taken Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programmes since 2005, with another 105 taking part throughout 2020–21

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UCC RECEIVED 483,000 IN FUNDING for Teaching and Learning Enhancement initiatives in 2019

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Study Pod, Boole Library

On-Air Studio, UCC 98.3FM

The Shtepps Auditorium, The Hub

FLAME Lab, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Atrium, The Hub

Creative Zone, Boole Library

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CONNECTED CURRICULUM The first priority of our Academic Strategy is to develop a Connected Curriculum which will emphasise the holistic development of our students and staff through research-based, collaborative enquiry. Our Connected Curriculum is designed to prepare you for your future, combining academic with professional, community-based, field-based and inter-professional learning to develop values, skills, graduate attributes and aptitudes that promote civic participation, social inclusion, sustainability and impactful, global citizenship. We are creating opportunities for our students to be co-creators and we want you to partner in curriculum design and development to maximise your learning potential. UCC’s Connected Curriculum framework has six distinct interconnected components as shown on our honeycomb diagram here:

CONNECTED CURRICULUM INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/registrar/theconnecteduniversity/ academicstrategy/

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CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

RESEARCH BASED TEACHING EMPLOYABILITY

CONNECTED CURRICULUM GLOBAL REACH

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UCC LIBRARY UCC has two libraries: the main Boole Library and the Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex. The main library is known as the Boole Library which is named after Professor George Boole. Boole was the first professor of Mathematics in UCC and the inventor of Boolean algebra. We are super proud that the father of the digital age is part of our rich history and heritage! This 5-storey library is located at the heart of the campus on the south-side of the historic quadrangle. With an extensive collection of books, journals and access to research databases, you will have a world of knowledge at your fingertips. The Boole Library is one of the busiest buildings on campus with an average of over 5,000 daily visits in semester time and 1.5 million visitors each year! It is a meeting place for students and staff alike and offers a diverse range of study and research environments including a Creative Zone, Exhibition Area, the Skills Centre and Library Studio, as well as an Assistive

ZONED STUDY SPACES on all floors for 2,950 users

Technology Lab. It also has some really exciting and innovative technologies and services to enhance your learning: The Library Studio (one-touch recording studio), a VR Digital Environment Lounge, 3D printing service as well as AV and conferencing equipment in select locations. You will receive a tour of the library and guidance on how to avail of all the services during orientation. Library Staff are also available to help you with your research and study queries and will run classes to support you throughout the year. On Q floor (ground floor), you will find the Library Services and Ask Us desks along with the IT Help Desk. The Ask Us desk provides drop-in and appointment sessions to help with all of your library and research needs.

UCC LIBRARY INFORMATION:

libguides.ucc.ie/library

ACCESS TO OVER 90,000 E-JOURNALS, over 300,000 eBooks and 180+ research databases

72 CHROMEBOOK LAPTOPS TO BORROW within the UCC Boole Library and 24 are available for use within Brookfield Library

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STUDENT IT SERVICES

PEER ASSISTED LEARNING (PAL)

As a registered student you will be able to use a number of open access IT Centres on and off campus. Our Student IT Services provide a wide range of IT and communication facilities and supports to students, including:

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme is a student support scheme for first year students taking Physics and Chemistry in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. The PAL scheme provides a student-friendly support system for our first year students, and PAL sessions are offered in addition to your lectures, practicals and tutorials. As a student of one of these disciplines, these PAL sessions will greatly enhance your understanding of these subjects and will help you to prepare for assignments and exams. These sessions will also help ease your transition from secondary school to university as they provide an opportunity for you to get to know others on your course and make some, ahem, pals!

Umail (student email provided by Google)

Canvas (Virtual Learning Environment)

MyStudentAdmin (Student Record)

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 delivers a variety of cloud-based services including a free copy of Microsoft Office that you can install on your own personal device. You will have unlimited data storage with OneDrive for business for as long as you are a registered UCC student. Our open access computer labs give you access to free specialist software and online teaching facilities and recorded lectures, as well as the ability to print on campus printers from your laptop. You will also have access to free ICDL training via Canvas. You are encouraged to BYOD (bring your own device) to campus and connect to Eduroam (our WiFi Network). 72 Chromebook laptops are available for you to borrow within the Boole Library and 24 from the Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library. STUDENT IT SERVICES INFORMATION:

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PAL INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/sefs/currentstudents/ importantinfoforfirstyears/ peerassistedlearning/

SUCCESS ZONE The latest addition to UCC's online learning arsenal is the Success Zone where you will be able to dive into transition skills, discover tips to thrive at university and develop your academic writing. Here, you can also explore your IT and Canvas resources and begin to learn about UCC’s Library services to help you get started at university and prepare for a blended learning environment. The Success Zone is a virtual learning space designed to offer academic strategies to help you to succeed and realise your full potential at UCC.

TOUCH-FREE PRINTING

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SKILLS CENTRE Writing at third level can be scary. Being unsure of proper grammar, or not knowing exactly what you are being asked to do, can leave you unsure of yourself. Not to worry! Our amazing Skills Centre has got you covered and will support you every step of the way! The Skills Centre provides a dedicated, responsive and active learning space for the enhancement of your academic learning, study and writing skills, through the provision of customised workshops, sessions and online resources. They offer a free, friendly and nonjudgmental service for you to come and improve your study and writing techniques and presentation skills. But don’t take our word for it. See how our students have followed the yellow footprints and voted with their feet! SKILLS CENTRE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/skillscentre/

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Career Services

Career Services In UCC’s Career Service our focus is on you and on supporting you to become world and workready. When it comes to your career, we are the difference. We will help you stand out from the crowd and our multidisciplinary team of professionals will guide you through every transition on your employability journey, from understanding your career interests, to helping you evaluate and assess your career opportunities, right through to realising your career ambitions. We will help you develop the graduate attributes, skills and values you need to reach your career goals. We will enhance your 'employagility', enabling you to pivot and compete in a hyperconnected, rapidly changing, increasingly globalised economy.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Our professional services can be grouped into three distinct areas: Employability Placement Advice

We provide a broad range of dedicated support services, including:

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Individual one-to-one career advisory consultations

Discipline-specific careers advice, talks and support

Open talks, bespoke talks and workshops on career planning, networking, job search, LinkedIn profiles

Graduate Attributes Workshops to prepare you to transition in to the world of work

Psychometric Testing - Profiling for Success

Self-help resources and individual advice on CVs, applications and interview tips

Practice interviews and mock assessment centres

Work placements, internships and graduate recruitment

Connect vacancy portals on graduate vacancies and volunteering opportunities

Delivery of the EmployAgility Awards professional skills development programme

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DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS CAREER SET Supported by the Graduate Attributes Programme, we have launched the Career Set CV Review tool. Career Set’s artificial intelligence algorithms have been configured to generate personalised CV feedback and the tool has been designed using recognised best practices, applicable across industries and academic disciplines. All current students and recent graduates of UCC can access the tool to score the impact, style and brevity of their CV. The tool can also help applicants target their CV to a specific job description.

BIG INTERVIEW Big Interview, an AI-based Practice Interview Tool is also supporting students in 2021. Once registered on the platform, students and recent graduates can use the ‘Learn’ option to undertake short courses to help them understand the interview process and STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique. Users will also get hands-on practice with interactive mock interviews tailored to specific industries, jobs, and experience level. The growing use of AI careers tools is transforming the way in which students and graduates can prepare for transitioning to the world of work.

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CONNECTING YOU TO EMPLOYERS UCC hosts one of the largest recruitment fairs in Ireland. The 2019 fair attracted 114 organisations to campus. We also run a comprehensive range of employer-led careers events such as jobs roadshows, employer presentations and volunteering to create opportunities for you to meet, connect and engage with employers. Watch our recruitment fair video to get a flavour of what to expect.

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WORLD AND WORK READY We know the value employers place on work experience and that’s why over 90% of our programmes offer placements internationally and nationally, either through organised work placements, placements with civil society organisations or the Erasmus+ programme. On placement you will get unique opportunities to apply your learning, gain invaluable insights into workplace dynamics and acquire important skills in communication, teamwork, decision-making and using your own initiative. You will also develop your graduate attributes and employability skills and build professional contacts, connections and networks. Many of our programmes also offer the possibility to work or study abroad, preparing you to become both world and work ready.

4,300 PRACTICE PLACEMENTS

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FOCUS ON YOU We understand that every person’s career path is unique and individual. That's why we focus on you, on your needs and ambitions, and we offer personalised professional development support to ensure you fully leverage your skillset to capitalise on career opportunities. We will support you to develop key competencies and skills to manage, enhance and sustain your career journey. We also provide bespoke supports and resources for students with disabilities, mature students and international students.

have engaged in and developed graduate attributes and values as well as professional skills through extra-curricular activities and work experience. These will help you to differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles and internships. You can receive a UCC EmployAgility Award by participating in an approved activity through any of the below pathways:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY

CONNECT WITH YOUR CAREER

Develop your entrepreneurial skills

As a UCC student you will have access to Connect, an online system where you can find graduate vacancies as well as information on graduate programmes and UCC Careers events. Plus, you can still continue to avail of the career advisory appointments and access Connect for one year after graduation!

RESEARCH PATHWAY

By advancing your research skills OPEN PATHWAY

Combine participation in different pathways

CAREER SERVICES INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/careers STUDENT LIFE PATHWAY

Through involvement in clubs, societies and other campus initiatives

UCC EMPLOYAGILITY AWARD At UCC whole person development is core to our ethos, mission and vision. We want to ensure that your university experience creates unique opportunities for you to learn, grow and develop in both academic and non-academic ways.

VOLUNTEERING PATHWAY

Through volunteering or community engagement on or off campus INTERNSHIP PATHWAY

By working with a department on campus

Your time at college is like no other. Here you will find space to think differently, to reflect on your own interests and on what drives and inspires you. The UCC EmployAgility Award is a professional skills development programme. It demonstrates that you

OVER 90% OF UNDERGRADUATES consistently enter employment or continue onto further study

4,300 UCC STUDENTS undertake a placement each year

To find out more about how to get involved, scan this QR code.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH 1,426 national and international employers

ANNUAL RECRUITMENT FAIR ​

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After you graduate you may wish to become your own boss and pursue an entrepreneurial path. At IGNITE, our business incubation programme, we will international award winning help you turn your good idea intoAnastart-up greatprogramme business. for recent So if you are a recent graduate with a business idea graduates. or an interest in starting your own venture, this 12 month programme will provide you with excellent A 12 month programme supports and expertise to innovate, validate and Open to recent graduates providing supports and knowhow to innovate, validate commercialise your business idea. You will have of any discipline from any third level institution in ireland. and commercialise your access to coaches, mentors and industry contacts business idea. as well as a shared workspace and early seed funding.

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IGNITE INFORMATION: College Cork, Irish

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Our Start-Ups are Successful IGNITE start-up companies are active in Irish and export markets including the UK, Europe and North America. Our Start-Ups are Winners IGNITE start-up companies win awards such as EU Young Innovator of the Year, Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year, National Start-Up Awards, Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards, US Ireland Research Innovation Awards, COMBINES WORKSHOPS, Technology and Innovation Awards, Blog Awards SEMINARS AND GUEST Ireland and Digital Marketing Awards.

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OPEN TO RECENT GRADUATES of any discipline from any third level institution in Ireland

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Our Research: Reach, Relevance and Impact

Our Research: Reach, Relevance and Impact At UCC our mission is to create, understand and share knowledge and apply it for the good of all. Our research has impact, where it matters. It transforms lives. As an internationally competitive, globally-focussed, research-led institution, we are a leading university for research, discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal impact.

PIONEERING RESEARCH AT UCC Our strategic research priorities include the following global themes: Health and Wellbeing, Food and Nutrition, Future and Emerging Technologies, Sustainability and Climate Action, Culture, Society, Rights and Identities, and Financial and Business Services. We understand the importance of working in a collaborative way between and across disciplines

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and geographical borders to change lives and futures. We tackle the world’s greatest challenges with innovation, agility, imagination and creativity, and our research has global reach, relevance and impact. We are addressing global inequalities and promoting the appreciation and recognition of sociocultural diversity. We are at the forefront of research into food and nutrition, including ingredient development and the role diet has in nourishing the body and mind. With synergistic partnerships between researchers from information and communication technology (ICT), physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences and social sciences, we are delving into new and unknown territories, releasing untapped potential for future industrial strategy and competitiveness. We are developing and applying technological solutions to the wide range of health and wellbeing challenges in modern society. We

ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT IN UCC RESEARCH HAS GROWN BY 99% OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS,

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are leading research into the creation of new jobs, the support of industries and shaping regional and national economic development. We are showing leadership in developing sustainable agriculture and food, climate, marine and renewable energy and energy policy. We are thought leaders and pioneers, pushing boundaries, charting new waters and breaking new ground.

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS Industry partnerships keep our research relevant and responsive to emerging and evolving economic and societal trends and needs. Here are just a few of our pioneering research projects with industry partners: Dell/EMC - cloud computing, big data and data centre research programmes UCC and Eli Lilly - enhancing capability in Pharmaceutical Process Development Tyndall National Institute and Intel - next generation materials, devices and photonics technologies

100 MILLION RESEARCH INCOME IN 2019/2020

YOUR RESEARCH JOURNEY When you join UCC, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery and belong to an active research community that is internationally connected and fully committed to providing practical, scalable and sustainable solutions to local and global issues. Our Connected Curriculum framework for research-based teaching ensures that you will be able to learn through participating in research and enquiry, right throughout your degree programme, and our dynamic, vibrant and collaborative research culture will enhance and enrich your learning experience. Our rich and diverse research ecosystem ensures that you will have plenty of opportunities to co-create, evaluate and communicate knowledge, to think creatively and independently and to apply your learnings. You will inspire and be inspired by the breadth and quality of the research happening all around you and its range, reach, relevance and impact on our local and global communities. Research also underpins many of our partnerships with industry and with public and voluntary organisations, providing you with unparalleled placement and graduate career opportunities. Here at UCC you will be supported and encouraged to share our research journey and become part of the solution to real-life issues.

UCC RESEARCHERS COLLABORATE WITH 4,492 RESEARCHPERFORMING ENTITIES across 140 countries, generating over 8,800 publications

10 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) AWARDS have been secured since 2013

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OUR RESEARCH RESPONSE AND IMPACT: COVID-19 Across UCC, our researchers have pivoted their research expertise to focus on the many challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples include:

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UCC’s Clinical Research Facility (CRFC), is the national lead on the WHO Solidarity Trial, an international collaboration led by the WHO to evaluate potential COVID-19 treatments.

UCC’s School of Public Health is leading a study estimating the burden of symptomatic disease in the community and the impact of public health measures on physical, mental and social well being.

The Cork University Business School and the INFANT Research Centre are leading a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded study that uses remote technology to monitor blood pressure in pregnant women in the COVID-19 pandemic, including inpatients and outpatients and COVID-positive and COVID-negative mothers.

UCC’s ASSERT Centre is leading the COVID-19 Remote Early Warning System (CREW) project, a quarantine management platform that will allow the remote identification of healthcare staff who may be developing a temperature that may be symptomatic of COVID-19.

UCC’s APC Microbiome Ireland is leading a project that will identify and rapidly develop diagnostic biomarkers to predict the progression to severe inflammatory disease (sepsis) following COVID-19 infection, and to also determine whether gut barrier failure contributes to this process.

UCC’s School of Microbiology and APC Microbiome Ireland collaborated with MTU, Teagasc, UL and local pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, on the development of a lysis buffer for testing COVID-19 samples.

UCC's School of Applied Social Studies and Department of Sociology are collaborating on a project to analyse and document people's experiences of work disruption and unemployment during the COVID-19 crisis.

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? E L B A IN A ST SU S U S E K A m T WHA RANKED 1ST IN EUROPE for impact on 7 SDGs - Including 2 'Zero Hunger' & 15 'Life on Land' (2,6,12,14,15,16,17)

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY SECURED THE 1ST EVER GREEN FLAG for a third level institution in 2008. We are also the first university campus to receive 4 green flags

FIRST INSTITUTION OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA to achieve a Gold Star Rating for excellence in sustainability, AASHE

FIRST UNIVERSITY WORLDWIDE to achieve the ISO 50001 (energy management standard)

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE POP UP SWAP SHOPS 95% of donated items reused by students, 5% donated to charity

AS SIGNATORIES OF THE ALL IRELAND POLLINATOR PLAN we manage our grounds for biodiversity

THE LIVING GREEN ROOF OF THE HUB creates a natural habitat for flora and fauna and reduces our carbon footprint through lowering building running costs

THE UCC WATER STEWARDSHIP CHARTER SAVED 3.74 MILLION LITRES of water in a single year

RANKED 8TH IN THE WORLD for Impact across the Sustainable Development Goals as measured by Times Higher Education

20 MILLION LESS PAGES printed every year

27% REDUCTION in total energy use despite campus expansion and population growth

25% DECREASE in waste tonnage despite campus expansion and population growth

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90% INCREASE in cycling rates 112,000 DISPOSABLE ITEMS avoided per annum in BioGreen Café, Ireland's first singleuse plastic free café


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UCC Green Campus

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GREEN CAMPUS WINNER

The Education Awards 2021

UCC Green Campus In March 2020, UCC celebrated 10 years since becoming the first university in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education and we have successfully renewed our Green Flag a record-breaking four times! In fact, the global Green Campus Programme, which is active in 21 countries, is a movement that was started by UCC students. How cool is that? Green Campus was the brainchild of our very own Environmental Society (Envirosoc) Students, and the president of that society now serves as co-chair of our Green Campus Committee. The Deputy President of our Students’ Union is the other co-chair. Green Campus is student-led and is strongly supported by the UCC Societies Guild and Clubs Executive. Our students also engage on a national stage, for example representing UCC Green Campus at the national Green Campus Ireland summits. We take our sustainability citizenship very seriously here!

Each of us, individually, plays an integral part in the wider environment and should act as socially responsible, global citizens. Here at UCC our community of students and staff is fully united and committed to supporting and promoting sustainability

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citizenship and we see the Green Campus programme as a significant component of our collective sustainability efforts. So, where do you come in? There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference. Each year, Green Campus takes on a number of student interns through the EmployAgility programme. Through this programme, you will be given a specific project, for example calculating the carbon footprint of UCC, or running a marketing campaign. You can also join the Envirosoc and be an active voice and agent for change. You can support the farmers’ markets on campus and participate in Swap Shops where preloved lightly-used items are exchanged. You can invest in a KeepCup for your caffeine hit and ditch the plastic by topping up your water bottle at one of the water fountains around campus. You can sign up to the Coke Zero Bike Share Scheme. You can register for the university-wide module on sustainability. Everything matters. Everything counts. Be part of the solution, not the pollution! GREEN CAMPUS INFORMATION:

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WE'RE GLOBAL BECAUSE...

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17% OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION AND 30% OF OUR STAFF originate from overseas

ALMOST 4,000 STUDENTS COMING FROM OVER 100 COUNTRIES

UCC ALUMNI COMMUNITY is a global network numbering more than 200,000

IN 2019-2020 WE HAD 612 VISITING non-EU students

WE HAVE 77 NON EU EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIPS

OVER 30 NATIONALITIES supported by our Language Centre in 2020

THE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (CASiLaC) is based in the UCC School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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As a globally-focused research institution, our researchers collaborate with 4,492 RESEARCH-PERFORMING ENTITIES ACROSS 140 COUNTRIES, GENERATING OVER 8,800 PUBLICATIONS

WE OFFER MORE LANGUAGES than any other university on the island of Ireland

WE HAVE A CENTRE FOR MEXICAN STUDIES

WE ARE HOME TO THE IRISH CENTRE FOR GALICIAN STUDIES

WE ARE HOME TO THE IRISH INSTITUTE OF KOREAN STUDIES

WE HOST THE IRISH INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES


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International Students at UCC

International Students at UCC The UCC family is made up of students and staff from all over the world. We have over 22,000 students including nearly 4,000 international students from over 100 countries. Plus, a third or our staff come from overseas. We pride ourselves on our diverse population and global mindset and it’s part of what makes our campus community so welcoming, vibrant and inclusive.

A HOME FROM HOME The minute you land on campus you’ll feel it - that sense of being home. Our super dedicated and friendly staff in the International Office will be in touch pre-departure to tell you what you need to know before you go. When you arrive, they will be there to support your transition in to UCC and help you settle in to life in Ireland and at UCC. An excellent Welcome Programme is organised by the International Office for newly arrived international students and it is jam-packed with social events and activities. These events provide a great opportunity to make new friends, with both Irish and international students. The range of activities includes a familiarisation tour of UCC campus, a practical guided walking tour of Cork city and day trips, as well as Irish music and Irish dancing.

COME MEET US! Our friendly and knowledgeable team travel to locations all over the world to meet prospective students and their families during school visits, recruitment fairs, exhibitions and events. They also support a worldwide network of representatives who can provide assistance and advice to guide you

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Dear UCC, "Despite the lockdown, the restrictions and the remote learning, I felt in Cork like at home. The Irish people are so kind and open-minded and you have a such beautiful and rich country. It was so precious to have access to all the resources you communicated to us and your fast response when we needed help or information was highly appreciated. I will definitely encourage all French students I'll meet in the future to discover Ireland and its universities. I will especially miss a lot your green campus and your library!"

Manon LEROI through the application process. If you are in Cork on holiday, be sure to come and pay us a visit. We’ll be delighted to walk you through the application process, tell you about life at UCC and in Cork, and we’ll also organise a campus tour for you! Check out our Family and Prospective Students’ Tours at www.ucc.ie/opendays

SOCIETIES Our International Society is one of the most popular and most active on campus. They have over 8,000 members from across the globe and organise trips all over Ireland as well as social events like movie nights and pub quizzes. There are 108 societies to choose from including the Indian Society, the French Society, the Italian Society and the Chinese Society, if you fancy meeting people from home or getting to know a new culture. If you want to immerse yourself in Irish culture, there are plenty of options too, including the Irish Traditional Music Society and Cumann Dramaíochta, our Irish Language Drama Society! Check out what our international students have to say about Cork: www.ucc.ie/en/international/lovecork

NEARLY 4,000 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS from over 100 countries!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/international


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International Experience

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International Experience Adding an international dimension to your studies will greatly enhance your experience of student life and, potentially, your career prospects. It will broaden your perspective and your horizons, and it will enrich you personally and academically. Here at UCC we have key partnerships with universities all over the world and with options in over 100 countries across five continents, you will have a fantastic range of options to choose from!

Economics (through Transformational Learning)

Digital Humanities and Information Technology

Commerce (International) with French/German/ Hispanic Studies/Italian/Irish

Law - International Pathway

Law and French

Study abroad is open to students during the third year of a four-year degree programme and you may study abroad for a semester or for a full academic year.

Social Science

A year on Erasmus will enable you to undertake up to one year of study at a European continental university. The programmes at UCC which offer a year abroad include: Arts-International

Arts-Music - European Pathway

Theatre and Performative Practices International Pathway

Film and Screen Media

World Languages

Criminology English

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As an Erasmus student, you will pay no extra fees at the partner university and you’ll also receive a modest grant to go towards your living expenses. Under the Erasmus programme, you can also avail of work placement opportunities abroad which will greatly expand your global outlook and mobility mindset and your career opportunities postgraduation. Be sure to avail of the opportunity to study or work in an overseas country and immerse yourself in a different culture as that will really develop your global citizenship skills and will make you world and work ready! INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE INFORMATION:

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Our Graduates: World and Work Ready

Our Graduates: World and Work Ready

Lochlainn McKenna (a.k.a. Locky) is an award winning Irish Director known for his music videos and commercials. Having graduated from Theatre & Performative Practices in UCC, he now resides between Dublin and London. Before becoming a director he worked as an assistant director on a number of hit TV Series such as Ripper Street and Vikings. As a director he has created music videos for Westlife, Keane and Daithí’s track 'In My Darkest Moments', was nominated for a UKMVA and won two Irish YDAs and three coveted Kinsale Shark Awards including Best New Director. He’s created commercials for brands such as Guinness, Toyota, Heineken, Tesco, Specsavers and most recently for US brand, Life Cuisine. "The Drama and Theatre Studies programme opens your eyes to the fact that there's another world of work that people can do that isn't necessarily manual labour or working in an office. The demands are creative and physical and no two working days are the same. There is an amazing range of opportunities in the film industry from full time professional set designers, drone operators and directors of photography. In fact in the entire camera team there are 4 or more different roles. Director of Photography, focus, camera assistants, loaders… then of course there’s make-up, styling, sound, VFX. The possibilities are endless and you can make a professional living from it - which is incredible and not something that I think is explored or spoken about enough." LOCHLAINN MCKENNA Music & Video Commercial Director, Dublin & London

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UCC Medicine graduate, Dr. Joey Byrne, works in Sydney, Australia as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Westmead Hospital, one of Sydney’s major tertiary referral centres. The hospital has a particular expertise in handling major trauma cases which is a specialism of Dr. Byrne. He has worked in both Ireland and Australia in anaesthesia training and holds Fellowship Diplomas from the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. "As an underprivileged kid from Dublin I relied heavily on the support of the then UCC Access Programme (UCC PLUS+). Thanks to the support of Michèle Power, Olive Byrne, Maeve Minihance and all the programme staff, I not only graduated but graduated with honours! My thanks must also go to the then Dean of Medicine at the time, Professor Michael Murphy, who took a gamble on accepting a kid from a disadvantaged secondary school without the required CAO points. I guess he must have realised that even the best card players can be dealt a bad hand. So, every time I save a life, alleviate pain or suffering, or get someone through a difficult operation, it is all thanks to UCC and the dedicated work of the staff of the Access Programme UCC PLUS+, they are the real heroes!"

DR. JOEY BYRNE Consultant Anaesthetist, Westmead Hospital, Sydney


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Sarah Murphy is a Planning and Scheduling Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, the global life sciences company. Sarah did her Bachelor of Engineering (BE), in Process and Chemical Engineering at UCC and graduated in 2013. She has worked on site at Thermo Fisher Scientific since March 2017. The Cork facility is part of the company’s Pharma Services business and is proud to manufacture and supply Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to customers for use in clinical trials and approved medicines for commercial supply. This includes medicines to treat cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, HIV, congestive heart failure, diabetes and respiratory diseases, along with raw material for consumer healthcare products. "The Process and Chemical Engineering course has a good balance between theoretical and practical elements. We had labs and practical classes for chemistry, physics, and process engineering etc. My favourite lab was the one where we learned how to make beer! Our lecturers had good insights from industry on how the theory we were learning would apply in our day-to-day jobs. We also had industry professionals teach us useful skills. Having the opportunity to do a six-month industry placement, which was coordinated by the UCC Careers Service, really pulled everything that we had learned together."

SARAH MURPHY Planning and Scheduling Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Cork

Siobhán Kangataran has a BCL (Bachelor's Degree in Law, 2003) and an LLM eLaw (Master's Degree in eLaw, 2010) from UCC and is the newly appointed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the Munster Technological University (MTU). After 11 years in the UK, successfully delivering complex multimillion pound projects in the rail, construction and property development industries, she is delighted to return home to Ireland to dedicate her professional experience towards her personal passion for creating a fairer, more inclusive world. "I believe my education at UCC gave me the solid grounding I needed to understand the laws and structures that govern us, in order to challenge those systems when they fail to protect those most vulnerable among us. We all have a duty to speak out against injustice, and my legal education at UCC gave me the clarity and confidence to do this consistently. In addition to this, the connections I made at UCC have stayed with me over the years, and I wouldn’t be where I am without their ongoing support and guidance."

SIOBHÁN KANGATARAN Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, SafeCare and MTU

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UCC’s Global Community

UCC’s Global Community When you start in UCC you will join a global community and start a lifelong relationship. Our Alumni and Development Office helps our graduates stay connected with UCC, whatever they do and wherever they go. We are growing alumni chapters in Cork, Dublin, London, Boston and New York and creating networks in places and industries all across the globe. The UCC Alumni Community is a global network numbering more than 200,000 (and growing!). Famous alumni include rugby legend Ronan O’Gara (pictured), actors Fiona Shaw and Cillian Murphy,

comedian Des Bishop, writer Stefanie Preissner, our Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney, Minister for Education Norma Foley, and celebrity GP Dr. Pixie McKenna, to name but a few! We like to keep in touch with all of our alumni and we support our alumni to stay in touch with one another through class reunions, professional networking events and other social events, here in Ireland and in the various locations where our alumni live and work around the world. When you begin your UCC journey you become part of this global community and that’s a place where you will always belong.

UCC ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT SILVER AWARD WINNER NETWORKS ALL OVER THE WORLD

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at the prestigious CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2020

A GLOBAL NETWORK OF ALUMNI CHAPTERS AND INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


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"We love the English language and we love working with people from different cultures. To borrow a phrase from Irish, we will give you ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’ when you come to the Language Centre." ROB MCCAUL Irish Culture Co-Ordinator

Language Centre

Before you start your degree

Based in the O’Rahilly Building, next to the Boole Library, the Language Centre is a welcoming, inclusive and multicultural space offering English language and other supports to international students. We are a global team, with staff from Korea, South Africa, New Zealand, Morocco, England, Spain and Ireland.

"We can help you improve your English and prepare for university life, developing the key skills you need for success for your degree programme. If you are in receipt of a conditional offer from UCC, our presessional courses can enable you to meet your English language requirements without the need to take another external exam."

Interested in English and travel and want to train as a teacher yourself?

KERRY PLATTS Pre-sessional Co-Ordinator

You can gain an internationally recognised TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification at the Language Centre with a CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Adults). Why not come along to one of our regular open evenings to find out more? TEACHER TRAINING COURSES:

www.ucc.ie/en/esol/teach-train/

HELPING YOU TO REACH YOUR GOALS IN ENGLISH

PRE-SESSIONAL COURSE INFORMATION:

www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/presessional/

Once you have started your degree programme Continue to develop your communication skills with one of our digital badges, designed to improve your academic language skills, or even take one of our part-time courses and connect with a wide range of other language learners on campus and online. You can also take one of our elective or compulsory Language Centre credit modules. Just drop in to the Centre to check out our self-study language lab or ask about Conversation Exchange and pair up with an English-speaking student who wants to practise your language. SANAA KHABBAR Credit Module Co-Ordinator PART-TIME COURSE INFORMATION:

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R E F F O N O ’S T A H W T U O B A D A E NOW THAT YOU’VE R : U O Y R O F T U O E IM T E M SO E K A T HERE AT UCC, WHAT IS THE ONE ASPECT OF UCC THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION?

WHAT DO I NEED TO EXPLORE MORE?

WHAT CLUBS AM I INTERESTED IN?

WHAT SOCIETIES HAVE SPARKED MY INTEREST?

WHAT CAO AND OTHER APPLICATION DATES DO I NEED TO KEEP IN MIND?

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The National Framework of Qualifications Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the body responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training. QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). At third level, the Framework describes and links all the qualifications awarded by universities and institutes of technology.

The third level major award types (Level 6 to Level 10) are as follows: Level 6 = Higher Certificate Level 7 = Bachelor’s Degree  Level 8 = Honours Bachelor’s Degree/Higher Diploma  Level 9 = Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma Level 10 = Doctoral Degree (PhD) The vast majority of full-time undergraduate courses featured in our prospectus, are Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degrees.

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University Jargon

University Jargon BACHELOR’S DEGREE is a primary degree, usually called an undergraduate degree. This normally requires at least three years of fulltime study. The most typical degrees are BA (Bachelor of Arts) and BSc (Bachelor of Science). All UCC undergraduate degrees are honours programmes, Level 8 NFQ.

VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE) is an online area where tutors and lecturers upload notes, materials, etc. for you to download.

THE CALENDAR dates, regulations and degree schedules for each academic year.

DEADLINE is a date by which assignments/ essays must be submitted. Marks are deducted for late submissions.

JOINT DEGREE OR JOINT HONOURS DEGREE is a course where you spend equal time studying two disciplines, e.g. History and English.

THE BOOK OF MODULES contains descriptions of all modules offered in the University’s programmes.

COURSE COORDINATOR is an academic staff member responsible for the academic management of a course.

TURNITIN is a system used for submitting assignments via your VLE, designed to detect plagiarised materials.

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BLENDED LEARNING is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching.

LECTURE is a type of class where an academic presents to a group of students. Lectures are, funnily enough, taught by lecturers !

STUDENTS’ UNION (SU) is run by students, for students. The SU provides academic assistance to students, support to students in need, lobbies the University and the government on issues affecting students, and provides entertainment on campus.

Credits Credits are the value allocated to modules to describe the student workload required to complete them. A module may equal 5, 10, 15 or 20 credits. Each academic year (9 months) of an undergraduate programme is worth 60 credits.

MODULE is a component of your course. Your course is made up of modules which are different topics that are essential to your learning. Each module accounts for a percentage of your degree.

PLAGIARISM is to pass off the work or ideas of another as your own (without crediting the author).

SEMESTER is a division of the academic year, 15 weeks in length. In UCC, the year is divided into two semesters, September-December and January-May.

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are where people with similar interests can get together and are a great way of meeting new friends. UCC has over 100 societies!

WORK PLACEMENTS are offered on certain courses and involve working in an industry relevant to your course for a period of time.

TUTORIALS

SCHOOL is an operational unit of the University that carries out teaching, research and scholarship functions e.g. School of Medicine.

are small group discussions that complement lectures.

PREREQUISITE A prerequisite is a module that must be completed before you can take another module. GRADE

GRADING Note: Some courses may vary from this.

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Admissions Offices UCC’s admissions staff are here to help you with queries relating to your application and admissions.

At UCC we have two Admissions Offices for undergraduate students. Admissions for Irish, European (EU/EEA/Swiss) applicants and students Questions: www.ucc.ie/en/ask/prospective

www.ucc.ie/admissions

Admissions for international applicants and students Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229 Questions: www.ucc.ie/en/international/contactus/ prospective

www.ucc.ie/international

How to apply? Irish and European Applicants If you are from Ireland or EU/EEA/Switzerland, you can apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) www.cao.ie. You may also apply through the CAO if you are from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland, but living in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, and meet certain criteria. If you think this might apply to you, send a query through www.ucc.ie/en/ask/prospective.

IMPORTANT DATES Completed applications must be received in the CAO normally on or before 1 February of the proposed year of entry. The CAO application system usually opens in November and the earlier you create an application the better, as there is a discount for applying before a certain date, usually in January. Keep an eye on the www.cao.ie home page as that is where the important calendar dates are posted. The CAO is for the following category of applicants:

All EU applicants Irish Leaving Certificate school leavers, including those who have also applied through the HEAR or DARE access routes

QQI FE applicants

Mature student applicants

Advanced Entry applicants

IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE SCHOOL LEAVERS

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If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/ H7 in the remaining four subjects, in order to meet matriculation requirements. For all courses in UCC this must include Irish (unless exempt) and English. To compete for a place on a programme, you must meet the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific/additional requirements, and then compete based on results obtained, e.g. points. You can combine results achieved in different sittings for the


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purpose of meeting the minimum entry requirements for programmes (except for Medicine, CK701). However, results achieved in separate years may not be combined for the purpose of scoring points. You will compete based on a points scheme outlined in the Table 1 below:

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The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme which offers places on reduced points as well as extra supports to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. We are proud to participate in this programme and welcome students to UCC who may not have applied without it. To qualify you must be under the age of 23 as of 1 January 2022. You will need to provide satisfactory evidence relating to your socio-economic circumstances and will then compete for a quota of places allocated to HEAR applicants. As the minimum entry and subject entry requirements may differ between colleges and courses, you should check the requirements of each preference listed on the CAO form.

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FOR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS AND GRADES REQUIRED FOR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMES, PLEASE REFER TO:

www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/ entryreqs/irishleavingcertificate/

HIGHER EDUCATION ACCESS ROUTE (HEAR)

By 1 February: apply online at www.cao.ie.

By 1 March: you must indicate in your CAO application that you wish to apply for the HEAR scheme and must fully and correctly complete all elements of the HEAR form.

By 15 March: ensure all your evidence in support of your application is with the CAO.

If you receive a HEAR offer, you will then attend a bespoke UCC PLUS+ Orientation programme before you start. Students who accept places in UCC via HEAR are offered a variety of academic, financial, personal and social supports while studying at third level and we will be here to help you succeed. More information on HEAR, including details of postadmission supports, is available from your Guidance Counsellor, from the UCC PLUS+ Programme team and online at www.accesscollege.ie and www.ucc.ie/uccplus. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR HEAR VIDEO:

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DISABILITY ACCESS ROUTE TO EDUCATION (DARE) The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions route for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. UCC hosts DARE clinics during the months of October through to January. To qualify, you must be a school leaver under the age of 23 as of 1 January 2022. You will need to provide the relevant documentation to verify your disability. Information on accepted documentation can be found here: accesscollege.ie/dare/providing-evidence-ofyour-disability/. You will then compete for a quota of places allocated to DARE applicants. As the minimum entry and subject entry requirements may differ between colleges and courses, you should check the requirements of each preference listed on the CAO form. Before applying for DARE, you should read the DARE Application Guide & Workbook and discuss this with your parents, guardians or Guidance Counsellor. You can download a copy from the www.accesscollege.ie website. How to apply to DARE?

By 1 February: apply online at www.cao.ie.

By 1 March: disclose your disability and/or specific learning difficulty and fully complete Section A of the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

By 15 March: download Section B of the SIF (Educational Impact Statement), get it completed by your school and returned to CAO to arrive by this deadline.

By 15 March: download Section C of the SIF (Evidence of Disability), get it completed by the appropriate medical professional (only if you do not already have a report verifying your disability) and return to CAO to arrive by this deadline. If you have a specific learning difficulty/dyspraxia, you do not need to complete Section C but will be required to present relevant documentation.

DARE guidelines specify that if you receive a DARE offer, you must register with the UCC Disability Support Service and agree a schedule of meetings with your assigned Disability Advisor. This is to help you to succeed in your course!

See www.accesscollege.ie for more information Further information can be found at www.ucc.ie/dss

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QQI FE We are committed to providing entry to the first year of many of our degree programmes to students who have been awarded recognised QQI (FET/FETAC) Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications. There are approximately 360 places available across all our undergraduate programmes open to entrants through this route. UCC’s intake has increased from 54 in 2011/2012 to approximately 230 in 2020/21. The way to apply is via the www.cao.ie portal. Entry to degree programmes is available on a competitive basis to recognised QQI award holders. The CAO system counts the best eight modules from a full Level 5/6 Award. The scores from these eight modules, taken at a single sitting, are added up to give a tally which is used to rank students and reserved places are then offered in order of merit. Please visit the Student Resources section called QQI FET/FETAC qualifications on the CAO website for details of the scoring scheme. You can also find more information on our pages www.ucc.ie/qqi.

MATURE STUDENT APPLICANTS To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2022 and apply via www.cao.ie by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the application process as a mature student. There is a helpful video for mature applicants. There are places for mature students on all undergraduate programmes. As a mature student you do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements so it is essential that you check the CAO Mature Student Guide, the Mature Student Office website www.ucc.ie/en/mature or contact our Mature Student Advisor for further details mso@ucc.ie. The Mature Student Office will be happy to help you with your application. If you are a mature applicant, please note that you can also apply to UCC based on Leaving Certificate (LC) or QQI FE results. You may apply under all three pathways, if applicable (LC, QQI FE, Mature). Just ensure to tick boxes 1, 2 & 8, on the Qualifications and Assessment Summary section on the CAO application form, to be assessed under all three pathways.


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Some programmes will require a statement of interest, an entrance exam, an interview, and/or the MSAP. The MSAP is an assessment which is designed to allow you to demonstrate your skills in written English and your capacity for critical reasoning. It is a requirement for mature entry to all programmes in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences. For more information on the specific requirements per programme, please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ undergrad/entryreqs/matureapplicants/ and to contact a Mature Student Advisor, visit www.ucc.ie/en/mature.

EUROPEAN APPLICANTS If you are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, and have a school-leaving qualification other than the Irish Leaving Certificate, you will make your application via the CAO by 1 February. You can find details about matriculation and course requirements, as well as English language requirements on our website: www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/entryreqs. The CAO website also contains useful information in their Entry Requirements Criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants online brochure.

LATE APPLICATION A late application may be usually made to the CAO up to the 1 May. Late applications from mature students applying through the mature student entry route are not accepted. Late applications are also not accepted for restricted programmes, which are:

CK104 Arts-Music

CK112 Theatre and Performative Practices

CK114 Social Science - Youth and Community Work CK115 Social Work (Mature applicants only)

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS CAO applicants for full-time degrees must normally have reached 17 years of age by the 15 January of the year following entry to UCC. If you are younger than this, you can make a special application for exemption from the age requirement. Applications must be made in writing to the UCC Admissions Officer and should be accompanied by a letter of support from the School Principal and a parent/guardian.

POINTS CALCULATION Points are calculated based on the six best recognised subjects taken at one examination sitting. The one examination sitting restriction is applicable for points purposes only and does not affect the separate minimum entry requirements of the National University of Ireland i.e. it is still possible to satisfy the minimum entry and additional programme requirements over more than one year, except in the case of undergraduate entry to Medicine (CK701).

ALLOCATION/ACCEPTANCE OF PLACES The CAO will inform all applicants (who are applying based on School Leaving results) of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the Irish Leaving Certificate results have been published. When you receive a CAO offer, you will be asked to accept the offer in the CAO system by a specified date. If you don’t accept the offer by the specified date, the offer will lapse and the place will be offered to the candidate next in order of merit, other than in exceptional circumstances.

DEFERRED ENTRY POLICY Students who have been offered a place in UCC through the CAO may be permitted, on application to the UCC Admissions Officer, to defer first year entry for one year. It is not always possible to defer entry. Deferred Entry requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and a range of factors are considered, including programme quota, the nature of the offer and the reasons set out by the applicant. Any application for Deferred Entry being made on medical grounds should be accompanied by a letter or certificate from a doctor. There is no guarantee that a Deferred Entry application will be approved in any circumstance. Should you receive an offer and then be seeking a deferral, it is important to follow the CAO’s guidelines and not accept the offered place in the CAO system. Complete and submit the UCC’s Deferred Entry Request Form immediately but no later than two days before the reply date shown on the CAO Offer Notice.

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EXCEPTIONAL LATE APPLICATION PROCESS An EU/EEA/Swiss student registered in any year of an Irish third level programme that they accessed via CAO, who is competing on the basis of school leaving results, may make a late application to the CAO from 1 June up to 22 July for the first year of another programme (apart from Restricted Application programmes). These late applications must be verified by the Admissions Office of the currently registered institution. Applicants must write their previous CAO application number on the top of Page 1 of the application form. All late applicants are required to pay an additional CAO application fee.

CERTIFICATE IN ARTS AND CERTIFICATE IN LANGUAGES If you have successfully completed the Certificate in Arts or Certificate in Languages (from UCC’s Centre for Adult Continuing Education) and achieved an overall minimum result of 50%, you may apply before the 1 February 2022, through the CAO website (www.cao.ie), for a first-year place in the BA Arts programme (CK101). If successful in your application to the programme, you will be granted exemption from one first year subject (15 credits) and will automatically receive exemptions for any modules taken and passed in the Certificate in Languages, provided that entry to the BA programme is undertaken within 5 years of completing the Certificate and the relevant modules are still being offered within your chosen programme of study. Contact the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences for more information cacsss@ucc.ie. Mature students (those who are 23 and over) who have completed the Certificate in Arts or Certificate in Languages may apply for a place in CK101 Arts without having sat the MSAP test. 

DIRECT ENTRY You can apply for the following course/routes by requesting an application form directly from the Admissions Office in UCC:

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Diploma Dental Hygiene

Diploma Dental Nursing

BSc Nursing Studies

BSc Paramedic Studies - Practitioner Entry

BSc Science Education - Direct Entry into Year 3

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ADVANCED ENTRY Advanced Entry refers to transfers to a year beyond first year from another third level institution. Applications must be submitted through the CAO website www.cao.ie. To be considered for Advanced Entry, there must be a vacancy on the UCC programme of interest, there must be compatibility between your current programme and the UCC programme and you must have passed all component modules of your programme in your host institution. You are strongly advised to contact the Admissions Office before making an Advanced Entry application by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND (NUI) REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS In certain circumstances, you may be eligible to gain exemptions from Irish and/or the third language requirement. Please refer to the NUI website www.nui.ie or talk to your Guidance Counsellor.

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Applicants From Outside Europe If you are from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland, you will make your application via an online application system which can be accessed on the UCC’s International Office website. Applications open in early December and traditionally close at the end of May. You will be able to apply for a maximum of two programmes using the UCC online application system. You will need to provide supporting documents as outlined in the Supporting Documents Checklist section online. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are reviewed by the International Office Undergraduate Admissions Team.

A decision is made on individual assessment of each application. The International Office will send a Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance to successful applicants.

This process takes approximately 3-5 weeks from the date of receipt of your completed application.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English, you must provide evidence of equivalent competence in the English language. Please visit www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/ english/undergraduate/ for more information about the recognised English language tests and the minimum required scores for your selected academic programme. If you have any questions, please check out our webpages ucc.ie/international and in the Ask A Question section you can see Hot Topics and FAQs or you can submit your own question. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Note: Applications for Medicine and Dentistry can only be made through designated UCC Agents. Each Agent has a specific closing date. You will need to contact the relevant Agent for information on the application procedure and closing dates. Visit www.ucc.ie/ugi for the most up-to-date information on how to apply and important dates.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry. Applications will be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For Non-EU admission to undergraduate studies at UCC, our programmes are categorised into 3 bands of competitiveness. Please visit our website www.ucc.ie/ugi and consult the Entry Requirements section as that contains region-specific information. The Entry Requirements section also explains the Cambridge GCE A Levels and International Baccalaureate qualification requirements.

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Student Garda Vetting A condition of enrolment on the following courses is that all incoming students have cleared the vetting process in accordance with university policy and the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012:

CK111 Early Years and Childhood Studies

CK114 Youth and Community Work

CK115 Social Work

CK124 Education Gaeilge

CK125 Sports Studies and Physical Education

Science Education through CK402, CK404, CK406, CK408

All programmes in the College of Medicine and Health except CK707

Up-to-date information can be found on our website www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/ admissionspolicies

Fitness to Practise These undergraduate degree programmes require students to meet the guidelines of UCC's 'Fitness to Practise' policy:

CK114 Youth and Community Work

CK115 Social Work

CK124 Education Gaeilge

CK125 Sports Studies and Physical Education

Science Education through CK402, CK404, CK406, CK408

CK701 Medicine

CK791 Medicine (Graduate Entry)

CK702 Dentistry

Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Diploma in Dental Nursing

CK703 Pharmacy

CK704 Occupational Therapy

CK705 Speech and Language Therapy

All Nursing and Midwifery Degrees

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THE COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES “The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences offers an outstanding range of exciting programmes for those interested in human societies past, present and future. Whether you want to explore the beginnings of civilisation or the future of work, the treasure trove of literature in many languages or how political decisions are made, our academic staff are field-leading experts who can help guide you on your journey of intellectual discovery and achievement. Our excellent degrees lay the foundations for many careers including social work and teaching and the creative arts of music, theatre and film. More generally, through our degree courses, you will acquire a broad range of transferable skills that will equip you superbly to tackle the many societal challenges of the twenty-first century, enabling you to start here and go anywhere!”

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In top 150 universities for English - QS World University Rankings


OUR PROGRAMMES & SUBJECTS COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES CK101

Arts

ARTS SUBJECT

Chinese Studies

CK102

Social Science

ARTS SUBJECT

Computer Science

CK104*

Arts-Music

ARTS SUBJECT

Economics

CK105

Film and Screen Media

ARTS SUBJECT

English

CK108

Arts International

ARTS SUBJECT

European Studies

CK109

English

ARTS SUBJECT

Folklore

CK110

World Languages

ARTS SUBJECT

French

CK111

Early Years and Childhood Studies

ARTS SUBJECT

Gaeilge/Irish

CK112*

Theatre & Performative Practices

ARTS SUBJECT

Geography

CK113

Criminology

ARTS SUBJECT

German

CK114**

Social Science (Youth and Community Work)

ARTS SUBJECT

Greek

CK115***

Social Work

ARTS SUBJECT

Greek and Roman Civilisation

CK118

Digital Humanities and Information Technology

ARTS SUBJECT

History

CK120

Applied Psychology

ARTS SUBJECT

History of Art

CK121

Psychology and Computing

ARTS SUBJECT

Italian

CK122

Government and Political Science

ARTS SUBJECT

Latin

CK123

Anthropology

ARTS SUBJECT

Mathematical Studies

CK124

Education - Gaeilge

ARTS SUBJECT

Mathematics

Sports Studies and Physical Education

ARTS SUBJECT

Philosophy

CK125

ARTS SUBJECT

Politics

ARTS SUBJECT

Applied Mathematics

ARTS SUBJECT

Portuguese

ARTS SUBJECT

Archaeology

ARTS SUBJECT

Religions and Global Diversity

ARTS SUBJECT

Asian Studies

ARTS SUBJECT

Spanish

ARTS SUBJECT

Béaloideas

ARTS SUBJECT

Sociology

ARTS SUBJECT

Celtic Civilisation

ARTS SUBJECT

Studies in Music

*Restricted Entry/Entrance Exam **Restricted Mature and QQI/FE applicants over 21 years only ***Restricted Mature Entry only

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ARTS SUBJECTS & SUBJECT GROUPS TABLES The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at UCC offers a wide range of subjects. Depending on the course, you will be able to choose one or more subjects. Table 1 opposite, shows the full choice of subjects available to you within each group. No more than one subject may be chosen from any individual group. Subjects within the same group cannot be combined. If you study CK101 Arts or CK108 Arts International, all subject groups will be available to you in choosing your subjects. If you study another Arts course certain groups/subjects will be available to you but not all. In Table 2 below, you can see what subject groups or individual subjects are on offer within each course. Remember, you can only pick one subject from each group as shown in Table 1. For example If you want to study Music with Maths; Film with Philosophy; Criminology with Irish and many other combinations, then you will have the flexibility to do so. Refer to the individual course pages and subject pages for more details.

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CK108

CK109

CK110

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ARTS - MUSIC

FILM & SCREEN MEDIA

ARTS INTERNATIONAL

ENGLISH

WORLD LANGUAGES

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GROUP 1

GROUP 2

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GROUP 2

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GROUP 6

GROUP 6

Chinese Studies English as a Second or Other Language French Gaeilge/Irish German Italian Japanese Korean Latin Portuguese Spanish

PICK 4 SUBJECTS

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PICK 2 SUBJECTS

PICK 4 SUBJECTS

PICK 2 SUBJECTS

PICK 3 LANGUAGES

You will study all four subjects in first year, two of which will be carried forward.

You will study both subjects in first year, one of which will be carried forward.

You will study both subjects in first year, one of which will be carried forward.

You will study all four subjects in first year, two of which will be carried forward.

You will study both subjects in first year only.

You will study these three languages in first year only. A variety of language combinations are offered in subsequent years.

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Archaeology

Béaloideas

Computer Science

Chinese Studies

Economics

History

German

Portuguese

Applied Mathematics

Mathematical Studies

European Studies

Politics

Folklore

French

Gaeilge/Irish Greek & Roman Civilisation

English Greek

Mathematics

Religions & Global Diversity Geography (a)

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History of Art

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Latin

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Asian Studies

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Sociology Studies in Music

Italian Celtic Civilisation (b)

Philosophy Spanish

GROUPS 2(a) & 2(b): Students can combine Group 2(a) History of Art with any subject from Group 2(b) in first year only. Students can only study one subject from Groups 2(a) & 2(b) in second and third year. GROUPS 6(a) & 6(b): From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy or Spanish in second year.

PROGRAMME & SUBJECT GROUPS TABLE 2

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CK124

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THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES

CRIMINOLOGY

DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION GAEILGE

SPORTS STUDIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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French German Gaeilge/Irish Italian Philosophy Politics Spanish

Archaeology Béaloideas Celtic Civilisation Chinese Studies English Geography German Greek Italian Latin Philosophy Politics Religions & Global Diversity Sociology Spanish

French

English

German French Italian Gaeilge/Irish Mathematical Studies

History

Spanish

Mathematical Studies

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PICK 1 SUBJECT

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You will study one subject in first year. You will then have the option to continue with this subject in second and subsequent years.

You will study this subject during all years of this course.

You will continue with this subject in second and subsequent years.

You will continue with this subject in second and subsequent years.

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ARTS BA (Honours)

DURATION 3 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 300 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 300-601 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 600 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS There are further subject specific entry requirements for subjects on offer through the BA. Some subjects are only offered at a minor level. Please check our ‘points to note’ www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/calendar/arts/ art002.html for a full list of subject entry requirements and subject specific information. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 60 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 42 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck101 CONTACT INFORMATION

Loretta Brady l.brady@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss

WHAT IS ARTS? Arts (often referred to as the Humanities) is the study of human beings, our origins, our existence, and our cultures through subjects such as literature, philosophy, languages, history, politics, archaeology, the classics and many more. Arts allows you to look at what it means to be human in society through a variety of different subject lenses. As a student of Arts you will learn to interpret human experience, communicate complex ideas, be a critical and independent thinker, solve problems creatively, make positive change, ask questions and imagine and re-imagine the future.

WHY UCC? Arts in UCC is student-focused and led by excellence in teaching and learning. Within Arts you can choose from 30 subjects and study four of them in first year. The subject choices you make are guaranteed, although in order to make sure you have made an informed decision you are welcome to attend any lectures during your first four weeks, and you can make changes to your final subject choice during that same period. English in UCC is among the top 150 subjects in the world in the QS world university subject rankings. UCC also has the largest number of languages to choose from in Ireland and you can choose from 11 in total. We have an extensive suite of entrance and college scholarships, including the Mary Ryan Language Scholarship and the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, amongst others. Regardless of what subjects you study you can avail of free workshops from our Writer in Residence, Film Artist in Residence and Musician in Residence. Choose choice, choose UCC!

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While many of our students fall in love with a subject that they studied in school and want to continue with that subject in college, don’t forget that there are many new and exciting subjects to choose from in Arts which do not require any prior knowledge. These include philosophy, sociology, archaeology and many more. There are also Leaving Certificate subjects on offer in Arts which do not require you to have studied them to Leaving Certificate level including history, geography and economics.

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WORK PLACEMENT

With such a wide choice of subjects on offer you will experience many exciting and challenging modules throughout your degree. In first year each subject is made up of three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Even though you will take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5 credit module has about 24 one hour lectures associated with it, with students taking 60 credits worth of modules each year. If you study a language you will have additional language laboratory work and practical sessions, or if you study Geography and Archaeology you will be required to attend field trips. Assessments can be quite varied and can include formal exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, essays, assignments and more. Don’t worry, we will be there to help and support you along the way!

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE

SUBJECT GROUPS

You will have different modules for each of your subject choices. Select four subjects from the Arts Subject Groups table on page 127. Select one subject from each group only. Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As an Arts graduate you will make significant contributions to our society, culture and economy. The cultural and intellectual enrichment, derived from the process of your learning, will extend to your future work environment, community and culture. Our graduates have pursued careers in a wide range of areas, including administration; archaeology; curation; digital content creation; diplomatic service; editing; finance & banking; heritage & tourism; journalism; museum & gallery management; planning & sustainable development; primary & secondary teaching; public relations; publishing; research; television & radio work.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Due to the extensive range of subject choices on offer, you will have a vast range of opportunities for postgraduate study in UCC, nationally, and internationally. Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in a diverse range of areas including: MA Editing, MA GIS Systems, MA Global Gallery Studies, MA Criminology, MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA Education, MA Management & Marketing, MA Planning & Sustainable Development, MA Journalism, MA Museum Studies, MA Translation Studies. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE LYNN HARDING Senior Content Designer With Fjord At The Dock (Accenture’s Global Research & Innovation Centre) Ba English And History

“Arts can take you anywhere. I’ve worked in tech, in communications, in publishing and content creation. Today, I work in design for the global R&D and innovation hub of one of the world’s biggest consulting firms.”

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SOCIAL SCIENCE BSocSc (Honours)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 434

WHAT IS SOCIAL SCIENCE?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 434-584

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi

Social Science involves the study of society and is an umbrella term for subjects that allow you to investigate the social, cultural, psychological, political, and economic influences that shape the world we live in. It provides vital information for governments and policymakers, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and others who work with people, groups and communities to improve their lives. If you embrace thinking about complicated and multilayered social issues - such as mental health, children’s rights, education, disability, drugs and alcohol use, racism, sexual identity, housing and homelessness, equality, sustainability and criminal justice – and if you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives and the world we live in, then Social Science is for you!

QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss

WHY UCC?

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 110 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 11 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 11

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Fiona Dukelow f.dukelow@ucc.ie

Phil O’Sullivan phil.osullivan@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/appsoc

GRADUATE PROFILE CIARA MCNAMARA “If I am honest I was unaware what I wanted to do while I was in school. One thing I did know was that I wanted to work and interact with different members of society each day. As it turns out Social Science was just what I needed. The course has a wide variety of modules for you to explore which was fantastic. I couldn’t recommend the course enough.”

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Our Social Science degree is a highly-regarded academic degree with an excellent national and international reputation for its teaching and learning. External examiners regularly commend the degree for being at the cutting edge of social science thinking and for the creative and interesting ways it is taught. Our staff have won the highest number of President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in UCC so you will be taught by the best in the field. Our teaching practices draw on digital technologies to support your learning by using fun, creative and formative methods that will enhance your digital fluency skills. In our Compass Next Generation teaching space you will receive advanced technologyenhanced teaching. We are proud to have won the Social Policy Education Enhancing Digital Skills (SPEED) Gold Award for our digital teaching practices.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

WORK PLACEMENT

We don’t recommend any particular Leaving Certificate subjects for this course but if you come to college with curiosity and an open mind then this course is for you. We embrace thinking about complex social issues, so if you would like to pursue a career that promotes people’s wellbeing and social change then you will enjoy and thrive in this course.

Our degree offers you the opportunity to take an optional placement. This usually consists of a minimum 150 hours work in an organisation of your choice relevant to your studies. Work placements normally take place during the summer months and you will have the opportunity to undertake placements in a diverse range of local community settings and social services agencies. Many of our students choose to complete these placements abroad. You also have the option of taking the CACSSS Professional Work Experience module.

COURSE STRUCTURE The degree course is delivered in a student-centred way, based on a strong commitment to supporting you to flourish intellectually and professionally. You will attend small group tutorials, seminars on study and writing skills, and you will have ongoing tutor and staff availability throughout the year. You will get the opportunity to examine social issues from many perspectives and study several subjects including social policy, sociology, psychology, philosophy and economics. You will not be expected to have prior knowledge of the various subjects and the first year is focused on introducing you to key concepts and theories. And, if you are interested in languages, you can also study French, German, Spanish, Italian or Irish/Gaeilge. This flexibility in design allows you to shape the degree to fit your own specialist interests and career plans.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: AP1022 Social Psychology, AP1023 Lifespan Development, EC1117 & EC1118 Markets & Government: An Introduction to Economics, SS1017 Politics & Social Policy (Part 1) (10 credits), SS1018 Politics & Social Policy (Part 2), SC1012 Introduction to Sociology, SC1013 Key Issues in Sociology (10 credits). ELECTIVES: PH1005 An Introduction to Philosophy & Social Science (10 credits) or SS1012 Social Practice & the Social Professions (10 credits).

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Social Science encompasses a varied range of career options and if you are interested in working with people in a community, social or therapeutic environment then this course is ideally suited to you. For graduates who progress with the professional social work qualification there are numerous opportunities to practice social work in statutory and voluntary settings. Community and voluntary organisations employ graduates in support and caring roles for a broad cross-section of society. Our graduates also work in, and develop, careers in advocacy, as policy officers and social researchers with statutory, voluntary and campaigning organisations. The public and civil service employ social science graduates in administration and essential provision services such as housing, youth services, and family support services. For those graduates who branch out to other areas of professional development, employment destinations include teaching, occupational therapy, town planning and sustainable development, human resource management, journalism and broadcasting, social policy analysis and social research.

STUDY ABROAD From 2020 onwards we are pleased to introduce an International Pathway for students who wish to study abroad. This is an optional pathway which allows you to spend third year in an approved foreign university where you will study approved courses and modules. All courses will be assessed by the host university.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Social Science graduates can access a broad range of postgraduate courses in diverse fields in Ireland and abroad. Many of our graduates pursue a career in social work and progress to the Master of Social Work (MSW) in UCC. Other UCC options include professional qualifications and further study in occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, planning and sustainable development, community and youth work, social policy and social research, criminology, teaching, marketing and management and counselling studies.

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ARTS-MUSIC BA/BMus (Honours)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years

WHAT IS ARTS-MUSIC?

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 339 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 339-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 50 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants are also required to pass a music entrance exam. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 5 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck104 CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Music music@ucc.ie www.music.ucc.ie

This Arts-Music degree allows you to combine the study of two subjects – Music and an Arts subject of your choice. Studying Music helps you to understand the historical and cultural development of different genres of music throughout time as well as exploring your creative and practical skills through composition and performance. You will create music through solo and ensemble performance, improvisation, composition, aural training, applied work in education and the community, and in the computer music studio.

WHY UCC? If you study Music in UCC you will be choosing the most musically diverse BA or BMus degree programme on offer in Ireland. Our BA/BMus/BA Arts-Music International degrees are in tune with current international trends and needs in music, and rich in transferrable skills. UCC’s Music Department, with its new recording studio and performing spaces, provide a unique environment for you to foster your musical interests. The department is large enough to be exciting and surprising, but still small enough to offer you a friendly and supportive environment, one where you’ll quickly feel at home. We are exceptionally proud of our exciting collaboration with Cork Opera House, which uniquely allows us to offer you learning experiences and internships in a national theatre as part of your course.

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MUSIC AT UCC

We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and different kinds of experience of music. You may not have had the opportunity to take Music at the Leaving Certificate level or to have taken advanced performance grades, but you are just as welcome to apply as those who have passed such exams. While we do not ask for any specific requirements at the Music Entrance test, we are naturally looking for you to have a strong interest in studying music and possess skills in using music notation and in performance to a level sufficient for you to cope with the demands of our degree programme.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BA (Arts-Music) programme now offers three pathways after first year. You can study for the threeyear BA Arts-Music, four-year BMus or the four-year Arts-Music International degree course. 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 and Social Sciences. In first year, you will study a range of Music modules 132

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and two Arts subjects from Groups 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6(a). In second year, you will study Music as a single subject (50 credits) or a major subject (40 credits) or a joint subject (30 credits) with one of your Arts subjects continued from first year so there are lots of choices for you as you design your own pathway after first year. You may also apply to transfer to the BMus to take 60 credits of Music if you wish. You will attend approximately two hours of lectures for each module per week along with tutorials, seminars, practical work, rehearsals and performance. As far as possible, you will spend time in the Department practicing your instrument or voice. Additionally, there are widespread opportunities for you to take part in extra-curricular music making. Theoretical courses typically require up to four hours a week of reading, researching, or other investigative work.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: MU1020 Western Music, Culture & Media, MU1021 ITM Studies & Introduction to World Music, MU1022 Gamelan & Solo Recital, MU1023 Ensemble, MU1024 Composition & Music Theory, MU1025 Music Theory & Aural Skills.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE

SUBJECT GROUPS

Choose two subjects from Groups 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5 and 6(a) from the Subject Groups table on page 127. Select one subject from each group only. Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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GRADUATE PROFILE NYALA GRUNWALD “Undertaking a double degree in History and Music was first a way for me to keep my options open, to complete an Arts degree in two fields that allowed me to branch out or specialise in either, in further professional undertakings. Upon doing the programme itself, balancing different Humanities fields and subjects was a useful way to improve academic and interactive techniques across the board, become more flexible, adaptable and pluralistic (capable of several skills and management approaches) in professional environments.”

WORK PLACEMENT The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. We also offer Summer Internship opportunities with a number of organisations, including the Cork Opera House.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our graduates have a great record for finding employment. Employers recognise Music degrees as being particularly rich in transferable skills, and varied in breadth of learning, a facet reinforced by inclusion of a second subject area taken to graduate level. Our BMus graduates are highly trained and self-reliant specialists, with the strength of an additional year’s maturation and expertise. They are in much demand professionally. Our graduates work in a variety of settings including areas such as performing musicians; music teachers; music business; arts and cultural heritage management; and in film, television, and radio.

STUDY ABROAD You can choose the BA Arts-Music International Pathway after first year. This will allow you to build a year overseas into your degree. You can then study Music and/or an Arts subject with an approved university in Asia, Canada, Europe, South America and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Graduates of the BA Arts-Music and BMus degrees have a broad range of post-graduate study pathways available to them both in UCC and in other universities, both nationally and internationally. In UCC options include: MA Ethnomusicology, MA Arts Management & Creative Producing, MA Experimental Sound Practice, MA Music &Cultural History.

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CK105 DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 421 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 421-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 40

FILM AND SCREEN MEDIA BA (Honours) WHAT IS FILM AND SCREEN MEDIA?

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Film and Screen Media immerses you in the history, aesthetics and practice of the moving image – one of the most important cultural forms in existence today. Nowadays, more than ever before, national and international cultures operate, communicate, entertain and celebrate their identities in powerful and important visual ways. As a contemporary citizen of the world you interact with others in visually complex ways and the media that you use work by projecting, merging, distributing, enhancing and displaying images. Film and Screen Media is unique in its combination of film studies and screen media (internet, mobile social media, e-publishing), with digital filmmaking and screenwriting (theory and practice).

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WHY UCC?

LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss

CONTACT INFORMATION

Linda Murphy film@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies

UCC is one of Ireland’s most beautiful university campuses in a city with a thriving hub of filmmaking and film festivals. With internationally-celebrated festivals such as the Cork French Film Festival and the Cork International Film Festival, as well as the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, the area boasts a vibrant active film and media making and viewing community in which you will take part. Many of our students have won awards in journalism, for their films, and have had their work shown on national television and in international film festivals. Our programme is unique and innovative and combines training in the practice of digital filmmaking with courses on the theories, history and styles of film and other screen media, such as mobile technologies, the internet and cyberspace, video games and many others. During your degree, you will have the opportunity of getting first-rate guidance and instruction on screenwriting and film production from our Film Artist in Residence. Our state-of-the-art film studio and our dedicated editing labs, which are equipped with a full range of filmmaking applications, can be added to this wonderful mix to make Film and Screen Media at UCC the place to come to study cinema if you love the art form as much as we do.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? You will not need any specific Leaving Certificate subject to study Film and Screen Media aside from NUI entry requirements. All of the experience that you will need for our discipline will be built up on-site from day one of the programme. All we ask is that you love film in all of its forms! 134

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COURSE STRUCTURE

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Each year you will take core courses in the theories, history and aesthetics of film and screen media, and in practical filmmaking. In addition, there are optional modules in specific topics in film history, and courses on national cinemas. The BA in Film and Screen Media is a Major degree that lasts three years. Students take 60 credits each year, as follows: First Year: BA Film & Screen Media (30 credits) + two other subjects (15 credits each); Second Year: BA Film & Screen Media (40 credits) + one other subject (20 credits) and Third Year: BA Film & Screen Media (40 credits) + one other subject (20 credits). Modules are taught by expert practitioners and professionals, who will give you up-to-date knowledge about how various aspects of the industry work. There will also be occasional visiting lecturers and seminars and workshops given by some of the best-known creative talents in the field. You will get a comprehensive training in the use of cameras, lighting and post-production work that will give you competence in several aspects of film production. You will also learn about script structuring and screenwriting, camera operation, lighting, direction and editing.

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: FX1001 Introduction to Film Studies (10 credits), FX1002 Introduction to Screen Media & Culture, FX1003 Early Cinema: From the Magic Lantern to the Pioneers, FX1004 Introduction to Digital Media (10 credits).

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE

SUBJECT GROUPS

Choose two subjects from Groups 2(a), 2(b), 3, 4, 5, 6(a) and 6(b) from the Arts Subject Groups table on page 127. Select one subject from each group only. Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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As well as having obtained a keen awareness of the ways in which contemporary society constructs itself around a highly visualised culture of images – something that will enable you to contribute to several areas of present-day industry and commerce – you will be prepared for work in various related fields within advertising, audio-visual production, design, journalism, television, various culture industries, visual technologies and, of course, cinema.

STUDY ABROAD Students on the BA in Film and Screen Media course can opt to take an International Pathway and study in one of our partner universities in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal in third year.

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Our Film and Screen Media course will give you a solid knowledge of the practical and theoretical areas in the wide field of film and screen media, and a concrete foundation that will facilitate your progress to more advanced studies at MA and PhD level. You will have acquired refined technical skills and research methodologies that will complement your knowledge base, and will enable your transition to higher levels of university study or practical filmmaking. Some of the further study options at UCC include: MA Arts Management & Creative Producing, MA Experimental Sound Practice, MA in Film & Screen Media, MRes (Masters by Research), as well as PhD programmes, including PhD in Film & Screen Media and PhD in Film & Screen Media (Creative Practice). For more information please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CURRENT STUDENT EMMA O’BYRNE “This BA has a wonderful balance of practical work that helps us to explore our creative sides and theoretical work that keeps us engaged in our academic studies. The lecturers are approachable and friendly and always willing to help.”

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CK108 DURATION 4 Years

ARTS INTERNATIONAL BA (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 440 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 440-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 125 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS There are further subject specific entry requirements for subjects on offer through the BA. Some subjects are only offered at a minor level. Please check our ‘points to note’ at www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/calendar/ arts/art002.html for a full list of subject entry requirements and subject specific information. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 13 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 9 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck108 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Dónal Hassett bainternational@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss

WHAT IS ARTS INTERNATIONAL? Arts (often referred to as the Humanities) is the study of human beings, our origins, our existence and our cultures through subjects such as literature, philosophy, languages, history, politics, archaeology, the classics and many more. Arts allows you to look at what it means to be human in society through a variety of different subject lenses. As a student of the Arts International programme you will learn to interpret human experience, communicate complex ideas, be a critical and independent thinker, solve problems creatively, make positive change, ask questions and imagine and re-imagine the future. In today’s global world, where international experience is crucial, Arts International will give you the opportunity to enhance your international learning experience and increase your cultural awareness by living and studying in another country during your third year.

WHY UCC? Arts International is student-focused and led by excellence in teaching and learning. Within Arts you can choose from 30 subjects and study four of them in first year. The subject choices you make are guaranteed, although in order to make sure you have made an informed decision you are welcome to attend any lectures during your first four weeks, and you can make changes to your final subject choice during that same period. English in UCC is among the top 150 subjects in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings. UCC also has the largest number of languages to choose from in Ireland and you can choose from 11 in total. We have an extensive suite of entrance and college scholarships, including the Mary Ryan Language Scholarship and the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, amongst others. Regardless of what subjects you study you can avail of free workshops from our Writer in Residence, Film Artist in Residence and Musician in Residence. Arts International students studying in Europe receive Erasmus funding, but we also offer some International Scholarships for students thinking beyond Europe.

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many new and exciting subjects to choose from in Arts which do not require any prior knowledge. These include Philosophy, Sociology, Archaeology and many more. There are also Leaving Certificate subjects on offer in Arts which do not require you to have studied them to Leaving Certificate level including History, Geography and Economics.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies except during your year abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Arts International allows you to spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions, whether you are studying language or non-language subjects. In first year you choose four subjects from our extensive list of options and from second year onwards you will study two of these subjects to degree level. In Arts International you will do a unique module in second year – Crossing Borders: Cultures and Societies – so that you can develop an awareness and understanding of the societal and cultural impact of internationalisation and globalisation from a world perspective. In first year, each subject has three to four lectures per week plus a one hour tutorial. Language subjects have additional weekly language laboratories. Even though you only take two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. If you study Archaeology and Geography you will be required to attend field trips.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE You will have different modules for each of your subject choices. Select four subjects from the Subject Groups table on page 127. Select one subject from each group only. Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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Today’s market requires graduates whose education has equipped them to be flexible, innovative and imaginative. Adjusting to life in another country and its university system enhances your independence and maturity and will be a crucial formative experience for you. It will demonstrate your commitment, adaptability, cultural understanding and global outlook to employers. You will have an opportunity to choose the career that best suits you in many different employment areas such as: administration, archaeology, arts management, digital content creation, diplomatic service, finance & banking, heritage & tourism, journalism, planning & sustainable development, primary & secondary teaching, public relations, publishing & editing, research, and television & radio.

STUDY ABROAD As an Arts International student you spend third year at one of our international partner-universities in Europe, Asia, or North and South America. If you are studying language you will spend third year in the country where that language is spoken.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Due to the extensive range of subject choices on offer, you will have a vast range of opportunities for postgraduate study in UCC, nationally, and internationally. Our Arts International graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in a diverse range of areas including: Professional Master of Education (PME), Diploma/MA Editing, MA GIS Systems, MA Global Gallery Studies, MA Criminology, MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA Management & Marketing, MA Journalism, MA Museum Studies, MA Translation Studies, and MPlan Planning & Sustainable Development. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Question Time... If I can’t travel in third year can I transfer to CK101? What are my options? That is no problem, and should you find that you cannot travel you can apply to transfer into CK101 Arts and complete your degree in three years.

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ENGLISH BA (Honours)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 367

WHAT IS ENGLISH?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 367-613

A passion for reading, thinking about and understanding literature lies at the heart of the study of English. In pursuing a degree in English, you will discover literature in all its varieties. You will learn how to analyse and discuss it, whilst developing your own insights into the creative arts that shape our world. As a subject English is about exploring literature across time, from diverse social and historical contexts and in a variety of forms. Through intensive study you will unearth and enjoy the richness of the literary arts, from the era of Old English to the 21st century, from poetry, plays, novels, to film, comic books and beyond. Through reading, writing, discussion and group and independent research, you will learn about literary genres, movements and historical periods, and develop a deep understanding of critical theories and current debates. As a student of English you will become a critical writer, creative thinker and an effective communicator, capable of contributing to Ireland’s vibrant cultural and intellectual life.

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 55 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 6 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck109 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Edel Semple e.semple@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/english

WHY UCC? UCC’s Department of English is ranked among the top 150 Universities for English in the QS World University Rankings. In our internationally renowned department, you’ll be taught by staff that include leading scholars as well as prominent poets, novelists, and creative practitioners. Visiting scholars and our Writer in Residence offer talks and workshops, as well as one-to-one consultations. You will also benefit from unique, programme-specific courses on creative writing, digital literacy and problem-based learning, which together foster a lifelong love of literature and enable you to develop marketable skills vital in a range of professions. Our BA in English allows you to choose from a range of course options to shape your degree according to your interests.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Helpful Leaving Certificate subjects include: English, History, Art, Classical Studies, Politics and a language.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BA in English degree is taught in a blended fashion through lectures, small-group tutorials and workshops. During the course of your studies, you may also participate in group projects, online discussions, visit significant cultural sites and conduct independent research. You will encounter a range of assessments from essays to oral presentations to team projects to creative and online productions. Individual study 138

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is essential in an English degree. You will often have the opportunity to follow your interests, choosing which texts to study for assignments, while learning to articulate what it is about them that interests you. You will also gain knowledge and transferable skills vital in any future career or programme of study. In exploring literature, you will learn to communicate clearly and persuasively; to analyse logically and think creatively; to engage in independent research; to evaluate and formulate arguments and theories; and to understand key developments in society, politics, and culture.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. EN1002 Literature & Society: Medieval to Renaissance, EN1003 Introduction to Modern Literature, EN1004 Theories and Contexts in Literature, EN1101 Contexts: The Production & Reception of Literature & Film, EN1103 Problems in Literature (10 credits).

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE

SUBJECT GROUPS

Choose two subjects from Groups 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 4, 6(a) and 6(b) from the Subject Groups table on page 127. Select one subject from each group only. Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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WORK PLACEMENT The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This professional work experience module (PX3001) is optional and may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Studying English provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a range of professions. English fosters skills in communication, creativity, analysis and independent research, and our graduates work in a range of areas and industries. Past graduates have gone on to further study and to careers in broadcasting & journalism, business, creative arts & heritage industries, education, IT & digital media, law, marketing and publishing.

STUDY ABROAD If you would like to spend a year studying abroad you have the option to add a year on to this threeyear degree course via the BA English International Pathway. The International Pathway allows you to spend third year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe and North America, before returning to UCC for fourth year to continue your studies.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS English discipline-specific postgraduate options at UCC include: MA Creative Writing, MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA English: Irish Writing & Film, MA English: Modernities: Literature, Theory & Culture from the Romantics to the Present; MA English: Texts & Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance. For more information on other postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE LIA CURTIN “The BA English degree provided me with the practical knowledge and transferable skills which have proven very attractive to employers, while the variety of academic modules covered by the degree opened up a wealth of potential avenues for postgraduate study.”

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WORLD LANGUAGES BA (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 488

WHAT IS WORLD LANGUAGES?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 488-625

BA (World Languages) is a four-year specialist language programme, which includes study and an optional work placement abroad. Studying World Languages allows you to understand language as a system as well as the cultures of the languages you study. When you study languages you learn to communicate with people from other cultural backgrounds which means that you develop an appreciation for the traditions, religions, arts and history of the people associated with that language. This deeper cultural understanding fosters greater tolerance, empathy and acceptance of others. In today’s global world, proficiency in other languages is an essential skill that allows you to succeed and become a work-ready, world-ready global citizen.

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 60 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A H3 in a language other than English is required. There are also further specific requirements for specific languages within the programme which can be found at www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/calendar/arts/ art043.html. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 6 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck110 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Mark Chu worldlanguages@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/sllc/

WHY UCC? We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of languages. You will be taught by highly qualified staff, many of whom are native speakers of their subject language. You will also be eligible for the Mary Ryan Language Scholarship, awarded to the top five Leaving Certificate students who choose to study two languages. The scholarship is named after the first female professor in Ireland and Britain, appointed to the Chair of Romance Languages in 1910, and marks our commitment to excellence in languages. World Languages offers you the largest number of language choices in Ireland, including English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL), Irish and Latin.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Most languages offered (except French or Irish) can be taken without having been studied previously, but all students must have a minimum grade H3 in a language other than English.

COURSE STRUCTURE In each year of the course, you will take intensive language courses in small groups and should expect to do additional exercises for each of the languages studied. Independent study is an important part of the programme. You will be given guidance on how to make the best use of the wide range of additional online resources available for language learning. You will also have additional lectures and readings on the cultures of the languages studied, but this will vary in quantity according to the language combinations chosen. We assess your language skills through assignments and/or written and listening tests, which provide you with regular feedback on your progress. Most language modules also involve you taking 140

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written examinations at the end of the module, and all include oral examinations.

WORK PLACEMENT

WL1101 Language: Sounds and Structures (10 credits), WL1103 Becoming Multilingual (5 credits).

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies except during your year abroad.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You will choose three languages from the list of languages on offer (15 credits each) as follows: Chinese, English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL), French, Gaeilge/Irish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Note: ESOL is not available to native speakers of English.

Government and private bodies worldwide (e.g. IBEC, PayPal, Google) testify to shortages of graduates with language skills. Employers of UCC language graduates include: Apple, Bank of Ireland, Bord Bía, Department of Education & Skills, Emc2, Enterprise Ireland, Google, Lidl, Musgraves, the European Parliament, European Commission and the European Central Bank.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

GRADUATE PROFILE DAVINA MUNTJEWERFF

“I always loved learning languages and had a strong interest in learning Chinese. World Languages was a new course and everything about it appealed to me, from being able to study three languages, which I did for the first two years of my degree, to being able to split my year abroad, as well as the cultural element to the course. I had a great experience with my degree at UCC. All the language teachers were very helpful, and the classes were always beneficial due to the small classroom environment. The year abroad in Shanghai was one of the best experiences of my entire degree and was a fantastic way to improve the language and learn more about the culture. My degree has been a major plus to my career. In my final year of college I was unsure of what my next step would be but, due to languages being so broad, I had a lot of options, something that always appealed to me about the degree. One of the main things my current employer was looking for at the time I applied was people who studied languages. Now I get to use my languages in the workplace, as well as learn more about the world of business, which is something I never had any prior exposure to.”

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STUDY ABROAD Study abroad is an integral part of this degree programme and you will spend third year in either one or two of the countries of the languages studied. You can choose to do a work placement as part of your study abroad year also. We have well-established links with leading universities across the globe.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Our World Languages graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in a diverse range of areas, at home and abroad, including: MA Applied Linguistics, MA Asian Studies, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, MA International Relations, MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy, MSc Audiology, Professional Master of Education (PME) and MRes/MPhil/PhD. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CK111 DURATION 4 years

EARLY YEARS AND CHILDHOOD STUDIES BA (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 408 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 408-554 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 100 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 10 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 7 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck111 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS EARLY YEARS AND CHILDHOOD STUDIES? Early Years and Childhood Studies involves developing your understanding of childhood, discovering how children develop, learn and think. This course explores the importance of meeting children’s needs and how these needs can be met. You will consider the challenges and opportunities in children’s services and look at childhood from a range of perspectives including psychology, applied social studies and education. We will encourage you to use your own childhood experiences to enhance your knowledge and develop your understanding of early childhood.

WHY UCC? Our course was one of the first degree courses of its kind in Ireland and pioneered the development of Early Years and Childhood Studies as a distinct speciality with distinctive career paths. We have developed a new and unique outdoor learning and teaching space, as well as a new indoor professional practice facility for first year student workshops, which ensures that you will be prepared for various teaching practice styles. We employ innovative learning and teaching methods which are discursive and highly participatory, where you will engage with play materials, use of dedicated outdoor play areas, observation, art gallery visits, fieldtrips to children’s cultural and social spaces and places (conditions permitting), case studies and much more. Our course team includes lecturers and researchers who are strongly committed to enabling, empowering, and entrusting you to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families, and communities. This programme is on the Department of Education and Skills list of Approved Programmes for Adherence to the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines (PACG) and is deemed to have met the requirements of the PACG.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? All we expect is that you have an interest in children, their development, learning and well-being. Those of you who would like to have a career as a primary school teacher, or to work in an Irish-medium pre-school (Naíonra), should ensure that you have taken Irish at honours level.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

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You will experience content that includes academic theory, research skills, and professional and reflective practice as part of this course. You will focus on a broad range of perspectives on childhood, the child in society, child development, child psychology, early years care and education, and child health. A key feature of this course is its emphasis on practical knowledge and the development of professional skills. During first year, you will attend professional workshops on early years care and education. Supervised work-based placements in diverse childhood-related settings form an integral part of this course. You will also undertake supervised work placements in both second and third year.

You will undertake a 10 to 12 week supervised work placement in both second and third year. The professional practice placements take place in various settings, for example childcare settings, primary school settings and special needs settings. These placements provide you with the opportunity to apply the theories you have learned, and to experience working with children under the guidance of expert practitioners.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AP1022 Social Psychology, AP1023 Lifespan Development, AP1123 Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Perspectives on Psychology, AP1504 Research Methods for Evidence-Informed Professionals, ED1010 Historical Developments in the Irish Education Sector, ED1012 Early Years & Childhood Studies: Pedagogical Principles & Practices, ED1015 Early Years and Childhood Play and Pedagogy, ED1016 Infant, Toddler and Childhood Health, Development and Safety, MU1012 Creative Practice in Music in Early Years Childcare Settings, SS1019 Children’s Social and Cultural Worlds, SS1020 Social Policy and Society (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE CAOIMHE DUGGAN

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A number of pathways from the degree provide opportunities in the following fields: early years care and education, national school teaching, social work, youth and community work, speech and language therapy, play specialist and guidance counselling. Recent employers include: ABC Childcare, Blackwater Childcare, Coláiste na Rinne, Cope Foundation, Cork City Council, Pathways Childcare, Shanakiel Childcare, and the Department of Education and Skills.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Our Early Years and Childhood Studies graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in a diverse range of areas including: Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Montessori Education, Higher Diploma Psychology, MA Child, Family & Community Studies, MA Education, MA Guidance Counselling, MA Social Policy, MA Social Work, MA Teaching Visual Arts in Primary Early Years Education, MA Women’s Studies, MSc Audiology, MSc Occupational Therapy, MSc Speech & Language Therapy, Professional Masters of Education (PME) (Primary Teaching Qualification) and MPhil/PhD in Education. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Manager of Cheeky Cherubs in Ballincollig, Cork “Since graduating from UCC, I have worked in the field of Early Years with an amazing company and my career has gone from strength to strength. In a relative short space of time I progressed from Educator to Childcare Centre Manager. Managing a centre has taught me the power of effective communication with the team, the children and families and creating positive relationships which has been crucial to my advancement in the company. Continued Professional Development in all areas of the Early Years programme and in leadership has proven invaluable and has armed me with resilience and self-belief.”

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CK112 DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 371 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 371-567/*637 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT All applicants are required to pass a special drama workshop/interview. *This workshop/ interview is marked out of 100 and these points will be added to the Leaving Certificate points to make up a final score. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck112 CONTACT INFORMATION

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THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES BA (Honours) WHAT IS THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES? Theatre at UCC takes you on an exciting adventure that explores theatre and the wide spectrum of performance: such as dance, outdoor performance, and music theatre. Our teaching focuses on three key themes: 1. Making theatre 2. Theatre for change 3. The business of theatre and performance production. You make work: indeed, you usually devise, perform and evaluate your own material, rather than putting on existing plays. You learn to understand how theatre can engage with and respond to cultural change. You can also learn about the business of theatre, production, and the wider performance world, through study and internships. These core strands of teaching are supported by an exciting voyage into the history of theatre, the kinds of ideas and theories that underpin theatre, and what theatre can do for you, for society, and for culture. This is broad-based, wide-ranging degree, that seeks to leverage your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, is taught by researchers, makers and practitioners. Practical workshops and classes, alongside academic study and passionate argument, are at the core of your learning. You will have the chance to perform, create work, direct, and be involved in the technical development of productions as well as debate and examine ideas and theories.

WHY UCC?

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Here at UCC we believe in your artistic potential. Our teaching encourages you to explore, to expand and to refine your skills, knowledge, tastes and critical thinking. UCC’s heritage as a top global university, and its courageous stance toward the future, form the perfect integrated backdrop for how we teach and research, and for how you will navigate your time with us and imagine new futures for us all. Our faculty includes prolific performance and interdisciplinary artists; experienced project managers; casting directors and producers; applied, youth and educational theatre specialists; deep-thinking theorists; and refined skills teachers. We have close links with leading theatres abroad, and at the local level with the Everyman Theatre, Triskel Arts Centre and Firkin Crane, among others. The Granary Theatre is located right beside the department and our unique partnership with the Cork Opera House provides a range of dynamic performance opportunities and learning and internship possibilities. We are also an unusually interdisciplinary department where you will be able to study from a range of arts subjects to degree level.


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There are no subject requirements however we do suggest some experience of performance – on stage, online, music, debating, etc. This course nurtures your creative spark so an interest in creating, making and/ or performing, is important.

Following completion of second year, you will have the option of partaking in an approved practical internship/work placement, amounting to four weeks full-time, or equivalent, with an approved theatre company, performing arts organisation or theatre performance group in Ireland or abroad. In your final year you will also have the option of taking a Research Placement or an in-semester internship. UCC’s partnership with the Cork Opera House provides a range of dynamic internship possibilities.

COURSE STRUCTURE There are four possible pathways from this programme: Theatre Theatre Theatre Theatre

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In first year all incoming CK112 Theatre and Performative Practice students take a Joint Honours pathway. This means students take 50% Theatre modules and 50% other Arts subjects. In second year students can either continue with the Joint Honours pathway or move to a Single Honours pathway. In the Joint Honours pathway students keep 50% Theatre modules and 50% modules from another Arts subject. In the Single Honours pathway students complete 80% Theatre modules and 20% modules from another Arts subjects. For students who select the International pathway the third year of the programme is spent abroad in a partner university.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. DR1005 Performative Writing: Dramaturgy (Part I), DR1006 Performative Writing: Dramaturgy (Part II), DR1007 Introduction: Theatre and Performative Practice (10 credits), DR1009 Performance in Culture, DR1010 Cultures of Performance Practice.

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The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies except during your year abroad should you wish to follow the International Pathway.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates can move directly into careers such as: actors/performers, directors, producers, teachers, technicians and writers. Career sectors include cultural management, education and arts, film, television communications and theatre. Others use their transferable skills moving to a broad range of corporate and arts sectors including television, film, and radio; arts therapy; business communications training; community work and arts cultural management portfolios.

STUDY ABROAD If you choose the International Pathway after first year, you will spend third year at one of our partneruniversities abroad.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Graduates can further specialise through training and apprenticeships, or choose to continue their studies through the range of postgraduate courses on offer in UCC. Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in a diverse range of areas including: HDip/ MA in Theatre Performative Practices, Masters by Research, MPhil/PhD in Drama Theatre Studies, and MA in Arts Management & Creative Producing in partnership with the Cork Opera House. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CRIMINOLOGY BA (Honours)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 464 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 464-601 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 70 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 7 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 5 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi

WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY? Criminology is the study of crime in society. It helps us to gain insight into crime, deviance, transgression, social harm and social justice as well as the effects of crime on individuals, groups and societies. You will gain a critical understanding of the social construction of crime and deviance, the differing theoretical approaches and practical applications, how criminal justice institutions function and the complexity of tackling criminal activity. You will also explore the extent of crime, the causes of crime, how crime is represented in the media, how the public perceives crime and the impact of crime on victims. The study of criminology enables us to challenge taken-for-granted opinions about the nature of crime by evaluating evidence about human diversity in complex societies.

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Our Criminology degree was Ireland’s first undergraduate degree in criminology. This contemporary course combines criminology with sociology, social policy, criminal law, philosophy, politics and psychology. You will have an extensive choice of elective modules to choose from. Uniquely, you can also study a language, including Irish, to degree level if you wish. The result is an exceptional breadth and depth of perspective and context. The BA Criminology course is a research-driven, interdisciplinary programme that delivers an international body of knowledge, as well as research skills and critical thinking, whilst maintain a close eye on Irish issues and history. You will learn from internationally recognised academics and practitioners with professional experience.

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Dr James Windle james.windle@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/criminology

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An interest in crime and social justice, and an inquisitive mind, are most important. As Criminology is a rendezvous discipline – meaning that it is a meeting place for ideas from a range of disciplines – then most subjects can be helpful.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BA (Hons) Criminology degree follows a three-year, full-time, interdisciplinary programme. Students have the option of extending their degree by studying abroad for one year. The International Pathway is a four-year programme which enables students to study abroad for a year in an approved university outside Ireland. In first year, students take a number of foundational subjects (core modules) that will enable them to understand and fully benefit from the specialist modules in second and third year. Core modules 146

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include introductions to criminology, law, and sociology. You can also choose to study a language, philosophy or government and politics. During second and third year you will have a wide choice of options to choose from. Assessment will include a blend of exams, in-class tests, and coursework. You will have the option in your final year of writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice and this will give you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CR1001 Criminology: A History & Introduction, CR1002 Criminology: Key Concepts, Studies & Issues (10 credits), CR1003 Introduction to the Psychology of Crime, CR1004 Introduction to Law & Social Control, SC1013 Key Issues in Sociology (A) (10 credits), SC1012 Introduction to Sociology (A), LW1169 Introduction to the Legal System.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE Students choose one 15-credit option from the following: •

French, German, Italian, Spanish or Irish (15 credits)

Philosophy (15 credits) [PH1001]

Government and Politics (15 credits) [GV1217, GV1204 and GV1207]

Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

GRADUATE PROFILE KEVIN HOSFORD “I am currently pursuing a PhD and the benefits of having done a degree in Criminology continually present themselves. The multidisciplinary nature of the degree has allowed me to approach an issue such as cybercrime from a multitude of perspectives such as criminology, sociology, law and psychology, which is invaluable when attempting to understand such a complex multi-dimensional phenomenon. Further, the teaching staff within the degree have provided a rich variety of lecture styles, skills, and experiences that make studying their courses both interesting and engaging.”

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WORK PLACEMENT The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies (except during your year abroad if you are taking the International Pathway).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our Criminology graduates have high-level transferable skills that make them attractive to employers in a wide variety of occupational fields. Criminology graduates are employed in the following professional roles and areas both inside and outside the criminal justice sector, including academia, addiction services, An Garda Síochána, charity work, civil service (e.g. Tusla, HSE), civilian member of An Garda Síochána (e.g. researcher), community development, journalism, NGO – aid work (e.g. Amnesty International, Red Cross etc.), prison officer, probation work, reintegration support work, victim liaison work, and youth advocacy support.

STUDY ABROAD You will have the option of adding a year to this threeyear degree by studying abroad in third year. We currently have links with universities in the following countries: Canada, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA and the UK.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Due to the extensive range of subject choices on offer, you will have a vast range of opportunities for postgraduate study in UCC, nationally and internationally. Criminology graduates have undertaken postgraduate study in: Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work, MA Addiction Studies, MA Anthropology, MA Criminology, MA Journalism, MA Sociology, MSc Psychology (Conversion), and PhD Criminology. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CK114 DURATION 3 Years ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This programme is open to Mature and QQI/FE applicants. All applications are made through the CAO. MATURE applicants must be 23 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry. Mature applicants may be shortlisted for interview based on MSAP results, CAO Application and a Personal Statement. Applicants should have the equivalent of at least one year of experience in the youth/community/ voluntary sector. Further information on Mature entry can be found at www.ucc.ie/mature. QQI/FE applicants must be 21 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry. Applicants should have the equivalent of at least one year of experience in the youth/community/ voluntary sector as well as Distinctions in four modules in a linked Level 5 programme. Applicants may be called for interview. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practice, see page 120. APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 25 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 5 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck114 CONTACT INFORMATION

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YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK BSocSc (Honours) WHAT IS YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK? Our course combines an academic social science programme with a professionally accredited qualification in youth and community work. This course is suitable for you if you are concerned with social justice and are interested in working with people, particularly those who experience marginalisation and social exclusion. Your life experience also contributes to the learning on this course, which prepares you to work as a professional with a sense of vocation, in the challenging but rewarding field of youth and community work.

WHY UCC? The School of Applied Social Studies has the highest number of President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in UCC. We collaborate with our students in order to provide a professional qualification which is accessible. Our department has a long and proud tradition of creative pathways for mature students and students from non-traditional pathways to study at university level and we endeavor to structure course time to accommodate mature students with commitments. This professional qualification is endorsed by the North/South Education and Training Standards in Youth Work and by employers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and across the UK.


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You will generally be required to attend lectures, tutorials and supervisions on two consecutive days per week (with occasional other days) as well as completing two days of supervised practice placement weekly in a recognised agency, over the course of the academic year. Over the three years your studies will include an emphasis on both the academic and practice elements of the programme, always striving to build and develop the ‘theory to practice’ connection and understanding. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including examination and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment is based on written assignments which are part of the course and consist of projects, case studies, presentations and essays. The practice placement module is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

You will undertake a supervised practice placement in each year of the programme. In first and second year the placement is 16 hours per week, while in third year there is a 10-week block-placement. You are encouraged to identify your own placements, in consultation with staff on the course. Placements can be facilitated locally, nationally and internationally. Students undertake their practice placement in a wide range of agencies and settings across the youth, community and voluntary sector. They provide a unique opportunity to gain practice experience and to build your reputation as a practitioner whilst still a student, thereby enhancing your employability when you graduate. During placement you will be provided with support from both your college placement supervisor and your practice teacher/worker in the placement agency/organisation.

FIRST YEAR MODULES SS1101 Introduction to Youth Community Work (10 credits), SS1102 Social Analysis 1 (10 credits), SS1104 Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work (10 credits), SS1105 Social Policy 1 (10 credits), SS1107 Level 1 Professional Placement (10 credits), SS1110 Informal/Non-Formal Learning in a Community Youth Work Setting (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE NOELLA NGENWIE “Going into university for the first time as a mature student was challenging but the support I got, particularly from my tutors, was unbelievable. They understood that we had other commitments outside college. Ireland has become so multicultural it would be wonderful if this was reflected in youth and community initiatives across society.”

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You will have access to a wide range of employment opportunities in the youth, community and voluntary sectors, including community arts organisations, community development, family resource centres, garda youth diversion projects, HSE health promotion/mental health awareness programmes, mainstream youth work, organisations working with homelessness (e.g. Simon, Society of St Vincent de Paul), special project youth work (e.g. Drugs Task Force projects, Special Projects for Youth [SPY]), and SOLAS local training initiatives.

STUDY ABROAD You can choose to do a placement abroad if you wish and you will be supported to do so. BYCW students have undertaken final year placements in New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, India and Denmark.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS The BSocSc (Youth and Community Work) degree provides graduates with access to a wide range of postgraduate courses. Recent graduates have undertaken postgraduate study in: LLM (Master of Law), MA in Positive and Coaching Psychology, MA Criminology, MA Sociology, MA Women’s Studies, MSc Government, MSocSc Social Policy, MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management, MSocSc Youth Work with Community Arts & Sports Studies, MSW Social Work. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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SOCIAL WORK BSW (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 25 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Open to Mature applicants aged 23 years of age or more on 1st January of the year of entry. Applicants are shortlisted for interview based on MSAP results, CAO Application, Personal Statement, relevant life and work experience and knowledge of social issues/social work. Application is made through the CAO. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck115 CONTACT INFORMATION

Shelley O’Shea bachelorofsocialwork@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/appsoc

WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK? Social work is a profession that is primarily concerned with supporting and helping people in a variety of situations and settings. It is also about working in solidarity with socially excluded people and groups in meeting the challenges that their social exclusion creates. Social workers work in a diverse range of settings and with different groups of people. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Their work can span a wide variety of roles including counselling, group work, lobbying, advocacy, community and political activism. Social workers often have to network with other professions such as gardai, doctors, public health nurses and schools, as well as service-user and advocacy networks. Ultimately, social work aims to support people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them to find solutions to their problems.

WHY UCC? Our course will provide you with a vibrant, dynamic, and supportive learning environment and has the benefit of a small class size (approximately 25), with an emphasis on participative and interactive styles of teaching and learning, so that you will get the most from your time in UCC. We have a long and proud tradition of creative pathways for mature students and students from non-traditional pathways to study with us. We have particular interest in trying to support you if you are returning to education after a lengthy absence and this is reflected in the orientation of the course and how it is run. The BSW team is located in the School of Applied Social Studies at UCC and has a dedicated student support officer, together with a support team, which is renowned for providing students with a high level of support over their years of study. The School itself has gained a strong reputation for promoting social justice, equality, diversity and equity in the local communities and broader society and has built this commitment into their ethos.

COURSE STRUCTURE The BSW has an intake of approximately 25 students per year. The programme is designed exclusively for mature non-traditional learners, age 23 or more in their year of entry. On successful completion of the programme graduates will be eligible to register with CORU, the professional accreditation body for social workers in Ireland. In first year you will be college-based, and lectures take place over two 12-week semesters. During the 150

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year you will study exciting modules in a variety of areas as listed below under Modules. In second year you will be introduced to a more reflective model of learning and teaching which includes interactive methods such as groupwork and role-play. Third and fourth year incorporate a 14-week professional placement alongside your college-based work culminating in your placement, personal portfolio and social research project. Our BSW course is assessed through a variety of methods, including continuous assessment, exams and practice placements.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AP1022 Social Psychology, AP1023 Lifespan Development, EC1121 Markets, Governments & the Economics of Social Issues (Semester 1), EC1122 Markets, Governments & the Economics of Social Issues (Semester 2), SS1017 Politics & Social Policy (Part 1) (10 credits), SS1018 Politics & Social Policy (Part 2), SS1202 Introduction to Social Work Theory, Methods & Skills (10 credits), SC1012 Introduction to Sociology (Part A), SC1013 Key Issues in Sociology (Part B) (10 credits).

CURRENT STUDENT JENNIFER CONROY “Compassion underpins everything here in University College Cork. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to study on the BSW course and learn from such amazing staff, support staff and fellow students, all of whom have incredible passion and compassion. One of the core values for a social worker is compassion and I am honoured to be here with my classmates developing and enhancing our skills to be the best we can be in order to help others.”

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WORK PLACEMENT Practice placements are an integral part of the course. You are required to complete two 14-week fieldwork placements, at least one of which might involve you moving outside of Cork (consideration is given to students with children and other caring responsibilities). The course has a wide range of placements within both voluntary organisations and statutory agencies in Ireland and abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The BSW leads to very good job prospects in a wide range of settings such as: adoption services, child protection, disability services, fostering, hospitals, mental health services and the probation services.

STUDY ABROAD While we do not have an international study abroad pathway, we offer a wide range of placements within both voluntary organisations and statutory agencies abroad. We have strong links with agencies in Chicago (US), India and South Africa, and several students have completed placements with these organisations.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Graduates of the BSW have undertaken further studies at Master and PhD levels including: MA Criminology, MA Sociology, MSocSc Social Policy, MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management, & PhD Social Work. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CK118 DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 347

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BA (Honours)

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 347-613 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 50 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 5 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck118 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Orla Murphy o.murphy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/dah

WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY? Digital Humanities and Information Technology is a ground-breaking course in which you will engage in the exploration of a broad range of Arts and Humanities topics, while also studying the principles of information technology and digital media. If you are interested in applying digital technologies to arts and humanities research, be it in language, literature, philosophy, politics, geography or similar, then we will take you on a journey which will allow you to explore how computers can be used to study culture and society, and what it means to be a human in the age of machines. You will develop the practical technical skills necessary to succeed in the digital age, while also seeking to discover what it is to be human in the digital age, and how we might see ourselves and others as humanity becomes ever more connected by digital technology. You will learn to interrogate and explore digital and cultural practices, while also using professional industry-standard tools in content development, knowledge representation, computerassisted analysis and digital narrative.

WHY UCC? CURRENT STUDENT FIONA KEELEY “I came to UCC to study Digital Humanities, but the university has offered me much more in the past three years. Saying yes to opportunities and actively pursuing them has led me to extraordinary places. I spent part of my third year of college in Dublin on work placement. The ambition instilled in me while at UCC had taught me to work competently and it allowed me to develop new skills in the workplace throughout the year. Moving to the capital also presented the chance to become involved in many different communities, and I wanted to make the most of my time in Dublin. I became a member of my local Toastmasters club; completed a diploma in radio journalism and became involved in a community radio station. This aspiration to further my skills while on my placement year grew from the ambition I had seen around me while at UCC.”

UCC is a pioneer in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) in Ireland – its unique programme allows you to take a mix of modules from across Arts, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science. The DH faculty comprises internationally recognised experts in their respective fields, all of whom are experienced in teaching and research. We have a specially designed state-of-the art Digital Humanities Active Learning Space which is a student-centred, high-tech, flexible space used for the delivery of lectures, workshops and seminars. It also offers dedicated digitisation facilities, as well as a variety of tools and technologies that will provide you, as a student in the arts and humanities, with an opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. These include 3D scanners and 3D printers, virtual reality kits, gaming systems and high-end photo equipment. You will have continual access to the DH room, meaning you will have your own dedicated space in which to collaborate, study and socialise.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? If you are interested in applying digital technologies to arts and humanities research, be it in language, literature, philosophy, politics, geography or similar, this may be the course for you.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

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You will attend lectures offered by a diverse and experienced team from across Arts, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science. We will support your learning with a mix of technical and theoretical subjects, engaging with key tools, technologies, issues, and debates. You will develop an understanding of key concepts in computing, as well as digital tools and techniques used for cultural understanding and sharing, such as text analysis, geospatial analysis, social network analysis, data visualisation for the arts and humanities, and digital curation. In addition to lectures, there are tutorials to support the course material, as well as workshops and lab sessions, which will help you to reinforce your learning and provide you with effective direct instruction in digital skills and tools.

Students may choose to undertake a work placement (optional) in their third year. Supported by a work placement specialist, students develop their résumés and learn interview techniques to prepare them for a range of placement opportunities. Students are supervised by UCC staff for the duration of their placement. Most placements are paid. You may also choose to study abroad (optional) for third year and you can avail of international partnerships with universities across the world.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduate career opportunities exist across a range of sectors, both in the creative industries and tech sector: business intelligence, social engineering, cultural heritage & curation, customer experience, data analysis, digital content creation & management, digital publishing, education, software engineering development, UI & UX design, web design & development.

STUDY ABROAD CS1201 Introduction to Computer Systems (15 credits), CS1202 Programming for Digital Humanities I, CS1204 Databases for Digital Humanities, CS1203 Programming for Digital Humanities II, DH1001 Digital Humanities: Theories & Concepts I, DH1002 Digital Tools & Methods I, DH1003 Research Methods & Practices.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE You will take one other subject (15 credits) from the following arts subjects and continue with this subject for the duration of your degree: Archaeology, Béaloideas, Celtic Civilisation, Chinese Studies, English, Geography, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, Politics, Religions & Global Diversity, Sociology, Spanish.

Students may also choose to study abroad (optional) during year three of the course through international partnerships with universities across the world as part of the Erasmus programme.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Our Digital Humanities degree course will give you a solid knowledge of the practical and theoretical areas in the wide field of Arts and Information Technology. It will provide you with a concrete foundation that will facilitate your progress to more advanced studies at MA and PhD levels across many disciplines. DH discipline-specific options at UCC include: MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA Digital Cultures (Online), PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities. For more information on other postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY BA (Honours)

DURATION 3 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 544

WHAT IS APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 544-625

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Psychology is of interest to a broad range of people, for an equally broad range of reasons. It is the subject that studies how people, who depend on each other for their sense of themselves as persons, think, feel, make sense of their experience and act. It also provides you with professional education in the use of psychological knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. You are probably interested in psychology for many reasons, from an interest in people and what makes them ‘tick’, to a fascination with the role the brain plays in the way people think and act, or a sense that you would like to train to be a Clinical Psychologist.

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WHY UCC?

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 55 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 6

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Veronica Forde v.forde@ucc.ie

We aim to provide you with an education in psychology which meets the highest world standards, while recognising our established and on-going commitment to the application and use of that knowledge. We are accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and graduates, with a Second Class Honours or above, are eligible for graduate membership of the PSI on completion of this course.

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If you study with us you will also have access to specialised creative learning spaces, such as our Design Lab, where you will learn how to apply psychology to solving real-world problems. You will have the opportunity to collate data such as brain activity, cardiovascular stress, hormone levels and behaviour in our psychology research laboratories. The scope of psychology we offer can be seen in the variety of research areas that our staff are involved in such as: examining how children learn and develop; considering sensorimotor processes such as those involved in falling; examining the interpersonal processes involved in caring which may lead to healthier, experientially richer ageing; and the study of people’s engagement with social media and games and how such technology could be designed to give people a chance for a richer life, and much more.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology is useful but not essential.

COURSE STRUCTURE As a student on our course, you get a chance to engage with a wide breadth of topics which follows a rich, varied and challenging curriculum, from history to neuroscience, from culture to biology, from children to the elderly, from professional skills to statistical 154

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and laboratory skills. You will complete courses that examine psychology from a philosophical and cultural perspective, enhance your critical thinking and scientific communication skills and help you to develop a strong understanding of the main modern fields of psychology. We endeavour to provide you with a high level of contact with lecturers, tutors, and demonstrators. Classes are timetabled over the week, with compulsory attendance for practical sessions. In second year you will experience a shift towards more self-directed learning, although this is augmented by lectures and practical sessions. In your final year you will attend 8-10 hours of lectures on average, and focus your time more heavily on your independent research project. As with all undergraduate degrees, there is an expectation that you will devote time before and after lectures, and practical work, to reading, research and developing your knowledge across all courses in the degree.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AP1025 Applying Psychology to Personal & Professional Development, AP1030 Critical Skills for Psychologists, AP1031 Biological Psychology, AP1032 Lifespan Development, AP1033 Individual Differences, AP1035 Introduction to Neuroscience, Perception and Attention, AP1036 Learning & Behaviour, AP1037 Social Psychology, AP1038 Digital Literacy for Psychologists, AP1039 Research Methods in Psychology I (10 credits), AP1040 Research Design & Statistical Analyses I.

GRADUATE PROFILE ALAN MEEHAN Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London. “The Applied Psychology course at SoAP provides students with an incredibly strong foundation in psychological research methods. Over the three years, I learned how to plan and conduct pieces of independent research, analyse data and write up my findings in a scientific way.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a graduate of Applied Psychology, you will have the required foundation to follow a career in psychology including clinical practice and research. You will also use your knowledge of psychology in a wide range of careers, including advertising & marketing, clinical psychologist, the criminal justice system, human resource management, and social and health services. Recent graduates are working in a variety of positions, including for ABP, Alpha Ireland, Barretstown Children’s Charity, Department of Education & Skills, GlobeTech, and the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Taught postgraduate options at UCC include: HDip Psychology, MA Applied Psychology, MA Applied Psychology (Mental Health), MA Applied Psychology (Positive & Coaching Psychology), MA Work & Organisational Behaviour, MSc Neuroscience, PhD Applied Psychology, and PhD Arts (Track). For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Question Time... What’s the difference between Psychology and Applied Psychology? There is no difference between an accredited Psychology degree and our accredited Applied Psychology degree. The School of Applied Psychology in UCC is thus named because we have a particular focus on applying psychology to real-world issues. This focus is also evident in our undergraduate degree, with modules in final year often centered on real-world applications.

Will this degree just teach me to be a therapist? No, this degree will give you a broad grounding across all areas of psychology. There is a particular focus on research methods, data analysis (including statistics) and critical thinking.

Interesting fact: Did you know that how we phrase questions has a significant impact on eyewitness memory? A witness is twice as likely to mistakenly remember seeing a gun if they are asked ‘Did you see the gun?’ vs. ‘Did you see a gun?’

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PSYCHOLOGY AND COMPUTING BA (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 499 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 499-600 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Minimum grade O2/H6 in Mathematics. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck121 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY AND COMPUTING? Our BA Psychology and Computing degree considers how psychological research, theory and knowledge is of increasing importance to the modern world, and addresses the engagement of psychology with the technology and systems that increasingly surround us. This is a degree that provides high-level technical skills training that will be of benefit to psychologists and software designers of the future, who will find themselves working with data science, big data analytics, AI, physiological sensing, online behaviour, neuroscience and experimental psychophysics. The programme is fully accredited as a psychology degree by the Psychological Society of Ireland Our programme draws on core computing and psychology modules and contains a strand of shared modules that explore the intersection between these disciplines. This combination makes for a unique undergraduate experience. You will be exposed to an interdisciplinary way of thinking and working from the very first day of the degree programme. By graduation you will have developed a skillset that will be attractive to employers in IT companies, increasingly bringing psychology research, values and methods to the forefront in professions of user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, ergonomics, data science and user research.

WHY UCC? Our course is the first of its kind in Ireland, and amongst the first internationally. For many years, UCC has had leading research groups, in both the School of Applied Psychology and the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, that study Human Computer Interaction (HCI), which is a field that brings together psychology and computing. HCIbased research includes, for example, the needs of children using social media, the educational potential of VR and computer games, how to support people with disabilities in using technology and the potential of e-health and m-health. George Boole, UCC’s famous mathematician, whose Boolean algebra provided an ideal foundation for designing the electronic structure of computers, taught here in the 19th century and his legacy lives on in our Computer Science department, and among our staff who are among the best in their field. We also offer you the opportunity to take a fully paid work placement in third year if you wish, as well as 156

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an option to specialise in psychology or computer science via a Psychology Conversion Course (HDip) or a Computing Conversion Course (HDip or MSc in Interactive Media) after graduation.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE You will study an equal number of modules in both psychology and computing each year, with approximately 12 hours of lectures per week and additional laboratory work and tutorials. In first year you will benefit from contact with lecturers, tutors and demonstrators, and by second year you will shift towards more self-directed learning, although this is augmented by scheduled lectures and practical sessions. In your final year you will attend some lectures and focus your time more heavily on your team research project. This project, which will involve technology prototype design and evaluation, will be people-focused, and is led by staff from both Applied Psychology and Computer Science. You also have the opportunity of undertaking an optional work placement in third year, before completing your degree in fourth year.

WORK PLACEMENT Students will have the opportunity of undertaking an optional industry-based work placement in third year. At the end of second year, each student has the option of taking a nine-month work placement on an agreed work programme. The work programme will be jointly monitored by a member of the programme team and an employee of the placement organisation. Students are provided with learning opportunities in work settings relevant to the programme of study, and assessed on the basis of a reflective portfolio maintained by the students in conjunction with the placement provider and their academic supervisor. By the end of the placement, students are required to demonstrate a basic level of competence in the theory and practice from the course. They are also expected to be able to reflect on their experience and demonstrate personal development. Preparation for the placement pathway commences in second year, with weekly workshops extending across both semesters and students will benefit from extensive mentoring from UCC Careers Service.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

While you will have some formal exams, many modules use other types of assessment such as examination-based assessment, essays and practical laboratory reports that describe your research. Other modules incorporate reflective journals, case studies, and class presentations into the assessment strategy. We also use online learning technologies, and some modules have assessments that involve participation in online discussion forums and other online assessments.

As a graduate of this degree, you will be well prepared for careers in a wide range of areas. Firstly, the degree can function as the first step in a professional psychology career, which would require subsequent masters-level qualifications. Secondly, graduates may pursue computing and IT career pathways. Thirdly graduates may be particularly well suited for positions in which you will develop an understanding of the requirements for technology, improve the design of technology, or evaluate the effectiveness of technology. Finally, graduates will be ideally suited for roles in which they creatively apply the most engaging user interface design ideas and work practices with multidisciplinary teams to design and develop products and services. These roles include: user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, interaction design, usability, user research, service design and accessibility design.

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GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

Graduates who wish to pursue a career in the psychology professions can do so via further study in professionally accredited Masters programmes. Since the BA Psychology and Computing is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland as a psychology degree, graduates achieving a 2.1 or higher will be eligible to enter MA programmes on clinical psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, work and organisational psychology, applied psychology, or any of the other psychologyrelated professions.

AP1046 People & Technology, CS1023 Introduction to Human-Centred Computing, AP1107 User Experience (UX) Design, AP1035 Introduction to Neuroscience, Perception & Attention, AP1022 Social Psychology, AP1104 Research Methods in Psychology I, AP1040 Research Design & Statistical Analyses I, CS1111 Systems Organisation, CS1021 Introduction to Relational Databases I, CS1022 Introduction to Programming Problem-Solving (15 credits).

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Graduates who wish to pursue a career in Software Development, IT, Software Engineering, Web Development, or any of the computing professions will be well placed to do so, through further study or direct routes. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 399 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 399-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 48 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 5 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck122 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU? All we ask is that you are interested in current affairs, politics and the world around you. Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), which is offered on the Junior Certificate curriculum, provides a useful taster of some of the topics and issues which are addressed in our course. Leaving Certificate subjects which have some relevance include Politics and Society, History, Economics and Geography. But remember that you do not need to have studied any of these subjects to take the BSc Government and Political Science.

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WHAT IS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE? Now more than ever the study of government and politics is crucial. Politics affects everyone. Aristotle called politics the ‘master science’ for a reason – he understood that through politics, the future of the world is shaped. It is the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the rules under which we live. These rules govern our lives – when and where we can smoke, how much tax we pay on our wages, how many students will attend higher education every year, the age at which a person can retire. Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems and political behaviour. There is no single reason to study politics. You may have an interest in the workings of government, or some questions about the civic nature of our society. Or some event – either domestic or international – may arouse your interest, making you want to know more than you can learn through television or newspapers. If you study politics, you will study the real world and develop the skills to make sense of that world!

WHY UCC? The BSc Government and Political Science is one of an exciting suite of multidisciplinary UCC degrees, combining political science with a range of other subjects in business, law, social sciences and information technology. We will provide you with an energetic and supportive learning environment and are known for our student-friendly approach to education. We continually renew our offerings so that we can translate the opportunities of a new age into quality teaching for you. In third year you can avail of a work placement. These include a prestigious internship in the New York State Legislature as well as other highly prized placements in international and national institutions such as the European Parliament, Scottish Parliament, the Revenue Commissioners, local authorities and with political parties and political representatives. You will be automatically registered as a member of the Government and Politics Society, which is the Department’s student society. It organises events throughout the year, including social outings, debates, guest speakers and the annual Government and Politics Society Ball. The Department hosts an annual Philip Monahan Lecture, a Jean Monnet Visiting Speaker Series and multiple workshops and seminars every year.


COURSE STRUCTURE

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As part of our course you will study a range of modules in first year in politics and government, as well as public law, public and private management, and social policy. You will have approximately 12 hours of lectures each week, as well as tutorials, field trips and guest lectures throughout your degree. In second and third year you will take modules in key areas including Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Political Economy – Trade and Finance; European Government and Politics; Politics of the United States of America and much more. In third year you will undertake your work placement, either at home or abroad. The work placement component is developed from the moment you start the degree with introductory classes to the placement in first year. While you will have formal exams not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, oral presentations, submissions to government, letters to editors and poster design.

Work Placements are an integral part of this degree programme and you will undertake a 14-week work placement in third year, at home or abroad. Recent student placements have included the civil service, government agencies including the Revenue Commissioners and the Standards in Public Office Commission, the New York State Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the European Parliament, lobbying organisations in Ireland and abroad, banks, insurance companies, media organisations, political parties and political representatives, PR companies, humanitarian groups and local government. The programme has a dedicated work placement manager who works with students on selecting placements and on their preparation. We also have strong links with the Washington-Ireland Programme (WIP) and the George Mitchell Scholarship Programme.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. GV1102 Introduction to Government and Politics, GV1202 Politics of the European Union, GV1204 Democracy, Ideology & Utopia, GV1207 Politics & Government of Ireland, GV1215 Local Government & Politics of Ireland, GV1216 Analytical Thinking Skills in Political Science, GV1218 International Politics, LW1316 Public Law, MG1010 Public & Private Management, SS1302 Social Policy Analysis. Students select modules to the value of 10 credits from the following:

FIRST YEAR ELECTIVE MODULES AC1100 Introduction to Accounting, CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits), EC1203 Macroeconomic Context & Business, FR0105 Introduction to French, FR1005 French for Near Beginners, FR1105 Threshold French, FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I, GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits), GE0005 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.1), GE0008 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.2), GV1400 Local Development and Public Health, HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits), HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver Level) (10 credits), IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems, IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise, IT1109 Introduction to Written & Spoken Italian (10 credits), MG1004 Introduction to Management & Organisation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The BSc Government and Political Science has a strong employment track record with graduates taking up opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Our students have gone on to a variety of careers which include: Civil Service (e.g. Government Departments, Revenue Commissioners); International organisations (e.g. United Nations, Wellcome Trust, Mine Action Service); Journalism (e.g. Irish Examiner, Evening Echo); Political adviser (e.g. Spokesperson to the Mayor of London, Deputy Spokesperson to the British Prime Minister, political staff of Ministers, TDs, and Senators); Private sector (e.g. Bank of Ireland, KPMG, LinkedIn, Musgrave, Allianz Technology); Public service, (e.g. Central Bank of Ireland, HSE, Cork City Council, second and third level education); and Television (e.g. BBC).

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Government and Political Science discipline-specific options at UCC include: MRes Government & Politics, MRes Government & Public Policy, MSc Government & Politics, MSc International Public Policy & Diplomacy. For more information on other postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Students may not select a Language module where there is a timetable clash with core modules. GA (Irish) and Language modules: The level at which a student is permitted to take a particular GA or language module will be determined by an assessment carried out at the start of the first Semester, by Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge in the case of GA coded modules, and the relevant Department in the case of other language modules. Italian: Students wishing to take IT1109 are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).

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ANTHROPOLOGY BA (Honours)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 308

WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 308-577

Anthropology is the comparative study of humankind in the cultures of the world, both past and present. This exciting subject brings many academic disciplines together to examine what defines us as humans and explain how we came to be the way we are. It is a unique way of looking at the world, offering a greater understanding of the human experience and a strong sense of global citizenship to meet the challenges of the future.

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3

WHY UCC?

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This is the first full degree in Anthropology in the Irish university system. The interdisciplinary nature of this degree, modeled on the North American approach, is unique in a European context. The course will provide you with academic learning and applied skills in anthropology and in the major sub-fields of archaeology and sociology. Our teaching staff are leading researchers in different fields of anthropology so you will benefit by learning from staff who are among the best in their field. You will have the option to spend your third year in a university abroad should you wish to widen your cultural experience. We will provide you with a solid foundation for graduate training that will lead to direct and indirect employment in professional areas of social science and archaeology, with work opportunities in a variety of government and non-government agencies, community groups, and in areas of industry such as market research, human resources and public services.

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W H E R E W I L L Y O U R D E G R E E TA K E Y O U ?

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While we don’t require you to have any specific Leaving Certificate subject you should have a broad interest in the study of humankind in different societies of the world.

COURSE STRUCTURE During your time with us you will explore exciting areas of archaeology and sociology, as well as disciplines such as Celtic civilization, ethnography and folklore, ethnomusicology, history, philosophy, and religions and global diversity. We will provide you with the intellectual and practical means to understand cultural diversity around the world, and with an ability to view our own culture in a critical manner. While your timetable will vary depending on the subjects you choose, you can expect to have contact time of around 16 hours per week in first year, with each subject having three lectures per week plus a onehour tutorial. Class contact time in second and third 160

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year is broadly similar but will vary depending on which module options you choose. Your first year provides a strong foundation in important disciplines that span the broader field of Anthropology. An introductory module will provide a broad overview of the aims, approaches and transdisciplinary nature of Anthropology. Students then take four subjects at introductory level, with no prior knowledge required. Archaeology (to include Physical Anthropology) and Sociology (to include Cultural Anthropology) are offered as core disciplines. A third subject, History, is important to the study of Anthropology, because in human affairs the present is always closely linked to the past. The fourth subject in first year is a choice between Religions & Global Diversity or Folklore & Ethnology.

FIELD TRIPS You may be required to attend field trips in some modules, generally involving one or two weekend days each year. You will also attend an Anthropology field school in second year, where a residential course is held during the Easter period.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AY1001 Introduction to Anthropology, AR1001 The Archaeology of Ireland in Context (15 credits), SC1005 Introduction to Sociology, SC1006 Key Issues in Sociology (10 credits), HI1007 Anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust, HI1012 Women in Europe since 1800. Plus one 15 credit module from the following:

FIRST YEAR ELECTIVE MODULES RG1001 Religions in the Contemporary World (15 credits), FL1004 Introduction to Irish Folklore & Ethnology (15 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. PX3001 is an accredited Professional Work Experience module that allows CACSSS students to explore and develop their career interests. This module, which may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies, allows you to explore an interest in a particular area of professional employment, while also acquiring experience and skills that will support your broader career development.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The employability of anthropologists has expanded as the world becomes more globalised. Anthropologists are trained together and interpret data about human societies, skills that can lead to employment with government and non-government agencies, academia, industry and community bodies. Career options include working as an archaeologist and forensic anthropologist, in arts administration and creative industries, social media organisations, community work, museums and heritage centres, journalism, librarianship, market research, human resources and the media. Anthropology graduates work in State Bodies providing public services, and with international agencies and non-governmental organisations in development, human rights and environmental areas.

STUDY ABROAD You can study abroad for one year if you select the International Pathway option in this degree. You will be placed in universities in Europe and North America that have leading courses in anthropology.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS On graduation you have several career training options in UCC and in other Irish and overseas universities. UCC offers a one-year taught MA Anthropology, as well as more specialised MA courses in areas such as sociology, criminology, ethnomusicology, archaeology, human remains analysis, museum studies, among others. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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EDUCATION - GAEILGE BEd (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 473 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 473-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 40 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. H3 in Irish is required. The following requirements apply depending on what second subject you choose:
 Mathematical Studies: a minimum Leaving Certificate grade H4 in Mathematics is required. Language chosen with Irish: French: a minimum Leaving Certificate grade H3 in French is required. Note: There is no Beginners option in French. Non-Beginners German: a minimum Leaving Certificate grade H4 in German is required. Non-Beginners Italian: a minimum Leaving Certificate grade H4 in Italian is required. Non-Beginners Spanish: a minimum Leaving Certificate grade H4 in Spanish is required. Please note: All students qualify for beginner ’s language options on the basis of the H3 Irish entry requirement. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/cacsss COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck124 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS EDUCATION - GAEILGE? Fochéim ceithre bliana í seo do dhaoine ar mhian leo bheith ina múinteoirí dara leibhéil sa Ghaeilge agus in ábhar eile (Mata, Fraincis, Gearmáinis, Spáinnis, nó Iodáilis). Our course allows you to qualify as a secondary school teacher of Irish in combination with a second subject from French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mathematical Studies. You will be introduced to best practice in teaching, learning and educational research with special emphasis on meeting the diverse needs of learners, on the curriculum and on current issues in education. Your studies in Gaeilge immerse you in Irish language and literature. Delivered through Irish, you can expect to develop informed opinions on Irish life and civilization, through forming a thorough acquaintance with the primary sources for this central element of Irish heritage. If you choose to study a language as your second teaching subject, you will engage in intensive language teaching, accompanied by teaching in literature and other aspects of the culture and history of the countries where those languages are spoken.

WHY UCC? Tá cáil ar Choláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, maidir le léann na Gaeilge agus léann an Oideachais. Tá caidreamh láidir againn leis an bpobal lasmuigh den Ollscoil - sna Gaeltachtaí agus sna scoileanna. We are committed to serving the Irish Education Community through our provision of quality teacher education and our education work-placements, with UCC’s network of school affiliations, will position you strongly for employment in the education sector. Irish in UCC has an international reputation and the importance of Irish Studies and of Irish language and literature within UCC and in Irish life in general continues to be of the highest importance to us. Longestablished and ever-growing links between UCC and the Gaeltacht areas on its doorstep provide you with ready-made centres of excellence for teaching and learning of Gaeilge. We have ensured that you have access to Gaeltacht and Erasmus residencies so that when you graduate you will have completed all The Teaching Council requirements. We are employmentfocused and will provide you with the subject knowledge and professional skills you need to fulfill your teaching dreams.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Subjects: Gaeilge, Fraincis, Iodáilis, Spáinnis, Gearmáinis, Matamaitic.

COURSE STRUCTURE Cúrsa ilghnéitheach é seo ó thosach deireadh. Beidh béim go háirithe ar shaol an lae inniu, ar an dteanga bheo, ar an litríocht chomhaimseartha, agus ar chultúr agus dhúchas na n-ábhar go léir. During your time with us you will have a range of learning experiences including lectures and smallgroup classes such as tutorials and seminars. Conversation classes and language laboratory work will also feature in your learning journey. Modules are generally assessed by a combination of written examination and continuous assessments (essays, journals, projects, and presentations). The Education component of your degree will begin in second year and continue to your final year, and will contain lectures on subject-specific teaching methodologies as well as school-based work placements. To practice in Ireland, you will need to comply with subjectspecific Teaching Council requirements. In the languages, this refers particularly to modular content, residency in the area where the language is spoken, and overall linguistic ability. In our degree, a threemonth Gaeltacht residency will be accommodated within the course, as will a three-month Erasmus residency for those students taking a second language, to ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements for a teaching career.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Irish/Gaeilge GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 credits), GA1008 An Nualitríocht (10 credits), GA1009 An Ghaeilge Bheo (5 credits).

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE Plus 30 credits from one of the following subjects: Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian. For a list of subject choice modules please refer to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/.

The elements of the degree completed in the four years include Erasmus/Gaeltacht semesters. You will have school placements throughout Years 2, 3 and 4 of the degree. The first semester (September to November) of second year will be spent entirely in a Gaeltacht location. Where another language is chosen as the second subject, the first semester (September to November) of third year will be spent entirely in a country where that language is spoken.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Eascraíonn an chéim seo as ráiteas Rialtais inar aithníodh an phráinn a bhain le tabhairt faoi ghanntanas na múinteoirí Gaeilge le hábhair eile san earnáil dara leibhéil. Is é toradh an ghanntanais sin ná raidhse deiseanna fostaíochta do chéimithe sa BEd Gaeilge. In the Irish educational system at present there is a shortage of teachers of Irish and of the other subjects offered in this degree. This is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills in the Teacher Supply Action Plan 2018, which encourages teachertraining degrees ‘which qualify teachers in two subject areas’ including those subjects offered by this degree: Irish, Mathematics, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Teachers of these subjects are in demand in both Irish- and English-speaking schools. Gaelcholáistí are experiencing shortages of teachers qualified to teach second subjects through Irish. Both shortages are addressed through this BEd, and graduates can expect a high employability profile.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Discipline-specific postgraduation study options at UCC include: MEd Education, MA Modern Irish (Nua-Ghaeilge), MA Languages & Cultures, and MA Translation Studies. For more information on other postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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SPORTS STUDIES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION BEd (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 564 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 564-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 50 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 5 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 9 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi

WHAT IS SPORTS STUDIES AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION? The Bachelor of Education Sports Studies and Physical Education (BEDSSPE) degree is a dynamic course that allows you to become a fully qualified secondary school Physical Education teacher with an additional subject from English, Gaeilge/Irish, Mathematics, French or History. You will become an agent of change in the areas of physical education, sport, and physical activity settings and explore exciting and innovative subjects such as methods and practices of teaching, health, psychology, biomechanics, motor competence and exercise physiology. You will learn to teach a range of curricular based sports such as dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, and adventure education, so that you can become a creative educator in a range of settings.

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WHY UCC?

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John F. Kennedy once stated that ‘Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong’. Within our BEDSSPE degree programme, we seek to educate our future student teachers on the associated mind and body connection within our subject of Physical Education.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marie Nash m.nash@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/education

Our course is very fortunate to have state-of-theart facilities within UCC, including unique outdoor learning spaces and the beautiful Mardyke Arena. The Mardyke Arena’s premium standards and exceptional facilities allow our staff and students to use this space for meaningful teaching and learning – examples include our aquatics module in the swimming pool, our exercise physiology module on the outdoor track, our coaching science module in the sports hall, and many of our sports pedagogy modules in the lecture rooms and dance studios. As our staff are experts and leading researchers in their discipline, you have access to the best available knowledge throughout the course. We have several teaching, coaching and community placements throughout your time with us. We continue to work in partnership with schools, clubs, and the community to ensure that all our students obtain a meaningful educational experience in their four-year degree.

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school settings. While it is important that you enjoy participating or promoting sports and physical activities for optimal health and wellbeing, our degree is not a ‘sports only’ degree.

COURSE STRUCTURE During your time with us, you will study a wide variety of content areas, including curriculum; teaching, coaching and learning; assessment; a range of sport and physical education activities; coaching science; health and wellness; disability and more. You will have several teaching, coaching, and community placements throughout your time on this degree programme, through which you will gain significant practical experiences. While you will have formal exams during the winter and summer months, many modules use continuous and formative types of assessment, including in-class tests, oral presentations, end-of-semester assessments, digital portfolios, online learning tasks, reflections and micro-teaching/micro-coaching. During this process you will acquire invaluable transferable skills of independent, critical thinking which will stand to you for the rest of your career in teaching and outside teaching. To support you while on this programme we also operate a comprehensive wellbeing mentoring programme involving buddy mentoring, tutor mentoring and teacher/coach mentors.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. ED1308 Sport Psychology - Fundamentals & Application, ED1309 Movement Analysis, ED1310 Introduction to Exercise Physiology, ED1313 Health & Wellbeing in Sport, Physical Activity & Physical Education, ED1314 Practical Areas I, ED1323 Practical Areas II, ED1316 Placement I, ED1322 Curriculum & Pedagogical Coherence I, AN1063 Anatomy of Exercise.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE One Arts subject (15 credits) from the following: English, French (a student will not normally be allowed to select French unless (s)he has attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination [or equivalent]), Gaeilge/Irish, History and Mathematics.

WORK PLACEMENT We have broken down our compulsory work placement requirements over the four-year duration of your course as follows: Year 1: Coaching Placement (24 hours); Year 2: School Placement teaching Physical Education (3 weeks); Year 3: School Placement teaching chosen Arts subject (3 weeks); Year 4: School Placement teaching Physical Education and Arts subject (entire school year).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course equips graduates to work in areas such as: coaching settings, education at secondary school level (Ireland and abroad), health and wellbeing settings (Ireland and abroad), physical activity and inclusion environments, sport promotion in the community. A sample of recent workplaces for our graduates include: Ardscoil na Mara, Belvedere College, Carrigaline Community School, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Cork Education & Training Board, Regina Mundi College, Scoil Mhuire, St Colman’s Community College, The King’s Hospital School, and the Department of Education & Skills.

STUDY ABROAD If you choose Irish or French as your additional teaching subject, you must complete the module ED2319 Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) (5 credits). Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 (summer months) of years 1, 2 or 3, however, it must be completed in full prior to the Summer Examination Board in the final year of the BEDSSPE programme. You will register for this module in year 4, irrespective of when you actually undertake it.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Some of the sectors in which past students have undertaken further study and postgraduate studies include: coaching education, curriculum policy, medicine, physical literacy, public health, sport economics, sport inclusion and teacher education. Recent graduates have undertaken HDip in ArtsEnglish, MEd Education, and MPB Public Health. For more information on other postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Please go to the individual subject pages for a list of first year modules to find out more details.

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WHAT IS APPLIED MATHEMATICS?

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POINTS TO NOTE • Students who wish to take Applied Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). • This is a Group 2(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). Students can only study one subject from Group 2(a) and 2(b) in second and third year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Mathematical Sciences sms@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

Question Time... Do you need to study Mathematics as well as Applied Mathematics?

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Applied Mathematics is the application of mathematics to the modelling and solving of practical, real-world problems. Today, we can see how mathematics is at the very heart of many disciplines including business, economics, engineering, finance, geography & geology, and the sciences. Applied mathematicians develop analytical and numerical techniques and use them in the construction of mathematical models capable of describing a wide range of physical and related phenomenon. Fundamentally we are looking at the practical application of mathematics to real world and physical problems. So, if you have a good feel for puzzles, games, and mathematical conundrums, and you have an aptitude for mathematics and mathematical problems, Applied Mathematics could be a fantastic choice for you.

WHY UCC? The primary mission of the School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC is to provide you with the highest quality education in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. Our tradition of excellence dates to George Boole (1815-1864), the first Professor of Mathematics at UCC who is renowned for transforming mathematics as a discipline. The emphasis throughout this three-year course is on developing and enhancing your problem-solving skills. Computers play a central role in Applied Mathematics, as many problems can be solved by making use of computers to perform immense numerical computations far beyond the power of human beings. Numerical computation encompasses scientific programming, the use of sophisticated mathematical software libraries, computer laboratory experiments and numerical analysis. The course content at UCC reflects this and the School of Mathematical Sciences has dedicated computer laboratories for this purpose.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Whilst prior knowledge of Applied Mathematics at Leaving Certificate level is helpful, it is not an essential requirement for this course. However, you must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent).

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), where the School of Mathematical Sciences is located, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate, your technical, computational and numeracy skills will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities. Your soft skills, such as oral and written presentation skills and experience of working in a team, will also be attractive to employers. A degree that includes mathematics will be seen by employers as evidence that you are able to think independently and quickly learn new skills. Recent graduates have embarked on career paths such as: accountancy & banking, civil service, data analytics, insurance, management services, pharmaceutical & biotechnological industries, software & computing, and teaching/academia.

COURSE STRUCTURE

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Applied Mathematics through CK108 Arts International, or any International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year of studies. The programme currently has links with universities in Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the USA, among others.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Applied Mathematics as part of their degree include: MSc Actuarial Science; MSc Data Science & Analytics; MSc Financial & Computational Mathematics; MSc Mathematical Modelling & Self-Learning Systems; MPhil Applied Mathematics; and PhD in Applied Mathematics. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE DANIEL MERRICK

As a student of Applied Mathematics you will study a variety of mathematical modules from aspects of classical applied mathematics, to the use of applied mathematics in modern computer programming, and elements of the modern areas of chaos, and dynamical systems, for example. Lectures are usually scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Tutorials are student-centred, supportive learning environments, in which any issues can be discussed in more detail. Even though students take only two Arts subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module comprises approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AM1052 Introduction to Mechanics, AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, AM1054 Mathematical Software.

“I enjoyed studying Applied Mathematics and I’ve always revelled in being challenged and savour the satisfaction of solving problems. The programme explores diverse and interesting subjects such as chaos and dynamical systems. The learning experience is comprised of formal lectures, tutorials, computer labs, group work, presentations as well as guided but independent research.”

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ARCHAEOLOGY SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 CK123 ANTHROPOLOGY p.160

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor William O’Brien archaeology@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/archaeology

WHAT IS ARCHAEOLOGY? Archaeology is the study of the human past, where material evidence is used to understand how people and societies lived in the ancient and recent times. This involves looking at why human cultures emerged and changed over time. The subject investigates many important developments in the human story, such as the evolution of Homo Sapiens, the adoption of farming, early urbanism, and the origins of social complexity. Archaeologists collaborate with scientists in other disciplines to discover, record and date ancient objects, sites, and landscapes, and to analyse human and environmental remains. That record is part of our cultural heritage, and archaeologists play an important role protecting this resource for future generations.

WHY UCC? UCC has been a centre for the study of Archaeology since the first professor, Sir Bertram Windle, was appointed in 1909. The Department of Archaeology has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and offers one of the most diverse range of undergraduate courses on offer in the Irish University system. Our research strengths include physical anthropology and bioarchaeology, architectural heritage, prehistory, and early medieval studies. 168

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The Department is known for its innovative fieldwork, going back to the Lough Gur excavations by Professor Sean P. Ó Riordáin, and the excavation and restoration of Newgrange with Professor Michael O’Kelly. Our teaching continues to be delivered by expert researchers who are leading knowledge creators in their different fields of interest. The Department has excellent teaching and research facilities, including dedicated project rooms for research groups, as well as laboratory facilities, computer/GIS rooms, and fieldwork equipment.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While we do not require you to have specific subjects in your Leaving Certificate, if you are considering Archaeology you should have a broad interest in subjects like history and geography.

COURSE STRUCTURE You can take Archaeology as one of four subjects in the Arts programme. Our first year course provides a broad introduction to the discipline and to the work of the archaeologist in different types of employment. The course includes a general introduction to the archaeology of Ireland, spanning some ten millennia, from the earliest human settlement of the island to the early modern era. In second and third year advanced training in Irish and European archaeology is provided, as well as skills-orientated courses necessary for career development. The degree seeks to balance teaching on archaeological theory and culture history with courses dealing with fieldwork and scientific approaches to the past.

FIRST YEAR MODULE AR1001 The Archaeology of Ireland in Context (15 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT

There may be opportunities to work on archaeological excavations during the summer with department staff, commercial companies, and other bodies. The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, where our Department is located, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. Our Professional Work Experience Module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. This is designed to prepare students for transition to the workplace on graduation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Archaeology is a professional career qualification, with employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad. Archaeologists work for various State heritage bodies in central and local government, such as the National Monuments Service and the National Museum of Ireland. Commercial archeologists service the requirements of State agencies such as the National Roads Authority, and developers in the private sector. Archaeologists are necessary for survey and excavation oversight, environmental impact assessment, heritage conservation projects, and media and tourism initiatives. If you study Archaeology you will acquire important skills that are transferable to other areas of employment, including the ability to think critically, to problem-solve and to carry out research, as well as practical skills in fieldwork and computer applications.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS

If you study Archaeology through CK108 Arts International you will spend your third year abroad, studying in an approved university of the major language or subject. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete the final year of your study. The programme currently has links with universities in Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the USA among others. There is a strong fieldwork element in our BA Archaeology programme. Many of our course modules have field excursions, where students are introduced to the rich archaeological heritage of Ireland and receive field survey training. Students also undertake project work on archaeological sites and landscapes.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Archaeology as part of their degree include: MA Human Osteoarchaeology, MA Museum Studies, MPhil Archaeology, PhD Archaeology. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www. ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE COLM MOLONEY “I am managing director of Rubicon Heritage Services, a leading archaeology consultancy serving the Irish and UK markets. Since graduating from UCC I have worked in commercial archaeology in Scotland, France, England and Ireland. I love my job, enjoying the outdoor lifestyle, as well as the academic challenge of making sense of sites and monuments we excavate and survey. My days can involve business meetings in the office, excavation and survey in the field, writing or being interviewed for radio and television. My time at UCC provided me with a solid foundation for work as a professional archaeologist in Ireland and abroad.”

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ASIAN STUDIES

international online journal devoted to Asian Studies in 2015. Who knows, maybe you will get an opportunity to submit your work to this prestigious journal one day!

COURSE STRUCTURE SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kiri Paramore

The course focuses on contemporary Asia, beginning with an overview of the entire region, including Asian diasporas worldwide. You will choose modules from a variety of disciplines focusing on Asia, allowing you to study countries or regions in more depth, and to study one or more Asian language, if you wish. Lectures are usually scheduled Monday to Friday and in first year you will have three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Language subjects will have additional weekly language laboratories.

FIRST YEAR MODULE

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AS1001 Introduction to Modern Asia (15 credits).

WHAT IS ASIAN STUDIES? Asia is the fastest growing economic centre in the world, home to more than half the world’s population, and many of the world’s great philosophical and religious traditions. Asian studies involves the study of the political, economic, societal and cultural factors and ideas shaping international politics, economy and culture in East Asia. This will prepare you for a career in foreign relations and global policy, or with Asia-Pacific oriented multinational corporations and international organisations.

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WHY UCC? The 21st century has been dubbed the ‘Asian century’ because of the rapidly rising economic, cultural, and political importance, on the world stage, of Asian countries, especially China, Korea, and Japan. We offer the only comprehensive undergraduate programme in Asian Studies on the island of Ireland. If you study with us you will benefit from our committed Asian Studies department which houses a number of exceptional Asian Studies institutes, including the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies, Irish Institute of Japanese Studies, Irish Institute of Korean Studies, and UCC Confucius Institute, all of which are managed by Asian Studies faculty members and are closely linked with the Asian Studies programme. We also have close links with the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) which promotes Asian Studies in Ireland. Our Asian Studies department launched the Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS), the first ever 170

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WORK PLACEMENT

STUDY ABROAD

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Asian Studies, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

If you study Asian Studies through Arts International (CK108), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your study abroad programme ends you then return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in Japan, China and South Korea.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As Asia plays an ever more important role in the world, the number of domestic and international companies and institutions that are doing business, or working with, Asia is increasing. All of these organisations are increasingly recruiting graduates with good Asian language skills and an in-depth understanding of Asia, its peoples, politics, business, culture and society. Examples of existing and future employers and careers include: governmental agencies and departments, including trade, import/export organisations such as Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland; translation/ interpreting agencies; diplomatic services; multinational companies across every sector, particularly pharmaceuticals; and with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean acquired/owned companies located in Ireland and the rest of the EU.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Asian Studies as part of their degree include: HDip Advanced Languages & Global Communication, MA Applied Linguistics, MA in Asian Studies, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, as well as MRes, MPhil and PhD programmes. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

BÉALOIDEAS

Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla, Ceann Roinne s.cadhla@ucc.ie

Bláthnaid Begley b.begley@ucc.ie

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POINTS TO NOTE •S  tudents wishing to select Béaloideas should normally have a minimum grade H4 in Irish in the Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent). Lectures are through the medium of Irish. •S  tudents may not take both Béaloideas and Folklore. •S  tudents intending to apply to transfer to the Arts International programme and take Chinese Studies, or continental languages as a single, major, or joint subject in second year, should note that they cannot register for Béaloideas in second year. Riachtanais an Ábhair - pointí le tabhairt faoi ndeara: De ghnáth bheadh mic léinn a bhfuil fonn orthu Béaloideas a dhéanamh tar éis grád H4 ins an Ardteist a bhaint amach (nó a leithéid chéanna), ní mór a bheith ar do chompord ag éisteacht léi agus á scríobh. Tré mheán na Gaeilge a bhíonn na léachtaí. Ní féidir Béaloideas agus Folklore a dhéanamh i dteannta a chéile. Mic léinn a mbíonn sé i gceist acu aistriú isteach go dtí BA (International) agus Chinese Studies a dhéanamh, nó teangacha na Mór-roinne mar ábhar Singil, Príomhábhar nó Comhábhar sa tarna bliain, tá sé tábhachtach a fhios a bheith acu nach féidir leo clárú do Bhéaloideas sa tarna bliain.

Cuireann léann an bhéaloidis suim fé leith i dtraidisiúin agus in seanchas na ndaoine. Is é atá i gceist le béaloideas, nó ‘folklore’ as Béarla, ach léann agus eolas atá neamhfhoirmiúil, neamhoifigiúil, dúchasach nó ailtéarnach. Dírítear isteach go speisialta ar léann an dúchais, an tseanchais agus an bhéaloidis, i bhfocail eile ar an gcultúr, ar chruthaitheacht agus ar ealaíona an duine ó bhreith go bás, agus ó bhás amach; ar an saol seo agus ar an saol eile, ó inné go dtí inniu. Mar ábhar leis an léann so go bunúsach tá scéalta, seanchas, nósanna, deasghnátha, féiltí, creideamh, piseoga, teicneolaíocht agus tithíocht na muintire.

WHY UCC? Tá cúis mhór amháin, is é sin nach féidir staidéar a dhéanamh ar bhéaloideas na tíre as Gaeilge aon áit eile. Is liosta le háireamh na buanna sin a bhíonn le roinnt ag céimithe sa Bhéaloideas lena bhfostóirí. Mar chuid den gcéim, saothraítear réimse leathan scileanna i gcúrsaí taighde, anailíse agus scríbhneoireachta, a chuireann ar chumas an chéimí tionscadail ilchineálacha a thabhairt chun cinn agus a chur i gcrích go slachtmhar. Beidh an céimí oilte sna réimsí seo a leanas: 1. Dearadh tionscadal. 2. Beidh sé/sí in ann taighde bunaidh a chur i gcrích. 3. Beidh scileanna inoiriúnaithe eitneagrafacha foghlamtha (taifeadadh, agallóireacht, scríbhneoireacht eitneagrafach, eolas curtha ar threalamh digiteach). 4. Beidh an céimí in ann saothrú go héifeachtach mar chuid de mheitheal oibre. 5. Sásta ceannaireacht a ghlacadh ar phleanáil. 6. Beidh bunachar eolais agus scileanna láithreoireachta inoiriúnaithe sealbhaithe. 7. Beidh taithí foilsitheoireachta agus eagarthóireachta faighte. 8. B  eidh ar chumas an chéimí anailís neamhspleách a dhéanamh ar fhaisnéis ilchineálach, tré lionsa cultúrtha.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Tá céimithe ag obair i réimsí éagsúla: na meáin chumarsáide (fís agus fuaim); mar mhúinteoirí bunscoile agus meánscoile; mar léachtóirí ar an 3ú léibhéal; mar chúntóirí/bainisteoirí cartlainne agus mar chartlannaithe digiteacha; i rannóg na hoidhreachta; i músaeim; mar scríbhneoirí, eagarthóirí agus aistritheoirí; mar oifigigh ealaíne; mar iriseoirí agus léiritheoirí teilfíse agus raidió; i bpleanáil cathrach is tuaithe. • léachtóireacht ollscoile • na meáin chumarsáide (fís agus fuaim) • múinteoireacht bunscoile agus meánscoile • cúntóirí agus bainisteoirí cartlainne • rannóg na hoidhreachta • músaeim • An Chomhairle Oidhreachta • aistritheoirí, scríbhneoirí • oifigeach ealaíne • iriseoireacht • léiritheoireacht theilfíse • pleanáil chathrach is tuaithe.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Cos i dtaca is ea an chéim sa Bhéaloideas a chuirfidh ar chumas an chéimí dul chun cinn agus a thuilleadh taighde agus traenála a dhéanamh sa ngné seo de na daonnachtaí ar leibhéal níos airde. Is é Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh an t-aon choláiste tríú leibhéal in Éirinn a dhéanann speisialtóireacht de bhéaloideas na Gaeilge ar gach aon leibhéal acadúil ón bhfochéim go leibhéal PhD. Cruthaíonn Bealoideas i gCOC deiseanna nua taighde i léann an bhéaloidis, na Gaeilge agus an chultúir dúchais atá eisceachtúil amach is amach. Higher Diploma in Television Production & Media Production, Nemeton TV; An Rinn, fostaíocht in RTÉ, TG4 stiúraitheoireacht, scannánaíocht, margántaíocht dhigiteach, poiblíocht; Postgraduate Diploma in Education – PGDE (oideachas); MPhil, Béaloideas/Folklore (UCC); MPlan Planning & Sustainable Development (UCC); MSc Library & Information Studies; MSC (Ollscoil Aberdeen); PhD Béaloideas; PhD Ethnology (Lund University, Sweden); PhD Folklore (Memorial University, Newfoundland); PhD Folklore & Ethnology (UCC). For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

COURSE STRUCTURE Mar chuid lárnach de léann an bhéaloidis tá: (a) scéalta agus seanchas, mar shampla finscéalta, seanscéalta, Fiannaíocht, scéalta grinn, miotais, seanfhocail nó tomhaiseanna; (b) féile, creideamh agus leigheas, mar shampla crá agus creideamh tíre, reiligiún dúchais, deasghnátha, féilte, féilire agus iompar agus (c) an cultúrtha ábhartha, saorgáin agus slí bheatha na ndaoine, mar shampla cultúr fisiciúil nó ábhartha, ealaín, ailtireacht dhúchais, déantúsaíocht atá lámhdhéanta nó táirgthe

FIRST YEAR MODULE BD1001 Béaloideas: Scéal, Nós is Ealaín (15 creidiúint).

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go Tugtar ‘folklore’ ar bhéaloideas sa Bhéarla le céad ch Sasana an chum a re’ ‘folk-lo cal leith bliain. Is nuafho ideas’ William Thoms sa bhliain 1846. Tá an focal ‘béalo níos aosta. We are fortunate at UCC to be the new custodians for the Book of Lismore which was donated to the d university in 2020 by the Chatsworth Estate. Create in the late 15th century, the medieval manuscript, consisting of 198 vellum folios, contains some of medieval Irish literature’s greatest masterpieces, of including the lives of Irish saints, the adventures of the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill, and the translation ar Leabh the as known Once Polo. the travels of Marco Mhic Cárthaigh Riabhaigh – it is one of the Great .ie/ Books of Ireland. See more at: www.libguides.ucc the-book-of-lismore.

GRADUATE PROFILE PÁDRAIG Ó DÁLAIGH Léiritheoir neamhspleách, ceamaradóir, físeagarthóir TG4, RTÉ “Bhíos ana-thógtha lem chuid staidéir, go háirithe in Roinn an Bhéaloidis!”

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WHY UCC?

CELTIC CIVILISATION SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 POINTS TO NOTE This is a Group 6(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, or Spanish in second year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor John Carey j.carey@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/smg

WHAT IS CELTIC CIVILISATION? Celtic Civilisation offers an innovative perspective on early Irish culture and opens a rich world of myth, legend, poetry and tradition, revealing Ireland’s place in early Europe as well as its links with other Celtic regions. As a student of Celtic Civilisation you will learn about the history of the Celtic peoples of Europe; fascinating legends; Ireland’s longstanding contacts with neighbouring traditions; issues of gender and identity in medieval Irish society; and how Ireland assimilated European culture while in turn influencing it. If you are passionate about Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, if you are fascinated by history, or if you are gifted with a curious mind and a strong imagination, a love of story, and a willingness to delve into the tales and lore of a many-sided and ancient tradition, then Celtic Civilisation might be the course for you.

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UCC was the first university to offer a course in Celtic Civilisation and has gained international recognition as a pioneer in the area. The course is run by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, one of only two such departments in the world. Our academic staff include some of the foremost experts who are currently active in such fields as Celtic mythology, tales of the Irish hero Finn and his companions, saints, the lore of places, the poetic voice, early Irish Christianity and the Arthurian legend. Our Department is also the centre in UCC for the larger subject area of Celtic Studies, including the medieval history and literature of Wales and Scotland, the deeper past of the Celtic-speaking peoples and the origins and interrelationships of the Celtic languages. This places our students at the very heart of Celtic Civilisation studies in all its permutations.

COURSE STRUCTURE The course provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, ideology, society and history of the medieval Celtic peoples, together with their interactions among themselves and their influence farther afield. Extensive enrolment by mature and international students adds to the diversity of the learning experience. Our lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus tutorials. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester. Material presented in lectures, together with supplementary reading, are made available on each module’s Canvas (UCC’s virtual learning system) site. You will be provided with reading lists. Recommended books, as well as course-specific sourcebooks, are placed in the Boole Library’s High Demand Collection for you. All courses also have extensive online and digital materials supplied through the individual Canvas sites and other online databases such as the Celtic Digital Initiative (CDI) at www.sulis.ucc.ie/cdi/.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CC1111 The Ancient Celts, CC1112 Celtic Religion & Mythology, CC1113 Celtic Literature.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Early & Medieval Irish, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Celtic Civilisation is an excellent qualification for careers involving familiarity with the Irish past, and with Irish tradition and culture, or as a preparation for further study in this and related fields. Graduates are employed in a range of sectors, including: archivism, community work, conservation, development, heritage management, journalism, librarianship, public service, research, tourism and teaching/academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Celtic Civilisation through CK108 Arts International you will spend third year abroad studying at an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Celtic Civilisation as part of their degree include: MA Celtic Civilisation, MA Early & Medieval Irish, MA Beginnings of Irish Christianity, MPhil Celtic Civilisation, PhD Celtic Civilisation and PhD Early and Medieval Irish. For more information on our department-led postgraduate courses please see our postgraduate page at www.ucc.ie/en/smg/postgrad/.

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Michelle Doran studied Celtic Civilisation, and went on to earn a PhD in Early and Medieval Irish while working in the banking sector. She is now a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity Long Room Hub, where she is contributing to the CHIST-ERA PROVIDEDH (PROgressive VIsual Decision-making in Digital Humanities) project and is Project Officer for the Centre of Digital Humanities. She is module coordinator of the Digital Scholarship and Skills workshop and facilitates workshops on the subjects of Digital Humanities, Data Management Planning and Digital Scholarly Editing.

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WHAT IS CHINESE STUDIES?

CHINESE STUDIES SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS

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CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA

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CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH

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CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES

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CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES

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CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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POINTS TO NOTE CK101: This subject is available as a 10-credit subject in the single subject programme, or as a 20-credit subject in the major subject programme only. If you wish to continue with Chinese Studies as a 30- or 40-credit subject you must make an application to CACSSS to transfer to CK108 Arts (International) at the end of first year. All such applications are subject to examination results and availability of places. If you choose this route you will spend the third year of your degree studying at an approved university in China and return to UCC to complete your degree programme in fourth year.

Chinese Studies combines the study of Chinese language with various disciplines to develop your interest in, and knowledge of, the history, culture, society, economy, politics, religion and philosophy of China. It will provide you with exciting opportunities in study, research and career paths.

WHY UCC? Chinese Studies modules are taught by staff members of the Department of Asian Studies at UCC and our diverse research areas feed directly into our teaching; this means that you will be taught by faculty members who are among the best in their field. We have affiliations with the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies and the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) which promotes Asian Studies in Ireland. Our Asian Studies department launched the Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS), the first international online journal devoted to Asian Studies, in 2015. We have an active cultural institute in the College, the UCC Confucius Institute, which organises Chinese courses and a range of cultural events in UCC during the year, including celebrations for Confucius Institute Day and the Chinese Spring Festival Gala. As well as offering Chinese classes at UCC the Institute also plays an active role in expanding Chinese teaching in primary and secondary schools, promoting Chinese as part of the official Irish school curriculum.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While not essential a flair for languages and an interest in learning about Chinese culture will contribute greatly to your enjoyment of this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Julia Schneider Julia.schneider@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/asian

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Asian Studies, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. Students studying Chinese Studies as a 30- or 40-credit subject through degrees that offer an International Pathway have an opportunity to obtain work placements in China during their third year abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our students undertake varied and successful careers across Europe, China and East Asia. Graduates have found work in a diverse range of career paths, including: academia, business ventures, cultural exchange and communications, cultural foundations, the Foreign Office, government bodies, library sector, publishing houses, media enterprises, tourism and teaching.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Chinese Studies through Arts International (CK108), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad studying in an approved Chinese university. At the moment, we have two partner-universities: Shanghai University (SHU) and the Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT).

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Chinese Studies as part of their degree include: HDip Advanced Languages & Global Communication, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Asian Studies, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MATCSOL), as well as MRes/MPhil/ PhD Chinese Studies. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

COURSE STRUCTURE In first year, you will be introduced to Chinese culture and society, as well as the Chinese language. Lecturers timetable dedicated consultation times throughout the year so you can meet and discuss any issues you may have with them. In second year, you will continue studying Chinese language (Mandarin) and you can take modules in business, revolutionary 20th century politics, and popular culture in East Asia, for example. In your final year you will continue with Chinese Language and take elective modules on a variety of related topics, including readings in contemporary Chinese culture & society, current affairs, ethnicity, class & gender.

FIRST YEAR MODULES CH1000 An Introduction to Chinese Culture & Society (5 credits), CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits).

Interesting Fact: Chinese is a tonal langua ge – you can tell a story with just one syllable!

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WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE?

COMPUTER SCIENCE SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 POINTS TO NOTE Computer Science is available in the above degree programmes as a 15-credit subject in first year Arts and thereafter only as a 10-credit minor subject.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Gavin Russell g.russell@ucc.ie www.cs.ucc.ie

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Computer Science is the study of computers, computational systems, software and hardware, our relationships with computers, information, and communications technology. Computer scientists design new software, solve computing problems, and develop different ways to use technology, and you can see the resultant technologies all around us. Computer scientists rely on ‘computational thinking’ which involves looking at a problem and working out a way a computer might be able to help you solve it. To do this, you need to understand how a computer processes information; if you analyse a problem and plan out the solutions, you are using computational thinking. The principal areas of study within our Computer Science course include computer systems and networks, security, database systems, humancomputer interaction, web programming, and the role of computing in society.

WHY UCC? UCC has played a pivotal role in the development of computing. The legacy of the 19th century mathematician and philosopher, George Boole, who was the first professor of mathematics at UCC, permeates our department. Boole developed the formal foundations of propositional logic, which underpins the hardware and software of all modern digital computers. The school’s ethos reflects this tradition, emphasising scientific development and exploitation of knowledge, fully integrated with teaching, public engagement, and practical application for the benefit of society and the wider economy. Our School of Computer Science and Information Technology is located in the newly constructed Western Gateway Building. This ultra-modern building is situated at the heart of a student’s college life, and most lectures, laboratory sessions, and facilities used by our students are located in this state-of-the-art facility.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Any combination of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Mathematics are all helpful subjects.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

According to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific society, computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. It says: “Computing is very often associated with innovation, and developments in computing tend to drive it. This in turn is the key to national competitiveness. The possibilities for future developments are expected to be even greater than they have been in the past.” On the back of these possibilities our graduates have entered a diverse range of careers, including computer application development, computer engineering, IT support, quality assurance, software development and academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Computer Science through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Computer Science as part of their degree include: MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MSc Interactive Media. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

COURSE STRUCTURE Computer Science is available as a 15-credit module in first year Arts and thereafter only as a 10-credit minor subject module within the single-subject degree programme. We normally schedule lectures from Monday to Friday and your timetable will vary depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus one-hour tutorials. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages.

FIRST YEAR MODULE CS1201 Introduction to Computer Systems (15 credits).

Question Time... Can I do a BA in Computer Science?

available as a 15-credit No. Computer Science is and thereafter only as a option in first year Arts within the single-subject 10-credit minor subject need to apply for the BSc You degree programme. ) to attain a degree in Computer Science (CK401 Computer Science.

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ECONOMICS

Choosing Economics as a subject will give you an excellent foundation for a career in business, finance, government, teaching, and the media, and for doing further study in business courses such as marketing, management and computing. The teaching approach that we use will prepare you for working in the knowledge economy.

SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Studying Economics at Leaving Certificate level is an advantage. However, it is not required, and the delivery assumes students have not taken Economics before entering UCC. A good understanding of Mathematics, and the ability to communicate effectively in English are distinct advantages.

COURSE STRUCTURE CONTACT INFORMATION

John Considine j.considine@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/economics

WHAT IS ECONOMICS? When we are asked about the nature of Economics, we like to say that, “Economics is what economists do.” This captures the dynamic and diverse nature of economics. A much older definition, from the great economist Alfred Marshall in 1890, notes that economics is best described as the “study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.” Fundamentally, economics is the study of people’s motives, expectations, decisions, hopes, disappointments, and uncertainties. It can be used to examine a variety of issues, from social media to poverty. The language of work, business, government and the media is increasingly drawn from economics.

WHY UCC? Economics is a subject with over a century of tradition in UCC. Our teaching approach, with its emphasis on transformative education, will prepare you for employment, the need for continual change, and for life-long learning. Graduates with economics are needed to address the problems and challenges that face businesses, government, and society today.

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Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday, and in first year each subject has from 3 to 4 lectures per week. In second year you can decide how many Economics credits you wish to study, ranging from 10 to 50 credits. This allows you to combine Economics with another subject from an extensive array of available subjects. Economics becomes more quantitative in second year with a greater use of mathematics, statistics, and diagrams.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. EC1106 Introductory Microeconomics, EC1116 Introductory Macroeconomics, EC1131 Economic Decision Making.

GRADUATE PROFILE SEÁN O’CONNOR “A degree in economics enables students to develop a range of skills for both the working world and in further studies. Exploring theories relating to public finance, corporate strategy, innovation and competitiveness and applying them to real life scenarios can improve a student’s critical thinking and data analytical skills.”


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This professional work experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Economics provides a whole range of skills (analytical, problem-solving, computers, data handling, presentation and communication) and knowledge required by employers. Our graduates have traditionally gone into a wide variety of jobs including: finance, business, civil service, teaching and journalism.

universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Our graduates are well equipped to undertake graduate study in Economics both nationally and internationally. Students who take 30 credits of Economics in second and third year meet the Teaching Council of Ireland requirement to teaching Economics with a Masters in Education. Further study options for students who graduate with Economics as part of their degree include: MSc Finance (Banking & Risk Management), MSc Business Economics. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Economics through CK108 Arts International, you will spend third year abroad studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with

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ENGLISH SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 CK125 SPORTS STUDIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION p.164

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Lee Jenkins englishdepartment@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/english

WHAT IS ENGLISH? English is the study of literature from the earliest writing in English to the present, across the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, the short story, and film. Learning how to read literature critically means learning how to think clearly. That, and being able to write articulately, are core practices in English. Do you enjoy discussing books, films, song, theatre? By studying English you will develop your knowledge and writing skills, and in the process, get more from the books and films you love. Each great novel, poem or play is an encounter with ideas, forms, and experiences that shape our understanding of the world. A degree in English also supports and sustains a lifelong relationship with books and with literature, and equips you to become a critical thinker, an elegant writer, and a creative person.

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tradition of creativity and independent thinking. In our internationally renowned department, you’ll be taught by staff that include leading scholars as well as prominent poets, novelists, and creative practitioners. Visiting scholars, and our Writer in Residence, offer talks and workshops, and you will join this community of learning where you can develop your ideas and knowledge and shape your skills. You will also benefit from unique, programme-specific courses on creative writing, digital literacy, and problem-based learning, which together foster a lifelong love of literature and enable you to develop marketable skills that are vital in a range of professions. You can also access film and drama modules as part of the course. If you’re a keen reader and interested in technology, we can help you hone your digital and literary skills with courses on digital media and through technologyenabled learning.

COURSE STRUCTURE English at UCC involves lectures and small-group tutorials and workshops; you may also participate in online discussions, group projects, visit significant cultural sites, or even research manuscripts. Individual study is essential, and you will have the opportunity to follow your interests, choosing which texts to study for major assignments, while learning to articulate what it is about them that interests you. Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will vary depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for language options.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. EN1002 Literature & Society: Medieval to Renaissance, EN1003 Introduction to Modern Literature, EN1004 Theories: Literature, Film, Drama & Theatre Studies.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of English, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

English is a flexible and attractive subject and provides a wide range of transferable skills. The courses you will study impart skills that can help you achieve success in such professions as: journalism, teaching, publishing, editing, theatre/film, public relations, public affairs, arts management, marketing, law, and information sciences.

We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

English discipline-specific postgraduate options at UCC include: MA Creative Writing, MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA English: Irish Writing & Film, MA English: Modernities: Literature, Theory & Culture from the Romantics to the Present; MA English: Texts & Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance. For more information on other UCC postgraduate options please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ postgrad/.

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If you study English through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year.

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GRADUATE PROFILE LYNN HARDING Senior Content Designer “My first jobs were in communications and publishing, before I moved to my current role as a Senior Content Designer in Fjord, the design studio at Accenture’s global R&D hub. My job now is something that didn’t exist when I graduated, and I wouldn’t have got here without having pursued such an open-ended degree. English is a passion; don’t avoid a module on medieval poetry or a seminar in children’s literature because you worry no one will give you a job in those areas. There is a huge commercial need for people with expertise in English.”

GRADUATE PROFILE AMY MARTIN Content Marketing Manager, Eventbrite “Studying English at UCC has helped me to get to where I am today in so many ways. It taught me to analyse copy and formulate my opinions in a coherent and convincing way. It broadened my horizons, encouraged me to seek and accept feedback, and not shy away from revising and revising to make sure that the final output was as good as it could possibly be. Creative thinking, an editorial eye for detail, and content planning skills come into my role on a daily basis.” #BeginBelongBecome

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EUROPEAN STUDIES SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS (First Year Only) p.128 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 POINTS TO NOTE • This is a Group 2(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). Students can only study one subject from Group 2(a) and 2(b) in second and third year. • European Studies is available in CK101 Arts in first year, and thereafter as part of the CK108 Arts International programme. European Studies students wishing to transfer to the fouryear International programme must make an application seeking the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. All such applications are subject to examination results and availability of places.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Katherine McGarry k.mcgarry@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/ck101/eurostudies

WHAT IS EUROPEAN STUDIES? European Studies (ES) is a unique multidisciplinary subject anchored by the School of History. In this course, you will analyse key institutions, policies, treaties, and political-historical developments of the European Union since 1945, as well as its impact on the human and physical landscape. We look at the EU in the context of international relations and its role in shaping the global system; we also explore national level policies and politics in individual EU member states. European Studies prepares you for the challenges associated with a more interdependent and enlarged European Union.

European Studies offers an integrated programme of study at UCC on contemporary Europe. It explores the processes and consequences of political, diplomatic, administrative, planning, and economic decisionmaking in Europe. Drawing on a distinctive and valuable multidisciplinary approach, it provides you with great insight into the EU as a system of multilevel governance and a critical understanding of contemporary developments within the Union.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? As a multidisciplinary subject, European Studies is open and accessible to students interested in a wide variety of subjects, including history, geography, civics, politics, legal or development studies. If you have an interest in Europe and the European Union, that is a good starting point. Naturally an affinity for languages would complement these interests. However, it is not necessary to have studied any of these subjects before taking on European Studies at UCC, as we welcome students who are enthusiastic about a variety of disciplines.

COURSE STRUCTURE The multidisciplinary nature of this subject is a major advantage and you can choose from a wide range of modules in history, geography, law, political science, food business and development. European Studies is available through Arts (CK101), Arts International (CK108), and Film & Screen Media (CK105). European Studies is available in CK101 Arts in first year, and thereafter as part of the CK108 Arts International programme. In addition, you can major in another subject permitted by the Arts table (preferably one of the following: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or English). You can also opt to minor in a second language. You will spend third year studying at one of our partner universities in a country appropriate to your studies and/or the major language studied. Teaching takes place via lectures, tutorials, small group work, projects, and dissertation research. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. The contact hours, lectures, small group work and research required will vary, depending on your chosen modules.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Possible career paths are as varied as individual interests. ES graduates have pursued careers in academia and teaching; consultancy and administration; EU institutions and agencies; European public and private sectors; foreign affairs; Government Departments; international organisations; marketing, communications, and PR; media and journalism; NGOs and charities; research and policy analysis; and tourism. See our official page for the promotion of EU careers within UCC at: www.ucc.ie/en/eurostudies/careers/.

STUDY ABROAD

your major language subject. Our partner universities are located across Europe, for example: Austria (Innsbruck); France (IEP Aix-en-Provence, Sciences Po Paris, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, University of Rennes I & II); Germany (Munich, Bonn and Konstanz); Italy (Bologna, Siena, Florence and Perugia); Spain (Barcelona, Seville, Santiago, Salamanca and Cadiz); and Sweden (Lund). UCC also enjoys partnerships with English language speaking institutions in other European countries, as well as Asia, Canada, North and South America.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

The School of History at UCC is a leading international centre for postgraduate research in History, International Relations and European Studies. ES contributes to the MSc Government & Politics and the MPhil/PhD in European Studies. For more information, please refer to our School of History postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/history/ graduatestudies/ and the UCC postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

As part of BA (International) and BA Film & Screen Media (International), you will spend third year studying at a university in a country appropriate to your studies and/or

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. ES1002 Introduction to Europe & the European Union, ES1003 The Nature & Political Evolution of the EC/EU, ES1004 Europe: Rural Societies, Economies & Policies.

GRADUATE PROFILE LAURA CUESTA Laura is currently Policy Officer in the Strategy Unit for Energy at the European Commission, Brussels. Before this, she worked in a variety of roles in: the European Political Strategy Centre & DG Research & Innovation; the Common Foreign and Security Policy Operations Unit of the European Commission; the EU Political and Security Committee, European Commission; the Office for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, United Nations; and the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations, Geneva. She holds an MA from the College of Europe, Bruges.

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FOLKLORE SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK123 ANTHROPOLOGY p.160 POINTS TO NOTE • This is a Group 2(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). Students can only study one subject from Group 2(a) and 2(b) in second and third year. • Students may not take both Béaloideas and Folklore.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla s.cadhla@ucc.ie

UCC is one of only two Irish universities where you can study Folklore comprehensively. Our Department of Folklore and Ethnology, is a leading research and teaching department for Folklore nationally and internationally. Our Folklore course is one of very few courses that places culture at its core and is unique among those that do so. By studying Folklore, you can add the rich tapestry of ancestral tradition, knowledge, culture, and everyday life to other disciplines that consider everything else except these. This cultural context and background will fill in the gap in your knowledge like nothing else will. It also helps you to understand the significance and meaning of cultures in both past and present societies.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? History, Irish and English are useful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE The subject begins by introducing the main areas of the discipline: narratives, stories, festivals, rituals, tools, technologies and material culture, before going on to explore the theories, ideas and methods of the discipline, including the theories of folklore, culture, fieldwork, original research, archives and community identity.

Bláthnaid Begley b.begley@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/bealoideas

WHAT IS FOLKLORE? Folklore, Béaloideas in the Irish language, focuses on key aspects of informal, unofficial, popular, ancestral, indigenous, or alternative knowledges or ways of knowing and experiencing the world. It specifically looks at ‘ordinary’, or everyday life, over time from birth to death and beyond, including the past and the present. Folklore focuses on the full and diverse range of human activity, creativity, imagination, existence, subsistence, and expression. Ireland has one of the world’s largest Folklore archives, and Folklore has been a vital aspect of Irish identity for hundreds of years, contributing immensely to literature, history, and popular culture. It is not just in the past or in the countryside, however, but also in the present and in cities. It remains a significant and important element in the ongoing cultural process of ancestral, popular experience and expression.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This professional work experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The study of Folklore adds a unique educational element to your degree in terms of the humanities. It provides an original and increasingly scarce fluency and competency across a range of keywords and key ideas involving arts, heritage, tradition, culture and society. It also touches upon community engagement, locality, identity, in the crucial practical terms of description, initiative, leadership, application and implementation of those ideas. Our Folklore graduates gain a broad range of skills including original archival and fieldwork methods. Folklorists work in a variety of settings such as: academic departments in colleges and universities, archives, arts council, culture & heritage sectors, federal government, funding agencies, historical associations, libraries, media & journalism, museums & cultural bodies, oral history projects, publishing industry, teaching & lecturing.

FIRST YEAR MODULE FL1004 Introduction to Irish Folklore & Ethnology (15 credits).

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS

If you study through CK108 Arts International, or another International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US. When practicable or possible field trips are part of the course. Students may be requested to contribute to the cost of field trips as they arise.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Folklore as part of their degree include: postgraduate degrees in folklore and ethnology and cognate ones like MA Digital Arts & Humanities. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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GRADUATE PROFILE JAMES FUREY “I work as a Digital Archivist and Oral Historian supporting groups doing high quality oral history and digital cultural heritage projects. I give training and advice on best practice in oral history collection and archiving, and on a wide range of digital dissemination practices. My degree gave me a wide range of skills in ethnographic fieldwork and cultural heritage archiving, and an understanding of cultural knowledge systems, traditional and modern. From this base, I was able to confidently undertake a Masters in Digital Arts and Humanities, which is highly relevant to the contemporary world of cultural heritage.”

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FRENCH SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES p.140 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK113 CRIMINOLOGY p.146 CK124 EDUCATION-GAEILGE* p.162 CK125 SPORTS STUDIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION p.164 POINTS TO NOTE A Student will not normally be allowed to select French unless they have attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Martin Howard m.howard@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/french

WHAT IS FRENCH? French at UCC will not only expand your knowledge and use of the language, it will introduce you to modern French culture and the cultures of Frenchspeaking countries worldwide. Along with translation, philosophy, visual culture, and linguistics, you will study a wide range of topics, including history, literature, music, theatre, politics, and the connection France has to other countries. The course brings together a sense of French culture, its role in the world, and the value of the language – one of the two working languages of many institutions, such as within the European Union. French at UCC opens the door to a vast range of opportunities on a global scale.

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The Department of French at UCC is the largest in the State in terms of student numbers, and this means we have a huge community of French speakers at all stages, and vibrant connections to French culture. Our staff are heavily involved within the cultural sector, a key employer of our language graduates. We specialise in France’s place in the world and in history, and for this reason we try to encourage you to study abroad on an Erasmus year if possible.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? You must have attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent) to study French.

COURSE STRUCTURE In first year you will study three hours of language and two hours of French culture per week. In second and final year, you have your core modules (always three hours of language, usually two more core culture hours), plus optional modules in specific areas of French studies. You will be expected to do reading, some of which is in French. You can take whichever optional modules your timetable allows. You can take options from art, linguistics, writings from North Africa and beyond, politics, theatre, fiction, and philosophy. Up to now you will probably have read only short texts in French, and as your study and skills develop in French, you will be reading books, articles, websites, and watching media in the original language. As well as learning about these areas of French culture, the idea is that such work will help you get a feel for the language so that you can use it creatively in wideranging contexts of use. Some classes take place in the French language (including all language classes), but we will ease you into this.

FIRST YEAR MODULES FR1101 Foundation Course in Written & Oral French (10 credits), FR1201 Introduction to French Studies (5 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of French, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates’ employability skills are well documented and show that a degree with French will put you in a strong position to enter the job market in an increasingly globalised world. You will graduate as an independent individual with excellent attention to detail and wide-ranging skills that employers look for when recruiting. Some of the areas our graduates work in are: the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade; the European Commission; international companies and organisations (Google, Facebook); journalism (BBC Radio Four, Irish Examiner, Bloomberg, RTE); legal divisions of multinational organisations; legal researchers and human

rights consultants; museum and heritage sector; publishing; teaching in Ireland and abroad; translation companies across Ireland and Europe; and for the United Nations.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study French through Arts International (CK108), you will spend third year abroad, studying at one of our partner universities in France or Belgium. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. A year abroad is also available on the BA World Languages (CK110) programme.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with French as part of their degree include: MA Applied Linguistics, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE JULIA JENSEN “My studies in French were a highly rewarding experience that provided me with a thorough and fundamental academic knowledge. Studying in the French Department was a great experience as I always felt the staff to be very approachable, encouraging and helpful.”

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to the Gaeltacht areas in the immediate vicinity of the University, and on the modern poetry, prose, and journalism that is published and broadcast through different and exciting media in modern Ireland.

WHY UCC? SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES p.140 CK113 CRIMINOLOGY p.146 CK124 EDUCATION-GAEILGE* p.162 CK125 SPORTS STUDIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION p.164 POINTS TO NOTE This is a Group 2(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). Students can only study one subject from Group 2(a) and 2(b) in second and third year. *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin p.omachain@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/modern-irish

WHAT IS GAEILGE/IRISH? Staidéar ar theanga agus ar litríocht na Gaeilge, ón gcianaimsir go dtí an lá inniu, atá i gceist le cúrsa na Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh. Gaeilge/Irish involves the study of the Irish language and literature, from early times to the present day. As well as acquiring the oral and written skills essential to any language degree, if you choose Gaeilge/ Irish as part of your Arts programme you will enjoy unique insights into Ireland’s culture past and present. You will develop informed opinions on Irish life and civilisation, and will be knowledgeable about the linguistic and literary background to the landscape and history of Ireland. Equal emphasis is placed on the contemporary spoken language with special reference

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D’fhéadfaí a rá gur Ollscoil Ghaeltachta an ollscoil seo, agus Gaeltachtaí cáiliúla na Mumhan i mbéal an dorais di. Ó Bhaile an Fheirtéaraigh thiar go Rinn Ó gCuanach thoir, tairbhíonn ár gcuid mac léinn de bhéim faoi leith ar an nGaeilge bheo, agus ar gach aon ghné den dúchas liteartha agus cultúrtha a ghabhann léi. With its strong connections to the different Gaeltachtaí of Cork, Waterford and Kerry, the Department of Modern Irish is uniquely positioned to maximise student potential in the spoken language. The range of research and teaching interests of the staff of the Department of Modern Irish, from medieval to modern times, from early Irish manuscripts to modern literature, is unique in Irish third-level education. Trips during term to Dún Chíomháin, UCC’s house near Ballyferriter in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, add a special social and cultural aspect to the students’ academic course. UCC has a special relationship with the Gaeltacht of An Rinn in Co. Waterford, and many courses and events are organised there also. Scholarships are available to students to enable them to spend longer periods in the Gaeltacht. Vital to the student experience is the vibrant Irish-language student society, An Chuallacht. Together with the Irish-language drama society, An Cumann Drámaíochta, both societies organise dramas, debates and various social activities. Among the annual highlights are Spraoi Cois Laoi and Seachtain na Gaeilge.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Níl ábhar ar bith Ardteiste nach dtagann, ar shlí amháin nó ar shlí eile, le staidéar na Gaeilge. All Leaving Certificate subjects have something to offer the study of Irish. English will offer insights in literature. Continental languages will enrich with different linguistic, literary and cultural experiences. History and geography will provide contexts for the background and the landscape in which language functions. The study of mathematics or physics is of great help in analysing language or the rhythm of poetry.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. Formal work placements occur as part of our education and commerce degrees. Gaeltacht placements are also a feature of some of our Gaeltacht courses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates find work in a broad range of careers. Recent graduates currently work in academia, broadcasting, creative writing, heritage planning and research, language planning, lawyer-linguist with the European Union, print and online journalism, teaching, and translation in domestic and EU contexts.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS

Tá ceangal láidir ag Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge le hollscoileanna ar fud an domhain. If you study Gaeilge/Irish through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad studying in an approved university. Study abroad

is also a feature of the BA World Languages, BComm (International) with Irish, and the BEd Gaeilge (with another language or mathematics). Favourite locations for study abroad for students of Irish include Rennes and Edinburgh. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US. Baineann turasanna Gaeltachta - turasanna lae agus turasanna cónaithe - le croí ár dteagmhála leis na ceantair iontacha sin. Day trips and longer residential visits to Gaeltacht areas form a core part of undergraduate activity. Trips are organised to the Gaeltachtaí of Co. Cork, Co. Waterford and Co. Kerry.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Gaelic/Irish as part of their degree include: Higher Diploma in Arts (Modern Irish); MA (taught masters); MPhil (masters by research); MA Irish & European Law; MA Gaelic Literature (online MA taught through English); MA Translation Studies, and MPhil/PhD in related fields. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

COURSE STRUCTURE

FIRST YEAR MODULE

Beidh ar chumas an mhic léinn staidéar a dhéanamh ar gach aon ghné de dhúchas na Gaeilge.

GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 Credits).

You will have opportunities to study all facets of the Irish Language, from the spoken language of the modern Gaeltacht, to the ancient written records of the Irish manuscript tradition. Such experience is augmented by tutorial and language-laboratory teaching, to ensure that the resulting degree is of the highest possible standard. Lectures are scheduled during the week from Monday to Friday and each student’s timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a tutorial and conversation class. Tutorials are student-centred, supportive learning environments in which particular issues can be discussed in more detail. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages. Written exams normally take place before Christmas and in May. Other forms of assessment include essays, presentations and oral exams.

GRADUATE PROFILE JOHN PRENDERGAST Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga, Ciarraí Thiar “Thug Roinn na Nua-Gaeilge sárdheiseanna dom agus mé im mhac léinn. Dá bharr sin, is cinnte go bhfuil taithí agam a sheasann amach in aon iarratas nó agallamh a dheinimse. Chuireas snas ar na scileanna luachmhara inaistrithe seo le pobal iontach Roinn na NuaGaeilge, a bhí léannta, tuisceanach, nuálach agus cabhrach ón gcéad lá riamh. Táim ag féidhmniú anois mar Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga Chiarraí Thiar, agus mé lonnaithe i gCorca Dhuibhne. Táim an-bhuíoch go deo den oiliúint agus den tacaíocht a fuaireas ó Roinn na NuaGhaeilge in UCC.”

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GEOGRAPHY SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & p.152 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POINTS TO NOTE This is a Group 6(a) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, or Spanish in second year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Kieran Hickey Kieran.Hickey@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/geography

WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY? “Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.” Yi-Fu Tuan Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscapes, 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 by looking at the world through space and place, and as a student of Geography, you will learn to view the world through this geographical lens. Geographers examine geographical processes in a variety of thematic areas within geography including cities, climate,

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culture, development, economy, environment, food, geomorphology, heritage, landscape, migration, and tourism. You will also develop your digital skills such as computer cartography, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which are an important component of Geography.

WHY UCC? Geography is one of the most popular subjects in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS). Our Geography Department is also a core department with Geology for the Earth Science programme, so you will benefit from expertise across a wide range of complementary specialisms within the school. In line with the research strategies at UCC, the research conducted in the Department is truly interdisciplinary and focused on 21st century issues. Research is broadly concerned with the environment, migration, climate change, economy, food and cultural identity, and particularly how these complex issues shape natural habitats, regional development, the landscape experience, rural change and urban growth. The Department is committed to being research-led in its many different activities, particularly in terms of bringing research directly into our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While useful, no prior knowledge of Geography is necessary to take this Arts subject.

COURSE STRUCTURE Geography lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will vary depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial; your lectures will take place three days per week, with additional tutorials, practical work, field work and essays. In second year you will focus on research skills, with project work, and data analysis in addition to your geographical modules. You will also take a second obligatory module in the form of a weeklong residential field trip. A core module in third year is on the philosophy of geography and you may select a research dissertation module where you develop your own research interests (under staff supervision). Opportunities are also available to develop your advanced software training via our Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) classes.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Geography, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Geography in UCC will allow you to develop skills such as spatial analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, independent learning, self-directed research, report writing, and public presentations – all these skills are highly valued by potential employers. Geography graduates are employed in a wide variety of careers, both related to their areas of interest, and following on from further studies. Our graduates currently work in: coastal and marine consultancy; computing and IT; environmental consultancy; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS); journalism and broadcasting; planning consultants in the private sector; public sector (central and local government, semi-state agencies); research and administration; sustainable development; and in the education sector at primary, secondary and third levels.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS

If you study Geography through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US. In addition to classroom lectures, Geography students are required to spend time on field trips. In second year, you will attend a week-long field trip in Ireland or Western Europe. Costs for each destination vary but on average range from €80 to €450. In third year, some modules include a field component, currently subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Geography as part of their degree include: HDip ArtsGeography; HDip Geographical Information Systems (GIS); MSc Applied Coastal & Marine Management; MSc Geoinformatics. In addition, the Geography Department offers a variety of research-based further study options including Masters in Research (MRes) and a four-year structured PhD. For more information, please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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GG1013 Environmental Geography, GG1014 Society and Space: Geographies of Globalisation, Difference, & Inequality, GG1015 Applied Geography.

GRADUATE PROFILE AISLING FINN “A degree in Geography and Gaeilge gave me a great foundation to continue into a Professional Masters in Primary Education. I am currently working as a 4th and 5th Class Teacher in Cork City. My final year dissertation in Geography focused on map work and I have been able to transfer my mapping skills to enhance activities I organise as Active Schools Coordinator. This B.A. and the guidance I received from my lecturers have enabled me to be an engaging and effective educator.”

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GERMAN SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES p.140 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK113 CRIMINOLOGY p.146 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 CK124 EDUCATION-GAEILGE* p.162 POINTS TO NOTE Students wishing to select Non-Beginners’ German should have a minimum grade H4 in German in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to take Beginners’ German are recommended to have a minimum of grade H3 in another modern continental language, or Irish, or Latin, or Greek, in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students will be accepted to the Beginners group only if they have no prior German, or if they have reached a level no higher than Junior Certificate German. *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Rachel Magshamhrain r.magshamhrain@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/german

WHAT IS GERMAN? German at UCC is the study of the language, culture, literature, and society of German-speaking countries. German is the most widely-spoken language in the European Union and was recently designated the most important language for business in the UK. Studying German opens the gate to the intellectual, economic, and cultural riches of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). 194

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As well as the language of business, German is the language of international icons across all disciplines. For example Kant, Marx, and Heidegger in philosophy; Goethe, Kafka, and Canetti in literature; Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven in music; Fassbinder and Haneke in film; Brecht and Dürrenmatt in theatre; Freud and Miller in psychology; Einstein and Meitner in science; and Luther in religion. By studying language against such a backdrop of literature, history, culture, and film you will develop the critical thinking, analytical and intercultural communication skills that uniquely positions you at the forefront of intellectual and commercial interests. We believe that gaining such a profound understanding of another language and culture is increasingly important in the context of globalisation today.

WHY UCC? The UCC Department of German offers small teaching groups, individual attention, and access to native speakers. We are a small department that offers excellent staff-student ratios, allowing intensive engagement with all our students, as well as a collegiate atmosphere that puts the needs of the language-learner to the fore. Our department offers an exciting suite of courses aimed at both beginners and non-beginners and you will have the unique opportunity of learning a foreign language from scratch, or you can build on previous knowledge. While studying German with the aim of using it professionally, you will also learn about the language within its cultural and historical context. To this end you can spend an academic year abroad, and acquire language skills, gain experience, maturity, independence, and adaptability along the way.

COURSE STRUCTURE UCC trains students to become linguistically proficient, interculturally competent, and develops transferable critical and analytical skills. Our course focuses on aspects of German literature, history, business, philosophy, theatre, and film. German as a joint honours subject can also be combined with Music and with Drama and Theatre Studies. Assessment varies according to the module but includes a combination of end-of-semester written exams, essays, presentations, in-class tests, learner journals, practical assignments, and written and oral end-of-semester examinations.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of German, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The German economy is among the strongest in the world, and our German graduates are constantly in high demand. A solid knowledge of the language, history, politics, economics, society, and culture opens many professional doors. Graduates with language skills are in high demand and our graduates have found work in a variety of professions, including: business and industry, cultural institutions such as libraries and museums, education, financial services sector, the diplomatic corps, and translation and interpreting.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study German through Arts International (CK108), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year studying at one of our partner universities abroad. The Department of German has a wide range of partner institutions in Germany, including the Universities of Bochum, Bonn, Cologne, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Hanover, Konstanz, Leipzig, Marburg, Munich, Potsdam, Rostock, and Vienna and Klagenfurt in Austria. Your stay will be organised by the UCC International Education Office, academically supervised by the German department, and supported by the EU’s Erasmus scheme. The year abroad is always perceived as an exciting and beneficial experience.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with German as part of their degree include: MA Applied Linguistics, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, Professional Master of Education (PME), as well as PhD programmes in various topics across the German discipline. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BEGINNER LEVEL: GE1103 Integrated Written & Oral German Language Course for Beginners (10 credits), GE1104 Introduction to German Culture & Literature for Beginners. NON-BEGINNER LEVEL: GE1101 Integrated Written & Oral Language Course for German (10 credits), GE1102 Introduction to Literature.

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GRADUATE PROFILE RICHARD MURPHY “My undergraduate History and German skills enabled me to receive a full scholarship for my MA. I subsequently found work in Vienna at the world’s largest regional security organisation, the OSCE, where I initially worked on combating human trafficking before now working at the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre, predominantly on South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Ukraine, and the South Caucasus.”

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WHY UCC?

GREEK

Classes are small and students receive close personal attention and support. In first year, you will be taught by a specialist College Language Teacher. We are fortunate at UCC to have one of the best classical collections in Ireland housed in the Boole Library, providing a marvellous resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 POINTS TO NOTE Greek is available in first year and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject in subsequent years.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr David Woods d.woods@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/classics

WHAT IS GREEK? Greek has been a written language for over 3,000 years. Ancient Greek was the form of Greek used during the period from c.800 BC to c.AD 700, originating in the area of modern Greece, but spreading throughout Eastern Mediterranean and Near East as far as Afghanistan. A reading knowledge of Greek is a key skill for anyone considering pursuing postgraduate studies in any aspect of the history and culture of the eastern Mediterranean during the ancient and medieval periods, and so complements the study of Archaeology, History, History of Art, and Religions and Global Diversity. A knowledge of Ancient Greek is essential for the study of early Christianity but also finds a home in law, medicine, and even computers, where the language of the Greeks is also evident in the language of the humanities and the sciences.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin are all useful, these subjects are taught in first year assuming no prior knowledge.

COURSE STRUCTURE This course teaches ancient classical Greek, to those with no previous experience of the language, until one is familiar with the language and can read texts in classical Greek with the assistance of a dictionary. Teaching is normally scheduled from Monday to Friday, and each student’s timetable will differ depending on their selected subjects. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages. Our Greek course is intensive, because the classes are relatively small, both in first year (approximately five students in a class), but especially in second and third year (up to three students in a class). Written exams normally take place at the end of semester, but some modules use other types of assessment such as inclass presentations, project work, written assignments, etc.

FIRST YEAR MODULE GK1001 Beginners’ Ancient Greek (15 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Classics, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Greek is an important complementary skill for a range of administrative, research and teaching jobs, involving knowledge of the history and culture of the ancient and medieval worlds. These include: archaeologists, archivists, heritage industry, museum posts, numismatists (coin/ currency specialist), teaching posts and academia.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options at UCC for students who graduate with Greek as part of their degree include: Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient & Medieval Languages, MA Roman Studies, and suitably qualified students may also choose to pursue a PhD in Greek & Roman Civilisation. Note that as Greek is only offered as a minor subject (10 credits) to degree level at UCC, you will not necessarily qualify to pursue postgraduate work in Greek specifically at other institutions. For more information on our postgraduate options at UCC please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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STUDY ABROAD

If you study Greek through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

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GREEK AND ROMAN CIVILISATION SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 POINTS TO NOTE This is a Group 2(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groupings table (page 119). Students can only study one subject from Group 2(a) and 2(b) in second and third year.

In UCC, you will be given the opportunity to learn some Greek or Latin if you wish to do so. The classes are small after first year, which means you will get far more personal attention and discussion than is possible in larger disciplines. Since 1999, the Department of Classics runs an International Greek & Latin Summer School which offers beginners the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Greek or Latin texts. The Summer School was awarded the European Label for Innovative and Creative Language Teaching and Learning in 2004 by the Linguistics Institute of Ireland on behalf of the European Commission. Our staff are highly published experts in the particular subjects that they teach – with a particular strength in the study of Roman history and numismatics (the study of currency including coins). We are fortunate at UCC to have one of the best classical collections in Ireland housed in the Boole Library, providing a marvellous resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr David Woods

While Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin are all useful, these subjects are taught in first year assuming no prior knowledge.

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WHAT IS GREEK AND ROMAN CIVILISATION? Our Greek and Roman Civilisation course will introduce you to the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, from Rome’s foundation, c.753 BC, until the eclipse of Greek and Roman culture in the East, c.AD 750. This includes the study of all aspects of civilisation, including archaeology, mythology, philosophy, literature (poetry, prose, drama), art, architecture, and military and political history. We also study the ancient Greek and Latin languages which contributes to your understanding of these great civilisations. Greek and Roman Civilisation has exercised a profound influence on the development of European culture, and the study of Classics was a key part of the education system throughout the Western world until the mid-20th century, which strongly influenced art and literature throughout this period.

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COURSE STRUCTURE Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday, and each student’s timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages. Written exams will take place at the end of each semester. Not all modules will have formal examinations and many modules use other types of assessment. First year is assessed by a class test at the end of each semester, as well as a three-hour examination at the end of the year. Assessment varies from module to module in second and third year, but usually includes an examination at the end of the year. There are no compulsory modules after first year. Students are free to pick from a wide range of 5-credit modules dealing with the history, literature, philosophy, religion, and so forth, of the ancient Greco-Roman world, entirely according to their own particular interests.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Classics, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A degree in Classics is not regarded as a vocational degree in that it does not usually prepare one for a specific career. Most graduates pursue careers that rely on the skills that they have acquired while studying Classics rather than their actual knowledge of Classics. Many of our graduates take conversion courses, often of a year’s duration, after their initial degree in order to pursue further training or careers in areas such as technical writing, accountancy, or law. Greek and Roman Civilisation is an important complementary skill for a broad range of research and teaching jobs, involving knowledge of the history and culture of the ancient and medieval worlds. Our graduates find work in a diverse range of fields, including academia, accountancy, archaeology, heritage industry, museums, numismatics, religious life, teaching, writing, and publishing.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Greek and Roman Civilisation through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Greek and Roman Civilisation as part of their degree include: Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient & Medieval Languages, MA Roman Studies, and suitably qualified students may also choose to pursue a PhD under the close supervision of a member of the department. For more information on our postgraduate options at UCC please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

FIRST YEAR MODULE GR1001 Greek and Roman Civilisation (15 credits).

Interesting Fact: GRADUATE PROFILE PADRAIC MORAN

“I studied Classics as an undergraduate at UCC and was fascinated by the variety of topics and approaches. Through my studies, I developed my research and writing skills very significantly. By studying Latin, I sharpened my command of English grammar and vocabulary. After graduating, I put all of these skills to good use in a varied career, working in media research, reference publishing, web development and project management. Eventually I returned to postgraduate study and continued on an academic path. I am currently a lecturer and head of Classics at NUI Galway.”

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HISTORY SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK125 SPORTS STUDIES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION p.164

CONTACT INFORMATION

Colette Pettit c.pettit@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/history

WHAT IS HISTORY? History is universal and unavoidable. It defines both humanity and society. The discipline of History is the branch of knowledge that deals with the study of the past and the record of previous events. As a History student you will become proficient at gathering, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of evidence. History is ‘alive’ – it connects things and people through time from the past to the present and enables us to take the long view. Interpretations of the past must be persuasive and agree with the evidence and the wider context. Historical skills are prized in all walks of life because History values the ability to deal with complex issues, both big and small.

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to the present; in place from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and in theme from economic development and international relations to ideologies, cultures, social structures, politics, and religion. You will learn the basic skills of a historian and have access to a broad choice of specialist studies, as well as gaining a range of sought-after transferable work skills and attributes. Our world is a product of historical forces. Become a history detective! Join us to explore the past, understand the present, and shape the future.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Studying History means studying lives, events and ideas in times and places often very different from our own. It offers an enormous diversity of subjects to explore, questions to ponder and problems to resolve. If this interests you, this may be a subject for you.

COURSE STRUCTURE As a History student you will experience a variety of teaching formats, including lectures, seminars, small group work, project, and dissertation research as well as online learning options. Beyond the first and second-year core and option modules, a key feature of second year History is the Case Study in Research Skills module where you will be offered an extensive menu of case studies related to staff research specialisms, including Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern History. By third year, you will continue to tailor your options to suit your interests as well as participating in a seminar and having the opportunity to write an extended piece of research in the form of a dissertation. We use a variety of assessment methods, depending on the module, including written exams, essays, presentations, project work, dissertation writing, book reviews, document analysis, and various online methods.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

WHY UCC?

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

History at UCC provides an exciting exploration of the past, tracing historical developments from medieval times to the present. Our School of History offers an impressive variety of courses to suit all and an opportunity to work with staff who have a recognised reputation for teaching excellence and a strong publication record. We provide coverage of Irish, European, American, Asian and World History including International Relations and European Studies. You can choose from a variety of specialist options ranging in time from the pre-Viking period

CORE: HI1002 Modern Ireland: Culture, Politics & Society, HI1003 East & West: The Origins of European Identity.

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Plus 5 credits from the following: FIRST YEAR ELECTIVES: HI1004 First Year Inquiry based Research Project, HI1005 Pilgrims & Crusaders, HI1006 US History since 1865, HI1007 Anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust, HI1012 Women in Europe since 1800, HI1013 The British Empire & the Making of our Globalised World.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the School of History, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates are valued by potential employers because of their enquiring minds, strong compositional skills, and attention to detail. Since History places a premium on wide reading and balancing frequently conflicting sources it is not surprising that those with a History education are highly regarded. Employers in the modern fast-moving and smart economy need these creative and analytical graduates. Many Historians work in the following fields: academia, accountancy firms, administration, advertising, archives and records offices, arts, banking and finance, business, civil service and diplomacy, European Union, heritage management and tourism, information management, international agencies, journalism, media and PR, law, librarianship, management/consultancy, public service, publishing and editing, research and teaching.

GRADUATE PROFILE LAURA CASHMAN Laura worked with various NGOs, UN agencies and government bodies in the US, the UK, Ireland and Zambia supporting projects that explored teaching and learning practices for marginalised groups. She is undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge focusing on parental engagement in education in India. She won the National University of Ireland Traveling Studentship, the National University of Ireland Denis Phelan Award and the Lucy Cavendish College Simms Studentship in 2018 enabling her to do this and work towards her MPhil and PhD.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS

If you study History through CK108 Arts International, or via the International Pathway of another programme, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US. Field trips are offered as part of some optional modules in History.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

The School of History at UCC is a leading international centre for postgraduate research in history, International Relations and European Studies. Further study options for students who graduate with History as part of their degree include: MA History, MA Digital Arts & Humanities, MA International Relations, MA Irish Revolution, MA Local History, MA Medieval History, MA Renaissance Latin Culture, MA Strategic Studies (online only), and MPhil/PhD options. For more information please refer to our School of History postgraduate study page at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/ graduatestudies/ and the UCC postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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HISTORY OF ART SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 POINTS TO NOTE This is a Group 2(a) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). Students can combine this subject with any subject from Group 2(b) (Applied Maths, European Studies, Folklore, Gaeilge-Irish, Greek & Roman Civilisation) in first year only.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Flavio Boggi f.boggi@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/arthistory

WHAT IS HISTORY OF ART? History of Art is the study of human visual representation, from prehistory to the digital age. It is an exciting, interdisciplinary field of study that incorporates history, philosophy, literature, psychology, politics, social theory, and aesthetics in understanding global visual cultures. Art History offers you an adaptable, dynamic basis for careers in education, museums and galleries, arts event management, design, media, and PR. The study of History of Art will enable you to: think analytically and write persuasively; build your own criteria for making value judgements; and understand that art intervenes in the social, political, psychological, and philosophical contexts from which it emerges.

students contribute to national and international scholarly debate through the publication of highquality books, peer-reviewed articles, and other outputs. In short, we offer a rich, lively and pluralist research environment. Our teaching is supported by the award-winning facilities of the Glucksman art gallery on campus and the Crawford Art Gallery in the city centre.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Art, History, English, Classical Studies, Politics and Society are all useful subjects. While a keen interest in the visual is a distinct advantage, no prior knowledge of the History of Art is necessary to take this subject.

COURSE STRUCTURE The course will provide you with a firm foundation on which to build an understanding of the visual culture and physical environment of modern-day Ireland, set within the local, European, and wider global context. In first year, you will cover the history and theory associated with the major phases of western art and architecture – from classical antiquity to the present – and examine the critical concepts that underpin the culture of the visual arts in the west. It is an exciting and stimulating course that teaches you to use your eyes, ask questions, and to have confidence in your critical judgments. In second and third year, you will build on that knowledge with a series of historically and thematically specific classes, allowing you to consider material in more detail and to perfect your skills in visual literacy. Your timetable will depend on the subjects selected but usually each subject entails three to four lectures per week, plus a one-hour tutorial. Tutorials are student-centred, supportive learning environments in which any issues can be discussed in more detail. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages. Depending on your chosen modules, assessment methods can vary but normally comprise written exams, project-work, class presentations, etc.

WHY UCC? History of Art at UCC is committed to the pursuit of research excellence across a range of artistic media drawn from different historical periods and geographical areas. Our academic staff and research

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the History of Art Department, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We help you to realise your full potential at university by equipping you with skills for a wide range of exciting careers. We can offer you constant encouragement through personal tutoring, with specific advice on internships and jobs in auction houses, museums, galleries, and many other fields. Graduates from our History of Art course leave with strong communication, analytical, and contextual skills, geared to contributing to a variety of commercial and non-profit sectors including the cultural industry, the media sector, museums and galleries, auction houses, education, law, and journalism.

Ireland, and the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; public education coordinators; scholars who research, teach, and publish actively in their respective fields; and senior writers and publicists for Auction Houses such as Adams Auction House in Dublin, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s with locations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad, you will return to UCC to complete your final year. Our History of Art Department has two universities with which it has a formal Erasmus exchange agreement for study abroad: University of Siena, in Italy, and the Technical University of Dresden, in Germany. For more information, please see our information guide on partner universities at: www.ucc.ie/en/ international/goabroadwithucc/.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Our students have developed national and international careers in a diverse range of arenas, notably as: curators and curatorial assistants; directors and managers of museums and galleries, including the Hayward Gallery in London and the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane; invigilators in national and international institutions, including local galleries and museums in Cork, the National Gallery of

Further study options for students who graduate with History of Art as part of their degree include: MA Art History - Modern & Contemporary Art History, MA Global Gallery Studies, MA Digital Arts & Humanities. Students interested in contributing to scholarly and museum research can embark on supervised independent study in MPhil and PhD programmes. For more information please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

FIRST YEAR MODULE

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GRADUATE PROFILE NICOLA HOLLY “I enjoyed the degree so much that I returned to complete a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art History. My current role as Galleries Manager of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University involves managing six distinct gallery spaces and implementing over 70 individual exhibitions and events per year. At 26, I became the youngest public Gallery Director in Queensland when I took up the position at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery. I have no doubt that my time at UCC greatly contributed to my success in the arts industry abroad.”

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WHAT IS ITALIAN?

ITALIAN SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES p.140 CK112 THEATRE & p.144 PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES CK113 CRIMINOLOGY p.146 CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY p.152 CK122 GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL SCIENCE p.158 CK124 EDUCATION-GAEILGE* p.162 POINTS TO NOTE • This is a Group 6(a) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, or Spanish in second year. • Students wishing to take Beginners’ Italian are recommended to have a minimum of grade H4 in another modern continental language, or Irish, or Latin, or Greek in the Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to take Non-Beginners’ Italian are recommended to have a minimum of grade H4 in Italian in the Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent). Students who do not have H4 in a language as above should contact the Department of Italian to request permission. *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

Italian is not only a beautiful language, but it also opens the door to a rich and significant culture, dating back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Great Italian artists, architects, thinkers, musicians, and writers such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Montessori, Vivaldi, and Dante, have all made their mark on European culture and beyond. But Italy’s importance is also highly contemporary. As a G8 country, Italy has an important economy: it is the third largest within Europe and the ninth largest globally. A degree in Italian provides access to a vibrant and influential culture and to the language and society of a country that offers exciting career opportunities in fields such as translating and interpreting, cinema, fashion, design, engineering, the agri-food sector, and the IT and business sectors.

WHY UCC? Italian at UCC has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally. The Department of Italian is a small unit that punches above its weight. This means that you get the individual attention needed to help you progress from beginners’ level to degree standard. Learning takes place in small groups, allowing you to reach a high level of linguistic proficiency and to develop important critical and analytical skills. Staff know their students, and our graduates say that it is easy to make friends given the small class sizes. When studying Italian at UCC you can choose from a range of modules on literature and art, film and music, politics, food and culinary traditions, and the media. Our culture modules range from Medieval poetry to Renaissance drama to contemporary crime fiction and women’s writing. Our Staff are either native speakers of Italian or have a near-native knowledge of the language. Staff adopt innovative teaching methodologies, including the use of digital technologies, and teaching is informed by their research, making the unit a leading Italian Department in Ireland, and beyond. Our students have an excellent record in the NUI Scholarship & Prizes Programme for the best performance in first-year Italian, winning awards every year, and have placed first on at least 12 out of 21 occasions since 1999.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Daragh O’Connell Daragh.OConnell@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/ck101/italian

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Irish, Latin, and Greek as well as modern Continental Languages are useful subjects. But it is not necessary to have Italian as a subject to take this course.


WORK PLACEMENT

STUDY ABROAD

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Italian, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. Students of BA World Languages (CK110) also have the option to spend one semester of their third year abroad on a work placement in Italy. This can include, for instance, teaching English in primary or secondary schools, among other possibilities.

If you study Italian through Arts International (CK108), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university in Italy, or where appropriate (in the country of your other language or subject). Currently, our partner universities in Italy include Bologna, Florence, Genova, Milan, Padova, Palermo, Rome, Venice, as well as other universities. Students taking Italian, or other subjects in the BA programme, may apply to transfer into the study-abroad pathway of the BA International programme (CK108), at the end of first year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The skills acquired in a degree with Italian open the door to a wide variety of careers, whether at home in Ireland, in Italy or further abroad. Careers are in such diverse areas as the financial sector, teaching (primary and second level), as well as teaching of English in Italy, publishing, IT, sales, translating and interpreting, the agri-food business, tourism, and hospitality, among others. Some of the companies where our graduates have found employment include the following: AM Ireland, American Express, Anima, Apple, Bord Bía, Central Bank of Ireland, Cork Chamber of Commerce, Danone, DellEMC, Editoriale, Europe translation.ie, European Parliament, Google, IBEC, Libraries Archives, VMware, and Voxpro. To find out more about employment opportunities for our graduates of Italian, see www.ucc.ie/en/italian/jobs/. You can read about our graduates’ career paths here: www.ucc.ie/en/ italian/ourgraduates/.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Italian as part of their degree include: HDip Advanced Languages & Global Communication, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, Professional Master of Education (PME), as well as MRes and PhD programmes. Our Department has a vibrant research culture for postgraduates, and a strong track-record in obtaining funding for PhD students. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/ study/postgrad/.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

FIRST YEAR MODULES

Most of our students are beginners, but we also provide for the growing numbers of non-beginners taking Italian. In each year of the course, students have four hours of contact per week with language tutors, in small-group work, and receive feedback on the exercises done outside class. Face-to-face language classes are supplemented by digital technologies, with students learning, for example, to make podcasts or short videos in the Italian language.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

Assessment is by a variety of means including assignments, and/or listening tests and endof-semester written and oral examinations. We place a great emphasis on guiding students in the development of writing skills, and you are encouraged to engage in dialogue with lecturers during the drafting of essays and projects. The department also fosters communication and presentation skills, with many modules containing individual or group presentations as part of the assessment. The adoption of innovative assessment methods not only aids student learning, but it also serves to prepare graduates for the world of work.

BEGINNER LEVEL: IT1101 Introduction to Written & Spoken Italian (10 credits), IT1201 Post-Unification Italian Culture & Society. NON-BEGINNER LEVEL: IT1102 Non-Beginners’ Written & Spoken Italian (10 credits), IT1201 PostUnification Italian Culture & Society.

GRADUATE PROFILE CLAIRE CREEDON “After graduation I was offered a job through the IBEC Export Orientation Programme, with Bord Bia in Milan, where I get to use both aspects of my degree. Italian is a huge resource when looking for jobs, and complements commerce subjects, with many businesses focusing on export markets.”

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LATIN SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK104 ARTS-MUSIC CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA (First Year Only)

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Studying Latin in UCC will allow you to be part of small class groups and enable you to receive individual attention and support from our specialist staff including Vicky Janssens in first year and Dr David Woods, Head of Department, in second and third year. We are fortunate at UCC to have one of the best classical collections in Ireland housed in the Boole Library, providing a marvellous resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our students frequently win the Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship and Prizes in Latin from the National University of Ireland.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin are all useful, these subjects are taught in first year assuming no prior knowledge.

COURSE STRUCTURE POINTS TO NOTE Latin is available in first year and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject in subsequent years.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr David Woods d.woods@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/classics

WHAT IS LATIN? Latin was the dominant language throughout Europe, North Africa and the near East, by the 2nd century AD, because of the spread of the Roman Empire, and remained the main language of science, law, and diplomacy in most of Europe until c.AD 1700. To this day it remains the language of law, government, logic, and theology. It is an excellent preparation for learning a Romance language, or any language. It also complements the study of Archaeology, Celtic Civilisation, Greek & Roman Civilization, History, History of Art, and Religions and Global Diversity – all of which are offered in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS).

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The course is intensive, because the classes are relatively small, both in first year (approximately 30 students in a class), and especially second and third year (up to eight students in a class). You do not need any previous experience of the language and you will be taught to the point where you can read texts in classical Latin, with the assistance of a dictionary. Assessment, depending on the module, is usually by written exams, in-class tests, essays and so on.

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In first year you will study beginners’ Latin and during the year you will work your way through the basic grammar book and associated reader. We currently have six modules available in second year, and along with grammar, you will focus on reading authors such as Julius Caesar, Sallust, and Cicero. In third year, you will continue with your reading of works by authors such as Livy, Ovid, and Tacitus. Additionally, you may take an advanced Latin Language module.

FIRST YEAR MODULE LT1001 Beginners’ Latin (15 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Classics, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A degree in Latin is not regarded as a vocational degree in that it does not usually prepare one for a specific career. Most graduates pursue careers that rely on the skills that they have acquired while studying Latin rather than their actual knowledge of Latin. However Latin, as with all the classics, is an important complementary skill for a range of administrative, research and teaching jobs, involving knowledge of the history and culture of the ancient and medieval worlds. Our graduates go on to work in a diverse range of jobs, including archaeologists, archivists, heritage industry, museum posts, numismatists (coin/currency specialist), religious life, technical writing, teaching posts and academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Latin through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options at UCC for students who graduate with Latin as part of their degree include: Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient & Medieval Languages, MA Roman Studies, and suitably qualified students may also choose to pursue a PhD in Greek & Roman Civilisation. For more information on our postgraduate options at UCC please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE SHANE FORDE

“I am currently completing a MEd (part-time) at Cambridge University. I now teach Latin, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Classical Civilisation at Loughborough High School, an independent girls’ secondary school in the UK. Much of my job involves teaching teenagers how to read and appreciate classical literature both in its original languages and in translation. My time at UCC gave me the literary and philological training I needed to pursue a career where I can continue to deepen my own knowledge of the classics.”

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MATHEMATICAL STUDIES SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK104 ARTS-MUSIC

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You will enter the jobs market with a numerate degree from one of the strongest Mathematical Sciences departments in Ireland. The emphasis on developing problem-solving skills across a range of disciplines is highly regarded by employers. You also have many electives to choose from in second and third year; this allows you to tailor the course to suit your interests. The course content is designed to cover the requirements for second-level teaching in mathematics as set down by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

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POINTS TO NOTE Students who have passed Mathematics in first year (MA1055), may not register for Mathematical Studies modules (MS1002, MS1003, MS1004) in a repeat year. Students who wish to register for Mathematical Studies in second year are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematical Studies in their first year Arts exams. *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Mathematical Studies sms@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

WHAT IS MATHEMATICAL STUDIES? Mathematics is a powerful and versatile tool for solving practical problems and a highly creative field of study, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination. Mathematics has long been recognised as providing the fundamental underpinning of science and technology, and is also vital to finance, and the social sciences.

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Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics would be an advantage.

COURSE STRUCTURE This course in the theory and practice of mathematics is specially designed for students in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) who want to further develop their interest in mathematics. The BA in Mathematical Studies degree complements other numerically based options in the Arts subjects offerings, for example Economics or Geography. You will develop the theoretical underpinning of the mathematics you studied at school, while also developing applications of mathematics to problems in the wider world. In first year you will study three modules that will consolidate what you have learnt in school; these modules provide the building blocks for the rest of the degree including: calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. Most first year modules consist of two to three lectures per week, together with exercise sheets that you work through with support from a tutor in a weekly tutorial. Written exams will take place at the end of each semester; some modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, and take-home problems for example. We also endeavor to give you as much feedback as possible on your progress during the year.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. MS1002 Calculus, MS1003 Linear Algebra, MS1004 Introduction to Statistics.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate, your technical and numeracy skills will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities. Your soft skills, such as oral and written presentation skills, and experience of working in a team, will also be attractive to employers. A degree that includes mathematics will be seen by employers as evidence that you are able to think independently and quickly learn new skills. Recent graduates have embarked on career paths such as: accountancy, banking, civil service, data analytics, insurance sales and marketing, management services, media, and teaching/academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Mathematical Studies through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Mathematical Studies as part of their degree include: MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Data Science & Analytics, MPhil Mathematical Studies, Professional Masters of Education (PME), PhD Mathematical Studies. For more information on our discipline-specific options please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/matsci/postgraduate/.

GRADUATE PROFILE

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PAUL BYRNES “I quickly realised that the way Mathematical Studies is delivered, ensures that each student is provided with a wonderful chance to further their understanding of mathematics. The material is topical and has applications to everyday life. I began a PhD in mathematics in 2013 and had I not chosen Mathematical Studies as my foundation, I would not be where I am today.”

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MATHEMATICS SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK104 ARTS-MUSIC p.132 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 POINTS TO NOTE • Students who wish to take Mathematics must have achieved minimum grade H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). This subject may not be combined with Celtic Civilisation or Spanish in first year due to timetable restrictions. • Students who have passed Mathematical Studies modules MS1002, MS1003, & MS1004, may not register for Mathematics (MA1055) in a repeat year. Students who wish to register for Mathematics in second year Arts are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematics in their first year Arts exams. Students who achieve 40% will be allowed to register for Mathematical Studies in second year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Mathematical Studies sms@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

WHAT IS MATHEMATICS? Mathematics is a powerful and versatile tool for solving practical problems. It is a creative field of study, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination. It is recognised as providing the fundamental underpinning of science and technology and is also vital in finance and the social sciences. Our Mathematics course covers concepts and techniques of modern and classical mathematics and will develop your mathematical knowledge and ability to a level that is highly valued by employers.

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WHY UCC? You will enter the jobs market with a numerate degree from one of the strongest Mathematical Sciences departments in the country. Our emphasis, on developing problem-solving skills in our students, is highly regarded by employers. Graduates, who have mathematics incorporated into their degree, have an excellent track record in both career development and in further study. Additionally, the course content covers the requirements for second-level teaching in mathematics, as set down by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Students who wish to take Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Applied Mathematics and/or Physics are useful subjects, but neither is essential for you to take this course.

COURSE STRUCTURE During first year you will review Leaving Certificate Mathematics, with an emphasis on understanding mathematics, and build on this along with calculus, analysis, linear algebra and abstract algebra. In second and third year you will cover more advanced topics along with elective modules in statistics, geometry, game theory, financial mathematics, and dynamical systems. Most first year modules consist of two to three lectures per week, together with exercise sheets that you work through with support from a tutor in a weekly tutorial. You will have on average up to five hours of lectures per week, and three tutorials. Written exams will take place at the end of each semester. Not all modules will have written examinations and many modules use other types of assessment including in-class tests, and take-home problems for example. We also endeavor to give you as much feedback as possible on your progress during the year.

FIRST YEAR MODULE MA1055 Mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebra, Analysis, Abstract Algebra) (15 credits).

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate with Mathematics, your technical and numeracy skills will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities. Your soft skills, such as oral and written presentation skills, and experience of working in a team, will also be attractive to employers. A degree that includes mathematics will be seen by employers as evidence that you are able to think independently and quickly learn new skills. Recent graduates have embarked on a wide variety of career paths such as: accountancy, administration, civil service, consultancy work, data analytics, finance, insurance, sales & marketing, investment banking, management services, media, meteorology, and teaching/academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Mathematics through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Mathematics as part of their degree include: MPhil Mathematics, MSc Financial & Computational Mathematics, MSc Data Science & Analytics, MSc Mathematical Modelling & Self-Learning Systems, Professional Masters of Education (PME), PhD Mathematics. For more information on our discipline-specific options please see our postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/matsci/postgraduate/.

GRADUATE PROFILE SARAH O’DONOVAN “Mathematics is both enjoyable and challenging. The course is diverse and gave me a solid foundation in mathematics. In addition, I gained transferable skills such as problem solving and independent thinking. Studying Mathematics has increased my employability and has offered me a wide range of career prospects.”

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WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?

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This is a Group 6(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, or Spanish in second year.

CONTACT INFORMATION Professor Don Ross don.ross@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/philosophy

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Philosophy gets its name from the Greek words for ‘love of wisdom’. Philosophy is the attempt to understand fundamental truths about the world, ourselves, and our relationships to the world and to others. It involves asking, discussing and attempting to answer some of life’s most basic questions, such as: What is knowledge? Do we have free will? What is the mind? What is right or wrong? Philosophy is largely about asking questions and seeking answers.

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Studying Philosophy at UCC will expose you to the most important philosophical ideas, thinkers and frameworks – ancient and modern, western and eastern – enabling you to address contemporary problems in a globalised context. Philosophy at UCC has particular strengths in moral and political philosophy, as well as in philosophy of mind, body and action. Its greatest strength, however, is its commitment to pluralism and interdisciplinarity, which combines these fields with research and teaching in Aesthetics; Comparative Continental European and Asian Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Economics; and Metaphysics and Epistemology.

COURSE STRUCTURE Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will vary depending on the subjects selected. In first year, PH1001 entails three lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Tutorials are studentcentred, supportive learning environments in which issues can be discussed in more detail. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester. You also must build reading hours into your workload as you will be expected to read somewhere in the region of 25 to 35 pages per week per module. Assessment for PH1001 is made up entirely of continuous assessment consisting of written exams and attendance and participation at tutorials. In second and third year, all courses are assessed by a mix of continuous assessment, such as essays, and exams.

FIRST YEAR MODULE PH1001 Introduction to Philosophy (15 credits).


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Philosophy, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We believe that all career paths benefit from the critical and creative thinking skills, and interpersonal sensitivity, one obtains from having Philosophy as part of your degree. Philosophy provides students with academic training and the professional skills necessary to develop a career in a number of areas, including advertising, entrepreneurship/business, journalism & publishing, law, mental healthcare professionals, psychotherapy & counselling, public sector, and teaching/ academia.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Philosophy through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad, you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Philosophy as part of their degree include: MA Philosophy, MA Health & Society, MPhil Philosophy, PhD Philosophy. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE JENNIFER HORGAN “I graduated from UCC with a BA in English and Philosophy in 2002, with an MA in Gender and Sexuality in Irish Writing in 2004 and a Higher Diploma in Education in 2006. I taught English in East London for six years and English and Philosophy in Abu Dhabi for another four. The British curriculum provided me with an opportunity to revisit philosophy in my teaching. I was thrilled to discover the new Ethics course in the Junior Cycle in Ireland. I have returned to Cork, teaching English and ethics in Educate Together Secondary School. My qualifications from UCC set me on a wonderful path of lifelong questioning and learning.”

GRADUATE PROFILE DAVID WHYTE “I graduated from UCC with a BA in Philosophy in 2012. I moved to University College London for an MSc and PhD in Anthropology. My doctoral research used surf culture to study rural coastal communities and environmental politics in Ireland. I am now employed as Graduate Development Officer by Ballyhoura Development, a community development non-profit operating in North Cork/ South Limerick. By studying and later tutoring philosophy at UCC, I encountered a fascinating discipline and methods of conceptual analysis that have been useful throughout my studies and employment. My relationship with the department has been essential.”

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POLITICS SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK104 ARTS-MUSIC CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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The BA Politics at UCC is taught jointly by staff from the Department of Government & Politics, the School of History, and the Department of Philosophy. Our staff are drawn from a broad range of specialist backgrounds, creating a diverse and innovative learning environment for students. Over the course of the degree, you can participate in field trips to Irish and international political institutions, contribute to national policy analysis by making submissions to policy reviews, publish your work in the student online journal Government and Politics Review and attend and speak at a wide range of conferences organised by staff across the course. You will have amazing opportunities during your degree, such as the chance to apply to the Washington Ireland Programme in Washington DC, the Kosovo International Summer Academy, and the FleishmanHillard EU Internship Programme in Brussels.

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History, Politics and Society are useful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Department of Government and Politics government@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/government-and-politics

WHAT IS POLITICS? Politics is an exciting, diverse, and dynamic subject that draws on the expertise of academics in history, government, and philosophy. Our Politics graduates are highly informed, adaptable and independentlyminded. It’s an ideal subject if you are interested in international affairs, human rights, Irish politics, and conflict and cooperation in human societies. A degree in Politics gives you a flexible qualification for the 21st century. This course will give you a plethora of analytical and practical skills, including IT skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to conduct quality research, all of which are invaluable in the employment market today.

Politics is available in all three years of the BA degree, and you may study it as a single, major, or joint honours subject. Diverse assessment techniques are used throughout the politics programme. Many modules are assessed exclusively through continuous assessment while a small number retain an end-of-semester written exam. Core research and communication skills are developed through traditional methods such as reviews, in-class tests, and essays, but assessments also include more practical and innovative methods such as: individual and group presentations, participation in negotiation simulation exercises designed around international institutions, policy reports, poster design, social media analysis reports, writing opinion editorials and completing funding applications. The varied assessment profile is designed to ensure that you acquire diverse skills during your degree.

FIRST YEAR MODULE PO1001 Introduction to Politics (15 credits).

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FIELD TRIPS Depending on the modules you take, there may be opportunities to participate in organised study-trips to political institutions in Belfast, Brussels, and Dublin.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The career prospects for Politics graduates are wide and exciting. Current graduates work in the following fields: business analysts, campaign coordinators for charities, civil servants in local & national government, diplomats, interest groups & political parties, journalists (print, broadcast, & social media), officials in international organisations (e.g. the UN), policy analysts, political advisors, public relations & event managers, recruitment consultants, researchers & policy officers with lobby-groups & think tanks, teachers & academia, and politicians too of course!

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Politics through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Politics as part of their degree include: MA Health & Society, MA International Relations, MA Philosophy, MA Strategic Studies, MSc Government & Politics, MSc International Public Policy & Diplomacy. In addition, students can undertake research Masters, or a three-year PhD involving in-depth research under the supervision of academic staff. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE

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ORLA MURPHY “The BA (Hons) in Politics deepened my holistic understanding of the field, and prepared me for the next steps in my career. Philosophy proved to be a good foundation for studying jurisprudence when I went on to study law, and learning about political systems prepared me for advocacy positions with Irish-based NGOs. Studying US politics proved invaluable for my policy role with UNAIDS in Washington D.C. The international relations modules piqued my interest in the UN, where I now work as an Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN.”

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WHY UCC?

PORTUGUESE

Our course enables you to explore Portuguese as a global language together with its literature and culture. Initially introduced as a language elective by the late Professor Foley in the 1980s, Portuguese has been available as a subject since 2012. Since the academic year 2020-21, we offer Portuguese as a full 30-credit degree subject.

SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK104 ARTS-MUSIC CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL CK109 ENGLISH CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES

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POINTS TO NOTE If you wish to take Beginners' Portuguese, you must have obtained a minimum grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin, or Greek.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sofia Da Silva Mendes S.daSilvaMendes@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/portuguese

Our teaching staff are internationally recognised experts in their field, and together with small class sizes, will facilitate interactive teaching/learning and student participation. If you are a student on an International Pathway (CK108, CK110), you will have the opportunity to spend your third year at the University of Coimbra – which is one of the oldest universities in Portugal.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? All we ask is that you enjoy languages! While Spanish, Art, Politics and Society, History and Music all contribute to your enjoyment of this course, they are not necessary in order for you to take Portuguese. However, if you wish to take Beginners’ Portuguese you must have obtained a minimum grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin, or Greek.

COURSE STRUCTURE

In the language classes, you can expect contact hours to vary depending on your proficiency levels. WHAT IS PORTUGUESE? Beginners have more hours of tuition, up to four hours a week, but additional hours may be required for reading, laboratory work, and so on. Cultural Portuguese allows you to study the language and studies modules are one hour weekly, but you are culture of Portugal and of the Portuguese-speaking also expected to carry out independent work. Written world (Lusofonia) through literature, theatre, film, exams are usually held at the end of semester one and music, art, history, and media. As a result of its growing two. Not all modules will have formal examinations prominence as a world language, Portuguese is a highly and many modules use other types of assessment marketable skill, especially in the areas of commerce, including written and oral examinations, in-class tests, engineering, translation, tourism, health and sports. and journals for language modules. Essays, group Spoken by more than 200 million people across four projects and presentations are the predominant forms continents, Portuguese is usually ranked as the sixth of assessment in cultural studies modules. most spoken language in the world, and is the most widely spoken in the southern hemisphere. Portuguese is, of course, spoken in Portugal, but is also the official FIRST YEAR MODULES language of Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and São Tomé in Africa. Portuguese is an official language of the European Union and MERCOSUR, the All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. economic alliance between several South American countries, including Paraguay, Venezuela, and PU1101 Portuguese Beginners Language (10 credits), Brazil. Rapidly becoming one of the world’s leading PU1102 Introduction to Portuguese Studies. economies, Brazil is already a leader in the areas of medicine, technology, and energy. Portuguese opens doors to rich and diverse cultures!

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WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. Students of BA World Languages (CK110) also have the option to spend one semester of their third year abroad on a work placement, which can be combined with the study abroad period.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There is a critical shortage of graduates with foreign language skills and our graduates are in high demand from employers. A degree with Portuguese and Latin American studies opens up innumerable career avenues, helping you develop highly sought-after skills that are applicable in a wide range of areas, both in the public and private sectors. Our students find work in a diverse range of areas, including academia, banking, international business, journalism and media, marketing, public service, recruitment, teaching, tourism and translating or interpreting with the European Union.

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STUDY ABROAD

If you study Portuguese through Arts International (CK108), World Languages (CK110), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad studying in an approved university in Portugal. After your study abroad programme ends you then return to UCC to complete your final year. This opportunity will dramatically improve your linguistic competencies. The Department is currently working on partnerships with Brazilian universities and businesses, and soon hopes to offer work placements in Brazil to our students.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Portuguese as part of their degree include: HDip Advanced Languages & Global Communication, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, Professional Master of Education (PME), as well as MRes, MPhil and PhD programmes. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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GRADUATE PROFILE NIAMH LEONARD “Studying Portuguese at UCC was a great opportunity for me to add another language to my list, and broaden my academic horizons. Surprisingly, the level of non-native Portuguese speakers in Ireland is moderately low. Portuguese is among one of the top ten languages in the world.” #BeginBelongBecome

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RELIGIONS AND GLOBAL DIVERSITY SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK104 ARTS-MUSIC CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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POINTS TO NOTE To qualify as a teacher of Religious Education (RE) in Ireland, you must take at least 60 credits throughout the period of your degree in Religions & Global Diversity, including the following compulsory modules: Authority Community in Contemporary Christianities; Christianities in a Global Age; Islam: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives. This is a requirement of the Teaching Council of Ireland.

The Study of Religions Department here at UCC allows students to research and explore these important questions that are a part of foreign policies, laws, gender roles, diet, dress, and ethical and moral beliefs. Religions affect the ways in which people interact and communicate and can be a powerful resource for both cooperation and antagonism. Freedom of expression, equality and tolerance and justifications for violence and war, very often have strong religious dimensions, that are also part of our contemporary debates. These issues affect all of us and by taking our course at UCC you will participate in a stimulating and illuminating learning and teaching environment, giving you space to deliberate the impact of religions on our globalised society today.

WHY UCC? The Study of Religions Department at UCC is a unique department in the Republic of Ireland. It is the only department which teaches courses from a nontheological and non-confessional perspective. We strive in delivering and upholding the university’s motto of critical and independent thinking. Our department is well placed in our current geopolitical time. Religion, in all its permutations, continues to play an influential role in the world, for good or ill. Teaching students at university about religion is not only essential but pivotal in order to prepare them for their time after graduation. Please see our webpage for more information on studying Religions at UCC: www.ucc.ie/en/religion/welcomeandabout/.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? It is not necessary to have taken Religion as a Leaving Certificate subject to study this course with us.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Amanullah De Sondy Amanullah.desondy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/religion

WHAT IS RELIGIONS & GLOBAL DIVERSITY? Exploring a deeper study of religions, allows one to understand the world we live in. We see significant streams of religions in politics, society, economics, literature, music and art and it is for this reason that we need an understanding of religions – in all their various manifestations – in order to make sense of our changing world. Few days pass without reports in the media on the impact of religion upon both local and global events, and on the lives of individuals and communities. 218

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COURSE STRUCTURE Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and in first year you will usually have three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Tutorials are studentcentered, supportive learning environments in which particular issues can be discussed in more detail. Your workload is broadly similar in second and third year and you will have a broad choice of modules to choose from during these years, including areas such as Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives; Christianities in a Global Age; Contemporary Religions in Ireland; Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements; Hinduism and Indian Religions; Korean Religions and Philosophical Traditions; Gender and Sexuality; Dissertation in the Study of Religions; Islam in Film, Media and Music; and much more.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), where the Study of Religions Department is based, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This programme is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as suitable for graduates who intend to follow a career in secondary school teaching. As society in Ireland, and across the world, becomes more culturally diverse and more closely interlinked, understanding different religious beliefs and practices is increasingly important for careers in a multitude of areas including: teaching, the civil service, journalism, human resources, business, and the diplomatic service.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Religions & Global Diversity through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Religions & Global Diversity as part of their degree include: MA Anthropology, and MRes in Contemporary Religions. For more information on our postgraduate options please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ postgrad/.

FIELD TRIPS The Study of Religions Department often puts together field trips to places where we can explore and understand religions. This includes visits to various places of worship such as Buddhist Retreat Centres, Churches, etc. near and far.

FIRST YEAR MODULE RG1001 Religions in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to the Study of Religions (15 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE MARIAN CAULFIELD

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“My research within the study of religions has nearly always been influenced in my involvement in music studies (BA Music 2009 -2012). Through these joint subjects, I have developed an interest in various philosophies of sound and sonority within the ‘religious’ realm. The instinctive development of my interest in these joint interests was opportune, as it has catapulted me into a new and exciting field of international research, which has been emerging in the last decade within the discipline of ‘study of religions’.”

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WHAT IS SPANISH?

SPANISH SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) CK110 WORLD LANGUAGES CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES CK113 CRIMINOLOGY CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CK124 EDUCATION-GAEILGE*

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POINTS TO NOTE Students wishing to take Beginners’ Spanish must have obtained a minimum grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek OR evidence of competence equivalent to grade H4 in a foreign language other than Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish at second level and obtained a grade below H4 can also join the Beginners’ Spanish course. Students wishing to take Non-Beginners’ Spanish must have obtained a minimum grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent). This is a Group 6(b) subject listed in the Arts Subject Groups table (page 119). From second year, students may combine Italian with Spanish. Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, or Spanish in second year. *For a list of first year modules go to https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck124/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Martín Veiga m.veiga@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/splas

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Spanish is the world’s second language with 470 million speakers, in over 20 countries, across four continents. An increasing number of these are in the United States, as well as Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and elsewhere. We will help you to develop a deep knowledge of the language, cultures and histories of the Spanish-speaking world. Learning Spanish opens up a vast new world of rich cultures that can be seen in many walks of life including music, fashion, sports, cinema, literature and the arts.

WHY UCC? UCC is home to the country’s only Centre for Mexican Studies and the Irish Centre for Galician Studies. Most of our programmes involve study abroad, in either Spain or Latin America, so that you learn to develop cultural awareness, adapt to new and changing surroundings and learn to work both in teams and independently. We are also the only course in Ireland to offer Portuguese, Catalan and Galician (Gallego) alongside our modules in culture, linguistics and history of the Hispanic world. Our teaching staff are internationally recognised experts in their field and include, among others, specialists on: the history and culture of Spain’s Golden Age; Spanish and Latin American theatre; Mexican culture including literature, cinema and visual arts; Galician language and literature; Latin American cultural and social history, with particular expertise in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay; poetry and narrative, and Caribbean art and literature.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? You do not need to have studied Spanish before coming to us. About half of our students are beginners when they start their studies.

COURSE STRUCTURE You will study Spanish language throughout your time with us. As well as language, you will learn about Iberian and Latin American culture and society. As part of your studies, you will have the chance to explore culture from the Latino community in the US as well as study theatre, art, politics, history, and film from Spain, and from the many countries of Latin America including Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil. We will also introduce you to the study of Spanish narrative and poetry, such as the work of Cervantes and writers of the Spanish Golden Age. If you wish to, you can choose to study some of the other Iberian languages, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque or Galician (Gallego) and there are modules also on teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Human Rights in Latin America, as well as linguistic varieties and global Spanish.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies. Students of BA World Languages (CK110) also have the option to spend one semester of their third year abroad on a work placement, which can be combined with your study abroad programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There is a critical shortage of graduates with foreign language skills in Ireland and Spanish is in high demand from employers. From education to digital marketing, as well as international business and finance, translation, tourism, and many more in between, a degree with Spanish and Latin American studies opens up innumerable career avenues, helping you develop highly sought-after skills that are applicable in a wide range of areas both in the public and private sectors. Employers of UCC graduates in Spanish include: academic institutes, Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Bord Bia, Dell-EMC, Department of Education and Skills, Enterprise Ireland, Google, Institutes of Technology, Musgraves, non-governmental organisations, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, & many more.

Contact hours will vary depending on levels and course combinations. However, you will always have about three hours per week of language classes if you come to us as a non-beginner, and four hours per week if you are a beginner in Spanish. Most of the elective modules are taught in one semester and involve two hours per week of contact. You will have additional hours for reading, class preparation, laboratory practice and group work. Language modules have written examinations as well as continuous assessment. Our elective modules assess work submitted in different forms including essays, group projects, class tests, online quizzes, oral presentations, and learning journals.

FIRST YEAR MODULES BEGINNER LEVEL: HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits). NON-BEGINNER LEVEL: HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 credits), HS1030 Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Studies (for Non-Beginners’ only) (5 credits).

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Spanish through Arts International (CK108), World Languages (CK110), or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university in Spain or various parts of Latin America. After your study abroad programme ends you then return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in Spain and Latin America, including Alicante, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Burgos, Seville, A Coruña. And in Latin America at Puebla (Mexico), Guadalajara (Mexico), Bogotá (Colombia), Medellín (Colombia) & Buenos Aires (Argentina). For more information please see the UCC Study Abroad page at: www.ucc.ie/en/international/goabroadwithucc/.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Spanish as part of their degree include: HDip Advanced Languages & Global Communication, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Languages & Cultures, MA Translation Studies, Professional Master of Education (PME), as well as MRes, MPhil and PhD programmes. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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GRADUATE PROFILE AILSA RUMLEY “I currently work as an accounts executive for Banco Santander Select in Santiago de Chile and I use Spanish every single day, both at a professional level and in my leisure time. Studying Spanish opened so many doors for me and the most beneficial experience for me was definitely my Erasmus year in Alicante, where I completely immersed myself in the Spanish lifestyle and rediscovered my love for the language and the culture.”

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WHY UCC?

SOCIOLOGY SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES CK118 DIGITAL HUMANITIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Caroline Healy caroline.healy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/sociology

WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? Sociology is the study of society as a whole. It shows you how you may think your way through, and out of, problems both individually and collectively. It is concerned with a myriad of issues in society, including identity and multiculturalism; gender, sexuality and intimacy; media and popular culture; environment and sustainability; law and justice; crime and deviance; anthropology, religion; art, culture, and literature; health and well-being; politics and community; and the economy and society. Sociology asks questions of society – about the decline of the power of the church; what it means to be ‘Irish’ in an era of immigration and globalisation; the world financial crisis and the political crisis of Europe; global climate change and the future of Western civilisation. Sociology helps you understand these problems, in an Irish and an international context. Ultimately, Sociology is concerned with the modern world, how it has come into being, and what challenges and crises it faces, at the local, national, and global level. It is an all-encompassing, illuminating subject, that those of you curious about the very nature of this world we live in will enjoy.

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We offer a broad and diverse range of courses at the cutting-edge of Sociology. You will learn critical thinking and useful research skills such as interviewing, questionnaires, onsite observation, and ethnography, as well as discourse analysis and archival research. Our staff all have international profiles in their respective fields and look forward to welcoming you to their department.

Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday and your timetable will vary depending on the subjects selected. In first year, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour workshop. Workshops are student-centred, supportive learning environments in which particular issues can be discussed in more detail. Even though students take only two subjects after first year, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures per semester, plus additional language laboratories for languages. Sociology offers some 10-credit modules for example, Social Theory and Social Research Methods. We use a range of assessments including written examinations, essays, learning journals, and in-class exercises.

FIRST YEAR MODULES SC1005 General Introduction to Sociology (5 credits), SC1006 Key Issues in Sociology (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE MERVYN HORGAN

“I set out to become a Psychologist, but after a few challenging and liberating Sociology lectures I was hooked! I did a BA in Sociology & Psychology and an MA in Sociology from UCC and then a PhD in Sociology at York University, Canada. I’m currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Guelph University, and previously Assistant Professor in Sociology at Acadia University, and a Visiting Fellow in Sociology at Yale. I received a world-class education in Sociology at UCC. The mixture of discipline, playfulness, critique, and engagement is what made my career possible.”


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Sociology & Criminology, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a Sociology graduate your specialised training and general education ensures that your high-level transferable skills are attractive to employers in a wide variety of occupational fields. Our graduates are employed in the following areas: charities and advocacy bodies; civil service (revenue, financial services ombudsman); civil society organisations; community work; creative industries including film, theatre and animation; cultural institutions; insurance industry; journalists and editors; local authorities (national and international); planning and sustainable development; research academics and as lecturers nationally and internationally.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Sociology through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Further study options for students who graduate with Sociology as part of their degree include: HDip ArtsSociology, MA Sociology, MA in Sustainability and Global Challenges, MPlan Planning & Sustainable Development. For those interested in an academic career, the Department offers PhD research supervision across a wide range of intellectual interests and substantive specialised fields. For more information, please see the UCC postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Interesting Fact: Famous people who studied Sociology include: the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, Michelle Obama, Michael Dell (Dell Computers) and Martin Luther King Jr.

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STUDIES IN MUSIC SUBJECT OFFERED THROUGH: CK101 ARTS p.128 CK105 FILM & SCREEN MEDIA p.134 CK108 ARTS INTERNATIONAL p.136 CK109 ENGLISH (First Year Only) p.138 CK112 THEATRE & PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES p.144 POINTS TO NOTE

WHY UCC? This is a unique course that offers students with no prior musical experience a way to study the subject in a university environment. We offer a broad range of music topics, taught by expert staff in one of Ireland’s leading music departments. Our department, with its new recording studio and performing space, provides a unique environment for you to foster any musical interests. The department is large enough to be exciting and surprising, but still small enough to offer you a friendly and supportive environment, one where you’ll quickly feel at home.

Studies in Music is available in first year and thereafter as a 10-credit minor subject only.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

If you wish to take Music as a single, joint, or major honours option to degree level, or wish to pursue the Professional Masters in Education (PME) after graduating with a view to a career in secondary-school teaching, the recommended course is CK104 Arts-Music.

Music, English, History, Geography, and Irish are all helpful subjects. However, you do not need Music to take this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Finola Horgan music@ucc.ie www.music.ucc.ie

WHAT IS STUDIES IN MUSIC? Studies in Music is a broad introduction to the study of music as part of human society and can be taken as a minor option through CK101 Arts. Our course covers music from all over the world and from many periods of history. It embraces historical, sociological, ethnographic, political, and educational approaches, among others, and will enable you to develop your knowledge in key areas of modern music studies. You will develop an understanding of how music works as a part of human culture in varied settings, and you will learn to reflect critically on the roles and uses of music as an expressive device in a range of environments, both historical and present-day. This understanding will help you to contribute directly to future cultural and economic developments, for instance by writing insightfully about the connection of music to other fields of activity, such as digital media, language,

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COURSE STRUCTURE Studies in Music is a minor option only. It includes 15 credits in first year and 10 credits in second and third year. Classes are timetabled over the full week, and attendance is monitored. As with all undergraduate degrees, there is an expectation that you will devote time before and after scheduled lectures to reading, research and developing your knowledge. A variety of assessment methods are used on this course, reflecting its emphasis on the development and application of knowledge across music studies more widely. Examples of assessment methods include: written examinations, personal research projects, reflexive-learning journals, fieldwork reports, class presentations, and online discussions.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. Students take 15 credits from the following: MU1008 Exploring Irish Traditional Music (ITM), MU1009 Music in Modern Ireland, MU1020 Western Music, Culture & Media, MU1021 ITM Studies & Introduction to World Music*. *It is recommended not to choose both MU1021 (ITM Studies) and MU1008 (Exploring Irish Traditional Music) as there is some overlap of course content.


WORK PLACEMENT

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), which is home to the Department of Music, will support you in developing your career interests through a workplace engagement. This Professional Work Experience module (PX3001) may be taken in any year of your undergraduate studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Today’s market requires graduates whose education has equipped them to be flexible, innovative, and imaginative, and the BA degree equips students with these skills. Our graduates are employed in a diverse range of jobs, including academia, administration, arts management, finance and banking, heritage and tourism, public relations, and teaching.

STUDY ABROAD

If you study Music through CK108 Arts International, or any other International Pathway, you will spend third year abroad, studying in an approved university. After your year abroad you will return to UCC to complete your final year. We currently have links with universities in: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, and the US.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Studies in Music (as a minor subject within CK101 Arts) may assist students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate courses across the Arts and Humanities more generally. Please note, however, that for students who wish to pursue postgraduate study in Music or a Professional Masters in Education (PME) for teaching Music in secondary schools, CK104 Arts-Music is the recommended degree option. For more information on postgraduate courses at UCC please see: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

Question Time: Must I be able to read music to take this course? You do not need to be able to read music notation to take this course (although basic music knowledge is always helpful, and not difficult to acquire).

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THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW “Here at the College of Business and Law, we are committed to ensuring you leave us ready to work in an increasingly globalised and challenging legal and business environment. We align closely with our partners to provide you with the requisite skills to excel in a 21st century workplace. We also want to ensure that your UCC experience is rich and diverse in ways that build your personal resilience and strong social awareness, enabling you to be shaped but also to shape a just society. We want this to be a challenging and a rewarding time that prepares you for life ahead whilst also providing you with a university experience of which we can all be proud. Make the smart move and come join us!”

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OUR PROGRAMMES CORK UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL CK201

Commerce

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Accounting

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Business Information Systems

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Finance

CK212

Economics (through Transformational Learning)

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Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship

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International Development

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International Business with Languages

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Law (Pathways)

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Law and French

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CORK UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL “Welcome to Cork University Business School. We strongly believe that we owe it to our students to challenge them – so that we can help you to achieve your full potential as you begin the journey to a very successful career in the global business economy. To that end you will find that all of our programmes over a range of learning experiences through class work, individual assignments, group projects and industry-based work placements. We want you to remember your me with us as among the most satisfying, challenging and rewarding periods of your life in terms of learning, personal development and your intellectual growth. Our commitment to you is that we will make your experience of studying in Cork University Business School enjoyable and simulating in a shared journey of discovery, development, mutual support and respect.”

PROFESSOR THIA HENNESSY, DEAN OF CORK UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

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SOPHIE HEALY-THOW BSC INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD POLICY

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Sophie is a food and nutrition activist. She has partnered with Concern Worldwide to produce ‘The Midday Snackbox’ – a podcast talking all things food, hunger and activism. Listen to Sophie at www.concern.net/news/middaysnackbox-podcast-activists.

“Studying at UCC gave me the unique opportunity to combine commerce with Chinese studies and specialise in marketing modules that were an advantage when applying for the Jameson Graduate Programme, and that have served me in my career in marketing.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CORK UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL CK201

Commerce

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Accounting

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Business Information Systems

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Finance

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Economics (through Transformational Learning)

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Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship

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International Development

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International Business with Languages

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Cork University Business School was founded in 2015, building on over a century of business education in UCC

CUBS has quickly grown to become Ireland’s largest business school, producing over 1,000 globally-focussed graduates annually

The experience of studying within a unified school allows you to explore business subjects such as Accounting & Finance, Business Information Systems, Economics, Management and Marketing, and Food Business and Development

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COMMERCE BComm (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 500 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 500-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 205 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 21 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 14 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck201 CONTACT INFORMATION

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GRADUATE PROFILE NIALL HORGAN Co-founder Gym+Coffee “Choosing the BComm course at UCC was one of the best decisions I have made and it really set me up for future success in my career. For me, I was slightly unsure of the career path I wanted to take and the BComm really helped me to understand what parts of business I was most interested in. The course is a perfect launch pad for those interested in business as it equips you with a practical grounding in essential aspects of business including marketing, accounting, management, IT and law. After I completed the BComm I was able to use my knowledge to begin my career at some amazing companies like Sky, Twitter and Slack. Since then I have founded my own company Gym+Coffee (with a fellow BComm graduate), and as we grow our business, it has been very reassuring to see how beneficial my BComm knowledge, network and experience continue to be.”

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WHAT IS COMMERCE? Commerce encompasses the legal, socio-economic, political and technology systems that make it possible to conduct business and exchange goods and services, and our degree facilitates the demands of this essential component of society. Our Commerce programme is an internationally recognised business degree for students who want to make an impact in the wider world and the future of business.

WHY UCC? The Commerce programme has a long-established pedigree in the University and has been in existence for over 100 years, and to this day it continues to be one of the more popular programmes in the Business School, with the highest intake of students. Our Commerce programme is led by a dynamic academic team who collaborate with our industry partners to meet the ever-changing demands of business and industry. Irish and multinational businesses are essential to our economy and you will learn to contribute to this by gaining exposure to a wide range of subjects, including: accounting and financial services; economics and law; food business and development; information systems and technology; innovation and leadership; management and marketing. If you study Commerce at UCC you will benefit from research-led academics and our strong links with business and industry partners. Our leading academics will challenge you to think differently and prepare you to make a positive, innovative difference to the business landscape. We are fortunate in the College to have access to 13 research centres within the Cork University Business School (CUBS) and details of these research centres can be found at: www.cubsucc.com/research-centres/

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? If you are curious about the nature of business but are unsure of which business area you are best suited to specialise in, this degree might be a good option for you. It is helpful to have Mathematics (a good standard of Ordinary Level will suffice) and English. Business, Accounting and Economics are useful but not necessary as all our first-year subjects are taught at an introductory level.


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WORK PLACEMENT

This four-year programme is designed to help you gain the theoretical and practical skills required for the employment market in business. The first year of the programme lays the foundation with the introductory business modules and development of critical thinking skills. Second year expands on your theoretical knowledge and prepares you for the internship experience through presentation and interview skills and group projects. Third year provides the option to study abroad, undertake a paid business internship or research project. You choose your area of specialisation in fourth year from a range of five employment-led thematic majors: Business and Financial Markets; Human Resources and Leadership; Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy; Markets and Consumer Understanding; Operations and Supply Chains.

The Transferable Skills Work Placement module (BU3001) in third year provides you with the exciting opportunity to undertake either a work placement or a business research project over six months, as part of your programme of studies. The purpose of work placement is to complement classroom teaching by exposing you to work practices in commercial and other relevant organisations. It involves six months of work experience on an employer’s site, where you will have the opportunity to put into practice the theories and methodologies studied on the programme. If entrepreneurship is your area of interest you may have the exciting opportunity to work with a start-up via our award-winning graduate business incubation hub – IGNITE (www.ucc.ie/en/ignite/).

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AC1100 Introduction to Accounting, BU1000 Developing Critical Thinking Skills, EC1207 Principles of the Micro Economy, EC1208 Principles of the Macro Economy, FE1101 Introduction to Food Business and Development, IS1105 Business Information Systems, LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System, LW1109 Introduction to Business Law, MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business I, MG1000 Principles of Management, MG1002 Foundations of Marketing, ST1023 Introduction to Business Statistics.

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Alternatively, you can opt for the Transferable Skills Research Project module (BU3002) where you will work independently to explore a business-related research topic of interest and you will be supervised by a member of academic staff. Each of these options will give you practical business experience that will enhance your CV and equip you with a range of skills including communication, critical thinking, group work and reasoning as well as a contemporary understanding of business theories and practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The objective of our Commerce degree is to produce graduates who can contribute immediately in the business community, having benefitted from industry involvement in the development and delivery of the programme. During this course you will have developed key professional and practical skills that are very attractive to potential employers on graduation. A wide variety of careers will be available to you, including accounting, advertising, banking, consulting, finance, human resources, management, manufacturing, marketing, project management, retail, taxation, teaching, and tourism. Recent graduates have found work with a diverse range of employers, including Accenture, AIB, Apple, Avery Dennison, Bank of Ireland, Cork Education Support Centre, Dairygold, Dell EMC, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ernst & Young, EUI, Global Shares, GlobeTech, Insight Insurance, Kerry Group, KPMG, National Treasury Management Agency, PwC, and RBC Royal Bank, amongst others.

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STUDY ABROAD

There is a wide range of Master’s degree programmes (both taught and research-led), as well as Doctorate degree programmes, available to our BComm graduates. Some of these options include MSc Design Development of Digital Business, MSc Finance (Asset Management), MSc Finance (Banking Risk Management), MSc Finance (Corporate Finance), MSc Food Business & Innovation, MSc Human Resources, MSc Information Systems for Business, MSc MIMAS, MSc Project Management.

In third year, a number of our students choose to study abroad in our partner business schools in the US, Canada, Europe and Singapore. Some students spend the first semester abroad and return home in time to complete the work placement programme. Other students spend the full academic year abroad, with many of these arranging their own summer internships in the US and Ireland.

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ACCOUNTING BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 553 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 553-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 70 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 7 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck202 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Peter Cleary Ms Brona Meenan Dr Elisabetta Barone bscaccounting@ucc.ie www.cubsucc.com/programmes/ug/ck202/

WHAT IS ACCOUNTING? Accounting is the language of business. Today’s modern accountants are highly qualified hybrid professionals who influence and make strategic decisions on how a business makes use of its limited resources to maximise its potential. Accounting also enables users of accounting information to analyse and measure business success.

WHY UCC? Our BSc Accounting degree is the most direct way to develop a career in the accounting profession. Our programme offers extensive exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies, such as Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Ireland, and related bodies. Qualified professional accountants are the preferred choice of employers, both in Ireland and overseas. As a graduate of the BSc Accounting degree you will have the ability to work at home and abroad, having acquired broad business and analytical skills encompassing finance, economics, data analytics, information systems, law, management, marketing and taxation. This skillset is widely sought after by employers in all areas of business and our graduates regularly return to the employer they worked with during their work placement in third year. At UCC we are fortunate to have access to the research centres of the Cork University Business School (CUBS); further details of these centres of excellence can be found at: www.cubsucc.com/research-centres/

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While it may be helpful to have Accounting, Business Studies, and Economics at Leaving Certificate level, it is not essential as these subjects will all be covered in your first year.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BSc Accounting programme is a distinctive broad-based 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, data analytics, 234

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information systems, accounting, marketing and statistics. The programme is delivered by top-tier, friendly and supportive lecturers. The programme boasts relatively small class sizes compared to other business programmes (approximately 80 students). This creates a student-friendly environment in which students benefit from high levels of guidance, support and peer networking, forming an excellent foundation for the development of life skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork. The degree is designed to produce high-quality graduates equipped with skills to succeed in a variety of diverse roles while also offering a fast track route to the career of a professional accountant.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AC1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals, AC1104 Accounting for Partnerships & Companies, AC1107 Investment in Capital Assets, AC1108 Introduction to Valuation & Risk, AC1109 Management Accounting: Principles & Concepts, AC1115 Management Accounting: Cost & Control Systems, EC1202 Economic Reasoning for Business, EC1203 Macroeconomic Context & Business, IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems, IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise, ST1023 Introduction to Business Statistics, ST2200 Methods of Business Statistics.

GRADUATE PROFILE BRENDAN FOLEY Senior Financial Analyst Team Lead, De Puy Synthes

“What I found interesting about this course is the wide spectrum of subject matter (in addition to accounting) covered. The six-month work placement enables students to work in some of the world’s top companies and enhances prospects of returning to that employer on graduation. The degree gave me the knowledge, experience and confidence to work with the largest professional services firm in the world.”

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WORK PLACEMENT In third year you can complete a six-month paid work placement in Semester 2. This is organised by UCC Career Services and often takes place with some of the world’s leading firms, at home or abroad, such as AIB, Apple, Citco, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, EY Ireland, FDC, KPMG, and PwC. Students build on their accounting and business knowledge during placement, supported by both academic and business mentors. These highly regarded placements offer you the chance to successfully apply and contextualise your academic studies, develop professional skills, and explore potential career opportunities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The majority of our graduates go on to qualify as professional accountants, and subsequently pursue successful careers in a diverse range of sectors. Careers include advisory roles, business analysts, business owners, finance managers, investment managers, risk management, teaching, as well as professional accountants. The recruitment of our graduates remains exceptionally high among leading firms, nationally and internationally. Employment prospects are excellent with 100% of recent graduates in employment or further study. As a professional accountant, you will have an interesting and well-rewarded career.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There are many options for further study after graduation. Our graduates have a large number of courses to choose from including: Master of Accounting (MAcc); MSc Corporate Finance; MSc Finance (Asset Management); MIMAS; MSc Information Systems for Business Performance; and LLM Business Law.

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BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 455 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 455-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 145 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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Business Information Systems (BIS) professionals design, build, and manage Information Technology (IT) systems to solve the problems of individuals, organisations and societies. As IT has become pervasive in all areas of society and industry, in every country in the world, BIS graduates find their knowledge and skills to be highly sought after in domains such as technology, business services, data analytics, business consulting, financial services, health, manufacturing, entertainment and media, public sector services, non-profit organisations, and the retail industry.

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WHY UCC?

Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 15 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 10

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GRADUATE PROFILE GRACE FILEN Solutions Engineer, Salesforce “Studying Business Information Systems at UCC gives you a brilliant foundation of knowledge across both Information Systems and Commerce modules. During the four years I was able to discover where my main interests lie: for me, it was with cloud computing and big data but I believe my insights into the vast number of other topic areas covered during the course will be invaluable as I continue in my career.”

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If you study BIS at UCC you will be supported by an expert team of academic, administrative and technical staff members. Our department also collaborates with external business and industry experts, who feature strongly in our timetable across all four years of the programme, ensuring that we are kept up-to-date with new and exciting opportunities in business. BIS is unique as it has its own in-house, dedicated team for an Industry Work Placement which can take place at home or abroad, be it Dublin, Edinburgh, Boston or New York. This ensures that you will get a tailored experience throughout the process of preparing, completing and reflecting on your placement experience. Our BIS programme has accreditation from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Students undertaking specific IIBA endorsed modules in final year accumulate professional development hours that count towards eligibility for the IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) professional qualification. We are fortunate to have access to the research centres of the Cork University Business School (CUBS), and BIS staff are involved in many internationally funded projects in the areas of health, finance and resilience. Further details of these research centres can be found at: www.cubsucc.com/ departments/business-information-systems/


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WORK PLACEMENT

An interest in business, a good standard of mathematics (honours not required), and an aptitude for problem-solving and coding will help you to enjoy and succeed in this course, but all of these topics are covered at an introductory level in your first year.

In third year, students undertake a six-month paid work placement after end of year examinations in March. This is organised directly by the BIS Department who support students in CV preparation and interview techniques, and ensure job readiness. BIS students undertake placement with major multinationals and innovative start-ups based in Ireland, UK, and the USA, and work in a variety of sectors, including financial services and insurance, health and pharmaceuticals, business and technology consulting, utilities, and other industries.

COURSE STRUCTURE The goals of this four-year degree programme are three-fold: to provide you with a worthwhile and memorable student experience; to let you engage with peers and business to cultivate cutting-edge skills in business and IT; and to learn how to leverage and exploit knowledge to devise novel IT solutions for business. Our BIS Advisory Board, incorporating a number of senior business executives, advises and ensures that the BIS undergraduate programme is world-class, relevant, and attractive to business nationally and internationally. Our curriculum will provide you with knowledge and skills in the areas of business and organisations, IT hardware and software, problem-solving, data analysis, along with personal and professional development. Delivery typically includes lectures, tutorials, and practical/laboratory work in the BIS labs working with hardware and software. For some modules you will also take written exams in December and May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, individual and group projects, multiple-choicequestion exams, and in-class exams.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: IS1108 Introduction to Information Systems in Business, IS1109 Business Systems Analysis, AC1113 Principles of Accounting, EC1212 Economics of Business I, IS1110 Foundations of Programming for Information Systems 1, IS1111 Foundations of Programming for Information Systems 2, ST1023 Introduction to Business Statistics, IS1112 Information Technology Foundations, IS1113 Internet Development Foundations, IS1115 Personal Development for IS Professionals, AC1114 Introduction to Management Accounting.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our graduates bring expert knowledge of business domains and the application of innovative information systems technology to the workplace. You will garner excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to teamwork and an inventive problemsolving approach to modern business concerns. There are endless permutations open to you as a BIS graduate and you might become a business or systems analyst, consultant, user experience (UX) analyst, management accountant, data analyst, project manager, application developer, database administrator, or web programmer. Or indeed you may choose to become an entrepreneur and set up your own company! As a BIS graduate you will be in high demand and earn a competitive starting salary in most companies. The 2018 Graduate Outcome Survey outlines the large variety of employers for our graduates, including Accenture, AIB, AIG, Apple, Bank of America, BDO Eaton Square, Clearstream, Cognex, Deloitte, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, Grant Thornton, Kerry Group, Musgrave Group, PwC, and Workday amongst others.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Approximately 15% of our BIS graduates choose to continue their studies. Popular courses for BIS graduates at UCC are: MSc Business Information & Analytics Systems; MSc Cyber Risk for Business; MSc Computing Science; MSc Corporate Finance; MSc Data Science & Analytics; MSc Food Marketing; MSc Innovation in European Business; MSc Management & Marketing; MSc Corporate Finance; MSc Financial Economics; MSc Finance (Asset Management); Professional Master of Education. It is also possible to continue on to PhD by Research.

ELECTIVES: Students choose to undertake one of the following elective modules: MG1004 Introduction to Management and Organisation, MG1003 Introduction to Marketing.

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FINANCE BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 566* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 566*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 80 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 8 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck204 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS FINANCE? Finance is concerned with the operation of financial markets and the valuation of financial assets, in particular for the stock, bond, foreign exchange and interest rate markets. Movements in financial markets are driven by information, risk and uncertainty, which in turn provide the foundation for understanding strategic business decision-making.

WHY UCC? Our BSc Finance degree is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Irish Tax Institute. The degree is based equally on the subject areas of corporate finance and financial economics and this focused combination of finance and economics, together with accounting modules, means that our graduates are ideally placed for front-line careers in finance, such as in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), or in the City of London and beyond. The Cork University Business School (CUBS) is Ireland’s largest business school, and our graduates contribute immediately to the financial services industry. We have access to the 13 research centres located in CUBS which means that you will benefit from a broad range of cutting-edge research from such institutes as the Centre for Investment Research (CIR), the Centre for Resilience and Business Continuity (CRBC), and the Financial Services Innovation Centre (FSIC). More about these centres, and others, can be found at: www.cubsucc.com/research-centres/

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Although not required, business subjects, such as Accounting and Economics, are helpful.

COURSE STRUCTURE The BSc Finance degree is a four-year programme with a focus on finance, accounting and economics modules. In third year of the programme students undertake a paid work placement in investment banking, accountancy, stock broking, management consultancy and insurance firms. On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to: communicate and work effectively to a professional standard; demonstrate analytical and 238

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problem solving skills associated with effective practice; engage in the application of frameworks and techniques in organisational settings; demonstrate a wide range of capabilities in corporate finance, financial economics and accounting; identify financial problems, and analyse their impact and formulate solutions using your knowledge of finance, economics, accounting and information technology.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

WORK PLACEMENT All students in our Finance programme take a six-month work placement during third year. This internship, which is arranged by UCC, is in a designated financial institution or related organisation located in Ireland or the UK. It allows you to gain first-hand experience of financial institutions and enterprise, to make informed career decisions, and to acquaint employers with the high-quality nature of graduates from this degree programme, all of which enhance your career prospects.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AC1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals, AC1104 Accounting for Partnerships and Companies, AC1105 Investment Analysis, AC1106 Introduction to Asset Valuation, AC1109 Management Accounting: Principles and Concepts, AC1115 Management Accounting: Cost & Control Systems, EC1200 Quantitative Techniques for Economics I, EC1211 Quantitative Techniques for Economics II, EC1209 Understanding and Interpreting Data, EC1210 Skills for Analysing Economic Data, EC1213 Microeconomic Reasoning & Practice, EC1214 Macroeconomics: Tools of Analysis.

Our BSc Finance degree prepares you for a career in the financial markets and financial services sector with our employment rates and starting salaries for graduates among the highest of all degrees in any discipline. Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of jobs, including corporate banking, financial consultancy, fund accounting, fund management, insurance accountancy, investment banking, securities trading, and stockbroking.

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Recent employers of our graduates include: Accenture, AIB, Alter Domus, Credit Suisse, De Lage Landen Group, Deloitte Ireland, Ernst & Young, Goodbody Stockbrokers, Grant Thornton, JP Morgan, KPMG, LGT Capital Partners, and PwC.

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“The BSc Finance course in UCC combines accounting, economics and corporate finance modules, and this variety gives students the opportunity to discover their career interests for themselves. Initiatives such as the Finance Forum, Student Managed Fund and the Irish Student Consulting Group offer opportunities for hands-on experience, as well as company networking opportunities that provide valuable skills and make CVs stand out when applying for graduate roles. The small class size offers a personalised approach to teaching, and lecturers are always available to answer questions and provide additional course information. The six month work placement is an invaluable aspect of this degree, which allows students to get a feel for the career they aspire to. I would highly recommend this degree to anybody with an interest in working in financial services.”

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There are many options for further study in Finance. Our graduates have many courses to choose from including: Master of Accounting (MAcc), MSc Business Economics, MSc Economics, MSc Finance (Asset Management), MSc Finance (Corporate Finance), MSc Finance (Banking and Risk Management).

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ECONOMICS (THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING)

BA (Honours)

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 445-577 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi

Our BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning) course is an Economics degree with a difference. The transformational learning approach means that you are an active participant in your learning. Our goal is to develop exceptional graduates who can: question, analyse and research issues in business, finance, and government; use economics as a way of thinking; and who think independently and are effective communicators and active team players. All these attributes allow students to effectively plan for their future career.

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WHY UCC?

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Economics in UCC is taught very much in the tradition of John Maynard Keynes as an “apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking”. Our Economics (through Transformational Learning) degree invites you to participate actively in your study of Economics. You are supported and challenged to develop your ideas, your voice and your identity in the context of your studies. In particular our Transition to Professional Life (TPL) modules enable you to practically participate in your development while at university. These modules are designed to formally integrate scholarly and professional development with self-development. The TPL modules won the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) Award for Excellence in 2017. The judges stated: “This is a developmental, inspirational and incremental employability initiative that can act as a template for other departments and other institutions.”

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GRADUATE PROFILE JOSH O’DRISCOLL “During the programme, I was able to develop my academic, professional, and personal skills. The emphasis on continuous assessment through assignments and presentations was beneficial for my career. It prepared me for the working world’s fast-paced nature. The dissertation and assignments were beneficial in developing my project and time management competencies. These are crucial in the working world where there is limited time and competing commitments. The group work allowed me to develop skills for working in professional teams.”

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We are fortunate to be linked to the Cork University Business School (CUBS) which is home to 13 research centres that feed into our business programmes in the College. Details of these research centres can be found at the following link: www.cubsucc.com/research-centres/

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? We start Economics from the beginning, so no prior knowledge is required.


COURSE STRUCTURE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our course comprises a variety of delivery methods and you will also be expected to study independently. We aim for primarily interactive seminars/workshops in a highly supportive and challenging learning environment. You will be challenged and supported to develop your own ideas, views and perspectives using Economics, while targeting the expansion of your skills and workplace competencies. The TPL modules will help you to plan and work towards your future career. In the second year of the programme, as part of TPL module EC2006, students (collaborating in teams) have an opportunity to investigate and present recommendations to a problem set by one of our sponsor businesses for them.

Graduates of our degree have gone into a wide variety of careers such as: accountancy, advisory services, audit management, banking, credit control, data analysis, economic consultancy, junior economist, marketing, pension administration, project management, talent acquisition, and teaching. Recent employers of our graduates include AIB, Amazon, Aon Ireland, Apple, BBC, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gais Energy, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Citco, Dairygold, Deloitte, EMC Dell, EY Ireland, FMC, GE, Google, Irish Shipbrokers, Janssen, Kerry Group, KPMG, Morgan McKinley, Musgrave, Paddy Power, Sherry Fitzgerald, and UCC.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: EC1113 The World of Economics: Cooperation in the Economic System, EC1114 The World of Economics: Public Policy in the Economic System, EC1115 The World of Economics: Coordination and Individual Decision Making, EC1107 Reading Economists, EC1108 Communicating Economic Reasoning, EC1109 Transition to Professional Life I (10 credits), EC1111 Economic Data Collection, EC1112 Economic Data as Evidence.

STUDY ABROAD In third year you have the option of studying abroad before returning to UCC to complete your programme in fourth year.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS A variety of master’s programmes in related disciplines are available, including MSc Business Economics, MSc by Research, MSc Finance (Banking & Risk Management), MSc Finance (Corporate Finance), MSc Information Systems for Business Practice, MSc Management & Marketing, MSc Management Information & Managerial Accounting Systems.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECT CHOICES

SUBJECT GROUPS

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CK213 DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 466 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 466-578 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 36 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck213 CONTACT INFORMATION

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FOOD MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BSc (Honours) WHAT IS FOOD MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Our BSc (Hons) Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship (FME) degree offers a unique combination of business and food and nutritional science disciplines, providing graduates with the skills required to establish careers in an exciting, fast-paced and innovation-led industry. The programme will develop your creativity in areas such as new product development and social media. It will enhance your team working and leadership capabilities culminating in the final year project where you, as part of a team, will develop and progress a product concept through to market readiness. Throughout the programme your analytical skills and evidence based reasoning will be developed and applied to consumer markets, retail markets, and the supply chain.

WHY UCC? Are you passionate about food? Are you curious about food consumers and the trends and drivers of our food consumption behaviours? Are you interested in innovation, be it in terms of developing new products, new food brands, or new brand strategies? And of course, are you interested in and inspired by entrepreneurship? If you are, this might be the degree for you. Our FME degree aims to foster food entrepreneurship and innovation among our students. We will enhance your understanding of the food and nutritional sciences so that you can integrate best practice and current knowledge into innovation, be that in terms of nutrition, packaging, or novel ingredients. You will be given plenty of opportunity to develop and display your creativity within a framework of evidence-based decision making. In 2021 we established a partnership with Musgrave Academy which supports emerging food entrepreneurs. FME 1st year students were given the opportunity to work with these businesses over 8 weeks on an extra curricular basis. See the outcomes at www.linkedin.com/posts/musgrave_foodacademyactivity-6796011470833430528-LJjN/ and we look forward to this again in 2022! Our FME programme is built on UCC’s international reputation in food education and research and includes many lecturers who are internationally recognised in their field of expertise. We are fortunate to be linked to the Cork University Business School (CUBS) which is home to 13 research centres that feed into our business programmes in the College.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

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All subjects are taught at an introductory level in first year and we do not assume a grounding in any subject prior to starting this degree.

An integral part of this programme is the six-month work placement taken during third year. The industrybased placement offers an excellent opportunity to draw upon and apply your knowledge and skills in performing tasks in specific work contexts. It will enhance your work capabilities, develop new competencies, and demonstrate how knowledge acquired in class meets practice. It will inspire and motivate you throughout your final year while giving you the chance to build industry contacts and form relationships with key industry personnel. This can be particularly helpful when seeking referees. Placement opportunities are both national and international, and past placements have included various roles in: Aldi, Cully & Sully, Ballymaloe, Dairygold, Dunnes Stores, Glanbia Ireland, Glenilen Farm, Kepak Group, Musgrave Group, Nestlé, Rich Products (USA), Silver Pail Dairy, and Valeo Foods.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our course includes a variety of delivery methods and you will also be expected to study independently. In third year you will take a six-month industrial work placement or research project (either in Ireland or abroad) which will place your learning into context. By the end of this course you will have achieved major competencies which are highly valued by employers. You will be able to communicate and work effectively to a professional standard; demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective practice; apply frameworks and techniques to reveal evidence and generate market insight; demonstrate entrepreneurial capacity; and apply your knowledge of food and nutritional sciences to contribute to business success.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. FE1017 Introduction to Food Marketing, FE1016 Introduction to Food Business, FE1030 Introduction to International Food Policy, FE2200 Introduction to Food Supply Chain Management, EC1500 Economic Analysis for Food Business 1, EC1503 Economic Analysis for Food Business 2, FS1011 Introduction to Food Science & Technology, MB1901 Introduction to Food & Industrial Microbiology, AC1116 Financial Accounting, LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System, LW1109 Introduction to Business Law, MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business I,

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The most recent Graduate Employability Survey points to 88% employment within six months of completing this degree. Many of our graduates commence their careers on graduate programmes with the likes of Kerry, Musgrave, Aldi, Kepak, Bord Bia, IBEC amongst others. Career prospects cover a wide range of functional areas including Brand Management (e.g. Kerry); Social Media Marketing (e.g. Tesco), Buying (e.g. Musgrave, Aldi, Dunnes); Key account Management (e.g. General Mills); New Product Development (e.g. Musgrave; Kepak) Category Management (e.g. Danone), Digital Strategy (e.g. Google; Lidl), State Agencies (e.g. Bord Bia), and Supply Chain (e.g. Sodexo).

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS A variety of masters programmes in related disciplines are available to graduates of this programme. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE KAREN MCCARTHY “As part of my day-to-day work while on placement in Dunnes Stores buying office, I am involved in the analysis of sales, attending supplier meetings and providing support to the buying team. So far, I’ve experienced product development, packaging design, factory visits and market analysis ensuring that we stay competitive and bring innovation to the market. In the programme we’ve covered so many relevant modules including NPD, marketing, sensory analysis, packaging and accounting.”

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CK214 DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 332 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 332-579 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 24 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 2

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BSc (Honours) WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT? International Development engages with major global issues from a development perspective. These issues include poverty; hunger and inequality; sustainability; international food policy; human rights; peace and conflict; gender studies; and climate change. This programme provides the skills for a career in international development, including languages, research techniques and project management.

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WHY UCC?

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Our BSc International Development degree is the first undergraduate programme in Ireland to have a primary focus on international development, particularly on the countries of the global south. It will help you understand key issues facing international development and develop your own skills such as foreign languages, research techniques and project management. The course will give you the foundations necessary to work in the field of international development, whether with a non-governmental organisation, a state agency, an international organisation or within the private sector, or to advance to further study.

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Mike FitzGibbon m.fitzgibbon@ucc.ie www.cubsucc.com

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU? All subjects are taught at an introductory level in first year and we do not assume a grounding in any subject prior to starting this degree. Helpful subjects, but not essential, might include social subjects such as Geography and Politics.

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development, including agricultural and rural development; climate change; food policy and food systems; governance and gender; health and development; human rights; migration and refugees; poverty and hunger; and the role of international development agencies and non-governmental organisations. A distinctive feature of this course is the five-month work placement with a development agency, usually based in a developing country in Asia, Africa or Latin America. This allows students to gain hands-on experience of working in international development, to develop their practical skills and experience other cultures and societies. The course provides a broad training in key socio-economic areas related to international development and food policy, as well as a set of generic transferable skills, such as programme management, research and report writing, that will be valued by employers in many fields, particularly those operating in an international context.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: FE1005 Introduction to Development Studies (10 credits), FE1008 Data in Development Studies, FE1014 Communication & Facilitation Skills in Development, FE1019 Introduction to Food & Agricultural Economics, FE1023 Socio-Economic Concepts for International Development & Food Policy, FE1024 Introduction to Development Economics, FE1025 Introduction to Sustainable Rural Development, GV1218 International Politics, SC1012 Introduction to Sociology (Part A). Students select 10 credits from the following:

WORK PLACEMENT & STUDY ABROAD A central feature of the course is the work placement, which takes place over five months in third year. Students are placed with well-established development organisations throughout the developing world and in Ireland to gain first-hand experience of development work. Students on placement are supported by a placement officer and allocated a mentor from the Department of Food Business and Development. A typical work experience includes opportunities to meet with communities in urban and rural areas, contribute to new development projects, run a social media campaign, conduct field research, draft policy documents and funding proposals, and generally contribute to the daily operations of the host organisation. Countries to which students travel include Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda. As well as the practical experience of development on the ground and the technical skills acquired on placement, you will achieve valuable personal development in terms of self-reliance, self-confidence, communications, and working in teams.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our graduates are forward-looking and creative individuals with both development and international perspectives, who are equipped to work in a broad variety of related roles. Many have found careers in many international development and humanitarian organisations across Africa and Asia, working in areas such as project and programme management, development research, or monitoring and evaluation; while others progressed their professions within multilateral organisations such as UNHCR and UNOCHA. Our degree has also acted as a foundation for work in areas such as human-rights law, public health and environmental sciences.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS ELECTIVES: FR0105 Introduction to French, FR1005 French for Near Beginners*, FR1105 Threshold French**, FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I, HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits), GV1102 Introduction to Government & Politics, GV1204 Democracy, Ideology & Utopia, GV1400 Local Development & Public Health, MG1000 Principles of Management. *FR0105 may only be taken by complete beginners **FR1005 may not be taken by students who have studied French to Leaving Certificate level

Graduates of this programme can undertake further study at masters (and doctoral) level, in fields such as: global health, human rights law, development studies, environmental conservation; and also in areas such as management and marketing, international and public policy, youth and community work. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CK215 DURATION 4 Years APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 120 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H3 in a language other than English and minimum grade H5 in one other subject. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. In addition, to study French requires a H3 in French and to study Irish requires a H2 in Irish. To study a language at non-beginners’ level, a minimum grade H4 in that Language in the Leaving Certificate is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 12 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck215 CONTACT INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH LANGUAGES BSc (Honours) WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH LANGUAGES Combining business subjects with the study of your chosen 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) degrees are being phased out and students can apply for the BSc International Business with Languages degree through the CAO in 2022.

WHY UCC? The BSc International Business with Languages degree combines a comprehensive business education with the study of a language and culture. This four-year degree course will provide you with key insights into international business management and contemporary issues in the global economy. You will study at one of Ireland’s leading business schools with internationally recognised faculty.

Dr Declan Jordan BScInternationalBusiness@ucc.ie www.cubsucc.com

The business subjects cover all the major areas of business including accounting, finance, food business, business economics, business information systems, business law, management and marketing to equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global environment. To succeed in international business, it is important to develop a global mindset, understanding different cultural approaches. You will complement your international business knowledge with study of your chosen language - Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish. You will develop language proficiency and cultural understanding, enhanced by a year studying abroad in our partner business schools.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All the Business subjects are taught from first principles but helpful subjects would be Business Studies, Economics, and/or Accounting. A H3 in a language other than English is required.

Throughout this course you will learn how to work between and across languages and cultures, developing an enhanced set of communication and intercultural skills. You will emerge as a business-ready graduate, with the practical business and language skills that are in high demand from national and international employers. Ireland is part of the global economy and, because of your international outlook, a wide variety of careers will be available to you in Ireland and overseas, including finance, marketing, management, retail, accounting, advertising, tourism, teaching, human resources, project management, and consulting.

COURSE STRUCTURE This four-year degree course will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the exciting issues in international business, as well as in the language, literature, culture, and society of your chosen language pathway. The course comprises a variety of delivery methods and you will be expected to spend a minimum of six hours a week on selfdirected study (homework, e-learning, reading). You will study a broad range of business subjects, with a global focus, such as economics, management, marketing, and accounting, with the potential to focus on specific subjects later in the programme based on your career plans. All language classes are taught in small groups and are learner-centred.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

STUDY ABROAD An integral part of the programme is the study year abroad in Year 3. You will spend a year at one of our partner universities to study international business in an immersive environment. You will gain an international perspective on business issues and, at the same time, strengthen and develop your language skills and cultural appreciation. Depending on your chosen language, it is possible to spend your study year in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, China, UK, Latin and South America, or Canada.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS BU1001 Professional Development for International Business, BU1002 Business and Economic Decision-Making, EC1202 Economic Reasoning for Business, MG1004 International Business Management, MG1006 Principles of Marketing in International Environments, IS1001 Digital Business Technologies & Trends, AC1102 Financial Accounting, LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System. And choose modules to the value of 20 credits from your chosen language pathway: The languages currently offered include Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, and Spanish. With the exception of French and Irish, all languages have a beginners stream. You will study cultural and social issues to complement your language skills and provide important context for understanding international business.

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A variety of master’s programmes in related disciplines (Business and Language) are available to you as a graduate of this programme. Graduates have gone on to master’s degrees in International Management & Marketing, Business Economics, and Human Resources, for example. CUBS and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures provide a range of Postgraduate programmes and a number of our graduates have also pursued the Professional Master of Education (PME) programme which is a fulltime teacher education course, with the intention of teaching business and a language at second-level.

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WELCOME TO...

UCC SCHOOL OF LAW “Welcome to the UCC School of Law. In choosing to study here, you will be joining a globally recognised Law School – ranked among the top 100 in the world – whose graduates make a huge impact at home and abroad. You will receive a first-class education from a vibrant community of legal scholars who are leading experts in their fields and passionate in their commitment to shaping a just society. Whatever programme you choose, you will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of key areas of Irish, European and International Law. If you enter through our BCL Pathways programme, you will have the option to spend a year on work placement or studying abroad. Or if you’d prefer to study law with a language or business, you will graduate with a joint honours degree. UCC School of Law students are career-ready, equipped with the legal knowledge and practical workplace skills needed to take on the challenges that we face in today’s world. A law degree from UCC is highly sought after by employers, with graduates of our programmes found in legal practice, the judiciary, the private sector, political life, the public service, and civil society organisations in Ireland, Europe and beyond. I look forward to welcoming you to the UCC School of Law!”

PROFESSOR MARK POUSTIE, DEAN OF UCC SCHOOL OF LAW

MEET OUR STUDENTS! GRADUATE PROFILE NICK COTTER BCL LAW AND BUSINESS “The Law and Business course has been hugely beneficial for me. A big skill taught on the law side is the ability to clearly communicate your arguments and this is a great skill to have as we go about trying to raise money from investors or trying to convey the value the product.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SCHOOL OF LAW CK301

Law (Pathways)

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BCL

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BCL (Clinical)

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BCL (International)

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Law and French

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Law and Irish

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Law and Business

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SCHOOL OF LAW FACTOIDS: Founded on the banks of Cork’s iconic River Lee, the UCC School of Law has a rich and fascinating history stretching back to 1849

We are a globally renowned Law School, ranked among the top 100 in the world

We have achieved a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our efforts to promote gender equality

Students gain essential practical skills through our Moot Court, taking part in simulated court proceedings in a realistic setting

Many of our students get involved with the UCC Law Society and UCC Free Legal Advice Clinic (FLAC) Society – both active societies where you can make life-long friends whilst developing your legal skills!

Renowned for our research strengths, School of Law faculty are deeply engaged in cutting-edge legal scholarship, with students themselves involved in a number of research projects

A hallmark of the UCC School of Law is our public engagement work – involving staff and students alike – all undertaken with the aim of shaping a just society locally, nationally and internationally #BeginBelongBecome

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LAW (PATHWAYS) BCL (Honours) BCL (Honours) (Clinical) BCL (Honours) (International)

DURATION 3 or 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 533 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 533-613 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 110 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 11

WHAT IS LAW (PATHWAYS)? Our Law (Pathways) programme is the gateway to one of three degree options: BCL, BCL (Clinical) (see page 252) and BCL (International) (see page 254). The Law (Pathways) entry route allows you to choose a three-year BCL degree or a four-year degree with a legal placement BCL (Clinical) or the chance to study at least one semester abroad BCL (International).

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BCL - Dr Stephen Coutts stephen.coutts@ucc.ie

BCL (Clinical) - Dorothy Appelbe d.appelbe@ucc.ie

BCL (International) - Dr Jonathan McCarthy jonathan.mccarthy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/law

Law is defined as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behaviour. The law shapes how we live our lives. From the age of consent, to the legal age for being allowed to drink alcohol, to the minimum wage in our jobs, to the safety standards of the homes we rent or buy, to the terms and conditions of the various apps we download on our phones – all these things and more are determined by laws and regulations. Depending on the path you take after your degree, your responsibilities as a lawyer might include: providing legal advice and counsel to clients; representing clients in court; researching and analysing legal matters; preparing legal documents like contracts and wills; working with non-governmental organisations (NGO) to advocate for legal reform.

WHY UCC? DEGREE AWARDS BCL BCL (Clinical) p.252 BCL (International)

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An aptitude for English, while not essential, is certainly beneficial, as you will need to enjoy reading! History, because it too, like English, requires a lot of reading. Maths and/or Music might seem like unusual helpful subjects, but both engage the logical part of your brain, and law involves logic.

By choosing Law at UCC, you will be joining a tight-knit community of staff and students committed to shaping a just society for all. We are proud to be ranked among the top 150 Law Schools in the world, according to the 2021 QS Rankings, and we will offer you, as one of our students, an exceptional learning experience from our team of expert staff who are globally recognised in their fields. Our Law (Pathways) degree allows you to shape your own legal studies, choosing from a range of exciting subjects across numerous areas of Irish and international law, including business law, human rights law and constitutional law, to name but a few. On completion of the three-year BCL or the four-year BCL (Clinical) or BCL (International) programme, you will be equipped with the key foundational skills and critical understanding needed to pursue a career in law.

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year BCL option is a comprehensive degree that will provide you with a critical understanding of the key principles of Irish and international law, along with exposure to a wide array of interesting and eclectic elective subjects across a range of special legal areas, as well as a selection of languages or business subjects. It is the most efficient route to the legal professions – i.e. becoming a barrister or solicitor – or any number of alternative career paths. Or, if you would prefer to continue your studies, you might choose to undertake a postgraduate law degree directly after graduating with your BCL, meaning that you could be educated to master’s level within a four year period. Alternatively, after first year, you might decide to pursue a four year degree path and undertake a semester or two abroad via the BCL (International) route or gain work experience in a professional environment via the BCL (Clinical) route. Whatever path you choose, you will take 60 credits per academic year. The number of optional elective modules available increases as you progress through the course and includes non-law options such as European language options or Mandarin, or business options such as accounting and management. Most of your modules will be assessed by written assignments or end-of-semester exams, or both. Some modules – particularly skills-based modules like Moot Court – will be assessed by oral examination.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System, LW1112 Constitutional & Institutional Law of the European Union, LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits), LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits), LW1156 Legal Research & Writing (10 credits), LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights plus LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government or LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta plus LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais. Plus 10 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: LW1106 Law of Torts I plus LW1107 Law of Torts II, AC1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals plus AC1104 Accounting for Partnerships & Companies, CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits), FR0105 Introduction to French, FR1005 French for Near Beginners, FR1105 Threshold French, FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I, GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits), GE0005 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.1) plus GE0008 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.2), HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits), HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver [01] Level) (10 credits), HS1009 Spanish Language (Post Leaving Certificate) (10 credits), IT1102 Non-Beginners’ Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits), IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits).

WORK PLACEMENT See BCL Law (Clinical) (page 250) for a pathway where work placement is included as part of your degree. For those who do not take BCL (Clinical), it is possible to apply for work experience opportunities through the Law School. These are highly competitive as places are limited.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You will be in high demand from employers and many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers. Others go down alternative routes, and with your degree you could embark on an exciting career in the civil service, journalism, communications, or engage in advocacy or policy work for a not-for-profit or nongovernmental organisation (NGO). Current job profiles of our graduates include: chartered company secretary at Arthur Cox, head of legal affairs at SIPTU Trade Union, head of legal and regulatory affairs at Laya Healthcare, legal officer to the President of the Court of Appeal, manager of the legal division at Brightwater Recruitment, policy advisor at the Houses of Oireachtas, press officer at the European Commission, senior Vice-President at AXA Legal, and services manager at the Migrant and Rights Resource Centre.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIPS See BCL (International) (page 252) for study abroad information. Our students have studied in universities across Europe, America, China and India. Our students have the opportunity to go on a popular field trip to the European Union institutions, where you will learn more about the principles, development and implementation of EU Law in practice.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Graduates of this programme can undertake further postgraduate study and we offer seven LLM programmes, including LLM Law; LLM Business Law; LLM Intellectual Property & E-Law; LLM Environmental & Natural Resources Law; LLM Marine & Maritime Law; LLM Children’s Rights & Family Law; LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy. We also offer PhD and LLM research programmes in Law. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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Dorothy Appelbe d.appelbe@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/law

WHAT IS BCL (CLINICAL)? Our BCL (Clinical) degree, which you can apply for via the Law (Pathways) programme (page 250), is one of a kind in Ireland. The four-year programme allows you to shape your own legal studies, choosing from a range of exciting subjects across numerous areas of Irish and international law, including business law, human rights law and constitutional law. You will also undertake a work placement in a legal professional environment during third year. On completion of your degree at the UCC School of Law, you will be equipped with the foundational skills, critical understanding and key practical experience needed to pursue a career in law.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BCL (Clinical) degree programme combines our core BCL degree with a work placement in a legal professional working environment during third year. The course will provide you with a critical understanding of the key principles of Irish and international law, along with exposure to a wide array of interesting and eclectic elective subjects across a range of special legal areas, as well as a selection of languages or business subjects. The third year placement offers you an exceptional opportunity to experience and be directly involved in how the law works in reality as part of your legal education. You will be required to take 60 credits in each academic year, combining compulsory modules with elective subjects. In first, second and fourth year, you will attend a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Your third year will consist of work placements during one or both semesters on a full-time basis, during which you also complete an academic project work based on your experiences and learning in the workplace.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK301 Law (Pathways) on page 250.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The work placement is the highlight of the BCL (Clinical) programme. You will have the unique opportunity to work in a professional legal environment, applying the legal skills and understanding you will have learned in the first two years of your degree to a real-life, practical workplace setting, while also developing many transferable workplace skills. Placements are sourced based on your legal interests, with interviews then offered by appropriate organisations. We arrange placements in a wide range of areas, including: commercial law, consumer law, criminal law, corporate and financial services law, employment law, environmental law, family law, human rights law, immigration and refugee law, medical law, and welfare law. Every year our students are welcomed into workplaces across Ireland. Organisations offering placements include law firms, NGOs, regulatory bodies, in-house legal departments in companies/corporations, non-profit organisations, semi-state bodies, policy bodies and more. Placements are assessed by assigned project work, learning journals and oral presentations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate of the BCL (Clinical) degree, you will be highly sought-after by employers who recognise the value of a skills-based legal education and an understanding of how the law operates in reality. The course is unique in Ireland in offering a skills-based education in law, with our students given the opportunity to apply their legal understanding and knowledge to a real-life workplace setting during their placement year. While many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers, others go down alternative routes. The possibilities are endless, and you could embark on a career in the civil service, journalism, communications, or engage in advocacy or policy work for a not-for-profit or non-governmental organisation. Current job profiles of our graduates include: analyst at Accenture, apprentice solicitor at Deloitte, financial engineer at First Derivatives, recruitment officer at Cpl Recruitment, and trainee solicitor at William Fry.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Graduates of this programme can undertake further postgraduate study and we offer seven LLM programmes. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

CURRENT STUDENT CHARLEY MOORE “Not many Universities offer clinical placement as part of their law programmes. For this reason, having practical experience as part of a BCL Clinical degree will make you stand out when applying for jobs later in your career. During my placement I experienced the fast paced and dynamic work of a large commercial law firm and gained transferrable skills that will be of significant benefit during the course of my degree and my career in the future. I would recommend BCL Clinical to anyone looking to step outside of their comfort zone and make the most of their time studying law in UCC.”

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Dr Jonathan McCarthy jonathan.mccarthy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/law

WHAT IS BCL (INTERNATIONAL)? Our BCL (International) degree, which you choose via the Law (Pathways) programme, is a unique four-year programme that allows you to shape your own legal studies, choosing from a range of exciting subjects across numerous areas of Irish and international law, including business law, human rights law and constitutional law. In third year you will spend a semester, or full academic year, studying abroad in one of our partner universities in Europe, the USA, Canada, India or China.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The BCL (International) programme at UCC combines our core BCL degree with the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, or full academic year, in a Law School at one of our partner universities abroad. This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the key principles of Irish and international law, along with exposure to a wide array of interesting and eclectic elective subjects across a range of special legal areas, as well as a selection of languages or business subjects. In your third year, you will study abroad at one of our prestigious partner institutions, immersing yourself in a different culture, familiarising yourself with a different legal system and developing new skills that will stand to you throughout your career. During your study-abroad period, you will follow the course requirements in your host university, which often includes courses at graduate level. These vary depending on the host university and your own interests. Most of your modules will be assessed by written assignments or end-of-semester exams, or both. Some modules – particularly skills-based modules like Moot Court – will be assessed by oral examination. During your study abroad period, you will follow the assessment rules of your host university.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK301 Law (Pathways) on page 250.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a BCL (International) graduate, your intercultural skills and independent streak, nurtured by living abroad, will give you a real edge in the eyes of potential employers. While many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers, others go down alternative routes. The possibilities are endless, and you could embark on a career in the civil service, journalism, communications, or engage in advocacy or policy work for a not-for-profit or non-governmental organisation. Current job profiles of our graduates include: clerical officer at the Central Statistics Office, data protection advisor at OneTrust DataGuidance, education officer at University College Cork, information advocacy officer at the Crosscare Migrant Project, judicial assistant at the Courts Service of Ireland, legal analyst at AIB, legal assistant at Philip Lee Solicitors, and paralegal with Brookfield Renewable Ireland.

STUDY ABROAD

As a BCL (International) student, you will have the opportunity to spend a semester or full academic year studying abroad, where you will study law in a different jurisdiction and immerse yourself in a new culture and education system. Students have described this experience as life-changing and unforgettable. We have a wide variety of prestigious partner institutions and the study abroad period can be tailored to suit your interests, both academically and

culturally. Our partner institutions have a wide variety of specialisations in, for example, international human rights law, business and commercial law, constitutional law, and health law. They also provide practical exposure to the law via trial advocacy, moot court and law clinics. We currently offer the following locations to our students: Prague and Brno (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Ghent (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), Rotterdam and Leiden (Netherlands), Lund (Sweden), Valencia (Spain), Oslo (Norway), Pune (India), Beijing and Shanghai (China), St Louis University (Missouri, USA), Brooklyn Law School (USA), Temple (Philadelphia, USA) and Montreal (Canada).

FIELD TRIPS

Our students have the opportunity to take a highly regarded field trip to the European Union institutions, where you learn more about the principles, development and implementation of EU law in practice. In third year you may also have the opportunity to take part in field trips organised by your host university during your study abroad period.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Graduates of this programme can undertake further postgraduate study and we offer seven LLM programmes. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

GRADUATE PROFILE RACHEL O’SULLIVAN

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“From competing in international legal competitions to appearing before High Court judges, the last four years have been challenging and exciting. I am now training with a large commercial law firm in Dublin in order to qualify as a solicitor. Undoubtedly, both the practical and legal skills I have developed during my time at UCC have provided me with the best possible foundation for my career.”

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LAW AND FRENCH BCL (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 545 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 545-613 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 20 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum grade H3 in French is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 2 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 1 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl

WHAT IS LAW AND FRENCH? To study law is to learn and understand how society enables people to flourish, to pursue their projects, to build up ideas into concrete realisations, and to give back to society. Law provides stability in our world by setting up rules and regulations which provide certainty and predictability to our actions. For example, contract law allows people to know they can trust what they sign, the law of property guarantees the private property and possessions of each of us, and constitutional law regulates the life of state government organisations. Depending on the path you take after your degree, your responsibilities as a lawyer might include: providing legal advice and counsel to clients, representing clients in court, researching and analysing legal matters, and preparing legal documents such as contracts and wills.

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Dr Benedicte Sage Fuller b.sage@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/law

The study of French will provide you with a proficiency in the language, coupled with a knowledge and understanding of French culture and literature. Studying Law and French together will give the double qualification of a joint honours degree: a qualifying Law degree, which allows you to pursue a legal career, and a French degree, with which you can go on to become a French teacher, a translator, a linguist, or even a lawyer-linguist!

WHY UCC?

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By choosing Law at UCC, you will be joining a tightknit community of staff and students committed to shaping a just society for all. We are proud to be ranked among the top 150 Law Schools in the world, according to the 2019 QS Rankings, and we will offer you, as one of our students, an exceptional learning experience from our team of expert staff who are globally recognised in their fields. Our BCL (Law and French) degree allows you to study both Law and French at the same time, resulting in a joint honours degree in two highly sought-after disciplines. In your third year of this four year degree, you will have the opportunity to study abroad at a prestigious law school in France or Canada. On completion of your studies, you will be equipped with the key foundational skills and critical understanding needed to pursue a career in law, along with the linguistic skills and knowledge to work in a French language setting.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

WORK PLACEMENT

An aptitude for English, while not essential, is certainly beneficial, as you will need to enjoy reading. A proficiency and love for French is important and you will need a minimum H3 grade in French to qualify for the course.

There are some work placement opportunities available for students who spend their third year abroad studying in Paris or Strasbourg.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Our graduates pursue a range of exciting career paths, and with a BCL (Law and French) degree you will be highly sought after by employers. Many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers. Others go down alternative routes, and you could become a French teacher, or French translator or interpreter, a lawyer-linguist, a journalist, or an inhouse bilingual lawyer. Graduates work in law firms across Ireland and abroad, as well as in United Nations and European Union institutions. Current job profiles of our graduates include: digital marketing assistant at Tourism Ireland in Paris, head of EU technical services at Utmost Wealth Solutions, immigration attorney in New York City, legal researcher at the Chief State Solicitor’s Office, and senior financial accountant at Nuance Communications.

Our BCL (Law and French) programme is a four year degree that combines the study of Law at the UCC School of Law, with the study of French language, culture and literature at the UCC French Department. You will gain a critical understanding of the key principles of Irish, French, European and International Law, and develop a level of fluency in French that will allow you to practice law bilingually. Modules are taught mostly through English, and some are taught through French. You will study core modules that provide you with key foundational legal skills and knowledge and, in your final year, get to choose from a wide array of elective modules across a range of French subjects and specialist legal areas, from international law and human rights to environmental law and family law. In third year you will go abroad to France or Canada, and study a range of modules, through French, depending on your host university. Most of your Law modules will be assessed by written assignments or end-of-semester exams, or both. French modules are based more on continuous assessment. During third year, you will follow the assessment rules of your host university.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. FR1101 Foundation Course in Written & Oral French (10 credits), FR1201 Introduction to French Studies, FR1801 Law, Language, Literature, LW1101 Legal Writing & Analysis, LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System, LW1114 Droit Institutionnel de l’Union Européenne, LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits), LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits), LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government or LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais.

GRADUATE PROFILE JAMES KNEALE “Studying Law and French was the perfect choice for me. The range of modules on offer meant that I was able to tailor my degree to suit my interests, in particular due to the availability of classes on French literature, culture and history, making the Law and French programme at UCC unique in Ireland.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDY ABROAD You will spend your third year abroad studying law, through French, at a prestigious French or Canadian law school. Our university partners include: Nice-Côte d’Azur, Strasbourg, Rennes, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Montpellier, Montréal and Aix-Marseille.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Graduates of this programme can undertake further postgraduate study and we offer seven LLM programmes, including LLM Law; LLM Business Law; LLM Intellectual Property & E-Law; LLM Environmental & Natural Resources Law; LLM Marine & Maritime Law; LLM Children’s Rights & Family Law; LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy. We also offer PhD and LLM research programmes in Law. As you will also graduate with a degree in French, you might wish to pursue postgraduate study with our French Department, such as: MA in Applied Linguistics, MA in Languages & Cultures, MA in Translation Studies, and MRes (MA by Research). Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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LAW AND IRISH BCL (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 588 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 588-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 12 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects for entry purposes. A minimum grade H3 in Irish is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 1 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 1 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck304 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Seán Ó Conaill s.oconaill@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/law

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WHAT IS LAW AND IRISH? Law is defined as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behaviour. The law shapes how we live our lives; from the age of consent or the legal age for being allowed to drink alcohol, to the minimum wage in our jobs or the safety standards of the homes we rent or buy – all these things, and more, are determined by laws and regulations. Depending on the path you take after your degree, your responsibilities as a lawyer might include: providing legal advice and counsel to clients, representing clients in court, researching and analysing legal matters, and preparing legal documents such as contracts and wills. The study of Irish will provide you with a proficiency in the language, coupled with a knowledge and understanding of Irish literature, culture and institutions. Studying Law and Irish together will qualify you as a Law graduate with specific linguistic skills.

WHY UCC? By choosing Law at UCC, you will be joining a tightknit community of staff and students committed to shaping a just society for all. We are proud to be ranked among the top 150 Law Schools in the world, according to the 2019 QS Rankings, and we will offer you, as one of our students, an exceptional learning experience from our team of expert staff who are globally recognised in their fields. Our BCL (Law and Irish) degree is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It allows you to study both Law and Irish at the same time, resulting in a joint honours degree in two highly respected disciplines. The programme is international in outlook, to reflect the official EU status of the Irish language. In third year, you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable practical skills through a work placement, or study abroad in one of our partner universities in Montana, USA or Konstanz, Germany for example. On completion of your studies, you will be equipped with the key foundational skills and critical understanding needed to pursue a career in law, along with the linguistic skills, and knowledge to work in an Irish language setting.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An aptitude for English, while not essential, is certainly beneficial, as you will need to enjoy reading. A proficiency and love for Irish is important and you will need a minimum H3 grade in Irish to qualify for the course.


COURSE STRUCTURE

WORK PLACEMENT

Our BCL (Law and Irish) programme is a four-year degree that combines the essential aspects of a Law degree with the study of the Irish language, culture, literature and institutions. The course is delivered by expert teaching staff at the UCC School of Law and Department of Modern Irish. You will gain a critical understanding of the key principles of Irish and International Law, and develop a level of fluency in Irish that will allow you to practice law bilingually. You will study core modules that provide you with key foundational legal skills and knowledge, and hone your Irish language skills. After first year, you get to choose from a wide array of elective modules across a range of Irish subjects and specialist legal areas, from international law and human rights to environmental law and family law. In third year you will either spend a year on work placement, gaining practical experience in an office environment, or study abroad in one of our partner universities. You will take 60 credits in each academic year combining compulsory and elective modules in Law and Irish. You will also have the opportunity to study some law modules through the medium of Irish – an option that is unique to the UCC School of Law.

It is also possible to spend your third year on work placement in Ireland. Opportunities are available in a variety of institutions, such as the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Attorney General’s Office, legal translation projects, the legal departments of corporations like Heineken Ireland, as well as with large law firms and other practitioners. Our students enjoy getting the chance to gain new practical skills through their work placements, and experience the world of work before they have even graduated.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a UCC BCL (Law and Irish) graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers all across Ireland and further afield. Many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers. Others follow alternative routes, and with your degree you could become an Irish teacher, an Irish translator or interpreter in the EU institutions or elsewhere, a journalist, or an in-house bilingual lawyer. Other graduates have chosen careers in banking, accounting, taxation, insurance, IT and the media. Current job profiles of recent graduates include: legal advisor & assistant company secretary at Concern Worldwide, legal executive at Bord na Mona, Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga Chiarraí Thiar at Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, and policy advisor at the Houses of Oireachtas.

STUDY ABROAD

GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 credits), GA1030 Bunreacht na hÉireann (1937): An Leagan Gaeilge, LW1001 Legal Writing, LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System, LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union, LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits), LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits), LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais.

You can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities. This life-changing opportunity will give you the chance to see the relevance of the Irish language, and culture, in settings as far apart as Montana and Germany. For example, if you study at the University of Montana Law School, you will assist with teaching Irish to American students, or work in the federal court system as a judge’s intern. This is an incredible experience for our students and a wonderful addition to your CV.

GRADUATE PROFILE

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

GARY MOLONEY “I spent the first half of the academic year in Missoula, Montana studying in their Law School and working as a law clerk in the Federal District Court under Judge Donald W. Molloy. The experience allowed me to integrate into another legal and academic culture, and Montana is a great spot from which to explore the US. It also provides the opportunity to act as a teaching assistant for the University of Montana’s Irish Language programme.”

Graduates of this programme can undertake further postgraduate study and we offer seven LLM programmes, including LLM Law; LLM Business Law; LLM Intellectual Property & E-Law; LLM Environmental & Natural Resources Law; LLM Marine & Maritime Law; LLM Children’s Rights & Family Law; LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy. As you will also graduate with a degree in Irish, you might wish to pursue postgraduate study with our Department of Modern Irish, such as: MA in Gaelic Literature, MA in Translation Studies, MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge, and MPhil/ PhD. Please see the UCC postgraduate website for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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LAW AND BUSINESS BCL (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 589* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 589*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, another language and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/bl COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck307 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Fidelma White F.White@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/law

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CURRENT STUDENT REBECCA O’SHAUGHNESSY “I chose to study Law and Business in UCC for a number of reasons. Primarily, I wanted to study law but also knew that I learn better in a varied environment. Having to switch between legal and business studies, as well as the diversity of modules within each area, provides me with such an environment. I was also attracted to the size of the Law and Business class in each year, with the smaller numbers making it easier to get to know people from the get-go and this in turn making starting college just that little bit less daunting.”

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WHAT IS LAW AND BUSINESS? Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through governmental institutions to regulate behaviour. The law shapes how we live our lives and conduct business: from the age of consent or the legal age for being allowed to drink alcohol, to the minimum wage in our jobs or health and safety standards at work – all these things, and more, are determined by laws and regulations. Depending on the path you take after your degree, your responsibilities as a lawyer might include: providing legal advice and counsel to clients, representing clients in court, researching and analysing legal matters, and preparing legal documents such as contracts and wills. Business is a similarly wide-ranging discipline, and refers to the many varied efforts made, and systems followed, by companies and individuals to trade goods/services and make a profit. The study of business comprises an array of dynamic subjects like management, economics, marketing, accounting, food business and development, information systems and statistics. Business graduates can become entrepreneurs or pursue careers in, amongst other fields, financial services, marketing, human resources, management, accountancy and supply chain operations. Our BCL (Law and Business) is a joint honours programme, meaning you will graduate with a degree in Law and in Business, which makes you desirable to a wide variety of employers. You will have the chance to specialise in either Law or Business in your final year, resulting in a tailor-made degree that showcases your interests and abilities, and empowers you to confidently pursue your chosen career path.

WHY UCC? By choosing Law at UCC, you will be joining a tightknit community of staff and students committed to shaping a just society for all. We are proud to be ranked among the top 100 Law Schools in the world, according to the 2021 QS Rankings, and we will offer you, as one of our students, an exceptional learning experience from our team of expert staff who are globally recognised in their fields. Similarly, Cork University Business School (CUBS) – where you will take your Business modules – is a nationally and internationally renowned Business School with staff who are recognised experts across a range of disciplines.


CUBS is one of the two largest business schools in Ireland with the largest number of full-time undergraduate students.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An aptitude for English, while not essential, is certainly beneficial, as you will need to enjoy reading. From a Business perspective, Leaving Certificate Business, Accounting, Economics and Mathematics are all helpful but not essential, as all our Business modules are taught at an introductory level.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BCL (Law and Business) programme is a fouryear joint honours degree which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed for either a legal, or business, career. In choosing this dynamic multidisciplinary programme, you will gain an advanced understanding of the business world and the legal and regulatory system. In your first three years, you will take an equal amount of modules in Law and Business. Law modules include Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, and other core legal areas that will provide you with the necessary grounding in Law to pursue a career or further study in Law. Similarly, Business modules are wide-ranging, and include Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Management and Marketing. In the final year of the programme, you can specialise in Law or Business with over 40 optional modules to choose from. You will take 60 credits per academic year; most of your modules will be assessed by written assignments or end-of-semester exams, or both. Some modules require oral presentations or group work.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

WORK PLACEMENT You will have the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience on a work placement during the summer months preceding your final year. This can be in a legal or business setting, with students being placed in a range of organisations from major law firms to corporations like Heineken Ireland. This 5-credit optional work placement module (LW3407) forms part of your final year assessment. We can also help you to arrange an extracurricular summer placement in Ireland or abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A huge amount of career opportunities are possible as a BCL (Law and Business) graduate, regardless of which discipline you choose to specialise in. Many of our graduates pursue a traditional career in the legal professions, becoming solicitors or barristers. Others follow alternative routes, for example with the civil service, journalism, communications, or engage in advocacy or policy work for not-for-profit or nongovernmental organisations. If you decide to go down the Business career path, you could find yourself working in a number of fields, such as accountancy, business information systems, compliance, financial services, food business, or taxation, for example.

FIELD TRIPS Our students have the opportunity to go on a popular field trip to the European Union institutions, where they engage with the principles, development and implementation of EU Law in practice.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Please see the UCC postgraduate website for information: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AC1102 Financial Accounting, EC1207 Principles of the Micro Economy, EC1208 Principles of the Macro Economy, IS1105 Business Information Systems, LW1001 Legal Writing, LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System, LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union or LW1114 Droit institutionnel de l’Union européenne, LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits), LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights plus LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government or LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta plus LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais, MG1000 Foundations of Management and Organisational Behaviour.

FOLLOW US Our law website is regularly updated with news and events: www.ucc.ie/en/law. And the Business school at www.cubsucc.com/.

Additional information: At the end of the Law and Business degree, do you have a full Law degree?

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“There has never been such an exciting time to study STEM. Sustainability is at the heart of our programmes and our research, here in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Together, we are the Scientists, the Technologists, the Engineers and the Mathematicians who are focussed on creating and delivering a sustainable future for us all. We are developing the innovative solutions to support a sustainable and environmentally responsible society. Our graduates have the skills and attributes to play their role in solving these key societal challenges. Come and join us – we want you to be part of that vision!”

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Computer Science

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Applied Plant Biology

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Biological and Chemical Sciences

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Astrophysics

CK404

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Biochemistry

CK405

Genetics

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Biotechnology

CK406

Chemical Sciences

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Chemical Physics

CK407

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Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry

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Chemistry with Forensic Science

Physics and Astrophysics

DEGREE AWARD

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

CK409

Industrial Physics

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Ecology and Environmental Biology

CK411

Data Science and Analytics

DEGREE AWARD

Environmental Science

CK412

Agricultural Science DEGREE AWARD

Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science

DEGREE AWARD

Geosciences

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Mathematical Sciences

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Mathematical Sciences and Physics

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Microbiology

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Neuroscience

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Physics

CK504

Nutritional Sciences

CK505

Food Science

CK600

Engineering

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Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Energy Engineering

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Process and Chemical Engineering

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Physiology

CK606

Architecture

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Science Education

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Biomedical Science

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BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES

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GENETICS

Computer Science p.268

Applied Plant Biology p.306

Applied Plant Biology p.306

Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship) p.268

Biochemistry* p.310

Ecology and Environmental Biology p.322

Biotechnology* p.312

Environmental Science p.324

Chemistry p.316

Geosciences p.328

Chemistry with Forensic Science p.318

Science Education (Biology) p.342

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds p.320

Zoology p.344

Genetics p.274

Microbiology* p.334 Neuroscience* p.336 Physiology* p.340 Science Education (Biology or Chemistry) p.342

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CHEMICAL SCIENCES

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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INDUSTRIAL PHYSICS Industrial Physics p.282

Chemical Physics p.314

Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science p.326

Astrophysics p.308

Chemistry p.316

Mathematical Sciences p.330

Chemical Physics p.314

Chemistry with Forensic Science p.318

Mathematical Sciences and Physics p.332

Mathematical Sciences and Physics p.332

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Physics p.338 Science Education (Physics) p.342

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DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS

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NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

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Nutritional Sciences p.288

Data Science and Analytics p.284

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CK606

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FOOD SCIENCE

ENGINEERING

ARCHITECTURE

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

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Biomedical Science p.304

Food Science p.290

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering p.294 Electrical and Electronic Engineering p.296 Energy Engineering p.298 Process and Chemical Engineering p.300

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COMPUTER SCIENCE BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 503 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 503-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 85 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade 06/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum O2/H6 in Mathematics is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 9 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 6 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck401 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Aisling O’Driscoll, Course Co-ordinator bsc_coordinator@cs.ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/compsci

DEGREE AWARDS BSc Computer Science

BSc Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship)

GRADUATE PROFILE MARINA LEHANE Product Manager at Google “As a Product Manager at Google, I lead the cross-product strategy and cloud sync services for Messages by Google, our official Android SMS app. My career began as an intern at Microsoft Ireland following a nomination by the Computer Science department’s placement coordinator for the Program Manager role. A career path I wasn’t even aware of before UCC introduced me to this opportunity! The skills and connections made during my time in UCC were essential to achieving my international career goals, along with many other UCC Computer Science alumni living and working in the various tech companies here in Seattle.” 268

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WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE? Computer scientists conceive, design, build, and maintain complex computer systems to solve real world problems. This involves the study of computing processes, algorithmic principles, software, hardware & systems design, their implementation and their impact on society. As a Computer Science student, you will master the core technologies that provide the building blocks of modern computer systems, such as networks, database technology, programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence, cyber security, web technology and applications.

WHY UCC? The School of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) at UCC has a large team of academic staff with deep expertise across the full range of computer science. Our school, and its associated research centres, have an international reputation for research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and algorithmics, networks and communications, interactive media, human computer interaction and computer security. This expertise is reflected in the breadth and quality of our degree programme and our commitment to providing an excellent learning experience for all our students.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Our programme does not assume any prior computing experience and many of our students successfully complete the degree with little or no prior background in computing. Being good at mathematics is not essential but we do however require a minimum of O2/H6 in the Leaving Certificate as we have found that solid reasoning and problem-solving skills are a good predictor for an aptitude in Computer Science.

COURSE STRUCTURE There are two degree streams within the Computer Science CK401 intake. All students follow the same programme in the first year but, at the beginning of second year, may choose either to follow the main BSc

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in Computer Science route, which focuses exclusively on computer science, or opt instead for the BSc in Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship) programme. The Computer Science (Software Entrepreneurship) degree has more of a niche profile and is taught in conjunction with the Department of Economics. It comprises a 50/50 blend of computing and business-oriented modules that aims to equip graduates with both computing and business skills. Students opting for this programme need to choose the Economics elective in first year. Our Computer Science degree programmes comprise a blend of lectures and laboratory work. Apart from the lectures that introduce the key concepts, each module includes a suite of labs designed to provide experience with practical problem solving, using these concepts in a small group setting. Computer Science is a discipline where you learn by doing, and so these labs form an integral component of the course. Your work is assessed throughout the year using a mixture of regularly assigned course work, class tests and projects.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: CS1106 Introduction to Relational Databases, CS1110 Computer Hardware Organisation, CS1111 Systems Organisation, CS1112 & CS1113 Foundations of Computer Science I & II, CS1115 & CS1116 Web Development I & II, CS1117 Introduction to Programming (15 credits).

WORK PLACEMENT At the end of third year you will have the opportunity to take a work placement in an IT-related company. These placements are run in conjunction with the Career Services Office at UCC and are generally of six months’ duration (though twelve-month placements are also possible). Most students rate this as one of the most valuable and rewarding aspects of their degree course and many return to work with their placement company after graduation. Typically, you will be attached to an existing team within the organisation and involved in the work of that team within the company. Our students have been placed in SMEs, national, and international companies. Companies that regularly take students on placement include Accenture, Amazon, CoreHR, Dell EMC, EMBL, Fidelity Investments, Google, IBM, Intel, Janssen, JLR, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Laya Healthcare, McAfee, Microsoft, Netgear, Pilz, Tapadoo, Teamwork, Tyco, Workday and others.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IT companies actively seek Computer Science graduates, and we find that the work placement in third year boosts your employability. Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of jobs including software engineers, software developers, information systems engineers, network engineers, technical analysts, creative designers, app developers and many more. A diverse range of companies have employed our students after graduation and these include Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Dell EMC, Goldman Sachs, Google, HubSpot, IBM, McAfee, PayPal, PwC, Teamwork and VoxPro here in Cork.

Plus 10 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: CS1130 & CS1131 Irish Language for Computer Science I & II, CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits), EC1202 Economic Reasoning for Business & EC1203 Macroeconomic Context and Business, FR0105 Introduction to French, FR1005 French for Near Beginners, FR1105 Threshold French & FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I, GE0005 & GE0008 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.1 & A2.2), HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits), IT1109 Introduction to Written & Spoken Italian (10 credits), IT1102 Non-Beginners’ Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits), MA1001 & MA1002 Calculus for Science Parts 1 & 2, MA1059 Calculus, MA1060 Introduction to Analysis.

STUDY ABROAD Opportunities to study abroad are available under the Erasmus programme. UCC also has a range of links with institutions outside Europe that provide further opportunities for study abroad on a competitive basis.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS The school has a large and active postgraduate research student community. More details on our research activities can be found at www.ucc.ie/en/ compsci/research/. Some of the school’s research centres offer internships for talented undergraduates during the summer. Once you graduate you are well placed to pursue postgraduate studies at Masters or PhD level, at home or abroad. Programmes taken by recent students include: MSc in Data Science and Analytics, MSc in Artificial Intelligence, MSc in Information Systems for Business Performance, MSc in Audiology and PhD programmes in Computer Science.

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CK402

BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 555* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 555*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 200 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in either a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science is required. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required.

WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES? Our Biological and Chemical Sciences degree programme is the largest and most flexible entry route for students in science. Through this programme, you will have access to ten distinct degree streams, and you will have the opportunity to study a range of different science areas to help you understand and decide where you want to take your education next. If you enjoy Biology and/or Chemistry as Leaving Certificate subjects, and like the challenge and excitement of scientific research and development, then Biological and Chemical Sciences, with its broad range of opportunities is an exciting choice to make.

WHY UCC?

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Our Biological and Chemical Sciences programme gives you an opportunity to develop a core understanding of all the scientific subjects in your first year to enable you to pursue your chosen degree stream. This programme embodies the excellence of science research at UCC and provides an insight to the wide variety of research emanating from our science, and related, schools and departments. Research interests currently include: looking at the nature of nano-sized objects (School of Chemistry); decoding bug chatter to fight infections (School of Microbiology); the study of new drugs for leukaemia (School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology); how to fight Parkinson’s disease (Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience); and examining how antibiotics affect the gut of infants (School of Microbiology). All these research projects emerged from the Biological and Chemical Sciences degree programme here at UCC and illustrate the diversity and potential of this course.

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APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 20 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 14 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck402 CONTACT INFORMATION College of Science, Engineering and Food Science collegeoffice@sefs.ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/sefs

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BSc Biochemistry

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BSc Biotechnology

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BSc Chemistry

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BSc Chemistry with Forensic Sciences

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COURSE STRUCTURE

WORK PLACEMENT

Our Biological and Chemical Sciences programme is the largest and most flexible entry route for you in science, with ten degree streams available. Our programme will introduce you to a wide range of biological, biotechnology, biomedical and chemical research areas. This programme will give you an understanding of each area allowing you then to decide which area you want to specialise in. You choose which degree award you would like to pursue either at the end of first or second year.

This varies between degree streams with a variety of options for gaining relevant work experience. The Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds and Biotechnology streams have formal work placements, whereas such placements are options in other streams. For the latter, academic departments help interested students secure appropriate summer placements in companies, research laboratories, or research institutes. These are recognised on the academic record and usually take place following the second or third year.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

An extremely wide variety of career opportunities are available to you as a graduate from this programme. For further information on career opportunities from each area of study, please see the information for the relevant degree course.

BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, MB1003 Microbiology in Society, CM1200 & CM1201 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 1 & 2 (10 credits each), MA1001 & MA1002 Calculus for Science Part 1 & 2, PY1010 Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences (10 credits).

Question Time... When do I choose what degree stream I want? You will have at least a full academic year to decide on which route to pursue. Your final decision will be made either at the end of first or second year – depending on which area you wish to focus on.

GRADUATE PROFILE RONAN HARRINGTON “The biology route introduced me to a wide range of subjects from genetics and ecology, to computational and molecular biology. I chose Microbiology because I was excited to study a diverse range, including the role of various microbes in food production, medicine, biotechnology and environmental applications.”

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CK404

BIOLOGICAL, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 500 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 500-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 110 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in either a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 11 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 8 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck404 CONTACT INFORMATION

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BSc Ecology and Environmental Biology p.322

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BSc Environmental Science

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BSc Geosciences

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BSc Science Education (Biology route)

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BSc Zoology

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WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES? The degrees in CK404 focus on the natural environment on Earth in relation to the physical environment, biota and human environmental interaction. The first year of CK404 gives a strong foundation in the scientific skills needed to follow any of the six degrees on offer. After first year, you will have an opportunity to focus in on your chosen degree, each with their own research opportunities and career routes. Please have a look at each of the named degree entries in this prospectus to get a real handle on the variety of degrees on offer in CK404.

WHY UCC? The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) is fortunate to be at the centre of a vibrant research community in UCC. The affiliation of BEES with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and its research centre MaREI, (the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research), places BEES at the forefront of environmental research in Ireland and beyond. The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was established in 2000 by UCC as a flagship institute to integrate over 400 researchers, from 20 University schools and departments, and six research centres, to work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. Check out their informative website at www.ucc.ie/en/eri/.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

WORK PLACEMENT

Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects coming onto this course.

A work-experience module is possible in the fourth year. This enables you to spend up to ten weeks in a structured working environment where you will be evaluated both on your contribution to the placement institution and on a report of your experience.

COURSE STRUCTURE The first year is the foundation year for six different degree awards. The disciplines studied in first year will provide you with a solid grounding to understand environmental, earth, and biological principles and this will support your choice of degree from year two onwards. Our degree courses also place a strong emphasis on practical components, including fieldwork and laboratory skills, which will provide you with relevant hands-on experience.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Please refer to the information on each of the degree streams for more specific details.

STUDY ABROAD The School of BEES operates an exchange system with North American and European universities which allows students to substitute a year abroad in place of their third year in UCC.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems, BL1009 Grand Challenges in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, CM1003 Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists (10 credits), EV1002 The Environment, GL1001 Introduction to Geology, GL1004 Geological Evolution of Ireland, GG1010 Introduction to Physical Geography, MA1001 Calculus for Science Part 1, PY1009 Physics for the Environmental Sciences 1.

Question Time... Do any of the degree streams provide a work placement opportunity?

Question Time... When will I choose my degree stream and how will I know which degree to choose?

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GENETICS BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 543

WHAT IS GENETICS?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 543-590

Genetics is the branch of biology that deals with the inheritance of traits and attributes such as height and eye-colour. We physically resemble our biological parents or siblings because we share a common genetic heritage through the transmission of genes. Genetics is fundamental to all areas of biological study, as genes carry the information which largely determines what we are and how we function in the environment. If this sparks your imagination, then this might be the course for you. Our BSc Genetics programme will teach you to understand how these genes work in individuals and populations, and how this genetic information is passed from one generation to the next.

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 25 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and Biology and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum grade H4 in Biology is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck405 CONTACT INFORMATION

Yvonne Brennan School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology genetics@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry

GRADUATE PROFILE EMMA LYONS “I am a 2020 BSc Genetics graduate, looking forward to pursuing a career in translational research. The genetics course was very stimulating and helped me develop an understanding of the fundamentals of biochemistry, microbiology, and genetics. While my personal interest is the field of medical genetics, I was also introduced to bioinformatics and learnt more about plant, zoological, and population genetics. The final year laboratory project was an invaluable experience and left me feeling motivated and confident about making my own contribution to science in the future. I loved my time in UCC and made many friends through clubs and societies, especially the UCC Canoe Club.”

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WHY UCC? This is a multidisciplinary course and includes academic staff from a number of different departments in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) and project supervisors from the College of Medicine and Health. This approach will consolidate your knowledge of modern genetics and open a huge number of doors across the science sector.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects coming on to this course. You will require H4 in Biology which meets the laboratory science requirement. If you have not studied Chemistry and/or Physics for the Leaving Certificate, you need to be aware that these subjects are mandatory modules in first year.


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Our Genetics programme places particular emphasis on the molecular basis of genetics, and our graduates will obtain a strong foundation in modern genetics. We also cover a wide range of topics such as classical medical genetics, evolutionary and population genetics, animal breeding, and the genetic manipulation of animal and plant genomes.

As a Genetics student you will have the opportunity to take an optional Microbiology Work Placement module (MB3019) in second year and a Work Placement module (BC4021) after your third-year examinations. The placement provides students with exposure to, and experience in, a professional environment relevant to their degree for a period of at least four weeks (and preferably eight weeks). Placement is directed by a workplace manager and/or academic supervisor and students submit a placement report of 1500 words.

During first and second year you will gain fundamental background knowledge in preparation for specialisation in genetics during third and fourth year. In your final year, you will also undertake a threemonth project in the laboratory, during which time you will receive training in the use of genetic approaches to solving a contemporary question or problem in biology. These projects are based in the research labs of the schools and departments that contribute to the Genetics course and include: Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES); Medicine, Microbiology, and Pathology.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BT1001 Introduction to Biotechnology, CM1200 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 1 (10 credits), GN1001 Principles and Methods in Genetics (10 credits), MB1003 Microbiology in Society, MA1001 & MA1002, Calculus for Science Part 1 & 2, PY1010 Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences (10 credits).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES You will graduate from this course with a strong foundation in modern genetics, molecular biology, and functional genomics. The practical applications of these disciplines include: animal breeding, biotechnology, forensics, genetic counselling, and medical genetics, making you an attractive candidate for a variety of careers. This course will also equip you with the skills to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry, molecular diagnostics, medical research, science journalism, and teaching. Recent graduates work in a variety of jobs including: research scientist, research assistant, laboratory technician, technical writer, quality control analyst, and medical laboratory analyst. A sample of recent employers of our graduates include Anulab CUM, Biosciences Institute, Carbon Group, Covance, Eli Lilly, and Merck Millipore in Cork.

STUDY ABROAD There are some options for students to spend part, or all, of third year abroad.

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As a graduate, you will be eligible to compete for entry into MSc and PhD programmes, in Ireland and overseas, in many disciplines including biochemistry, ecology, medical genetics, medicine, microbiology, neuroscience, plant science, and zoology. Relevant postgraduate programmes at UCC include: MSc Biochemistry, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Food Microbiology, MSc Genetic Counselling, MSc Microbiology, MSc Molecular Cell Biology & Bioinnovation. Phd programmes include: PhD Biochemistry, PhD Genetics, PhD Medicine, PhD Microbiology and the Graduate Entry Medicine programme.

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CHEMICAL SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 532

WHAT IS CHEMICAL SCIENCES?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 532-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in either a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem www.ucc.ie/en/ck406 CONTACT INFORMATION Dr Dave Otway dave.otway@ucc.ie

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Our Chemical Science programmes at UCC gives you access to four distinct degree pathways: Chemistry, Chemistry with Forensic Science, Chemical Physics and Science Education (Chemistry). Chemistry and Chemistry with Forensic Science are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemistry, while Chemical Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Each pathway will ensure that you emerge from UCC as a highly soughtafter professional by chemical and pharmaceutical companies across Ireland and the EU.

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WHY UCC?

We are uniquely positioned at UCC to avail of world-class research facilities including the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF), the Tyndall National Institute, and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) – all of which place UCC at the centre of cutting edge, state-of-the-art research in Ireland and beyond.

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Chemical Sciences is an exciting programme, which illustrates our understanding of the world at a fundamental level. 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. Our first-year course closely examines the chemical properties and behaviour of matter and embraces the challenge of experimental investigation and research in the physical sciences.

The introductory first year in Chemical Sciences gives you access to the four degree programmes. You will take 60 credits from a variety of modules, but note that there is a slight variation of module choice in first year, depending on your preferred degree programme.

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FIRST YEAR MODULES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

Our graduates are highly valued in industry and research alike. Not all chemists wear white coats (!) and there are a variety of options in sectors such as careers in materials, environmental applications and in the pharmaceutical industry sector, teaching, patents, sales, and management. For further information on career opportunities and further study options from each area of study, please see the information for the relevant degree programme.

OPTION 1: CM1200 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 1 (10 credits), CM1201 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 2a (10 credits), MA1001 Calculus for Science I, MA1002 Calculus for Science II, PY1010 Physics for Biological & Chemical Sciences (10 credits) And 20 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: BC1001 Biochemistry & the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution, BL1004 Physiology & Structure of Plants and Animals, CS1068 Programming in Python, GL1001 Introduction to Geology, MB1003 Microbiology in Society. OPTION 2: CM1200 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry I (10 credits), CM1201 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry II (10 credits), AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, MA1011 Mathematical Methods I, MA1012 Mathematical Methods II, PY1052 Introductory Physics I (10 credits), PY1053 Introductory Physics II (10 credits). And 5 credits from the following:

STUDY ABROAD The School of Chemistry is an active participant in Erasmus and undergraduate student-exchange programmes, with partner universities across Europe and USA where you can apply to study in your third year. We also run a shorter programme for places in Zurich, Switzerland for the second semester of third year.

CURRENT STUDENT WILLIAM DALY “I chose UCC because of the broad Chemistry degree on offer. Going to UCC and studying Chemistry has made me confident that once I have graduated, I will be employable, as I will have a good understanding of the chemistry related to any field of work.”

ELECTIVES: BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, CS1068 Programming in Python, GL1001 Introduction to Geology, MB1003 Microbiology in Society. Option 1 leads to the BSc Chemistry with Forensic Science, BSc Science Education, and BSc Chemistry degree awards. Option 2 leads to the BSc Chemistry and the BSc Chemical Physics degree awards.

FURTHER INFORMATION You have the opportunity to join our accreditation body, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), during first year as a student member. Membership of the RSC gives you access to a huge amount of chemical careers, and industry resources. See their site at www.rsc.org.

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CK407 DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 566 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 566-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 60 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum grade H3 in Mathematics is required.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES BSc (Honours) WHAT IS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES? Mathematical Sciences, both as a language and as a body of knowledge and technique, have provided the fundamental underpinnings of science and technology for centuries. Today, its influence stretches beyond the physical sciences and engineering into medicine, business and finance, the life sciences, and the social sciences. Mathematical Sciences are also studied for the elegance of their ideas and the intellectual challenges they pose.

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Dr Andreas Amann a.amann@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

GRADUATE PROFILE SINEAD FLAHIVE Senior Data Scientist “I completed my studies in UCC back in 2011 having undertaken Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science for my final degree. In my career, I have built on my strong statistics background and have been very lucky to enter the world of data science after college. I have been even more lucky in recent years in combining my love of data with a love for sport. In my various roles I have analysed data from professional athletes and applied statistical models for injury prevention. Most recently, I have worked as a consultant data scientist with Nike EMEA Advanced Analytics team on some forecasting projects. To this day, I am still using time series approaches which I learned during class with Dr. Eric Wolsztynski in my final year.”

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In our programme you will discover that Mathematical Sciences underpin science, technology, engineering, finance, software development and countless other modern advances. Our Mathematical Sciences programme allows you to study all aspects of mathematics and offers three degree options: Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Mathematical Sciences and Physics or a Single Honours programme in Mathematical Sciences.

WHY UCC? The great George Boole was the first Professor of Mathematics at UCC, until his death in 1864, and his rich, mathematical legacy underpins much of our work at the School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC. The School is made up of the Disciplines of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics and is part of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Our primary mission is to provide high quality education in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics and to carry out research to the highest international standards, in a spirit of community and professional service – much as Boole did in his day.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? If you enjoy mathematics, are good at it in school, and want to make significant use of your mathematical skills in your career, this course will help you to capitalise on your interest in mathematics. Applied Mathematics, and Physics are also helpful Leaving Certificate subjects.

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As a first-year student, you will be provided with a broad introduction to pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. At the end of the first year, you can then decide which degree programme you would like to follow. However, do bear in mind that if you want to do a Mathematical Sciences and Physics Joint Honours degree, you need to take Physics electives (20 credits) in your first year. Also certain electives are strongly recommended if you want to pursue a Financial Maths and Actuarial Sciences degree and obtain exemptions from professional actuarial examinations.

The course does not include any formal placement module but we encourage you to seek a summer internship at the end of your third year. The School of Mathematical Sciences will advise you in sourcing a suitable position through well-established contacts with companies throughout Cork and Ireland.

During subsequent years you will build a solid foundation in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science/financial mathematics, depending on the degree stream you choose. You will meet new and stimulating topics along the way and appreciate topics that you studied in school in a new light. You will learn to apply these concepts and techniques in a real-world context. You will also gain important programming skills in a mathematical context, the experience of working in groups, and acquire written and oral presentation skills through project work and research.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: AM1052 Introduction to Mechanics, AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, AM1054 Mathematical Software, MA1057 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA1059 Calculus, MA1060 Introduction to Analysis, ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. And modules to the value of 20 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: AC1107 Investment in Capital Assets, AC1108 Introduction to Valuation and Risk, BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems, CM1006 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians (10 credits), CS1061 Programming in C, CS1065 Computer Applications Programming, CS1069 Introduction to Internet Technologies, EC1213 Microeconomic Reasoning and Practice, EC1214 Macroeconomic Tools of Analysis, PA1003 Principles of Market Analysis (10 credits), PY1052 Introductory Physics I* (10 credits), PY1053 Introductory Physics II* (10 credits), PY1054 Special Topics in Physics, ST1050 Statistical Programming in R. *If you wish to pursue Mathematical Sciences and Physics (CK407, CK408) you need to take these Physics electives (equivalent to 20 credits) in your first year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a graduate you will possess covetable technical, computational and numeracy skills, as well as presentation skills and teamwork experience, all of which are highly valued by employers. A mathematical science degree can lead to a wide range of careers in areas such as management consultancy, banking, actuarial work, accountancy, options trading, scientific research, software/computing, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, and in engineering-based industries such as electronics and communication technologies. Recent graduates have gone on to work for AIB, Allianz Insurance, Cork County Council, FBD Insurance, Flutter Entertainment, IPB Insurance, and UCC.

STUDY ABROAD A number of our students use their third year of study to go abroad, either for a full year, or for one semester. Popular destinations for our graduates in recent years include the National University of Singapore; North Carolina State University; the Technical University of Munich; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS After completing your degree you will have access to many attractive postgraduate study options. There are a number of Masters programmes including researchled or taught programmes such as the MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Data Science & Analytics, MSc Financial & Computational Mathematics, MSc Mathematical Modelling & Self-Learning, and Higher Diploma in Statistics. Our graduates are also successful in pursuing research in disciplines outside of Mathematical Sciences depending on their interests. Quite a few graduates are successful in obtaining PhD funding from the Irish Research Council and popular research disciplines for graduates of this programme include applied maths, financial maths, pure maths, statistics and mathematical studies.

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PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS BSc (Honours)

DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 566 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 566-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT H4 in either a laboratory subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject, an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi

COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck408 CONTACT INFORMATION Professor Stephen Fahy physics@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/physics

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Physics is at the heart of everything – it asks us to consider the nature and properties of matter and energy. We find physics operating in elementary particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, living cells, solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, living organisms, the brain, complex systems, supercomputers, the atmosphere, planets, stars, galaxies and the Universe itself. Physics occupies a central position in science and technology. Fundamentally physics is concerned with questions such as ‘what are the basic building blocks of matter?’ and ‘how did the Universe evolve?’. At the same time, however, Physics is consumed with present and future technology, tackling problems as pressing and diverse as the development of new energy sources, safer medical diagnostics, high-temperature superconductors and ever smaller and faster devices for electronics and telecommunications. Physics sets out to understand these processes while Astrophysics takes that one step further, applying the application and theories of physics to the cosmos itself.

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A physics education helps you to develop problemsolving skills, and imparts a firm knowledge of basic science and the ability to apply and adapt that knowledge within the workplace. An education in Physics provides problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills and can lead to a wide range of careers. Our BSc Physics and Astrophysics programme, which is internationally accredited by the Institute of Physics, is the common entry route for five different degree awards: Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Mathematical Sciences and Physics, Physics, and Science Education (Physics). We have a very active research programme, with access to departmental research groups located in the department and the Tyndall National Institute – UCC’s largest research institute. UCC is also home to the Crawford Observatory which remains the only observatory on any university campus in Ireland.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Understanding Physics requires the use of many mathematical techniques and tools. It’s important to have a good ability for mathematics so we recommend Physics, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics as useful Leaving Certificate subjects.


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The BSc Physics and Astrophysics programme is a common entry route to five different degree streams and you choose your module options in first year according to the degree award you wish to pursue in second year.

There is no formal work placement programme, however in second and third year you have opportunities to apply for Summer research in the nearby Tyndall Institute and the Department of Physics.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: OPTION 1: PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each), MA1011 & MA1012 Mathematical Methods I & II, AM1052 Conduction to Mechanics, ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. OPTION 2: PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each), AM1052 Introduction to Mechanics, MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA1059 Calculus, MA1060 Introduction to Analysis, ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. OPTION 3: PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each), MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA1059 Calculus, MA1060 Introduction to Analysis, CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES An education in physics provides you with problemsolving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills, and can lead to a broad range of career fields to choose from; these include computer science, data science and analysis, education, the environment, medicine, space science, climate science, sustainability, IT management, banking and finance, engineering, meteorology, astronomy, health, marketing, and technology. Please consult the various degree streams for course-specific careers, although you will find that the education covered in all streams of this programme develop skills that are in high demand by employers and University research teams across the board.

STUDY ABROAD A number of our students use their third year of study to go abroad. Popular destinations for our graduates in recent years include the University of California Berkeley, University of California Santa Barbara, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS ELECTIVES: Electives for Option 1 and 2: Option 1 choose 20 credits from the following and Option 2 choose 15 credits from the following: AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling*, AM1054 Mathematical Software*, CM1006 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians (10 credits)#, CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits)#, CS1061 Programming in C, CS1065 Computer Applications Programming, CS1068 Introductory Programming in Python, MA1057 Introduction to Abstract Algebra*, PY1054 Special Topics in Physics, ST1050 Statistical Programming in R, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems. Electives for Option 3: Choose 10 credits from the following: BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems. *Students wishing to study BSc in Mathematical Sciences and Physics must take these modules. #Students wishing to study BSc Chemical Physics must take one of these modules.

There are many options for further study. Many graduate programmes – both taught and researchbased – look for students with undergraduate degrees in Physics. Programmes in UCC include the Postgraduate diploma in Applied Science (Applied Physics), MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, and include MSc Programmes and PhD Programmes according to your interests.

Degree Awards - Single Honours: Physics, Astrophysics, Chemical Physics If you wish to pursue one of the above BSc Single Honours degree awards, you can choose either Option 1 or Option 2 in first year. Degree Award - Joint Honours: Mathematical Sciences and Physics If you wish to pursue the BSc Joint Honours Mathematical Sciences and Physics degree award, you need to choose Option 2 in first year. Degree Award: Science Education (Physics) If you wish to pursue the BSc Honours Science Education (Physics) degree award, you need to choose Option 3 in first year.

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CK409 DURATION 4 Years

INDUSTRIAL PHYSICS BSc (Honours) JOINT PROGRAMME WITH CIT/MTU

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 465 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 465-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 15 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and minimum grade H4 in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. If the H4 is in Applied Mathematics, a H6 in Mathematics in also required. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL PHYSICS? Industrial Physics is a globally recognised discipline area, responsible for some of the most important scientific and technological developments of the past century. Industrial Physics is responsible for the development of the transistor for computers, LEDs for high brightness flat-screen TV and smart-phone displays, lasers for communications, corrective eye surgery, and many other applications. Industrial physicists are problem solvers, able to address problems quickly and in a wide range of industrial settings, devising and using unconventional techniques when necessary.

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This degree is ideal for you if you wish to gain a deep insight into the physics of modern technologies, and enjoy applying this knowledge to problem solving in real-world environments. Advanced, highprecision manufacturing is at the core of Ireland’s industrial output across a multitude of fields – from the biopharmaceutical industry to the space industry. With strong employer demand for highly skilled and qualified graduates, this ever-expanding field offers you career paths in both technical and management settings.

WHY UCC AND CIT/MTU? University College Cork and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)/Munster Technological University (MTU) offer Ireland’s only joint degree programme in a physics discipline. By studying this joint degree you will benefit from the particular strengths of expert teams from both these highly regarded physics departments. You will also benefit from the


long-established extended placement scheme with potential employers who work closely with both the University and the CIT/MTU, as well as the associated research centres such as the Tyndall National Institute at UCC, and the Centre for Applied Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) based at the CIT/MTU.

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We recommend Physics, Chemistry, and Physics with Chemistry (joint) as helpful competencies.

In third year you will be offered a placement of a minimum ten-week duration. This placement will typically take place in an industry-based environment, but can also be taken in a university or research centre laboratory, performing industrially related research and development. Most of our placements are based in Ireland but, following prior arrangement between UCC and CIT/MTU, and our collaborating industrial or academic partners, opportunities for placements abroad are also possible.

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Industrial Physics is offered jointly by UCC and the CIT/MTU, combining fundamental physics with handson industrial training, targeting careers in some of the most exciting and innovative industries in Ireland and abroad. The first two years of the degree are mainly based at UCC while years three and four, mainly based at the specialised teaching laboratory facilities at the CIT/MTU, place an emphasis on industrial control technology and system interfacing.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each), MA1011 & MA1012 Mathematical Methods I & II, CM1006 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians (10 credits), PY1055 Environmental Instrumentation and Pollution Monitoring, PY1056 Instrument Measurement Principles, PY1057 Introduction to Industrial Automation. Plus 5 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: CS1061 Programming in C, CS1065 Computer Applications Programming, CS1068 Introductory Programming in Python.

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There is strong employer demand for graduates with the skills garnered from a physics degree; such skills will prepare you for highly sought after, and rewarding, roles. We expect our graduates to work in a variety of sectors across many fields, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace industry, biopharmaceutical engineering, food and beverage industry, IT hardware manufacturing and the renewable energy industry.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Many graduate programmes – both taught and research based – look for students with degrees in physics, and our Industrial Physics graduates will have the requisite background and skills for many of these courses. We also support industry-based PhD programmes for graduates who wish to carry out their doctorate while remaining with their employer.

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DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 531 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 531-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum grade H3 in Mathematics is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck411 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS? Data analytics enables people to make sense out of the huge volumes of data (big data) that confront us in today’s world. Expertise in data science and analytics involves storing and manipulating relevant data, and then analysing this data to extract the most salient information necessary for decision-making. Our course focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us. Being able to extract the most relevant information from data helps us make better decisions for people, communities, industry and society as a whole.

WHY UCC? The BSc in Data Science and Analytics at UCC is one of few such programmes being offered in Ireland today. Our course will provide you with an education in data storage, manipulation and interpretation, using mathematical sciences and computational methods which will assist you to solve complex real-world problems. Since data science is an emerging field, with only a limited number of degree programmes available, on graduation you will be able to fulfil the increasing demand for these specialist skills.


UCC has a track record in data analytic education and research through its already successful MSc Data Science and Analytics programme, and its leading role in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Insight is a joint initiative between UCC, NUIG, UCD and DCU. It is one of the largest data analytic centres in Europe ensuring that you are kept informed about cutting-edge data analytics research in Ireland and beyond.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? A minimum grade H3 in Mathematics is required.

COURSE STRUCTURE This BSc programme provides you with in-depth training in all aspects of the process of turning raw data into actionable information. The computer science modules provide you with expertise in database management, programming and algorithm design and the mathematical sciences modules provide the fundamental basis for transforming data into useful information in a principled manner.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: CS1106 Introduction to Relational Databases, CS1112 Foundations of Computer Science I, CS1113 Foundations of Computer Science II, CS1117 Introduction to Programming (15 credits), AM1054 Mathematical Software, MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA1059 Calculus, ST1050 Statistical Programming in R, ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. Plus 5 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, ST1401 Introduction to Operations Research.

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WORK PLACEMENT In your third year, you will undertake a six-month work placement in a relevant industry. This programme, run in conjunction with Career Services at UCC, gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience related to your course. Usually you will complete your thirdyear examinations in December, return to campus for an 8 week semester in January, and then go on work placement from March to August (inclusive). The placement helps you put academic theories into practice, improves your confidence, allowing you to travel and gain experience, and certainly increases your employability. The work placement is jointly monitored by a UCC staff member in conjunction with an employee of the company.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES There is a considerable demand for Data Science and Analytics graduates, nationally and internationally, in leading multinational corporations, SMEs and Government agencies in all sectors of the economy. You will be one of the most highly sought after graduates from a broad range of employers. Please see our online page (www.ucc.ie/en/ck411) to view the list of employers seeking your skills as a graduate of Data Science Analytics. They include employers from banking and financial services, energy, food & agriculture, gaming, Government, health, insurance, management consultancy, pharmaceutical industries, software, sport and technology.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS As a data science graduate, you will have studied computer science, statistics, mathematics and applied mathematics, which qualifies you to progress to numerous taught and research-led Masters or PhD programmes in Mathematical Sciences or Computer Science. Programmes to consider in UCC include: MSc Data Science & Analytics, MSc Computing Science, MSc Statistics (by research), MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Financial & Computational Mathematics, MSc Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, MSc Mathematical Modelling & Self-Learning Systems.

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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE BAgrSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 506 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 506-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 25 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in either a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science is required. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject, an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck412 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE? Agricultural Science at UCC has a unique dairy focus. It is especially tailored to attract those with a particular passion for dairying, who are ambitious and committed to advancing a career in the dairy or wider agri-food industry. The Irish dairy industry is experiencing an exciting period of growth which presents challenges for the industry but also many opportunities for enthusiastic and highly skilled graduates. Grounded in the very latest science-based research, this unique and exciting degree will equip future leaders with the scientific, technical, financial and environmental sustainability principles necessary to drive future competitiveness and sustainability within Ireland’s pasture-based dairy industry. There is a real emphasis on the application of the latest knowledge, techniques and technologies with hands-on training.

WHY UCC? UCC has a long standing reputation of excellence in Dairy and Food Science. Through collaboration with Teagasc and well-established links with the agri-food industry, we deliver an Agricultural Science degree that is somewhat unique. Teagasc Moorepark is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in pasture-based dairy research and innovation. Clonakilty Agricultural College has been a renowned flagship of practical agricultural training for over 100 years. This degree is a research-led degree, constantly incorporating the latest advances in agricultural science. You will receive a comprehensive agricultural education; building from a foundation of fundamental science, developing core knowledge, applying the very latest tools and technologies, and interrogating the business that is dairying. This Agricultural Science degree, steeped in the legacy that is Teagasc’s low-cost pasture-based system’s ideology, will provide you with the necessary skills and understanding to succeed.


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Placements are organised by Teagasc. First a 16week dairy farm placement with one of Ireland’s top dairy farmers where you will experience all aspects of the day to day management of an intensive, highly efficient, profitable and sustainable dairy farming operation. You will access information sources relevant to the critical appraisal and strategic management of a successful modern dairy farm business. Later in the summer, the opportunity to spend 12 weeks amidst one of Ireland’s key industry stakeholders tailored to your individual interest will also be arranged. Third year work placements also form the basis of a substantial ‘final year’ project challenging and consolidating your learning from the entire course and representing assessment based on ‘real world’ application.

COURSE STRUCTURE Agricultural Science at UCC promises the perfect balance between science and application. Anchored in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) at UCC, it is here on UCC campus where you will spend the majority of both first and second year. Teagasc’s input at this point will be delivered through a combination of visits (transport provided from UCC) to Teagasc Moorepark in Fermoy, Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, and a series of complimentary field trips. From third year, you will spend an increasing amount of time at the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark. You will become immersed in and enjoy the unique ‘Moorepark experience’. You will see at first hand the many flagship research experiments underpinning Teagasc’s latest advice. Two structured work placement opportunities form a significant component of this degree: 1) alongside one of Ireland’s leading dairy farmers (award winning in many cases) and 2) amidst one of Ireland’s key agri-industries. These placements will deepen your knowledge and forming a key part of your professional development. Practicals, field trips, commercial farm visits, evening seminars and guest lectures will further enhance your learning and overall experience.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AG1001 Introduction to Agriculture (10 credits), BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, CM1202 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry for Agricultural Sciences (10 credits), FE1019 Introduction to Food and Agricultural Economics, FE1030 Introduction to International Food Policy, FS2005 Principles of Food Science and Technology, MA1001 Calculus for Science Part I, PY1109 Physics for Agriculture and Environmental Science.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The knowledge, experience and professional development gained from this degree will make you stand out to prospective employers. It will provide you with vast employment opportunity both nationally and internationally. Sample career opportunities include but not limited to leading roles within: Teagasc, DAFM, ICBF, financial institutions, dairy/ food processing companies, agri-merchants, pharma giants, AI industry, enterprise management, private consultancy, education, marketing, communications, journalism etc.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There are many options for further study (MSc and PhD) in Science or Agriculture. It is also possible to progress into graduate programmes, such as Graduate Entry Veterinary Medicine.

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Research centres of interest to the Agricultural Scientist: Teagasc Moorepark Animal Grassland Research Centre www.teagasc.ie/animals/dairy/moorepark/ Environmental Research Institute www.ucc.ie/en/eri/ The Food Institute www.ucc.ie/en/food/

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NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 555 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 555-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 40 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science is required. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject, an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck504 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES? Our Nutritional Sciences degree combines several scientific disciplines to provide a thorough understanding of the role of diet and nutrition in health and in the prevention of major diseases. Fundamentally, nutrition is the study of food and how it impacts our health. Today, much of the world lives under the shadow of under-nutrition. Yet we also face an epidemic of largely preventable diet-related chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type II diabetes and osteoporosis. Tackling this ‘double burden of malnutrition’ will be one of the major challenges facing the world in this century. Our nutritional sciences course blends basic and biological sciences, food science and nutrition in a unique and interesting way to give you the knowledge, skills and training you will need to work as a nutritional scientist, allowing you to make a lasting contribution to society.

WHY UCC? Our course has a long history of producing outstanding graduates who have gone on to have successful careers in areas such as dietetics, public health nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition research, academic lecturing and a range of other career paths. Our graduates are also highly sought after by the food industry, especially for areas such as quality assurance and new product development.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Helpful Leaving Certificate subjects include Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics, Mathematics, and Physics.

COURSE STRUCTURE The BSc Nutritional Sciences course focuses on the role of diet in health promotion and disease prevention (including problems related to undernutrition and over-nutrition, and especially the major non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis). This is done from an individual, national and international perspective, using insights gained from a wide range of scientific disciplines. On completion of the course, you will have achieved a number of learning outcomes: you will be able to apply current knowledge in nutritional sciences 288

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from the molecular, cellular and tissue level to the whole person and to population groups; you will be able to devise nutritional guidance for individuals and population groups for the maintenance of good health; and you will be able to critically evaluate emerging knowledge in nutrition, and use this as a basis for developing novel approaches to solving problems in industry, research/academia, healthcare and other sectors. A six-month work placement in third year forms a significant part of the course and, along with the rich learning load of the placement itself, will enhance your future employment and career development.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, CM1005 Introductory Chemistry for Food and Nutritional Sciences (15 credits), MA1001 Calculus for Science I, MA1002 Calculus for Science II, NT1001 Introductory Nutrition, NT1002 Human Nutrition: Energy and Macronutrients, PY1010 Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE ANNE PARLE Nutritionist & Site Leader, Food Choice

Anne graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Sciences from UCC in 2013. Following this, she went on to complete a Masters in Public Health & Health Promotion. While completing a work placement with the Health Promotion Department in the HSE and working as a fieldwork assistant for the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative after graduating, Anne discovered her passion for promoting easy to understand evidence-based nutrition messages. Anne began working with Safefood in 2016, supporting the Human Health & Nutrition Team in the development of campaign messages, publishing research reports and managing the All-island Obesity Action Forum. Anne has now married her two degrees working as a Nutritionist and Site Leader for Food Choice, managing the implementation of the programme across different workplaces. Day-to-day, Anne works with employers and caterers to create a healthy eating environment that supports employees to make healthier food choices.

WORK PLACEMENT A six-month work placement forms an integral part of the course and in third year you will take a foodrelated industry placement for 24 weeks (April to September), either in Ireland or abroad. During this placement, you will make a significant contribution to a relevant project under the supervision of mentors from the industry and UCC. On work placement you will gain invaluable experience and acquire, or improve, key transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making, as well as building communications, management, organisational and presentation skills. You will also foster a deeper understanding of food and nutrition by applying the theory you will be learning in college to practical situations. The placement significantly enhances your prospects for future employment and career development, as many well-known national and international brands participate in the programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This course prepares you for working in a variety of career sectors including the biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical science sector, the medical and healthcare sector, and the food and beverages sector. The food industry is the major employer of our graduates, and graduates have secured employment in many national and international food companies including Abbott Nutrition, Coca Cola, Danone, Dairygold, Drover Foods, Glanbia, Glenpatrick Spring Water, Green Isle Food, Kerry Group, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Nutricia, PepsiCo, and Sainsbury’s, as well as the national food agencies BIM, Ornua, Safefood, and Teagasc. The dietetics profession is another important career destination and each year approximately 20% of our graduates go on to study dietetics at postgraduate level, with the majority of these now working as dietitians either in Ireland or the UK. A smaller number of graduates have found employment in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Eli Lily, Novartis). Other graduates have gone on to further studies and careers in sports nutrition, medicine, public health, radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and secondary school teaching.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There are many options for further study in Nutritional Sciences. Our graduates have many courses to choose from including: PG Certificate/Diploma/ Masters in Clinical Trials, MPH Master of Public Health, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, MSc Diagnostic Radiography, MSc Food Business & Innovation, MSc Food Regulatory Affairs, MSc Food Science & Technology, MSc Global Food Security & Nutrition, MSc Public Health Nutrition, MSc Sports Nutrition. It is also possible to pursue a PhD in Food Science & Technology, Nutrition, or related subjects.

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CK505 DURATION 4 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 463 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 463-589 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 35 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS H4 in a laboratory science subject, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science is required. If the H4 is in a laboratory science subject an O6/H7 in Mathematics is required or vice versa. If the H4 is in Computer Science, an O6/H7 in Mathematics and an O6/H7 in a laboratory science subject is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck505 CONTACT INFORMATION

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FOOD SCIENCE BSc (Honours) WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCE? The production and distribution of food is the single most important economic activity in the world and food scientists are an essential part of this activity as their work considers the very nature of food itself. Studying food science immerses you in the dynamic world of science, technology and food. It is the study of the structure, behaviour and interactions of key food components, alongside the microbiology and processing of food. At a macro level, food scientists are at the forefront of developing new food products in order to meet the demands of society for high quality, safe, and nutritious food. Emerging challenges in food science include the nutritional needs and food preferences of health conscious consumers, elite athletes, and aging populations; the sustainability and environmental impact of food production; and the development of innovative technologies with potential applications in foods. These issues are catalysts for exciting new discoveries and developments in the area of food, and food scientists play a crucial role in these developments.

WHY UCC? If you are interested in understanding the science of food – which makes up a critical part of our everyday lives – then this is the course for you. The BSc in Food Science takes you on an academic journey into the science of food and considers how you might develop new, innovative food products to meet the complex demands of the modern consumer, be it in the areas of healthy eating, athletic performance or disease prevention. Our course is the first programme outside of the UK to be accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), which is the leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. The broad scope of subjects covered in the programme provides you with a unique blend of scientific and technical skills designed to enable you to develop an exciting and rewarding career in food in a variety of areas, ranging from research and development to food processing and production. UCC has state-of-the-art food processing facilities including pilot-scale brewing, dairy processing and manufacturing, meat processing, bakery technology and packaging equipment. You will be uniquely placed to experience a blend of practical and lecture-based learning, while being taught by internationallyrecognised academic staff. We also have strong links with past graduates, some of whom occupy key positions in national and international companies, and throughout the programme these graduates return to act as guest speakers and share their experiences with you.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Sciences, and Mathematics are all useful Leaving Certificate subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE This degree programme provides you with a unique blend of scientific and technical skills, workplace experience and food innovation skills. A strong emphasis is placed on the applied aspects of food science, and the work placement allows you to get a taste of what working in the food industry is like at an early stage in your career. The first year of the programme recognises that students coming into the programme have taken different science subjects for their Leaving Certificate so all students are required to take introductory courses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, along with Mathematics and Food Science. Our four-year programme places strong emphasis on enhancing your employability and to this end you will take courses on developing your professional skills including team-working skills, communication skills, time management and project management.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease, BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals, CM1005 Introductory Chemistry for Food and Nutritional Sciences (15 credits), FS1005 Food Technology, Culture and Ethics, FS1006 Success Skills for Food Scientists, MA1001 Calculus for Science I, MA1002 Calculus for Science II, MB1003 Microbiology in Society, PY1008 Physics for Biomedical, Environmental, Food and Nutritional Sciences (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE DEIRDRE O’CARROLL Blender, Irish Distillers Deirdre, a UCC Food Science and Technology graduate, started her Irish Distillers journey in August 2012. Deirdre was an integral member of the commissioning team that installed and operated the pot stills and distillation columns that were a part of the 100 million euro expansion. In September 2014 Deirdre was appointed the role of Process Technologist. In this role, she aided the everyday running of the Brewhouse. After a year in the Brewhouse she moved to the feeds recovery where she was involved with process optimisation and the everyday running of the plant. In 2021 Deirdre was appointed to her new role as Blender in Irish Distillers.

WORK PLACEMENT In your third year you will have a six-month work placement in the food industry. This highly regarded placement allows you to make a significant contribution to a relevant project, under the supervision of mentors from UCC and a food-related industry. Our work placement manager coordinates the placement of students in food companies and will liaise closely with you during your first three years to prepare you for this module. This experience is a key part of the course and gives you the opportunity to gain industry experience and acquire key transferable skills in communication, management, organisation and presentation. It will provide you with a great advantage for employment and career development. Year after year, our students rate this work experience module as a highlight of their course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) notes that the food sector is crying out for wellqualified and experienced specialists. Our course places strong emphasis on your employability and many companies who host students as part of the work placement programme recruit those students when they graduate. Graduates from this course have a strong track record of acquiring senior positions in national and international food companies. Our graduates develop careers as scientists, technologists, and innovators in food and related industries, such as the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. Job titles of recent graduates include: customer service technologist, product development scientist, product innovation manager, quality control analyst, quality manager, regulatory technologist, research manager, stability and validation analyst, technical analyst and technical and development scientist. Recent employers of our graduates include: Abbott Ireland, ABP, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Carbery Group, Danone, Dawn Foods, DD Williamson, Diageo Baileys, Glanbia and O’Brien Fine Foods.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There are many options for further study in food science and you will have a large number of courses to choose from including MSc Food Microbiology, MSc Food Science & Technology, MSc Food Business & Innovation, MSc Management & Marketing. It is also possible to pursue a PhD in Food Science and Technology, or related subjects.

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DURATION 4-5 Years

WHAT IS ENGINEERING?

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 510 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 510-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 145 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Technology can be substituted for a laboratory science subject. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT H4 in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. If the H4 is in Applied Mathematics, a H6 in Mathematics is also required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 15 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck600 CONTACT INFORMATION

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Society needs engineers to maintain and develop critical infrastructure and industrial activity. Various branches of engineering are essential to meet the many societal challenges that face us in the future as they consider and advance novel solutions for the way we live. As a society we rely on the capabilities of engineering to deliver creative solutions for challenges that confront us, for example, in health, energy, digital age, communications, sustainability, and food security. An engineers’ ability to convert scientific and technological advances into useful systems has impacted hugely on improving the levels of comfort, quality of life, and life expectancy in modern society, and will continue to be the major differentiating factor of Irish competitiveness in a world of global challenges.

WHY UCC? UCC is in the top 2% of Universities worldwide (260 in the 2020 QS World Rankings for Engineering), providing an internationally recognised world-class engineering education. We have strong relationships with major employers, in the region and elsewhere, and offer our students the opportunity of work placements. We have four engineering degree pathways: Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Energy Engineering; and Process and Chemical Engineering, which follow a common first year entry route. We strived to develop these degree routes so that they are integrated and learn from each other. This multidisciplinary approach is important for the future of engineering and provides you with a flexibility that allows you to develop your career in a variety of settings. Our first year programme, common to all pathways, gives you sufficient time and opportunities to explore the four domains of engineering and consider what it means to develop a professional career in each of them. At UCC you will have access to the excellent facilities at the School of Engineering, as well as worldclass research centres. State-of-the-art research in engineering is particularly strong in the Tyndall National Institute, the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), including the Marine and Renewable Energy Institute, and the INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research). On completion of this course you will receive a professional qualification that is officially recognised the world over, through international agreements under the European arm of the federation of

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professional engineers (FEANI) and the Washington Accord (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and some others). All our degrees are also accredited by Engineers Ireland, while our Process and Chemical Engineering degree is also accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and the Engineering Council of the UK.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An interest in Mathematics and science based subjects is important.

COURSE STRUCTURE Your first year of Engineering in UCC will provide a broad-based education in engineering fundamentals where you take introductory modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry. You will also take modules covering basic engineering subjects which introduce you to the four branches of engineering. In second and third year you will follow the modules for your chosen engineering degree route, and you can check these out further on the course specific pages. You choose which branch of engineering you wish to follow for second year, quotas notwithstanding, and offers are usually based on the results of your first-year exams. All students are guaranteed one of their top two programme choices after first year.

WORK PLACEMENT Work placements are offered at the end of third year in all the engineering courses. These three-month optional work placements are normally paid. All the Masters (ME) programmes have an eight-month paid placement in their fourth year which runs from January to August of that year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES According to UCC’s Destination Survey, almost all our graduates were employed after six months of graduating. Current demand for engineers in the Irish economy and abroad continues to be very strong. Job paths of recent graduates are varied according to programme type and include: automation engineer; business consultant; civil and structural engineer; data analyst; design manager; electrical and electronic engineer; energy engineer; process and chemical engineer; project leader; quality director; and validation engineer. Recent employers of our graduates include: Accenture, Analog, Apple, Arup, BAM Ireland, Cork City Council, Dell EMC, Diageo, Eli Lilly, ESB International, First Derivatives, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Irving Oil, Jacobs Engineering, Janssen, MSD, Pernod Ricard (Irish Distillers), Pfizer, PM Group, and Zenith Technologies.

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At the end of third year you can choose to finish with an Honours BE degree in fourth year, or to continue to the Integrated Masters of Engineering (ME) programme for a further two years. This fiveyear programme up to level 9 (Masters) is required by Engineers Ireland for chartered engineer status and is consequently a popular route for our students.

Study abroad is not compulsory, but we are happy to facilitate you if you wish to spend a semester or a year in another university – be it in America or Europe. Normally between two and four students decide to avail of this opportunity each year.

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All graduates of our undergraduate (BE) or postgraduate (ME) degree can undertake research degrees in any of five disciplines, including the four of the BE/ME programmes plus Mechanical Engineering. This includes Masters by Research (MEngSc) or PhD options. We also offer a taught Masters programme in electrical electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical engineering, renewable energy, and technology management.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CE1003 Introduction to Structural and Civil Engineering, CE1005 Engineering Computation and Problem Solving, CM1001 Chemistry for Engineers, EE1007 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MA1011 Mathematical Methods I, MA1012 Mathematical Methods II, ME1002 Engineering Thermodynamics, NE1001 Introduction to Energy Engineering and Engineering Ethics, PE1003 Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering, PY1006 Physics for Engineers II, PY1012 Physics for Engineers I (10 credits).

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WHAT IS CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING? Civil, Structural and Environmental engineers design, construct and operate a wide range of infrastructure, vital to the needs of a modern economy. All the infrastructure around us, including energy facilities, roads, bridges, hospitals, universities, airports, water and wastewater facilities, is the product of civil, structural and environmental engineering. This type of engineering is the application of science to planning, design and construction for the benefit of society while minimising environmental impact. Engineers enjoy solving problems and are curious about how the world works. Civil engineers, in particular, are creative and inventive people who enjoy finding solutions to the problems we face in society today.

WHY UCC? Our BE Civil Engineering degree is internationally recognised. Our graduates have developed successful and satisfying careers within the civil and environmental engineering industry and beyond. As part of your fundamental engineering education, you will develop your mathematical and problemsolving abilities, which, together with excellent IT, communication, and team-working skills, are highly valued by employers.

At UCC you can choose to complete a four year BE Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering degree or apply to the Masters in Engineering (ME) programme from third year. Progress to the integrated ME programme is based on third year results; this programme has been designed to meet full accreditation standards with professional bodies, including attaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through Engineers Ireland.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? A strong mathematical ability, a natural curiosity and an interest in problem solving are essential traits of a successful engineer. Honours Mathematics is essential, while Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics are useful.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our first year programme, common to all our engineering pathways, gives you sufficient time and opportunity to explore the four domains of engineering and consider what it means to develop a professional career in each of them. The common first year mandatory and elective modules follow the CK600 Engineering programme and include lectures on engineering principles, laboratory classes, fieldwork and design projects. Our graduates have strong transferable skills and take modules in communication, teamwork, management, and leadership skills. The first year of the BE programme provides a broad education in engineering fundamentals and at the end of the first year you can then choose to enter Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Your chosen area of specialisation in second year will also offer routes to further branches of engineering at Masters level. At the end of third year you can choose to finish with an Honours BE degree in fourth year, or to continue to the Integrated Masters of Engineering (ME) pathway for a further two years. The ME pathway finishes with a Professional Work Placement that takes place during the second semester and the summer break (eight months). This five-year programme is a popular route for our students.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK600 Engineering BE/ME on page 292.

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WORK PLACEMENT

STUDY ABROAD

The four-year BE programme has a three-month optional work placement, while the five-year integrated ME programme includes an eight-month salaried work placement in industry, based in Ireland or abroad. During these placements, you make valuable industry contacts while gaining excellent hands-on experience as an engineer.

Study abroad is not compulsory, but we are happy to facilitate you if you wish to spend a semester or a year in another university – be it in America or Europe. Normally between two and four students decide to avail of this opportunity each year, receiving full credits for their overseas course work.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our Civil Engineering degree is particularly rewarding as engineers have excellent job prospects, both within engineering and other careers. Many graduates progress directly to the engineering profession, taking up positions with consulting engineers in design offices, or contracting engineers who execute construction. Others work as engineers in the public sector, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CIÉ and ESB. Career path options are varied across engineering and you will have many options open to you, including: engineering design and consultancy; IT consultants; project management; site engineers; technology analysts and financial analysts. Some graduates use their acquired skills to embark on careers outside of engineering such as, software design and development; management consulting; and accountancy and industrial management. While others migrate to other engineering disciplines, such as biomedical engineering or petroleum engineering. Since our degree is internationally recognised our graduates also find employment in worldwide locations.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

On graduation, you can pursue various postgraduate study programmes, including Masters by Research (MRes) or PhD options. The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine undertakes excellent and impactful research, development and innovation working across 13 Irish academic institutions in collaboration with over 50 industry partners. MaREI is currently undertaking a 6 year €60 million programme of research. Research areas encompass the breadth of civil, structural and environmental engineering including for: marine renewable energy technologies; materials and structures; bioenergy and the circular economy. MaREI is headquartered in the Environmental Research Institute, which is a flagship research Institute that carries out inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary research focusing on climate action, the circular economy and our environment.

GRADUATE PROFILE ANNE MOLONEY “When it came to selecting my university course I was torn between Finance or Civil Engineering. An engineering graduate in the modern commercial banking world actually is an attractive prospective employee as such a degree illustrates a strong analytical mind and ability to solve complex problems. This helped me in choosing engineering over finance as a career path. I can honestly say that while a full time career in Civil Engineering may not be the decision of all graduates upon completion I have found it to be an incredibly diverse and interesting profession.”

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ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING BE (Honours)/ME DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK600 p.292 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Peter Parbrook engineering@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/eleceng

WHAT IS ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING? Electrical and Electronic Engineering takes scientific knowledge and uses it to create a huge range of high technology products and services, that underpin our modern society. In Electrical Engineering, we use electrical charge as a source of energy, powering industry, houses, transport, computers and our mobile phones. To do this, electrical engineers develop systems to generate and distribute electricity, including a focus on the development of renewable energy systems. They also design high-efficiency electrical machines and utilise them, requiring high levels of industrial automation and control. Such electrical machines will form the basis of the vehicles of the future, for example. Electrical engineers are at the forefront of circuit design, which uses electrical charge as bits of information. Cork hosts many of the major international integrated circuit design companies in the locality. These companies also include medical device companies, where the electrical signals our bodies produce can be used to interpret actions, and active devices can be made to improve people’s lives.

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ME programme is based on third year results; this programme has been designed to meet full accreditation standards with each of the professional bodies, including attaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through Engineers Ireland. Our course will train you to be able to take your scientific understanding and apply it to improve the world we live in. We are very fortunate at UCC to be able to collaborate with some of the leading research institutes in Ireland, where our staff undertake research at the highest level. This means that there are also many opportunities for postgraduate studies for those wishing to specialise in a particular technology area. Supporting the Irish Electrical and Electronic Engineering base is Ireland’s largest ICT (Information and Communications Technology) research centre, the Tyndall National Institute. Tyndall is part of University College Cork and our discipline has strong links to the Institute. This collaboration informs our education (which Tyndall specialist researchers support) and provides more possibilities for you to pursue postgraduate studies and research in areas that are of particular need to companies located in Ireland. We also collaborate with other National Centres of Excellence such as the SFI sponsored Marine Renewable Energy Institute (MaREI) (Electrical Power Engineering), and INFANT (Advanced Signal Processing for Medical Monitoring of infants).

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a professional engineering course designed to prepare students for employment in the electrical and electronic sectors in Ireland and abroad. It has a broad curriculum with strong practical content, including a work placement. Students choose whether to follow the BE or ME path at the end of their third year. The first year of the course will develop your scientific knowledge, especially in the areas of mathematics, physics and the fundamentals of engineering. We will arrange a visit to the Tyndall Institute and other research centres to help you choose which branch of engineering is best suited to your interests. In second year, you will develop your knowledge further and obtain the core background in electrical signals and circuits. As you progress through the years there is increasing flexibility to specialise in areas of interest to you, building on the core electrical and electronic engineering elements. These technical elements are supported by management skills, practical work through the project, as well as the work placements. The common first year mandatory and elective modules follow the CK600 Engineering programme.


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Work placement experience is a key element of our degree. We have developed strong links with local companies over many years to provide this to our students. Our graduates are in high demand, and there is usually high competition by the companies to attract our students on placement with them. In the case of students electing to do the ME programme, students undertake an eight-month salaried work placement as part of their studies, during the second half of their fourth year. For BE students, you can undertake a work placement at the end of your third year.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a subject that is inherently international in nature. Students on this programme have the option to study their third year abroad, subject to their performance in first and second year. Most students choose to study in the United States, where the mutual scheme with the University of California is particularly popular. There are also European opportunities through Erasmus.

On graduation you can pursue various postgraduate study programmes, including Masters by Research (MRes) or PhD options in a research area that you find interesting and exciting. Some of our students undertake paid PhDs in our associate research centres such as the Tyndall National Institute in electronics/microelectronics, in the SFI sponsored Marine Renewable Energy Institute (MaREI) in electrical power engineering and with INFANT in advanced signal processing for the medical monitoring of infants.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Electrical and Electronic Engineers are in extremely high demand, due to their technical knowledge and problemsolving skills. Graduates can choose to work in many sectors, such as power supply and transmission, medical devices, process control, and microelectronic circuit design. The skills developed as an engineer are internationally recognised allowing for career opportunities throughout the world, as well as within Ireland. There are numerous international companies with bases in Ireland and a critical mass of those working in ICT across the Cork area, such as Analog Devices, Apple, Boston Scientific, Dell, and Qualcomm. Our graduates have also found employment worldwide in other areas ranging from banking and finance to manufacturing, where the combination of acquired mathematical and applied problem-solving skills are highly valued by employers across many sectors.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Other information: Our BE and ME Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Ireland. The undergraduate (BE) degree is accredited to meet the educational requirements for ‘Associate Engineer’ status and the Masters (ME) degree will meet the educational requirement for ‘Chartered Engineer’ status.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK600 Engineering BE/ME on page 292.

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CURRENT STUDENT AYAAN VERGHESE BE Electrical and Electronic Engineering “I chose Electrical and Electronic Engineering because I have always been interested in physics and maths since I was in secondary school. I believe that this programme opens doors to many areas of engineering such as Automobile, BioTech, Energy and Acoustical, which are some of the fields I would be interested in pursuing in the near future. Electronics enables engineers and inventors to create solutions that tackle the world’s problems and to improve lives.” #BeginBelongBecome

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ENERGY ENGINEERING BE (Honours)/ME DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK600 p.292 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir

This course will train you how to source, design, convert, transmit and supply useful energy to meet our present and long-term needs for electricity, mobility, heating and cooling in a sustainable way. You will learn about technologies, systems, policies design, management and innovation. Our energy engineering graduates are currently working in leadership roles around the world developing sustainable energy technologies and systems and reducing greenhouse emissions. Some are building wind and solar farms, others inventing new renewable energy devices, designing new electric and fuel cell systems, implementing intelligent energy efficiency and collaborating with companies, governments and communities to develop and deliver climate action strategies to harness the largely untapped potential of bioenergy. Our graduates are continuously in high demand and this programme will provide you with invaluable skills that can be applied across all industries, as well as a highly respected engineering qualification and knowledge of real-world climate issues and their prospective solutions.

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WHAT IS ENERGY ENGINEERING?

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects.

If you want to help the world address the energy transition ‘grand challenge’ of the 21st century, then Ireland’s first accredited degree programme in Energy Engineering is for you. Are you interested in addressing climate change? Do you want to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Energy Engineering will uniquely provide you with the key skills that you need to make a real contribution to providing a better and more sustainable future for all. Our modern world depends on a secure, reliable, and affordable energy supply. Energy engineering is crucial to addressing some of the most challenging issues facing the world today, namely how to reduce human impact on the climate (energy accounts for 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions) through innovative low-carbon energy supply systems and how to provide a better standard of living for the world’s growing population through access to sustainable and secure energy supplies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

WHY UCC?

FIRST YEAR MODULES

Our Energy Engineering degree (BE) was the first BE Energy programme in Ireland that was fully accredited by the professional body Engineers Ireland. Our programme is deemed to meet the education standard required of individuals seeking one of the registered professional titles of Chartered Engineer, Associate Engineer and Engineering Technician.

Refer to CK600 Engineering BE/ME on page 292.

The common first year BE curriculum contains science subjects that underpin engineering and introduces each of the engineering programmes. You can then choose to enter energy engineering and second year provides you with foundational engineering topics e.g. fluids, structures, circuits and thermodynamics. Third year marks a clear shift towards energy specific topics (including energy in buildings, transport and electrical machines). Students choose at the end of third year whether to apply to the five year Integrated Masters (ME) programme or to exit at the end of fourth year with a BE(Hons) degree. You will learn about renewable energy, energy systems and energy efficiency in the latter years, including research and design projects. The ME programme includes an eight month salaried placement at the end of fourth year.

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WORK PLACEMENT

BE students can undertake a work placement at the end of third year and ME students undertake a significant eightmonth salaried work placement in industry based in Ireland or abroad. During this placement, you will gain excellent hands-on experience as an energy engineer, as well as making valuable industry contacts. The placement will introduce you to the world of engineering and broaden your engineering experience.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates enter into what is becoming the world’s fastest-growing employment market, with a wide range of opportunities across the field of energy and beyond. Energy engineers are highly sought after by utilities, manufacturing, financial and IT companies. 97% of UCC Energy Engineering graduates from 2014-2018 were either employed, or in further study, when surveyed in the October following their graduation. Upon graduation you will be able to progress directly to the Energy Engineering profession, taking up positions with companies in renewable energy engineering, e.g. Airtricity, Bord Gais, Eirgrid, ESB, and ESB International. You will also be able to work as an electrical power engineer,

FIELD WORK Fieldwork and site visits are an important part of developing an understanding of energy engineering. This includes visiting wind farms, solar energy installations, electricity substations, oil refineries and many other examples of energy infrastructure.

and opportunities are also available in the significant growth area of efficient energy management for large energy users, e.g. the food and pharmaceutical industries.

STUDY ABROAD

Opportunities exist for a small number of academically strong students to study abroad in third year with full credit. Some of our recent students have spent a year in America at UC Berkley, UC Davis, and at the University Carlos III of Madrid.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

On graduation you can pursue various postgraduate study programmes, including Masters by Research (MRes) or PhD options in a research area that you find interesting. Some of our students undertake paid PhDs in our associate research centres, such as the SFI sponsored MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. MaREI’s research strategy focuses on doing excellent scientific and engineering research to contribute effectively to the energy transition to a sustainable future, climate action and the blue economy.

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GRADUATE PROFILE SARAH RYAN Manager of Automation, Accenture. “Every assignment, group project and presentation I completed in my Energy Engineering degree has prepared me for my career in Accenture. I developed reporting and technical skills and a passion for teamwork and problem-solving, which prepared me for the fastpaced worlds of consulting and technology.”

GRADUATE PROFILE SEÁN HAYES Project Consultant, Integrated Environmental Solutions. “I work for a Dublin-based software developer responsible for the creation of an Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IESVE) product that is used to create building energy models. I’m happy I chose Energy Engineering for my undergraduate degree since it truly serves as a strong platform for graduates to enter the engineering world.” #BeginBelongBecome

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PROCESS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING BE (Honours)/ME DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK600 p.292 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Edmond Byrne engineering@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/processeng

WHAT IS PROCESS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING? Process and chemical engineering is all about changing raw materials into useful products that can be used in a safe and sustainable way. It is a profession in which mathematics, chemistry, and other natural sciences are applied to develop innovative and effective ways of using materials and energy for the benefit of society. It generally involves the design and operation of processes to produce a wide range of products, including bio/pharmaceuticals; food and drink; bulk chemicals; household products or cosmetics; and energy. We are familiar with the worldwide concern about reinventing many processes from oil-derived chemicals in an effort to create bio-based and sustainable forms of production. Chemical engineers are at the forefront of efforts to address these concerns, and their research on managing scarce materials and energy resources, while eliminating or reducing harmful waste emissions, such as carbon for example, is increasingly important today.

WHY UCC? Chemical engineers have key roles in helping address many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UCC’s programme is recognised as world class in the area of engineering sustainability, and was awarded the ‘IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award’ by the UK Institution of Chemical Engineers in 2017. As a UCC graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers: 96% of our graduates are in employment or further studies within nine months of graduating. Not only can you develop the required core technical skills and competences required of the profession, the programme will also help you develop key broader generic skills such as communications, presentation, critical thinking and teamworking skills. You will also actively explore, and develop, appropriate professional values across the domains of health and safety, sustainability, socio-technical and professional ethical practice.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects.

Question Time... Is this route very competitive and what first year results should I be aiming for to get into this route? Where there is greater demand than supply, places are allocated based on your first year academic results. All our engineering students are guaranteed at least one of their top two programme choices from second year. In practice, if you engage in your first year programme, and pass all modules first time around, then the chances of success are generally very high; the vast majority of first year engineering students usually get their first choice.

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WORK PLACEMENT

Our BE students can undertake a work placement at the end of third year and ME students undertake a significant eightmonth salaried industry work placement based in Ireland or abroad. During placement, you will gain excellent handson experience as a chemical/process engineer, as well as making valuable industry contacts.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career prospects are exceptionally good with graduates having a broad range of industry sectors to choose from, including careers in biopharmaceuticals and biotechnology; bulk chemicals; cosmetics; energy; food and drinks; mineral extraction; paints; pharmaceuticals; and water, as well as with engineering design and consultancy firms. Others have found employment worldwide in other areas ranging from banking and finance to electronics. Ireland (and particularly Cork) has a very large biopharmaceutical industry, with pharmaceutical products amounting to about 60% by value of the Republic’s net exports. Food and drinks also feature strongly in Ireland and Cork, notably in the dairy, distilling and brewing sectors.

Graduate employment rates are consistently at, or close to, 100%. Indeed many of our final year students receive multiple job offers before sitting their final exams. Over the past several years virtually all our graduates have gained employment within six to nine months after graduating, according to the UCC Careers Service First Destination Report.

STUDY ABROAD

Opportunities exist for a small number of academically strong students to study abroad in third year with full credit towards their degree.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

The integrated ME is a masters level programme which in itself facilitates excellent career prospects in Process and Chemical Engineering. Our research-based graduate degrees are available in full-time or professional parttime capacity at PhD and MEngSc levels. UCC also offers a part-time professional MEngSc in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering, as well as taught degrees in a number of engineering and non-engineering disciplines.

COURSE STRUCTURE

FIRST YEAR MODULES

The first year of the BE degree programme provides a broad education in engineering fundamentals. At the end of the first year you can choose to enter Process and Chemical Engineering (dependent on availability and first year academic results). At the end of a successful third year, you enter fourth year to embark on a pathway to either the five year Integrated ME (subject to meeting academic requirements) or you may decide to complete the four year BE programme.

Refer to CK600 Engineering BE/ME on page 292.

The common first year mandatory and elective modules follow the CK600 Engineering programme.

GRADUATE PROFILE KATHERINE CONDON “Process and Chemical engineering gave me a fantastic start in Irish Distillers. I started working with Irish Distillers through the Jameson Graduate Engineering Programme. I gained an understanding of mechanical engineering in this course also, and this is important when you’re working with pumps, pipes and pot stills. The chemical aspect of this course helps you understand the basis of distillation – which is the bread and butter of producing a good quality whiskey. Process and Chemical Engineering teaches you how to deal with problems, by not providing the solution directly – it teaches you how to trouble shoot and problem solve – so even outside of the distillery, it’s a great skill to have.” #BeginBelongBecome

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CK606 DURATION 4 Years

ARCHITECTURE BSc (Honours) JOINT PROGRAMME WITH CIT/MTU

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 543 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 543-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 40

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Architecture explores new ways of living, investigates new technologies and materials, and strives to ensure that new buildings, towns and landscapes are environmentally sustainable. It combines art, science and technology in the design and construction of buildings and their surroundings within a sociocultural context. Architects are engaged in all aspects and stages of the architectural process from design, through planning, to construction and management. They are involved in projects of a diverse nature, including the design of domestic, retail, leisure, health, commercial, industrial and educational buildings, towns and urban landscapes.

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WHY UCC?

LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A

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The Architecture course in UCC is accredited by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Our unique collaboration with the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)/Munster Technological University (MTU) provides a challenging and engaging course. This course is delivered by the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE) in new premises


on Douglas Street in Cork. This new School of Architecture houses state-of-the-art technology with purpose-built workshop spaces where you will develop your skills in creativity, design and innovation.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? The architectural programme requires a broad set of skills and you need to be a creative, innovative, logical and critical thinker. An artistic ability is important although the design studio work will help develop this. An interest in the following subjects will all contribute to your enjoyment of this course: Art, Mathematics, English, Design and Communication Graphics, and a Science subject.

COURSE STRUCTURE The structure of the BSc (Hons) in Architecture is fully modularised with a strong focus on learning through activities in the design studio. Our new premises include IT, workshop space, and 3D laser cutting materials. You will also be allocated a generously sized workstation with a locker and a worktop large enough to accommodate an A1 drawing board plus space for other materials. There are additional costs for materials, model-making, and field trips. The first year of study provides you with a foundation in design and the built environment, appropriate to both the discipline of architecture and associated design courses. In addition to learning drawing skills, you will become proficient in photography, modelmaking and digital representation of architecture. The following years of study will become progressively more architecturally focused whilst still allowing and encouraging experimentation and research into associated disciplines. You will participate in formal lectures and seminars, and design studio tutorials and reviews. You will also get the chance to participate in class field trips, visiting project sites, as well as study trips to Irish and other European cities.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Architecture itself provides exciting and widely varied career opportunities. As a graduate you may specialise in certain types of buildings, or concentrate on a particular area such as architectural design, urban design, technology, architectural conservation, and computer-based modelling. You may work individually or as part of a team, in private practice, or in the architectural section of a commercial organisation, a government department or local authority. Our graduates have gone on to work as architectural assistant designers, draughtsmen and women, forum architect assistants, domestic heating planners and project managers. Our students are highly regarded in architecturebased practices and have found work with employers including the 4M Group, Allard Architecture, Butler Cammoransei Architecture, Cork City Council, Henry J Lyons Architects, Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd, Jacobs Engineering Group, Loïc Dehaye, O’Mahony Pike Architects, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Web-Based Marketplace, Wilson Architecture, and many more.

STUDY ABROAD The CCAE has Erasmus links with colleges abroad including Austria, Estonia, and Italy and study-abroad partnerships with Washington State University, USA.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS When you successfully complete the BSc (Hons) in Architecture you will be eligible to apply to the Master of Architecture (MArch) programme. This, together with a Certificate in Architectural Professional Practice, and practical experience, will provide the overall education programme geared towards professional accreditation by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

Question Time...

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

Must I submit a portfolio?

AT1001 & AT1005 Design Studio 1 & 2 (15 credits each), AT1003 & AT1006 Construction, Materials and Structures 1 & 2, AT1009 & AT1010 Applied Technology Studio 1 & 2, AT1004 & AT1008 History and Theory of Architecture 1 & 2.

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CR320 DURATION 4 Years

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE BSc (Honours) JOINT PROGRAMME WITH CIT/MTU

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 590 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 590-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 41 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry ( joint) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A minimum grade H4 in a laboratory science subject is required. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 1 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/stem COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/cr320/ CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE? Biomedical Science involves the study of diverse areas of medical science including biochemistry, microbiology, cellular pathology, haematology and transfusion science. Our Biomedical Science course provides you with training in cutting-edge technologies to facilitate the investigation of disease and medical research. As a Biomedical Scientist, you will work in partnership with doctors, and other healthcare professionals, in investigating samples of tissue and body fluids in order to diagnose disease and monitor patient treatments. Biomedical Science encompasses a continually changing and dynamic profession with highly diverse areas of study and work opportunities and, on graduation, you will also be highly sought after by multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across the EU.

WHY UCC? UCC offers a unique collaboration with the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)/Munster Technological University (MTU) which blends the particular strengths of the two institutions. We have developed the Biomedical Science course jointly to improve the course structure and curriculum, your student experience and career opportunities. On completion of this course, and the postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice, you will attain twofold accreditation allowing you to work as a Biomedical Scientist in hospital laboratories in Ireland, the UK, and some other countries globally.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? We recommend Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and English as useful. If you have a keen interest in science, laboratory medicine and health, then this course may be for you. It is an advantage to have Chemistry and Physics coming into the course, however, all subjects are taught at an introductory level in the first year.

COURSE STRUCTURE You will have access to all the UCC and CIT/MTU facilities during this course, attending lectures, tutorials and practical classes in both colleges. You will obtain detailed knowledge in the theory, principles and application of methods in biomedical science and you will also learn to appreciate the importance of the medical scientist in providing a quality pathology service within a healthcare system. Importantly, you will learn how to assess, evaluate, and interpret clinical 304

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laboratory tests and results with a view to aiding in clinical diagnosis. A mixture of laboratory work, lectures, tutorials, and written and practical exams, will ensure that you are ready for the many different roles in medical laboratories.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. BM1001 & BM1002 Introduction to Biomedical Science I & II, BM1003 Cell Biology, BM1004 Creativity, Innovation and Teamwork, BM1007 Introduction to Health Science, BM1008 Introduction to Human Biology, BM1009 & BM1010 Chemistry for Biological Sciences I & II, MA1001 & MA1002 Calculus for Science I & II, PY1008 Physics for Biomedical, Environmental, Food and Nutritional Science (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE CAROLINE VAUGHAN “Although I’m not directly involved with patients, much of their treatment is based on information I supply to the nurses and doctors. The quicker we can diagnose patients, the quicker they are treated, which is very satisfying. It is fascinating to look down the microscope at diseases such as leukaemia, malaria and anaemia.”

Question Time... Are there any specific requirements for students of this programme?

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WORK PLACEMENT Upon completion of the BSc programme, you may progress to the postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice which allows you to practice as a Medical Scientist in Ireland. This optional diploma takes one academic year to complete and incorporates a clinical work placement as part of its programme. Many of our students choose to take up a summer placement in laboratories in Ireland or abroad while completing their undergraduate BSc course. Placements have been carried out at the Cork Cancer Research Centre and across Europe via the acclaimed Amgen Scholars Programme. Check out opportunities at www.ucc.ie/en/biomed/summer.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Science, together with the Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice, are fully accredited by both the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, allowing you to work as a Biomedical Scientist in hospital laboratories in Ireland, the UK, and elsewhere. Completion of both the BSc degree and the postgraduate diploma also allows you to register with CORU, the regulator of Medical Scientists in Ireland. The course prepares you for a career in laboratory medicine and related areas in the health care industry and the biopharmaceutical industry. As a Biomedical Science graduate, you can work in a wide variety of areas such as a medical scientist in Irish hospitals (BSc and Diploma required); biopharmaceutical biotechnology industries (BSc only required); public health (BSc only required); sales marketing of medical products (BSc only required). Our graduates have gone on to work in various fields and include analytical chemists, medical scientists, laboratory assistants, laboratory tutors and medical assistants. Companies and hospitals that employ graduates from this course include Alcon Laboratories, Bantry General Hospital, Bon Secours, Cork University Hospital, Galway Clinic, Health Service Executive (HSE), Mater Private Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, and University Hospital Limerick.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS As a graduate you can apply for entry to a wide range of postgraduate programmes, including MSc Molecular Cell Biology, MSc Biotechnology, MRes Biochemistry & Cell Biology, PhD Science, Medicine, or complete a PhD and pursue a career in research.

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APPLIED PLANT BIOLOGY BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270, CK404 p.272 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwhich bees@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/bees

WHAT IS APPLIED PLANT BIOLOGY? Applied Plant Biology addresses important environmental issues including climate change, biodiversity decline, dwindling natural resources and food insecurity. It also involves using plants to generate new products, such as foods, pharmaceuticals or biofuels. Plants form the basis of all food systems and are the ideal living organisms to use in biotechnology. Applied Plant Biology can contribute to a more sustainable future, for example by developing sustainable agriculture and forestry systems that capture carbon from the atmosphere, by breeding higher yielding or nutrient-rich crops, or by decontaminating land and wastewater.

WHY UCC? You will be studying an area which is directly relevant for many of the world’s biggest challenges. Located within the research-active School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), the plant science degree will allow you to launch your career in many directions. BEES has strong links to the University’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and related industries. The ERI brings together over 400 researchers from 20 different scientific disciplines with expertise in the five broad research platforms of environment, sustainable energy, marine, agri-food, and sustainable materials providing a rich landscape for plant-based research.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE Applied Plant Biology is one of the degree streams emanating from either the Biological and Chemical Sciences programme (CK402) or the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences programme (CK404). Initially you will study a broad degree course integrating modules on molecular, biochemical, wholeplant and vegetation perspectives. Your course also incorporates laboratory, glasshouse and field sciences. In general, your first-year modules will follow the CK402/CK404 programme.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270 and CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on page 272.

FIELD TRIPS We normally organise a number of field trips. For example, in second year you will get to visit various sites in County Cork, in third year there is a residential field course in Europe, and in fourth year some time is spent at the Burren in County Clare. You will also carry out an independent research project in fourth year, working alongside research groups in the laboratory or the field.

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WORK PLACEMENT

Many of our students obtain work experience in relevant companies and research groups in Ireland and abroad during the summer, for example, as part of the work experience module (BL4003) available to fourth year students. This will provide you with a valuable opportunity for professional engagement with industry (e.g. agribusiness, breeding, pharma, plant products), research institutes (e.g. Teagasc), or museums/botanical gardens.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As an Applied Plant Biology graduate you will have excellent and diverse career prospects. This diversity reflects the breadth of the course and the emphasis on transferable skills and practical experience is highly valued by employers. In some cases, our graduates work directly with plants, as plant breeders or crop protection scientists. The skills you learn on this course also qualify you to work in broader scientific areas such as the rapidly expanding environmental sector, as well as biotechnology, food, pharmaceutical, agricultural support, and health industries. Applied Plant Biology

graduates are also employed in scientific research, science management, education, journalism and computing, while others have set up their own companies.

STUDY ABROAD

In your third year it is possible to spend a semester, or full academic year, at universities in other EU countries or beyond. It is also possible to undertake your fourth year project abroad (up to 10 weeks), and students may be eligible for Erasmus funding for such exchanges.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Many of our graduates continue into postgraduate study. We have a large number of suitable programmes including: MRes Environmental Science, MRes Plant Biology, MSc Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, MSc Biotechnology, PhD in Plant Biology (or related subjects such as ecology, environmental science and agriculture).

GRADUATE PROFILE ROBYN EARL PhD student, Teagasc, SRUC and University of Edinburgh “The whole plant biology degree, the opportunity to have broad experience of ecology, zoology, geology, statistics, and biotechnology as well as plant science gives enough experience to launch a career in many directions. As my work focusses on interactions between different species of insects and plants, the background knowledge provided by BEES has been invaluable. BEES lecturers and staff were all supportive and went out of their way to improve our experiences.”

GRADUATE PROFILE RONAN BONFIELD Experimental Scientist, Syngenta, UK “My degree at UCC provided an essential understanding of many aspects of plant science which I need for my current role at Syngenta. These included plant physiology, plant taxonomy, management of plant pests and pathogens, sustainable plant/food production, plant genetics and the genetic manipulation of plants. Studying at UCC also imparted various other skills which are needed for a career in science, such as critical thinking, data analysis, and research skills.” #BeginBelongBecome

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ASTROPHYSICS BSc (Honours)

Imagination, inquisitiveness and a quantitative approach to problem-solving – these will take you a long way in this course! Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics are all useful Leaving Certificate subjects.

DEGREE AWARD

COURSE STRUCTURE

ACCESSED THROUGH: CK408 p.280 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Paul Callanan physics@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/physics

WHAT IS ASTROPHYSICS? Astrophysics applies the laws of physics to the universe, from our solar system to the most distant galaxies. Astrophysicists study the big questions, such as what makes the stars shine, the existence of planets around other stars, the nature of black holes in the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the history and composition of the universe at large. Fundamentally, as NASA notes, astrophysicists seek to understand the universe and our place in it – making it one of the most exciting disciplines in science today.

WHY UCC? If you are curious about the universe we live in, and all the exotic objects that populate it, then this course is for you. BSc Astrophysics, which is accredited by the Institute of Physics, involves the study of the entire universe, from objects in our solar system, out to the largest distances, and across the entire range of the electromagnetic spectrum. We will study these objects from the radio to the X-ray part of the spectrum, using some of the most powerful telescopes available. You will learn how concepts in physics, such as relativity and quantum mechanics, can be applied by astrophysicists to help us understand the universe on the grandest scale. We are fortunate at UCC to have access to the world-class research facilities of the Tyndall National Institute; Tyndall brings together some of Ireland’s leading researchers working across the disciplines of astrophysics, bioengineering, chemistry, physics and medicine, and many of our students take on research positions at Tyndall on graduation.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

www.ucc.ie/en/ck408/astrophysics

Astrophysics is a degree pathway from the Physics and Astrophysics (CK408) programme. Our Astrophysics degree is designed for those of you who harbour an interest in astronomy and the physics of the universe. This course will equip you with the same fundamental background, numerical and computational skills, as those graduating via the more traditional physics degree course. An astrophysics education will help you develop problem-solving skills and provides a firm knowledge of basic science, and the ability to apply and adapt that knowledge within a large range of workplaces.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK408 Physics and Astrophysics on page 280.

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GRADUATE PROFILE LAURA HORAN Technical Project Lead and Sensor Specialist “I had the opportunity to learn how to become a hands-on scientist, trained to think outside the box and grasp complex concepts and ideas both quickly and easily. In a way, my degree at UCC retrained my thinking processes. I also learned never to be intimidated by things I don’t at first understand, because I know that after a little effort I will understand. This has applied to every aspect of my life outside of work, such as learning new languages and cultures when I have moved to different countries for work and travel.”


WORK PLACEMENT

There are a number of summer research opportunities within the Physics Department and in the Tyndall National Institute after second and third year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from our Astrophysics degree are highly regarded by potential employers because of the nature of the skills they offer. As society becomes increasingly more complex and technologically oriented, the demand for people with highly developed skills in logical thinking and numeracy continues to grow. Employers recognise that graduates of this degree will have a range of ‘transferable skills’ in abstract thinking, problem-solving, numerical techniques, experimental work and communication skills – all highly valued traits in the employment market place. As a result many careers are directly related to a qualification in this subject, such as teaching and lecturing; scientific research and development; and computing and software development.

STUDY ABROAD & FIELD TRIP

In third year you will have an opportunity to study abroad in America or Europe. Participating universities include Illinois Institute of Technology, University of California, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, University of Groningen, University of Marburg, and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Whenever possible, there is a field trip abroad to an astronomical observatory in your third year.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A number of our graduates go on to pursue postgraduate programmes at Masters or PhD level in several areas related to Astrophysics. While many students choose to stay at UCC there are many opportunities for study outside of Cork too.

GRADUATE PROFILE EOIN MURPHY Insights Analyst, Riot Games “I don’t think I’d be working at Riot Games today if it wasn’t for UCC. In addition to giving me the skills I need every day to do my job, UCC introduced me to the tabletop gaming hobby which I believe is one of the reasons I was hired at Riot Games. All of the modules in the Physics degree in UCC teach you how to problem solve and that’s easily the most important skill that I use day to day in my current role. Additionally, we were expected to teach ourselves new software and analysis methodologies throughout the degree. This focus on ensuring that we would be able to self-learn has been critical for me as I apply my numerical and problem solving skills to new disciplines.”

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BIOCHEMISTRY BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Sinead Kerins biochemistry@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/biochemistry

WHAT IS BIOCHEMISTRY? Fundamentally BSc Biochemistry is the study of living organisms, particularly the human body, at cellular and sub-cellular levels. It blends chemistry, physics and biology to explain living systems. Our course will provide you with a solid foundation in research, analytical approaches, and critical thinking alongside a broad platform for the engagement with life science and biotechnology. Biochemistry is the basic language of the biomedical sciences and the foundation for all the sciences with an interest in health and disease. If you are interested in how life is possible, how molecules are created, combine and function at a cellular and molecular level to produce complex organisms like ourselves, and if you are curious about the biochemical basis for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes, then this might be the course for you.

National Institute – all of which offer you an exciting space to develop your potential as a biochemist. Our Biochemistry graduates have excellent career prospects in biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and in the broad biomedical research area, including drug development and disease diagnoses. The course is also recognised by the Teaching Council which allows you to be considered for registration as a teacher once you have completed your Professional Master of Education (PME).

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE Biochemistry is one of the degree streams emanating from the Biological and Chemical Sciences programme (CK402). Entry to Biochemistry is via Biological and Chemical Sciences and you will take the common core modules for Biological and Chemical Sciences in first year. In second year you will complete Biological Sciences followed by Biochemistry in third and fourth year. The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is highly active in research and your final year research project will be carried out in state-of-the-art laboratories, under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270.

GRADUATE PROFILE FIONA CAHILL

WHY UCC? The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is highly active in research which gives you access to a wide range of cutting-edge expertise within the various institutes. For example, UCC has established a new research facility, the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF), which collaborates with institutes across the campus. ABCRF is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research centre working at the interface of Chemistry and Biology, with researchers drawn from Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Biosciences. Other collaborative campus partners include the BioSciences Institute, School of Pharmacy, Biotransfer Unit and the Tyndall

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“I found the biochemistry course very rewarding, particularly in my final year when I was given the opportunity to undertake my own research project. My BSc in Biochemistry was an essential part of my acceptance onto a PhD programme in cancer research at Oxford University.”


WORK PLACEMENT

While there is no work placement incorporated into this course, the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology facilitates you in finding summer laboratory work at the end of your third year. In your final year you will carry out an independent research project in a biochemistry research laboratory; our students often find this to be one of the highlights of their course.

Our graduates also work in a variety of roles including manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs, and as teachers and lecturers. Job opportunities are plentiful, salaries are competitive and career development opportunities are excellent. Recent graduates have found work in the following companies: Astellas, BioMarin, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly, Eurofins, Janssen Biologics, Medtronic, Regeneron, Sanmina, and University College Cork.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our Biochemistry degree is an excellent foundation for all careers relating to human health and is a very appropriate foundation degree for graduate medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. As a Biochemistry graduate you will enjoy excellent employment opportunities and have a wide choice of career options in a number of areas including, biomedical, biotechnology, environmental monitoring, medical diagnostic, and pharmaceutical fields. As a researcher you can perform fundamental research to expand and increase scientific knowledge and understanding of living systems. You can also study and research the cause and progression of disease, identify and validate new therapeutic targets and contribute to the development of new biomarkers and therapies for disease management.

STUDY ABROAD

UCC offers a wide range of study abroad options, most particularly in Europe and North America. In your third year it is possible to spend a semester or full academic year at universities in other EU countries or beyond.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Many of our BSc graduates opt for further study through our MSc and PhD programmes. Taught postgraduate chemistry courses include the Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, Masters in Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds, Masters in Analytical Chemistry, Masters in Environmental Analytical Chemistry and various PhD research degree programmes.

GRADUATE PROFILE ELIZABETH HINCHY

“The BSc in Biochemistry UCC degree opens many doors to jobs in Ireland and abroad, in the biotechnology industry, in teaching and communication and in academic research. I really enjoyed the research component of the programme and in third year I was assisted in securing an Amgen undergraduate summer research scholarship to conduct a research project at the University of Cambridge, UK. In fourth year, I conducted another research project, which confirmed my desire to pursue a research career. On graduating I returned to the University of Cambridge to conduct a PhD.”

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BIOTECHNOLOGY BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr David Clarke david.clarke@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/microbiology

WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY? Biotechnology is the specific manipulation of biological organisms to create, and possibly improve, products and processes. Ultimately a biotechnologist takes their understanding of life science and applies it to the benefit of mankind. Our BSc (Hons) Biotechnology course will provide you with excellent training in modern biotechnology, including molecular biology, food biotechnology, immunology, protein science, bioinformatics and process engineering. You will also get the chance to complete an industry-based work placement and a final year research project. By the end of this course you will have received excellent training in the life sciences, along with a desirable skill set that equips you for a career in both research and industry.

WHY UCC? Biotechnology is a wide ranging discipline and is ideal for students who have a broad interest in the application of life sciences for the benefit of society. Our BSc Biotechnology course is the only degree stream from the general Biological and Chemical Sciences programme that incorporates a placement in industry. Our course offers a unique combination of modules from biochemistry and cell biology, microbiology, pharmacology, and process engineering.

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www.ucc.ie/en/ck402/biotech

COURSE STRUCTURE Biotechnology is one of the degree streams emanating from the Biological and Chemical Sciences programme (CK402). Our course is taught by members of staff from the Schools of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Process Engineering, and Pharmacology. Our classes comprise lectures, laboratory and practical work together with directed study and reading hours. Your first-year modules will follow the Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) programme specialising further in your second year. By third year you will commit to your degree choice and take dedicated modules encompassing microbiology, biochemistry, process engineering, and pharmacology. In your final year you will also complete a six-week labbased project in the area of biotechnology under the supervision of a staff member. The project aims to enhance your laboratory skills and critical abilities in identifying, analysing and solving problems in scientific research and to develop your skills in communicating your research.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270.

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WORK PLACEMENT

As a Biotechnology student, you will be provided with a five-month work placement in a biotechnology-related company, generally in the local Munster area. Placements are arranged in conjunction with the UCC Student Development and Employability Office, who will also provide training in CV preparation and interview techniques.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Examples of further study options for our graduates include: MSc Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Food Microbiology, and MSc Molecular Cell Biology with Innovation. Recent PhD programmes include Biochemistry & Cell Biology, and Microbiology. BSc Biotechnology is also a route to Graduate Entry Medicine, dentistry and pharmacy programmes.,

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our BSc Biotechnology course will provide you with excellent training in modern biotechnology, including fields such as bioinformatics, food biotechnology, immunology, molecular biology, and process engineering. You can pursue careers in a wide range of areas including product development, project management, and research and quality control. The biotechnology industry is a major source of employment in Ireland and particularly in the Cork region. Indeed most of the world’s top companies in Pharma and Biotechnology (e.g. BioMarin, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Regeneron, to name but a few) have research and manufacturing facilities in the local Munster area.

GRADUATE PROFILE CLODAGH CARR Currently undertaking PhD in Microbiology

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currently working as a process specialist at Janssen Biologics, Ringaskiddy. The BSc Biotechnology programme has provided the perfect foundation for me to further develop my career in STEM.”

“The BSc Biotechnology course provided me with theoretical and technical knowledge across multiple disciplines, while also encouraging critical thinking, problem solving and scientific communication. As a biotech graduate, I was well equipped with a diverse range of skills that prepared me for my next venture; a PhD training program in Environmental Microbiotechnology. The opportunity to carry out work placement in a biosciences research facility helped to shape my career plans and was a key factor in my decision to continue with research.”

GRADUATE PROFILE CHLOE AHERNE Process specialist at Janssen Biologics, Ringaskiddy “The BSc Biotechnology programme has opened the door to both an exciting and ever-changing career. The course provides a perfect blend of scientific and technical knowledge with uniquely tailored career insights, through modules directly taught by industry professionals. In addition, the 6-month industry focused work placement allowed me to further develop my skills in a professional environment. The course has enabled me to enter the workplace with both practical and theoretical knowledge which I utilise every day, #BeginBelongBecome

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CHEMICAL PHYSICS BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK406 (OPTION 2) p.276, CK408 p.280 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Andy Ruth a.ruth@ucc.ie

Dr Dean Venables d.venables@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/physics

WHAT IS CHEMICAL PHYSICS? Physics is concerned with the fundamental nature and properties of matter and energy, while chemistry is mainly concerned with atomic and molecular substances and how they react with each other. Chemical Physics sits between these two disciplines and combines them, aiming to understand the structure, energies and transformations of matter and its dynamics at a molecular level.

WHY UCC? Chemical Physics at UCC will provide you with a solid grounding in both physics and chemistry, and is ideally suited to students who are curious about how and why the world works at a molecular level. Our degree, which is internationally accredited by the Institute of Physics, will provide you with a broad education in the physical sciences combined with highly developed problem-solving and analytical skills. As a Chemical Physics graduate, these acquired skills, together with extensive training in experimental methods, will assure you of excellent employment prospects in industry, government, research and teaching. We are uniquely positioned at UCC to avail of worldclass research facilities including the Tyndall National Institute and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI). Also, our collaborations with internationally-leading research centres such as CAPPA (Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis) and AMBER (Advanced

Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre), bring together Ireland’s researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are useful subjects. However, all subjects are taught at an introductory level in the first year.

COURSE STRUCTURE Chemical Physics is a degree pathway you can choose from either the Physics and Astrophysics (CK408) programme or the Chemical Sciences (CK406) programme. You can choose this degree after completing your first year, provided you have taken sufficient optional Chemistry modules, if you come through the Physics and Astrophysics (CK408) entrance stream, or you have taken sufficient optional Physics modules if you come through Chemical Sciences (CK406) entrance stream.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK406 Chemical Sciences on page 276 and CK408 Physics and Astrophysics on page 280.

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WORK PLACEMENT

There is no specific work placement in this degree but there are funded opportunities for you to undertake summer research after second and third year. These can take place in the Physics Department, the Tyndall National Institute, the School of Chemistry and similar bodies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An education in Physics and Chemistry will provide you with a broad range of skills including problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical, experimental and IT competencies. These newly acquired skills will give you access to a wide range of careers in a variety of areas such as: basic science; biophysics; computer science and big data; energy; environmental sciences; government; industry; medicine; research; teaching and education; and technology. Our transferable skills modules, such as the Scientific Communication and Information Literacy Skills (CM3028) module, which provides an introduction to scientific communication, are also highly regarded by employers.

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STUDY ABROAD

In third year you will have opportunities to study abroad in the US and Europe. Participating universities include the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of California, University of Groningen, University of Marburg, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A number of our graduates go on to pursue postgraduate programmes at Masters or PhD level in several areas related to Physics or Chemistry. Relevant programmes include the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, MSc Analytical Chemistry, MSc Applied Physics, MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, and MSc and PhD research programmes in Chemistry and Physics.

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GRADUATE PROFILE AOIFE LUCID “The skills you gain in this degree are mainly problemsolving based, which is very desirable when it comes to looking for a job or a post graduate position. Personally, I was interested in quantum mechanics and solid state chemistry/physics and was able to make choices that allowed these to be my principal areas of study in my final year.”

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CHEMISTRY BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270, CK406 p.276 CONTACT INFORMATION

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Dr Dave Otway chemistry@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry

WHAT IS CHEMISTRY? Chemistry is essential to advancing our knowledge across scientific and technical disciplines and producing solutions to contemporary problems. This Chemistry degree course will educate you in the core areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as the more specialised areas of environmental, materials, and pharmaceutical chemistry. Chemists are in high demand; they are employed in product development and process research, quality control and assurance, as well as environmental monitoring and control. Our fouryear course, accredited by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry, will teach you the skills required of a modern-day chemist. A chemistry degree also exposes you to areas as diverse as electronic manufacturing, the food industry, and government laboratories. On completion of this degree, you will be able to identify, formulate, analyse and solve chemistry problems, outline fundamental aspects of chemistry design, and carry out experiments to test a hypothesis or theory in chemistry. Ultimately, you will learn how to communicate your knowledge and findings effectively to the chemistry community and beyond.

WHY UCC? The School of Chemistry at UCC is one of Ireland’s largest and most vibrant Schools of Chemistry; it is a research-led centre of excellence with a longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Research groups in the School of Chemistry collaborate closely with many groups in other

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departments to form a strong core of interdisciplinary research. For example, our chemists work closely with the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF), the Biosciences Institute, the School of Pharmacy, the Biotransfer Unit and the Tyndall National Institute – all of which will offer you, as a chemistry student, an exciting space in which to develop your potential.

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Entry to the BSc Chemistry degree is via the Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) or Chemical Sciences (CK406) programme and you have the option to choose the Chemistry degree stream after first year. Your first year course will follow the first year module programme of your chosen entry route and core subjects will include inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry, supported by modules on soft skills, biology, mathematics and physics. You will also take modules in scientific communication skills and chemical information literacy. In your final year you undertake an original research project working as part of an existing research team within the School, or in an associated research centre in the University.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270 and CK406 Chemical Sciences on page 276.

STUDENT PROFILE WILLIAM DALY “I chose UCC because of the broad chemistry degree on offer. Going to UCC and studying chemistry has made me confident that once I have graduated I will be employable and have a good understanding of the chemistry related to any field of work.”

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WORK PLACEMENT

There is no formal work placement in the BSc Chemistry course. However, there are opportunities for summer research in the School of Chemistry, the Tyndall National Institute and other areas in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Chemistry graduates are in high demand in Ireland and abroad. A chemistry degree is an excellent route to careers in the chemical industry but also enables access into the materials, pharmaceutical and environmental areas of work. As a chemistry graduate, you can be working in a diverse area of jobs, including audit associate, biochemistry analyst, business development specialist, electrical chemist, engineer,

environmental officer, lab analyst, process operator, quality control analyst, quality control chemist, validation engineer and teaching. Recent employers for our graduates include Boston Scientific, Complete Laboratory Solutions, Deloitte, FBA Laboratories, GSK, Innopharma, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Staunton Foods, and TMS Environment Ltd.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Many of our BSc graduates opt for further study through our MSc and PhD programmes. Taught postgraduate chemistry courses include the Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, Masters in Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds, Masters in Analytical Chemistry, Masters in Environmental Analytical Chemistry and various PhD research degree programmes.

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CHEMISTRY WITH FORENSIC SCIENCE BSc (Honours)

particularly in analytical chemistry. We also place a strong emphasis on teaching transferable skills such as problem-solving, communicating science, time management, teamwork and collaboration, researchoriented teaching and innovation, presentation and communication skills, all of which are highly attractive to potential employers.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270, CK406 OPTION 1 p.276 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Elizabeth Gilchrist elizabeth.gilchrist@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry

WHAT IS CHEMISTRY WITH FORENSIC SCIENCE? Chemistry with Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary course involving chemical, forensic and biochemical science, as well as toxicology, psychology, and pathology. Our students gain a full chemistry degree while also learning how to utilise their scientific skills for the purpose of the law. Dedicated forensic modules take you from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the analysis and interpretation of different evidence types, to understanding its value in court.

WHY UCC? This Chemistry with Forensic Science degree course is well-placed within our School of Chemistry at UCC, which is one of Ireland’s largest and most vibrant Schools of Chemistry. Our programme is uniquely interdisciplinary with modules across the departments, schools, and research institutes of UCC, led by recognised experts in forensic science, forensic psychology, forensic and legal medicine/ pathology and biosciences. The course, which is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemistry Ireland, offers a full chemistry degree with our students learning valuable skills, ready for high employability in the chemical sector,

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COURSE STRUCTURE Chemistry with Forensic Science is a degree route available to Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) and Chemical Sciences (CK406) students. After your first year in either route, you will then progress onto the Chemistry with Forensic Science degree course where we have a quota of 20 students. Many modules have practical hours associated with them, and the final year includes a research project in either chemical, forensic or related sciences, using state-ofthe-art facilities within the School, or in an associated research centre in the University.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270 and CK406 Option 1 Chemical Sciences on page 276.

FIELD TRIP In fourth year, there is usually a day trip to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) which is situated in The Hague. The NFI is one of the world’s leading forensic laboratories and its purpose-built premises is the oldest and most broadly-oriented forensic research institute in the Netherlands.

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WORK PLACEMENT & STUDY ABROAD You may be eligible for opportunities for summer projects in the School of Chemistry. The School is an active participant in undergraduate student-exchange programmes with numerous partner universities across Europe.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates are highly sought after due to their unique skill set in chemistry, biosciences and disciplines related to forensic science. Many are employed within chemical and forensic sciences and job types include: analytical chemist, crime scene investigator, laboratory technician, quality control analyst, student environmental technician, and teaching.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A large number of our graduates opt for further study through our MSc and PhD programmes in chemical or forensic sciences. Each year several of our graduates choose to take one of our MSc or postgraduate diplomas in Analytical Chemistry (CKR02, CKR03, CKR04). Some of our recent graduates have taken the skills acquired during their degree course and applied them to other scientific and medical fields for further study all over the world.

GRADUATE PROFILE KEITH O’SHAUGHNESSY “The reason I chose this course and UCC in particular over any other course was due to the fact that it was still a chemistry degree and not solely dedicated to forensic science which opens a whole world of potential career routes. Throughout my time studying this course, it made me realise however that forensic science is so much more than fingerprints, DNA, blood spatter and crime scenes. It is in fact a branch of analytical chemistry and exists all around us, in the food and beverage industry, and QC in pharmaceutical companies. As a CFS graduate I still have a passion for forensic science but I am also working for a research and development company utilising the skills and knowledge I was taught at UCC and put them to practise as an analytical chemist laboratory technician.”

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CHEMISTRY OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Stuart Collins stuart.collins@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry

WHAT IS CHEMISTRY OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDS? Our Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (CPC) degree is an interdisciplinary course focusing on the chemistry and biology of the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates from our CPC course are at the forefront of the modern pharmaceutical industry, working in analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology. CPC graduates are ideally placed to contribute to the discovery of new medicines and to participate in the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland.

WHY UCC? Our course is an excellent pathway for careers in the pharmaceutical industry and is accredited by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have excellent connections with the pharmaceutical industry who provide teaching to our CPC students in the areas of pharmaceutical technology, regulatory issues and the industry in Ireland. You will also benefit from an organised placement in the pharmaceutical industry. This is the only CPC course in Ireland that offers you such an industry placement which is arranged in conjunction with Career Services at UCC.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE This course has a very competitive entry quota of 20 students and is a highly sought-after programme. You have the option to choose this degree stream after your first year of Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) and your first year modules will follow the Biological and Chemical Sciences programme. After first year, you will then progress onto the CPC programme. Core subjects include organic, analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry; biochemistry; pharmacology and toxicology; supported by modules on physical and inorganic chemistry; physiology; mathematics and physics. Your placement will include application and interview training, and interviews with companies will also be organised for you.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270.

FURTHER INFORMATION The CPC course was designed with the pharmaceutical industry in mind. UCC is in a unique position because many of the top pharma companies are based in the Cork area, and a large number of our graduates naturally go on to work in these companies including, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme), Novartis, Pfizer and Thermo Fisher.

GRADUATE PROFILE ROBERT MOYLAN “The degree allowed me to develop strong scientific knowledge and become technically competent and as part of my work placement, I spent a summer in GlaxoSmithKline working with the technical operations group. I gained great experience here and this time helped me understand the type of roles that are available in industry. In my final year, I carried out two research projects, one in organic chemistry and the second in biochemistry. The interface between chemistry and biology is central to work in the pharmaceutical sector.”

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WORK PLACEMENT

A key component of this degree is the five-month work placement in a pharmaceutical industry which is worth 10 credits towards your final degree; this work experience will also serve as a valuable addition to your CV. Recent placements have included the Netherlands and the UK, but predominantly take place in Ireland.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our CPC degree is an excellent route to careers in the pharmaceutical industry. On this course, you will gain skills in the synthesis and analysis of pharmaceuticals using chemical and biochemical technologies. The laboratory skills you will acquire include synthesis, chromatography, and spectroscopy. You will also learn essential presentation skills such as document and poster preparation, oral

presentation, and interview skills. CPC is not a qualification to practice as a pharmacist but is a pathway to careers in drug discovery research, HR and financial management, new process development, pharmaceutical process support and development, and supply-chain management. The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, and beyond, are major employers of CPC graduates and our graduates have an outstanding record of employment, with all graduates to date gaining employment in the pharmaceutical industry or pursuing higher degrees.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A large number of our CPC graduates opt for further study through our MSc and PhD programmes in Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. It is also an excellent primary degree for Graduate Entry Medicine.

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ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK404 p.272 CONTACT INFORMATION

We are fortunate in UCC to be at the centre of a vibrant research community. Our School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) is closely affiliated with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and MaREI, the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research. MaREI’s mission, to assist Ireland’s transition to an internationally competitive, low-carbon sustainable society, positions UCC, and courses such as our EEB degree, at the front line of these national research priorities.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

Professor Emer Rogan bees@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/bees

WHAT IS ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY? Ecology is the study of the relationships and interactions between organisms – including humans – and their physical and biological environments. Key aspects of the discipline of ecology include understanding how and why species have evolved in the way they have, their adaptation to the environment in which they live, and how species are linked together in complex ecosystems. Ecologists are trained to consider challenging questions on, for example, the nature of animal and plant distribution and, increasingly, the impact of mankind on the environment. Ecology is a broad discipline, encompassing the study of plants, animals and microbial ecology, and can be studied at many levels, from individual organisms to multi-species ecosystems.

WHY UCC? Our Ecology and Environmental Biology (EEB) course is the only degree of its kind in Ireland and was established in response to the increasing awareness of environmental and wildlife issues. The EEB degree will provide you with sound scientific knowledge and experience in a wide range of scientific techniques relevant to addressing current environmental issues. In particular, you will possess field skills and theoretical knowledge required for ecological work such as environmental and pollution monitoring, 322

impact assessment, and nature conservation and management. In addition to discipline-specific skills and knowledge, a degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology will also teach you key ‘transferable’ skills in scientific writing, analytical thinking and numerical analysis. These skills can be applied to a wide variety of jobs and careers outside of the discipline.

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Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects coming onto this course.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our degree uses the understanding of basic ecological principles and concepts to predict and manage environmental change caused by the human impact on natural ecosystems. It includes subjects on landscape conservation and management; marine and freshwater biology; evolutionary ecology; biogeography; conservation biology; plant and animal genetics; and the whole area of sustainable food production. You will also acquire laboratory techniques relevant to other biological fields including biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, aquaculture, fisheries and zoology. The first year course, which follows the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences programme (CK404), is composed of compulsory modules across a wide range of science subjects and gives all students a foundation in the key areas of the disciplines within the School of BEES. In the following years you will have a greater choice of elective modules, depending on your interests, followed by a fourth-year dissertation in an area of your own choice.

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WORK PLACEMENT

A work experience module is available to students in fourth year, enabling you to spend from six to ten weeks in a structured working environment, where you will be evaluated both on your contribution to the placement institution and by a report on your experience. Work placements are organised by you, with help and advice from staff in the School of BEES, and can take place in government agencies, ecological consultancies, relevant private companies, the agriculture sector, or conservation/wildlife NGOs. These work placements are a wonderful chance to understand how your degree can set you on the path to a successful career in a wide variety of organisations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An Ecology and Environmental Biology degree gives you the skills, aptitude and qualifications for a career in a wide range of biological and environmental fields. Jobs range from work in field-based environmental research; conservation and management; agriculture and pest control; aquaculture and fisheries; to more laboratory-based disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry, pathology and toxicology. While many of these jobs are in Ireland, some of our graduates have travelled abroad to work in wildlife parks in southern Africa, and national parks in America. Job opportunities also exist in ecological and environmental consultancies; in food and agriculture industries; and in local and national government agencies and institutes. This type of scientific ecological training means that you are qualified to work in many other areas too, such as teaching,

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thanks to the transferable skills of critical thinking, writing, communication, numerical analysis and organisational skills that you acquire.

STUDY ABROAD

The School of BEES operates an exchange system with universities in America and Europe where students can spend all, or part, of their third year abroad. This option is taken by a few students from the school every year and is an opportunity to experience university life in a different culture and to broaden students’ horizons, particularly for postgraduate opportunities.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

As an EEB graduate you can progress to a taught or research-led Masters in a related topic, such as animal welfare, conservation biology, environmental management, environmental science, and marine biology. It is also possible to do a postgraduate course in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), at most of the third level Institutes in Ireland, in order to become a professional teacher in primary and secondary education. Other students who wish to pursue ecological research may decide to do a PhD in Ecology, either at UCC or another university at home or abroad. These are usually supported by funded studentships and are focused 4-year research projects on a topic of current interest. Some of our graduates decide to do a higher degree (e.g. MBA) in a non-biological subject, including Business Studies and Economics.

GRADUATE PROFILE LAURA MCCARTHY

Refer to CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on page 272.

FIELD TRIPS Fieldwork, both within Ireland and abroad, is an important part of our Ecology and Environmental Biology degree. In first year, all BEES students participate in a four-day residential field trip to explore the geology of Antrim. In second year, EEB students take a five-day non-residential field course module in Co. Cork, where they learn how to gather, analyse and write up ecological data from coastal and woodland habitats. In third and fourth year, students travel further afield, to the Algarve in Portugal, Scotland, or the Burren in Co. Clare, depending on your interests.

“This is a broad degree that caters for a variety of interests relating to the natural world. I gained practical research skills and developed critical thinking through scientific writing. The field trips were excellent at providing an insight into human impacts on the landscape and current conservation issues. I carried out a challenging and diverse final year research project on a rare woodland with multiple aspects to it including vegetation, soil and insect sampling. Upon completing my studies, I have worked in the Scottish Highlands surveying birds and will soon embark on a forest ecology internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

and an understanding of the science behind key environmental issues.

ACCESSED THROUGH: CK404 p.272

Our School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) is closely affiliated with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and MaREI, the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research. MaREI’s mission, to assist Ireland’s transition to an internationally competitive, lowcarbon sustainable society, positions UCC at the heart of globally relevant research. We are also very fortunate to avail of the ERI, whose six research centres conduct fundamental and applied research to generate new knowledge for, and solutions to, specific environmental challenges.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD

Professor Marcel Jansen bees@ucc.ie

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects coming onto this course.

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COURSE STRUCTURE WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE? Environmental Science is the study of physical, chemical and biological processes of the Earth and of human interactions with these processes. It uses a multidisciplinary perspective to consider approaches in protecting, preserving and managing the environment. Environmental Science has become more important in recent years because of the need to protect the natural and human environment for present and future generations. Environmental issues such as climate change, conserving biodiversity, management of waste and natural resources, production of energy and protecting human health are now high on the agenda of all governments, resulting in more stringent regulations and standards. This in turn has created a greater need for knowledgeable and appropriately trained environmental scientists. Dealing with these current and future environmental issues requires a multidisciplinary approach, an open mind, and problem-solving skills.

On this course you will study a broad multidisciplinary perspective of the environment with the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of Environmental Science. You will have hands-on experience in the field and laboratory, including visits to industrial and other relevant sites, and lectures and workshops from environmental practitioners and potential employers. The first year course, which follows the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences programme (CK404), is composed of compulsory modules across a wide range of science subjects, which gives all students a foundation in the key areas of the disciplines within the School of BEES. In the following years, you will have a greater choice of elective modules, depending on your interests, followed by a fourth-year dissertation in an area of your choice.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on page 272.

WHY UCC? UCC was one of the first universities in Ireland to establish an undergraduate programme in the Environmental Sciences. Since then the programme has become increasingly important because of the challenges we face in protecting the natural and human environment for present and future generations. Our multidisciplinary degree provides you with an essential grounding in the relevant science disciplines (biological, chemical, earth, physical and mathematical), together with hands-on experience 324

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Environmental Society: envirosoc.ucc.ie Geology Society: geologysoc.ucc.ie The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has a useful website if you are interested in this study area: www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/.


WORK PLACEMENT

A work-experience module is available in fourth year, enabling you to spend from six to ten weeks in a structured working environment, where you will be evaluated both on your contribution to the placement institution and by a report on your experience. Work placements are organised by you, with help and advice from staff in the School of BEES, and can take place in a broad variety of sectors.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As an Environmental Science graduate, you are eligible for any job that requires an honours degree in a science subject, but you are particularly suitable for posts in the following areas: environment and waste divisions of local authorities; environment divisions of chemical pharmaceutical, food and other industries; environmental consultancies; government departments concerned with natural resources; environment and land use; non-governmental organisations; and the Environmental Protection Agency. Posts for environmental

scientists are typically varied and can involve: designing environmental management systems, environmental auditing, environmental impact assessments, environmental risk assessments, monitoring compliance with environmental regulations, pollution monitoring, and waste and natural resource management.

STUDY ABROAD

The School of BEES operates an exchange system, mainly with European and American universities, that allows students to substitute one semester, or a full year, abroad in place of third year.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Please refer to the UCC postgraduate prospectus as a wide range of environmental postgraduate study options are available at both Masters and PhD level.

Question Time... Where do you travel for field trips and do we need any particular equipment? Environmental Science is very much a hands-on degree, therefore a wide range of both residential and day trips are included throughout the course to illustrate key fieldwork skills and practical aspects of environmental science. These include a flagship international field trip abroad in the third year of your programme (previous trips have included Portugal and The Netherlands for example). All scientific equipment needed is supplied for field trips, so generally all that is required is appropriate apparel depending on location (you might need both wet weather gear and good sun protection on our international trips for example – sometimes on the same day!). Sturdy, non-slip footwear is essential for all trips, and a good sense of humour always helps!

GRADUATE PROFILE ANNETTE COTTER “I truly enjoyed every aspect of this degree. It is very versatile with a wide range of topics covered throughout the four years; including a fantastic mix of desk, field and laboratory work. This opens many avenues post-graduation. My final year research project on methane gas gave me the opportunity to live in Vietnam to complete my subsequent Master’s thesis. I currently work with a Local Authority as a water services technician, monitoring river water quality, drinking water quality and wastewater.” #BeginBelongBecome

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FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE BSc (Honours)

The Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science degree course at UCC is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in the UK, with respect to all six Core Principles examinations in the 2019 IFoA curriculum. UCC is one of very few universities in Ireland which can offer you the potential to receive this level of exemptions from the professional actuarial examinations. In addition to opportunities in the financial and insurance areas, and in the mathematical sciences, you will have acquired analytical, computing, communication, and problemsolving skills that will open the way for a wide range of careers.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK407 p.278 CONTACT INFORMATION

Linda Daly sms@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

WHAT IS FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE? Actuarial Science is the discipline that assesses risk in the insurance and financial industries. The applications of actuarial science are quite diverse, ranging from assessment of life risks to the costing of insurance premiums, the formulation of investment strategies, and the design of pension plans. Financial Mathematics has been revolutionised by breakthroughs in the mathematical valuation of complicated financial transactions and, if you are excited by the challenge of utilising mathematics in the financial world, then this course might be for you.

WHY UCC?

This is a degree course for students who enjoy Mathematics and have a good background in Mathematics. Applied Mathematics is also useful as this helps with the modules on mechanics and mathematical modelling. Physics is also helpful with the mathematical side of the course.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our course is designed to be as broad as possible while at the same time emphasising actuarial and finance applications of the mathematical sciences; this broad grounding distinguishes this degree from similar degrees in other universities. You will develop fluency in the main computer-based resources used in industry as well as good programming skills. The development of such skills is integrated into the learning outcomes of most applied modules in the programme. The valuable quantitative analytical skills developed in this course are used in a variety of settings, both commercial and non-commercial. As a first-year student, you will be provided with a broad introduction to pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. At the end of the first year you can then decide which degree programme you would like to follow. However do bear in mind that if you want to do a Mathematical Sciences and Physics degree, you need to take Physics electives in your first year. Also certain electives are strongly recommended if you want to pursue a Financial Maths and Actuarial Science degree and obtain exemptions from professional actuarial examinations.

Our degree provides you with a thorough education in the mathematical sciences, as well as the preparation for a career with a financial focus. As a graduate of this course, you will have a broad range of quantitative FIRST YEAR MODULES numerical and computational skills that are of use in many fields. Graduates who wish to pursue an actuarial career may qualify for exemptions from some Refer to CK407 Mathematical Sciences on page 278. of the professional actuarial examinations, depending on performance and choice of electives, and will have the necessary preparation to undertake the remaining FOLLOW US @SEFSUCC examinations. 326

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science graduate, you can look forward to careers offering intellectual challenge, professional status, job satisfaction and high earnings. Designing solutions to mathematical problems involving financial risk, or future uncertainty, places you among the most highly valued professionals in the financial world. We see an enormous growth in the financial services industry worldwide and this, together with the increasing sophistication of modern financial products, has led to sustained demand for our graduates. Recent past graduates have gone on to work in companies such as Accenture, Bank of Ireland, Ernst & Young, Irish Life, and Deloitte. Here is what Paul Walsh FIA (CEO of Acumen Resources) says about our course:

offers a consultancy-based module where students work on real data sets and problems, they carry out statistical analysis on these data sets and then present their findings to the real-world client. This is a valuable experience which adds tremendous value to any CV.”

STUDY ABROAD

Students of this programme, and mathematical sciences students, regularly apply successfully for study abroad opportunities, such as the University of California Exchange Programme. Successful students typically spend all or part of their third year abroad. It is something that you might like to consider and your lecturers, and former UCC students, will advise you.

“As an actuarial recruitment agency for actuaries in Ireland, Acumen Resources have been proudly providing advice to students on the BSc Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science course. A key advantage of this course is that it is a broader course than just Actuarial Science. It has a large computer practical component and the feedback from delighted employers has been that their students are very technical and have excellent computer skills. The course also

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CLAIRE O’SULLIVAN

Head of Financial Planning at Davy in Dublin

Actuarial Associate at PwC, Dublin

“The course definitely set us up for success by having a nice mix between theory and practical skills and the small class size ensured a personal approach. The broad and well respected nature of the degree opened up different doors for the class and we ventured into many different areas. I followed the actuarial route and more specifically entered into the investment world. While I am not stuck in the details as much anymore, I still rely heavily on the problem solving and communication skills taught throughout the course and the actuarial qualification that ensued.”

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Many of our graduates pursue further study in programmes such as: MSc Corporate Finance, MSc Business Economics, MSc Data Science & Analytics, and MSc Management Information & Managerial Accounting.

“I really enjoyed my four years studying Financial Maths and Actuarial Science (FMAS) in UCC. I cherished the opportunity to explore pure mathematics, physics and financial maths through various modules in first year, allowing me to clarify which route I believed to be best suited to my career aspirations. This experience further strengthened my belief in pursuing financial mathematics, in order to complete the professional actuarial examinations. A great benefit of the FMAS course was that it allowed me to obtain various exemptions for these actuarial examinations before entering the workforce. Currently, I am working on the Actuarial team in PwC Dublin, gaining exposure to both the life and non-life teams before I make a decision as to which line of work I am going to pursue further.”

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GEOSCIENCES BSc (Honours)

Geosciences (iCRAG) whose team of over 150 researchers, across eight universities, collaborate on creating solutions for a sustainable society.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects for this course.

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK404 p.272 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Patrick Meere bees@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/bees

WHAT IS GEOSCIENCES? Geoscience is the study of the Earth and other planets in our solar system, their chemical and physical composition, and their structure and evolution over time. It includes investigations into the Earth’s surface processes, the nature and composition of the outer crust, as well as a study of its deep interior, and allows us to understand the formation and occurrence of important natural resources such as groundwater and mineral deposits. It also involves the study of the natural and physical resources of Earth and how they can be best managed and used in the context of changing physical environments, such as climate change. Geoscience is an extremely important environmental science, integrated as it is with climatology, ecology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and oceanography; these subjects help us to understand, for example, natural geohazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

WHY UCC? Geoscientists are critical for the sustainable exploration and management of the Earth’s raw materials upon which society depends. Environmental geoscientists are in increasing demand as we witness the deleterious effects of pollution and geohazards on humans and the environment. Geoscience skills and expertise are essential to drive the green economy, which requires expertise in a number of areas, such as the siting of onshore and offshore windfarms, and locating critical metal resources necessary for hybrid batteries, solar panels and wind turbines. We work closely with the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Irish Centre for Research in Applied 328

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COURSE STRUCTURE Geoscience is one of the principal degrees taken by students within the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) programme. In first year you will follow the common foundation course in science, which includes geoscience, biology, chemistry, environmental science, maths and physics. In second year you will focus more on geoscience modules. You will also participate in fieldwork which is an essential component of the course. In third year, you can specialize in either a Geological, Environmental or Palaeobiological theme. In the summer of third year, and before the start of fourth year, you will undertake a major field-based research project in an area of your choice, in Ireland or abroad. By final year you will concentrate on more specialized levels of Geoscience, and work towards completing your research project.

FIELD TRIPS Fieldwork is a key element of our course. Trips take place during term time and, on occasion, during vacation time; these trips are compulsory, and you are expected to attend. Fieldwork for the research project takes place during the summer vacation and into your final year as necessary, and can be in Ireland or overseas, depending on your chosen subject area. Currently, field courses are run in Antrim, Cork, Kerry, the Isle of Mull and Ullapool in Scotland, and central Greece. There is a high component of fieldwork on this course, with one residential field trip each year (for which there are additional fees, between ¤120 and ¤450 depending on location, but we try and keep these costs to a minimum).

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on page 272.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On graduation you will be highly sought after by employers as there is a global shortage of Geoscience graduates. In recent years, many of our graduates have gained employment in the area of environmental geology and have worked at home or abroad in diverse fields such as: infrastructure and engineering projects; geotechnical site investigations; hydrogeology; landfill management and environmental impact; and protection projects. Our graduates are also actively recruited by international mineral exploration companies, guaranteeing unrivalled opportunities to work overseas. Some jobs taken by our recent Geosciences graduates include: engineering geologist based in Cork City, environmental geologist (Kildare), exploration geologist (Western Australia), hydrogeologist (Cork), and as lecturer at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

WORK PLACEMENT As part of the course, opportunities exist to take a highly vocational work placement module in your final year. This will provide students with exposure to, and experience in, an enterprise relevant to the Geosciences and the working environment. Students will be required to work in an industrial placement as directed by the supervisor/manager and the academic supervisor. We often find that, after graduation, our students frequently continue in full-time employment with the company of their college placement.

GRADUATE PROFILE DR WILLIAM MCCARTHY “After graduation, I started working as an exploration geologist in the Pilbara and Murchison regions of Western Australia. I spent 15 months in the exploration industry seeking out new iron ore, manganese, copper, and gold deposits in different parts of W.A. This work involved mapping and rock sample collection in some of the most remote parts of Australia. I returned to UCC to start a PhD in Geology. My project focused on how molten rock called magma moves through the Earth’s crust. My aim was to link crustal melt migration routes to the location of valuable mineral deposits. The results of this research were of great benefit to geologists who are exploring for new ore deposits buried in the Earth’s crust. I am now a Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland”

STUDY ABROAD

You will have the option of taking one or two semesters in third year at one of our international partner institutions. In the past our students have taken semesters at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the University of Montana and the University of West Virginia in America.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Our Geoscience graduates can pursue geological research at MSc, MRes and PhD level in a range of focused topics in geology including: engineering, environmental geology, geochemistry, geohazards, geology, hydrogeology, marine geology, palaeontology, seabed mapping, structural geology, and volcanic studies. Geoscience in UCC offers a dedicated MSc in Applied Environmental Geoscience that is very much geared to preparing graduates for a career in this sector.

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Question Time... Do I need any equipment for the programme? Yes, you will have to purchase a hard hat and hand lens for first year field trips. A geological hammer and compass clinometer will be needed in other years. You will also require a good pair of boots and a waterproof jacket and pants!

fun fact! About 200 million years from now, Asia and America will collide to form a super-continent centred around the North Pole. Scientists already have a name for it: Amasia (because apparently scientists are better at predicting stuff than they are at naming stuff!). ;-)

GRADUATE PROFILE HANNAH MC GILLYCUDDY “Studying Geoscience at UCC was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The work is hard but well worth the effort, the friends you make become family (hard not to when you go on so many field trips with them!). The Geology staff are friendly, going above and beyond to help you. Geology is one of those rare courses where your future will be unlikely to include a 9-5 office job and opportunities are endless to see the world.” #BeginBelongBecome

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record in both career development following graduation and in postgraduate study. We have strong links with local, national and international companies, as well as a strong international reputation in research which will add value to your degree.

BSc (Honours)

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK407 p.278 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Andreas Amann a.amann@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci

WHAT IS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES? Mathematical Science underpins science, technology, engineering, finance, software and countless other modern developments. Mathematical Sciences allows you to study all aspects of mathematics, including Single Honours in Mathematical Sciences, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science, or Joint Honours with Physics. If you enjoy mathematics, this route offers you an exciting and challenging degree.

WHY UCC? The School of Mathematical Sciences is made up of the Disciplines of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics and is part of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Our primary mission is to provide high quality education in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics, and to carry out research to the highest international standards in a spirit of community and professional service – much as our first Professor of Mathematics, George Boole, did in his day. You will enter the jobs market with a top class numerate degree from one of the strongest Mathematical Sciences departments in the country. The emphasis on developing problem solving skills across a range of disciplines is highly regarded by employers. Our students have an excellent track

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A strong interest in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Economics and Physics is recommended.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BSc Mathematical Sciences programme is a broadly-based degree course for students who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and ability to a level that is highly valued by employers. You will study a wide range of topics across mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, concentrating on the areas you like most, without becoming unduly specialised. There is a significant choice of courses, especially in third and fourth year. In your first year you will learn the basic skills which will serve you through the remainder of the course. This will include a review of your Leaving Certificate mathematics, but with a strong focus on understanding and mathematical rigour. Depending on your interests, you will encounter new topics to consider from the mathematical world, from modules in theoretical aspects of mathematics to its practical applications and you will learn to apply these concepts and techniques in a real-world context. You will also gain important programming skills in a mathematical context, the experience of working in groups, and acquire written and oral presentation skills through project work and research.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK407 Mathematical Sciences on page 278.

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WORK PLACEMENT

The course does not include any formal placement module, but you are encouraged to seek a summer internship at the end of third year. Our staff in the School of Mathematical Sciences will advise you in sourcing a suitable position through well-established contacts with companies in Ireland.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate, you will possess technical and numerical skills, as well as desirable soft skills, such as oral and written presentation skills and team work experience, all of which are highly valued by potential employers. A mathematical science degree can lead to a wide range of careers in areas such as accountancy, actuarial work, banking, management consultancy, options trading, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, scientific research, software/ computing, and in engineering-based industries such as electronics and communication technologies. Recent graduates have gone on to work for AIB, Allianz Insurance, Cork County Council, FBD Insurance, Flutter Entertainment, IPB Insurance, and UCC.

STUDY ABROAD

A number of our students use their third year of study to go abroad, either for one semester or a full year. Popular destinations in recent years include the National University of Singapore; North Carolina State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Barbara; and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

After completing your degree you will have access to many attractive postgraduate study options. There are a number of Masters programmes including research-led or taught programmes such as the MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Data Science & Analytics, MSc Financial & Computational Mathematics, MSc in Mathematical Modelling & Self-Learning, and Higher Diploma in Statistics. It is also possible to pursue research in disciplines outside of Mathematical Sciences depending on your interests. Some of our graduates are successful in obtaining PhD funding from the Irish Research Council and popular research disciplines include applied maths, financial maths, pure maths, statistics and mathematical studies.

Question Time... Is it necessary to have studied Applied Mathematics for Leaving Cert? No, this is not essential.

Interesting Fact! George Boole, the first Professor of Mathematics in Cork published his book “The Laws of Thought” in 1854. After that, his work was almost forgotten for 80 years, before being rediscovered by Claude Shannon in the 1930s. Today, the two-valued Boolean logic is the basis for all modern computers.

GRADUATE PROFILE AIDAN MARNANE “Through studying mathematics I have learned how to think critically and imaginatively when confronted with a problem.”

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND PHYSICS BSc (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK407 p.278, CK408 p.280

WHY UCC? You will enter the job market with a degree that combines a high level of training in both numerical and experimental work. This emphasis on developing problem-solving skills across a range of disciplines is highly regarded by employers. Our students have an excellent track record in career development following both graduation and postgraduate study. We have strong links with local, national and international companies and with research institutes, which will add value to your degree and strengthen its reputation. In particular, we are fortunate to have access to the Tyndall National Institute here in UCC, which is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Andreas Amann

A strong interest in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics is recommended.

a.amann@ucc.ie

Dr Bryan Kelleher

COURSE STRUCTURE

bryan.kelleher@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/matsci www.ucc.ie/en/physics

WHAT IS MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND PHYSICS? Both Mathematics and Physics occupy a central position in the field of science and technology. Mathematics provides us with elegant tools for understanding physical phenomena, while Physics combines the intellectual fascination of mathematics with wide-ranging questions on the nature and properties of matter and energy itself. Physics is concerned with fundamental questions such as ‘what are the basic building blocks of matter?’ and ‘how did this universe evolve?’. It also looks to the future and tackles problems as pressing and diverse as the development of new energy sources, safer medical diagnostics, and ever smaller and faster devices for electronics and communications for example. Together these two disciplines work in tandem to provide solutions to some of the most pressing matters facing society today. Our Mathematical Sciences and Physics course provides a solid grounding in both mathematics and physics, with an emphasis on developing your problem-solving skills and capacity for analytical and logical thinking in mathematics, together with the intuitive and analytical understanding of physics.

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Mathematical Sciences and Physics is offered jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Physics, and you enter this degree pathway through the CK407 Mathematical Sciences or CK408 Physics and Astrophysics programme. In order to enter Mathematical Sciences and Physics from CK407 in second year, you must take the elective physics modules PY1052 (Introductory Physics I) and PY1053 (Introductory Physics II) in your first year.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK407 Mathematical Sciences on page 278 and CK408 Physics and Astrophysics on page 280.

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WORK PLACEMENT

While we have no formal work placement, opportunities for summer research are possible in the School of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, as well as in the Tyndall National Institute and other departments in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As society becomes increasingly more complex and more technologically oriented, the capacity for clear logical thinking and the quality of numeracy are in continuing and growing demand. Consequently, our graduates do very well since employers recognise that they have already proven their ability to master difficult ideas and solve challenging problems. A wide range of careers are open to you and our graduates have found work in banking, consultancy work, insurance, management, scientific research and development, software development and computing, and teaching and lecturing.

Question Time... What is the split between Mathematical Sciences and Physics? Overall, there is about the same amount of material from both areas. However, the details of the split depends on how you choose your electives.

Interesting fact: The interplay between Mathematics and Physics is one of the most fascinating success stories of science. To quote the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner: “The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.”

STUDY ABROAD

A number of our students use their third year of study to go abroad, either for a semester, or for a full academic year. Popular destinations in recent years include universities in both Europe and America.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

The BSc in Mathematical Sciences and Physics can lead to a variety of postgraduate study options at home or abroad. At UCC, we offer a number of MSc Programmes such as the MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Self-Learning. Our graduates are also successful in obtaining PhD funding from the Irish Research Council to further their studies in a variety of disciplines.

GRADUATE PROFILE COLM COUGHLAN “I found the degree excellent. The applied maths and physics modules gave me the tactical and computational skills that I now need to conduct cutting edge research. Those skills are highly sought after in industries such as computing, finance and engineering.”

GRADUATE PROFILE ANDREW HICKEY “I learned that having a maths and physics degree works wonders in getting the attention of prospective employers, regardless of the industry. Having worked in both the software and the finance industries, I’ve discovered the skills acquired in this course are almost universally applicable and are highly regarded in the job market.”

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placed to avail of expertise research within the college including collaborations with APC Microbiome Ireland, Environmental Research Centre (ERI), Moorepark Food Research Centre, and the Tyndall National Institute.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Paul O’Toole microbiology@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/microbiology

WHAT IS MICROBIOLOGY? Microbiology is the study of organisms that are usually too small to see with the naked eye, including fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoa. These microbes are crucially important in agriculture, biology, biotechnology, environment and medicine. Microbes are beneficial in processes such as food production, promoting human health, biotechnology, agriculture and waste treatment. Conversely, some are responsible for causing diseases and pandemics in humans and animals, or in causing food spoilage and crop loss in agriculture. As one of the classical disciplines, microbiology combines fundamental biology with various applications, and if you are interested in different aspects of science then this could be the course for you.

WHY UCC? The most important aspect of our microbiology degree is its relevance to society. Whether it’s regarding issues of the food or pharma industries, the environment, or medicine, microbiology is centrally important and is rarely far from the news. This relevance in diverse spheres means our graduates have little difficulty in pursuing careers in research and industry. The programme is varied and broad but has a special focus on our areas of particular strength which are medical, food and environmental microbiology. Many modern scientific disciplines, such as genetic engineering, genomics, microbial biotechnology, immunology and molecular biology, originated from classical microbiology and form an integral part of our modern microbiology degree. We are also uniquely

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Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our Microbiology degree is a degree stream option from Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402). In order to specialise in Microbiology in your third year, you will need to choose the biological stream at the end of your first year. At the end of the degree, you will have a broad knowledge of microbiology, specialised knowledge in aspects that interest you, and a skill set of knowledge acquisition, practical techniques and problem-solving abilities that will equip you for your future career.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270.


WORK PLACEMENT

We offer an optional Microbiology Work Placement module (MB3019) which can be taken in semester 2 of second, third or fourth year. The supervised placement provides students with exposure to, and experience in, a professional environment relevant to the degree for a period of at least four weeks (preferably eight weeks).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate of BSc Microbiology you will be highly sought after by employers. Our degree provides excellent training for a career in the microbiology, biotechnology, food, environmental, medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary sectors. Graduates have specialised skills in practical and theoretical microbiology that have direct relevance to industry, as well as additional skills in problem-solving, data-handling, and presentation, that can be applied in many different sectors. About 50% of our graduates go on to immediate employment, in Cork or beyond; while other graduates choose to pursue higher degrees in UCC or further afield. Employers of our recent graduates include Alexion Pharmaceuticals, ALS Life Sciences, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dairygold, Eurofins

Biopharma, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Kerry Group, Lakeland Dairies, Merck, Millipore, Pinewood Healthcare, Sanofi Pharma, and University College Cork.

STUDY ABROAD

There are some options for undergraduate experience abroad which can be arranged through the Erasmus programme.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A large number of our graduates opt for further study at home or abroad. Relevant courses at UCC include Diploma in BioPharma Processing, Diploma in Nutritional Sciences, MSc Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Diagnostic Radiography, MSc Food Microbiology, MSc Food Science, MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation, MSc Innovation in European Business, MSc Microbiology, PhD in Microbiology and related areas, and Graduate Entry Medicine. This degree is also recognised for the purpose of teaching biology on completion of the 2-year Professional Master of Education (PME).

GRADUATE PROFILE LAUREN ANDREWS

“Aside from the technical skills and aptitude gained over the last four years, the Microbiology degree and its incredible teaching staff have trained me to become a critical thinker and developed my soft skills, equipping me just in time for the professional world. After a turn of events no one could have ever imagined for 2020, I completed my final exams as part of my BSc Microbiology. Ten days later I began the next chapter of my life as a GOLD associate (Global Operational Leadership Development) with Johnson and Johnson. I have left UCC as a well-rounded individual as a result of the skills I have gained academically, professionally and personally both in and outside the classroom through my participation in UCC’s award winning WiSTEM society, UCC’s ladies Gaelic football and camogie club and undergoing an industrial placement through MB3019.”

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The School of Microbiology has strong links with industry, and our staff have ongoing and significant research contracts with companies such as Danone (France), Du Pont (USA), Friesland Campina (the Netherlands), General Mills (USA), Kerrygold (Ireland), Mead Johnson (USA), Pfizer (Ireland), Sigmoid (Ireland) and many more.

School of Microbiology staff were integral to setting up Alimentary Health Ltd, a probiotics company which has launched a product in the US and Canada (Align with Proctor and Gamble) and in Ireland (Alflorex). A bacteriocin discovered and patented in Cork, lacticin 3147, is now marketed by a major European starter bacteria company as a biocontrol measure in cheese, while another major company has licenced lacticin 3147 as a food ingredient. School of Microbiology staff have founded successful campus companies, which continue to operate and offer local employment including Tucana Health/4D Pharma Cork Ltd., and SeqBiome.

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edge research at UCC makes our programme one of the most challenging and exciting programmes in the College today.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are helpful subjects.

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Siobhain O’Mahony

BSc Neuroscience Director SOMahony@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/anatomy/studyneuroscience

WHAT IS NEUROSCIENCE?

COURSE STRUCTURE Our interdisciplinary degree programme provides you with a thorough basic training where neuroscience is studied at the molecular, cell and systems level. This course comprises a combination of lectures, practical work (experiments), tutorials/workshops and handson experimental design and experience. Our first year module programme follows the first year mandatory modules for the entry route Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) course. To be eligible for entry to the BSc honours degree programme in Neuroscience, which has a quota of 15 places, you must have successfully passed second year with its foundation modules in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

Neuroscience is concerned with the scientific FIRST YEAR MODULES study of the structure and function of the nervous system. Neuroscientists study all aspects of the Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences nervous system from its very molecular, cellular and on page 270. systematic structure, through to how it develops, and ultimately affects, our behaviour and cognition. This multidisciplinary subject takes us on a journey through the nervous system, in health and in disease, throughout the lifespan of human life, placing neuroscience at the very centre of human development. Neuroscience contributes to a better understanding of many common conditions such as addiction, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and the effects of a stroke, for example, making this field one of the most challenging and exciting fields in science today.

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WHY UCC? This is an interdisciplinary degree course organised by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, with significant contributions from other departments covering molecular and cellular biology, anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology and clinical neuroscience. We believe neuroscience is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas in the biomedical sciences. Much of the teaching on this course is led by our research-active staff in association with UCC-based research centres such as APC Microbiome Ireland and the Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT). Among its many projects, INFANT is currently examining how artificial intelligence detects brain seizures in newborn babies using EEG readings. Access to this type of cutting336

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Yes, you will get a chance to carry out your own research project in fourth year and you will be guided by one of our research-active academic staff. For an idea of the type of research you might consider for your project please explore the innovative research work of the Cork NeuroScience Centre (CNS) at www.ucc.ie/ en/cns/.

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WORK PLACEMENT

We run an optional Work Placement module during the summer of third year (AN4015) that is designed to provide students with exposure to, and experience in, a professional environment relevant to their degree. Students will be required to work in a placement as directed by the workplace manager and/or academic supervisor. Our staff will also advise you on possible student summer scholarship work.

neuroscience education, and in basic and applied biomedical and neuroscience research. As a Neuroscience graduate you can also consider a diverse range of employment fields ranging from pharmaceutical and biotech industries, sales and marketing or scientific consulting and publishing.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Career opportunities in Neuroscience reflect the worldwide expansion of interest in this field. This broad-based course provides you with general scientific training, as well as specific relevant training for employment in biological and

A large number of our graduates opt for further study in Ireland or abroad. Relevant courses at UCC include MSc programmes and PhD programmes in physiotherapy, radiography, speech therapy, human anatomy, and Graduate Entry to Medicine. A sample of courses taken by our recent graduates include MSc Human Anatomy, MSc Marine Biology, MSc Medicine & Health, MSc Neuroscience, PhD Neuroscience and PhD Science.

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“The willingness of the staff of the department to help the students achieve their goals and the enthusiasm, encouragement and engagement they showed is unparalleled.”

“The BSc Neuroscience is a fascinating course which prepares students for research careers in a variety of fields. I am very grateful to the staff for their outstanding passion and standard of teaching.”

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We are fortunate at UCC to have access to the world-class research facilities of the Tyndall National Institute; Tyndall brings together some of Ireland’s leading researchers working across the disciplines of astrophysics, bioengineering, chemistry, physics and medicine, and many of our students take on research positions at Tyndall on graduation.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Understanding Physics requires the use of many mathematical techniques and tools, so it is important to have a good ability for Mathematics. This, together with Physics and Applied Mathematics is very helpful.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Bryan Kelleher

COURSE STRUCTURE

physics@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/physics

WHAT IS PHYSICS? Physics is concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. This means it deals with the most fundamental questions we can ask, from the quantum world on scales smaller than an atom, to the largest distances we can probe with the most powerful telescopes. Physics is used to tackle problems as diverse as the development of new energy sources, safer medical diagnostics, high-temperature superconductors and ever smaller and faster devices for electronics and telecommunications. The study of physics appeals to those who are curious about how things work and who enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics.

WHY UCC? In many ways, the principles of physics underlie all sciences, and our degree offers an excellent education in both experimental and theoretical physics. Physics, and technologies developed by physicists, play a major role in atmospheric science, biology, chemistry, computer science, electronics, energy, engineering, geology, medicine, nanotechnology, and optics. An education in physics at UCC provides you with problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills, and can lead to a wide range of careers in these, and many other fields. As a BSc Physics graduate you will possess a thorough grounding in experimental methods, highly marketable problem-solving skills, and experience with computer programming and modelling; this, together with your solid knowledge of theoretical and mathematical physics, ensures your marketability and value to potential employers. 338

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Admission to the BSc Physics course, which is internationally accredited by the Institute of Physics, is via the Physics and Astrophysics (CK408) programme. Our first year curriculum provides a broad foundation in physics and mathematical subjects, allowing students to pursue several possible degree courses. As a physics student, you will embark on a dynamic and exciting course of study that combines intellectual fascination with practical application to a wide range of human endeavours, including biological sciences, engineering, earth sciences, philosophy and medicine.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK408 Physics and Astrophysics on page 280.

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QUESTION TIME... Is it necessary to have studied Applied Mathematics for the Leaving Cert? It is not required, but many students find that having studied Applied Mathematics is very helpful for the Physics and Applied Mathematics modules that are taken in first year.


WORK PLACEMENT

There is no formal work placement but, following second and third year, there are opportunities for summer research in the Physics Department, the nearby Tyndall Institute and other departments in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. After first year you can also get teaching experience through Peer-Assisted Learning, demonstrating for first-year labs and tutoring for first-year modules.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

An education in physics provides you with problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills, and our graduates have developed careers in a diverse range of fields such as: astronomy; banking and finance; climate science and sustainability; computer science; data science and analysis; education; engineering; health marketing; IT management; medicine; meteorology; space science; technology; and the environment.

STUDY ABROAD

You will have opportunities for study abroad in third year at a variety of universities in Europe and America. Recently our students have spent their third year at the Technical University of Munich; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Barbara; and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A number of our graduates go on to pursue postgraduate programmes at Masters or PhD level in several areas related to physics, at universities home and abroad. Options in UCC include the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Applied Physics) and the MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing.

CURRENT STUDENT HANNAH DOUPE LYNOTT “My secondary school physics teacher encouraged me to question the basic principles of the world, this led me to choose maths and physics as my study direction. Since visiting UCC, the atmosphere has always been welcoming due to the beautiful campus and the work of the Student’s Union. In your 1st year, the course covers all the materials you need to understand your modules so don’t be afraid that you won’t have enough knowledge. The Department of Physics is also supported by such an encouraging community of lecturers and students, plus the class sizes are smaller than many others, making it a great programme to be a part of.”

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other exciting fields. Check out our research page www.ucc.ie/en/physiology/research.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are helpful subjects.

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270 CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Vincent Healy physiology@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/physiology

WHAT IS PHYSIOLOGY?

COURSE STRUCTURE Our course starts with the Biological and Chemical Sciences programme (CK402) and covers introductory modules in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The second year programme builds on this by examining the fundamental molecular processes that occur in all cells and the function of some specialised cell types, such as nerve and muscle cells. The third year programme provides a deep insight into the functions of the body systems and includes core modules in Pharmacology (how drugs can be used both to alter biological function and to reveal new aspects of biology), immunology (study of the body’s defence mechanisms), and a literature review style research project. In your final year you will be introduced to issues in diverse areas of Physiology with a focus on the research literature and exploration of methods, data analysis and theories of molecular, cell and integrative physiology.

Physiology is the study of how humans and other animals function at all levels: the whole body, the cells it is composed of, and the molecular processes happening inside these cells. Physiology is distinctive among the biological sciences in that it takes an integrated, holistic view of the whole organism, FIRST YEAR MODULES bringing together knowledge from a range of disciplines including chemistry, physics, anatomy and biochemistry, to create an overall understanding of the Refer to CK402 Biological and Chemical Sciences on page 270. living organism. If you enjoy working with the details, as well as the overall picture, then maybe this is the degree for you.

WHY UCC? The Department of Physiology at UCC is characterised by the diversity of its research themes and specialist techniques. Located in the Western Gateway Building, our department works closely with research laboratories in the Biosciences Institute (BSI), providing us with exciting research connections across the campus. You will be able to avail of this in your final year as a physiology student, when you get the opportunity to work in a lab with a member of staff and a research team. Student projects are regularly selected each year for presentation at the summer meeting of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and some have been presented at international scientific meetings such as the Physiological Society. Currently the Department of Physiology conducts research in the core areas of cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, genome manipulation technologies, and

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Interesting fact S Will I get a chance to do my own research project? Yes, you will get a chance to carry out your own research project in fourth year which will be supervised by one of our research-active academic staff.

Fun facts! Some fun facts about our body: All the blood vessels in an adult, if laid end-to-end, would circle the Earth four times at the equator; the human heart beats more than three billion times in an average lifespan; at a genetic level, all human beings are more than 99 percent identical; messages from the human brain travel along nerves at over 300 km/h; and the combined surface area for gas exchange in both lungs is the size of a tennis court – the human body really is a wonder!


WORK PLACEMENT

Learning physiology in your final year takes on a new dimension, as you then get the opportunity to work in the laboratory with a research team. Students currently work for at least eight weeks on projects as diverse as kidney function in anaesthetised rats, cardiovascular function in human volunteers, cellular calcium signalling, sensory function and the development of gene therapies for inherited diseases.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a Physiology graduate you are also well-placed to enter biomedical research – demand is currently increasing from the pharmaceutical industry for scientists with an understanding of whole-body function and the relevant research skills to apply that understanding. Physiology is a particularly strong degree for teachers (via the Postgraduate Diploma in Education), as it integrates knowledge of biology

and the basic sciences (chemistry, physics, mathematics) into an understanding of the complexity of life. A number of Physiology graduates have also embarked on training and careers in clinical therapies and in pharmaceutical sales and management.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

A degree in Physiology is an ideal entry qualification for UCC’s Graduate Entry Medicine course as it provides you with a strong grounding in normal human body function, which is an excellent basis for understanding disease, and ultimately treating patients. A large number of our graduates opt for further study in Ireland or abroad. Relevant courses at UCC include the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and MSc and PhD programmes in audiology, biotechnology, diagnostic radiotherapy, forensic medicine, medicine and health, molecular pathology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and sports science.

GRADUATE PROFILE WILLIAM HICKEY “I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student of UCC. My degree in physiology provided me with an excellent scientific background, with an understanding of physiology from whole systems down to the molecular level. The staff in the physiology department were always kind, knowledgeable and passionate about their subject. During my time here I was able to develop many skills which have proven to be vital to me and my career going forward. These include skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and multiple lab-based skills which I still employ to this day. Since graduating from physiology, I have completed a masters in biomedical science and have worked on projects with aspects ranging from science, polymer chemistry, mechanical engineering and commercialisation. This is a testament to the broad and diverse learning opportunities and transferable skills that were made available to me through the physiology degree at UCC.”

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SCIENCE EDUCATION BSc(Ed) (Honours) DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK402 p.270, CK404 p.272, CK406 p.276, CK408 p.280

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Declan Kennedy d.kennedy@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/education/und/bsced

WHAT IS SCIENCE EDUCATION? Our Science Education degree involves the study of both science and education over a four-year period, after which you will be a fully qualified science teacher. The Science Education programme at UCC is an example of the concurrent model of teacher training. In other words, you study both science and education over the duration of the programme

WHY UCC? The BSc Science Education degree is fully recognised by the Teaching Council, so you do not have to undertake any additional qualification, such as the Professional Master of Education (PME), in order to teach. By the end of your degree you will be fully qualified to teach your specialist subject to Leaving Certificate level, and also to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to Junior Certificate level. At UCC we have outstanding facilities for training Science teachers in our state-of-the art Eureka Centre for Inquiry Based Education, located in the Kane (Science) Building on the main campus. The centre consists of two state-of-the art science education laboratories, a Science Education Resource Centre, and a conference room that is fully equipped with all the latest video-conferencing technology. The

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facilities incorporate all the resources required by trainee teachers to teach science in an effective and inspirational manner. The Eureka Centre has received international recognition from the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) for its excellent standard of Continuing Professional Development programmes, in keeping with the ICASE vision of excellence in Science Education worldwide. Students taking this degree are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry and Physics are helpful subjects.

COURSE STRUCTURE Science teaching is a challenging and worthwhile career, especially if you enjoyed science in school and think you would like the activity of classroom and laboratory teaching. The degree is not only fully accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland, it also has international accreditation and some graduates of the programme are currently teaching in many parts of the world. After the first year of your chosen pathway, you will register for the BSc Science Education degree and choose to specialise in one of three areas: biology, chemistry, or physics.

GRADUATE PROFILE KEVIN BUCKLEY “I qualified as a science teacher via the BSc(Ed) degree in UCC. I found that the degree was a great preparation for a career in science teaching. I really enjoyed the course and I found it a great advantage to be a fully qualified science teacher in four years without the need to undertake any further studies. The structure of the course suited me very much as it allowed me a year to settle into college and to take a common first year science course before registering for the BSc(Ed) in second year. This meant that I did not have to make up my mind about a career in science teaching while I was still doing my Leaving Certificate and allowed me the option of either a career as a scientist or a career in science teaching at the beginning of second year in UCC.”

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In second, third and fourth year you will participate in a Teaching Practice Placement where you will gain experience of science teaching. In second year, teaching placement usually begins in late September or early October. This enables you to attend some lectures in Education to help prepare you for classroom teaching; it also allows you to finalise your timetable of science lectures, education lectures, practical classes, tutorials, etc. so that you can advise your school when you are free to fit in your teaching placement lessons. The lessons that you teach during Teaching Placement are fitted in around your college lectures and laboratory practical work.

year for four hours per week. In addition, you will be involved in various associated activities in your school.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This programme gives graduates the opportunity to take up an exciting career in which they can inspire young people with their teaching of science. Some of our graduates have also moved into research and postgraduate study. Recent graduates have taken up careers as science teachers at secondary school level, members of the science inspectorate of the Department of Education, researchers in science and science education, and lecturers in science education.

Your teaching placement takes place in a local secondary school (usually in Cork city or county) over a 10-week period. The placement involves direct teaching of two hours per week plus an hour of mentoring in the school. During this time you will receive two visits from your teaching practice supervisor. In fourth year, the school placement module (ED4102) involves you teaching over the entire school

LABORATORY PRACTICAL WORK

FIRST YEAR MODULES

In addition to the laboratory practical work in the Science modules, this laboratory practical work will also cover the Leaving Certificate Biology, Chemistry and Physics curricula as well as the Junior Cycle Science curriculum. You will also visit the Education Centre at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork, to see how their facilities might be utilised to enhance your science teaching.

Refer to CK402, CK404, CK406 and CK408 entries on pages 270, 272, 276, 280.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Graduates of the BSc Science Education degree may pursue postgraduate programmes such as MEd, MSc and PhD degrees.

There is a FAQ document containing the answers to the many questions asked about the programme at: www.ucc.ie/en/education/und/bsced/.

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WHAT WILL HELP YOU? Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics are helpful subjects for this course.

COURSE STRUCTURE

DEGREE AWARD ACCESSED THROUGH: CK404 p.272 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS ZOOLOGY? Zoology is one of the oldest disciplines in Science. It is also one of the broadest, as it covers everything to do with animals, from genes to whole animal ecosystems. Animals are fundamental to the existence of ecosystems so their study is an extremely important branch of science. While Zoology covers all aspects of animal life and biology it remains a highly multidisciplinary course; it embraces animal behaviour, animal welfare, conservation, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, ornithology, parasitology and physiology.

The study of Zoology at UCC includes animal structure (anatomy and physiology), behaviour, development, diversity (taxonomy), ecology, evolution, distributions (biogeography), genetics, and physiology. You will learn about all animal biology, from microscopic, single-celled forms to complex forms such as fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, including man. Zoology is one of the principal degrees taken by students within the Biological, Earth and Enviromental Sciences (BEES) programme. In first year you will follow the common foundation course in science, which includes biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, geography, geology, maths and physics, before specialising in your chosen subjects from second year. You will also participate in fieldwork which is an essential component of your course. In the summer of your third year, and before the start of fourth year, you will undertake a major field-based research project in an area of your choice, in Ireland or abroad. Our degree programme has a strong focus on field skills, which makes our graduates highly employable.

FIRST YEAR MODULES Refer to CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on page 272.

WHY UCC? We are fortunate to be at the centre of a vibrant research community in UCC where our School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) is closely affiliated with leading research institutes on campus. Our work in Zoology is closely aligned to the BEES Mission Statement: To advance and apply our understanding of the natural world through excellence in research, teaching and innovation. This informs our close collaborations with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and its research centres, including MaREI, the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research. Many of our staff members serve on boards and committees of state agencies and statutory bodies such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Heritage Council, Fota Wildlife Park, which, together with the ERI, provide a great resource for our students.

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FIELD TRIPS Field work is integral to this degree. Although many modules contain short field trips, fieldwork is especially important for one or more modules in each of second, third and fourth year. During second year you will explore the basic principles of studying plants and animals in the wild in County Cork, while in third year we travel further afield to the Algarve in Portugal to study animal behaviour, landscape ecology, ornithology, and seashore biology. In fourth year, you have a choice of a marine biology course at Millport Research station in Scotland or a Landscape Ecology course in the Burren, Co. Clare. All of this field experience builds up to your final year thesis which, for most students, has a large component of fieldwork, on anything from dolphin sociality, jellyfish biology, and the welfare of zoo animals.


WORK PLACEMENT

A work experience module is also available to fourth year students, enabling you to spend six to ten weeks in a structured working environment where you are evaluated both on your contribution to the placement institution and by a report on your experience. Work placements are organised by you, with help from us, and placement options include: the agriculture sector, conservation organisations (such as Fota Wildlife Park), ecological consultancies, government agencies, or marine laboratories. These placements are a chance to understand how your degree can set you on the path to a successful career in a wide variety of organisations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a Zoology graduate you will be well equipped for a variety of careers including field-based environmental research in agriculture and pest control; aquaculture and fisheries; and conservation and management, as well as work in laboratory-based disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, pathology and toxicology. Job opportunities are possible in research and general management, at universities, in government agencies and institutes, and yes, even in zoos! You will also acquire a broad range of transferrable skills

GRADUATE PROFILE EVAN HICKEY “I really enjoyed my final year research project, during which I explored the effects of sperm competition on testosterone production in rodents. I hope to publish this work in a scientific journal and to pursue a career in zoological research, perhaps first doing a PhD!”

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(written, visual and oral communication; critical thinking; data analysis and management; organisation; lab skills), which are very attractive to potential employers across all disciplines.

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The School of BEES operates an exchange system with some American universities that allows students to substitute either a year, or a semester, abroad during third year.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

Students from Zoology often continue to postgraduate study (Masters or PhD), at home or abroad, in a related topic such as: animal welfare, biological computation, conservation biology, genetics, and marine biology. It is also possible to carry out postgraduate work in a non-biological subject, such as business studies, economics, and geography.

Question Time... How much does the field work cost? Most field trips come with an extra cost for travel and accommodation which the School of BEES endeavours to keep to a minimum. Normally, you could expect to pay between €250 and €350 for the Zoology field course in Portugal in third year. The fourth year Landscape Conservation field course in the Burren in Co. Clare is approximately €300 and the Marine Biology field course in Millport, Scotland, is approximately €600. Any additional costs are minimal.

Interesting fact: If you love animals this could be the degree for you, but remember, learning about dolphins and tigers is only part of it! And remember, Zoology is not ‘the study of Zoos’, although a small number of Zoologists do pursue careers in zoos and in animal husbandry.

VALENTINE REISSWOOLEVER “My undergraduate degree at UCC introduced me to the many facets of Zoology, and led to my current PhD on palm oil sustainability at the University of Cambridge.”

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MEDICINE MB, BCh, BAO (Honours)

DURATION 5 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 738 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 738-781 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 90 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. Students are required to meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Students are required to present for the Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland) which must be completed in the proposed year of entry to the Medicine programme. Applicants must achieve a minimum of 480 points in their Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Applicants who have previously been unsuccessful in any Medicine course are deemed not to be “in good standing” and will only be considered for admission to UCC’s Medicine courses on a case-by-case application basis. Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh

WHAT IS MEDICINE? Few fields can compete with Medicine in terms of the wide variety of opportunities available to graduates. For most doctors, their professional lives are centred on caring for people in the community or in the hospital setting. In this context the healthcare of the patient revolves around the doctor and other members of the healthcare team. However, doctors are also leaders in biomedical research, in the development of new understanding of normal and abnormal bodily functions, diagnostic methods and therapies. They engage in a vast array of medically-related careers such as in epidemiology resources, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, health insurance companies, and in the management of health and safety in the workplace, for example.

WHY UCC? Since 1849, the School of Medicine at UCC has taught the art and science of Medicine to students from all over the world. With its excellent reputation for clinical teaching and medical research, UCC is internationally recognised as a first-choice university for studying Medicine. Central to this is early patient contact and excellent bedside teaching by experienced clinicians. In UCC you will have early clinical experiences in both hospital and community settings. Our state-of-theart modern facilities, including the FLAME laboratory, combined with a large network of teaching hospitals will provide you with a top-class medical education. All students undertake a final year research project with many being linked with one of our international research centres such as Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) or the APC Microbiome Institute, or related clinical centres.

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While an interest in science subjects is important, the ability to develop effective communication skills in order to respond to the health needs of patients and an interest in improving healthcare at all levels is also valuable.

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Our Medicine curriculum is rooted in the basic medical sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, but also places emphasis on clinical instruction. A distinctive feature is small-group, patient-centred teaching, in which students learn the skills of listening and communicating, history-taking and clinical


examination. Our curriculum reflects current best practice in medical education and is under constant review and evaluation. The curriculum is further enhanced by a wide range of student-selected modules, from research projects to humanities’ workshops (e.g. art and medicine, creative writing). Research is a key element of Medicine at UCC, and all students complete a research project in their final year.

CLINICAL PLACEMENT Our students have early clinical exposure, beginning with a Family Attachment Scheme in General Practice in second year, leading to full-time clinical placements by third year. You will get a broad range of clinical experiences, allowing you to learn alongside some of the country’s best clinicians.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: HC1002 Person, Culture and Society I, CP1080 Clinical Science and Practice I (Semester 1), CP1090 Clinical Science and Practice I (Semester 2), FM1010 Foundations of Medicine 1 - Introductory Human Biology (15 credits), FM1020 Foundations of Medicine 2 - Cardiovascular Biology, FM1030 Foundations of Medicine 3 - Respiratory Biology & Metabolism (10 credits), FM1040 Foundations of Medicine 4 - Gastrointestinal, Nutritional & Metabolic Biology (10 credits). Plus one of the following 5 credit modules: ELECTIVES: EH1090 Epidemiology Elective I, FR1106 Threshold French II, HS1094 Spanish Language for First Year Medical Students (Beginner Level), IT1171 Italian Language for Medical Students (Beginner Level), LC0001 Medical English, MX1001 Library Project in Medicine I, MX1006 Student Directed Special Study Module in Medicine, MX1007 Special Study Module: Advanced Irish Language, MX1009 History of Medicine, UW0092 Science in Society for Medicine (available to MB, BCH, BAO students only).

Few fields can compete with Medicine in terms of the wide variety of career opportunities. Most of our graduates work as doctors, caring for people in the community or the hospital. Others choose to work in related fields such as: medical research, public health, pharmaceutical or biomedical device companies, health insurance companies, or occupational medicine, for example.

STUDY ABROAD Medical students at UCC can undertake hospital placements abroad as part of the Erasmus student exchange programme. In addition, students can take summer clinical electives in medical institutes around the world, including North America, South America, and Africa (through the Surgeon Noonan programme).

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS After successful completion of the internship programme you can follow a range of medical specialities. Information on available programmes can be found at: www.medicalcouncil.ie/education/.

CURRENT STUDENT DAVID PATRICK VAUGHAN “What I love about studying medicine is the variety. Every few weeks we move to a new placement in a different specialty. This gives us a chance to experience the wide range of career paths in Medicine. I hope that at some stage I will have the opportunity to use my training to work for humanitarian organisations.”

For further FAQs from the School of Medicine please see our dedicated page: www.ucc.ie/en/medical/prosstud/dem/faq/.

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DURATION 5 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 625*

WHAT IS DENTISTRY?

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 625*

Dentistry provides a rewarding career in the provision of oral health care and is satisfying not only in terms of performing high-standard clinical procedures but also in terms of social interaction. The dentist also fulfills an important function in educating patients regarding their oral care.

APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 28 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 3 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE http://www.ucc.ie/en/ck702 CONTACT INFORMATION

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Dentistry will appeal to students who have empathy for people, who are interested in their welfare, and who like carrying out precision work with their hands. The Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) encourage applications from mature students, and from qualifying students with special educational backgrounds. Our five-year course incorporates the vertical integration of traditional pre-clinical and clinical subjects to deliver an educational experience and training which follows contemporary best practice teaching methodologies.

WHY UCC? This course, leading to the award of a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) degree, takes five years and the first one and a half years are spent mainly on the university campus studying basic medical sciences. The final three and a half years are spent in the CUDSH and the attached Cork University Hospital. A feature of the CUDSH is the highly favourable ratio of dental staff to students, allowing students extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients under the supervision of well-trained staff. A benefit of studying in Cork is the small class sizes which ensures that all students receive individual attention.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An interest in science subjects and oral health along with an ability to build caring and professional relationships with patients would be important.

COURSE STRUCTURE

CLINICAL PLACEMENT The clinical placement is primarily located within Cork University Dental School and Hospital with patient contact and management commencing in the Third Year of the programme with students having undertaken practical and simulation exercises beforehand.

Our course marries a high degree of technical skills knowledge with clinical expertise and patient interaction. As the course progresses, you undertake clinical care for your patients which is progressively more complex, challenging and rewarding. Small-group teaching is provided which gives you the opportunity to share learning experiences with fellow students and experienced staff. On graduating from this course, you will have developed an ability to listen to and engage with your patients having acquired the skills to be a general dental practitioner. You will also be able to deliver clinical care for your patients to a high technical level. This clinical care is grounded in a deep theoretical knowledge base reinforced by key problem-solving skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST YEAR MODULES

The NUI offers, through the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, the postgraduate degrees of: Master of Dentistry (MDS), Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH), Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in either Orthodontics or Oral Surgery. For more information please see our postgraduate page at: www.ucc.ie/en/dentalschool/study/postgraduate/.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AN1005 Principles of Human Structure for Dentistry, AN1006 Topographical Anatomy (10 credits), BC1024 Introduction to Biomolecules and Metabolic Pathways (10 credits), PL1001 Introduction to Physiology for Dentistry I, PL1002 Introduction to Physiology for Dentistry II (10 credits), OH1001 Fundamentals of Dentistry I (15 credits), OH1002 Fundamentals of Dentistry II.

Our undergraduate degree serves as a solid foundation to pursue further career options. On graduation you will have a qualification with an international reputation that leads to registration with the Dental Council of Ireland and the ability to work independently as a general dental practitioner. Qualified dentists may enter general practice, work in the community dental service, undertake further study with a view of specialising in a number of disciplines, or become university academics. Qualified dentists can currently work in EU countries, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, and Singapore.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS

GRADUATE PROFILE SARAH JAMEEL “Studying Dentistry at UCC is not like being at a factory that turns out surgical robots, but it is learning at a place where they make us thinking, feeling, human dentists who are able to create smiles through both empathy and clinical practice alike.”

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DURATION Pathway 1: 2 year full-time (Clinical Training) Pathway 2: 16 month part-time (Special purpose award) APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES (including mature students) Full-Time 8 Part-Time 52 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade O6/H7 in 5 subjects at Leaving Certificate level or equivalent. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda Vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A TO APPLY Application forms are available on our website www.ucc.ie/en/dipdentnurs/ from January. QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/dipdentnurs/ CONTACT INFORMATION

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DENTAL NURSING DipDN WHAT IS DENTAL NURSING? Dental Nurses are a valuable member of the dental team. This is an auxiliary profession, supporting members of the dental team in the delivery of dental treatment. The main duties of a dental nurse include: infection control, chair-side assistance, preparation and maintenance of the dental surgery, patient care and administration of the dental surgery. Skills required of you include: communication and organisational skills, the ability to use initiative, good manual dexterity, and the ability to provide support assistance during the provision of dental treatment.

WHY UCC? Our Diploma in Dental Nursing was designed to meet the needs of the general dental community and has standardised dental nurse training in Ireland. It was developed as a joint initiative between Cork University Dental School and Hospital, and the Dublin Dental University Hospital. Successful completion of this course will permit entry onto the Voluntary Register for Dental Nurses with the Dental Council of Ireland. Our course delivers a high standard of both practical and theoretical education, utilising state-of-the-art technology. Throughout the course we use a blend of delivery methods, including video-conferencing, online learning, and mobile learning, all of which are used to enhance your learning experience.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? If you have an interest in working as part of a dental team in the delivery of oral healthcare and have a caring and understanding disposition, this may be the course for you. Good communication and organisation skills are important as is the ability and willingness to work closely with the dental team in providing support and assistance during the provision of dental treatment.

COURSE STRUCTURE There are two pathways through this course. The 16-month part-time route (special purpose award) and a full-time two-year route (Clinical Training). Both routes will provide you with the practical skills supported by the theoretical knowledge to develop an understanding of the dental nurse’s role, and responsibility, as part of the dental team. Both fulltime and part-time training options are taught via small-group teaching in supportive environments.

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PATHWAY 1: 2-YEAR FULL-TIME (CLINICAL TRAINING) PROGRAMME:

Further study is possible in a number of areas, including dental radiography, conscious sedation, oral health promotion, dental hygiene and dental science. The employment rate of our graduates is extremely high and it is also possible to work abroad with this qualification. Some of our graduates have obtained work as dental nurses in Australia, Canada, and the UK.

FIRST YEAR MODULES DN1001 Ethical Issues in the Provision of Dental Care (5 credits), DN1002 Microbiology & Cross Infection Control for Dental Nurses (15 credits), DN1005 Dental Anatomy & Physiology (Oral & Systemic) (10 credits), DN1007 Dental Pathology & Disease (10 credits), DN1008 Restorative Dentistry for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN1009 Oral Surgery for Dental Nurses (10 credits).

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SECOND YEAR MODULES DN2111 Oral Health & Development for Dental Nurses (10 credits,)
DN2112 Dental Practice Administration (5 credits),
DN2113 Clinical Logbook (20 credits),
DN2115 Medical Emergencies for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN2116 Dental Research Based Project (15 credits). PATHWAY 2: 16-MONTH PART-TIME PROGRAMME: DN1001 Ethical Issues in the Provision of Dental Care (5 credits), DN1002 Microbiology & Cross Infection Control for Dental Nurses (15 credits), DN1005 Dental Anatomy & Physiology (Oral & Systemic) for Dental Nursing (10 credits), DN1007 Dental Pathology & Disease (10 credits), DN1008 Restorative Dentistry for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN1009 Oral Surgery for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN1011 Oral Health & Development for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN1012 Dental Practice Administration (5 credits), DN1013 Clinical Student Portfolio (20 credits), DN1015 Medical Emergencies for Dental Nurses (10 credits), DN1016 Dental Research Based Project (15 credits).

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GRADUATE PROFILE LUCY O’DONOGHUE “Although challenging and demanding at times, I found this course to be extremely enjoyable and beneficial. As well as creating enjoyable memories and lasting friendships, the skills that the course provided me with definitely gave me a stable and knowledgeable start to the beginning of my nursing career as a qualified healthcare professional. The students I met throughout my time there were from many different cultures and ethnicities. I found that not only was I learning about my career but also expanding my knowledge on different dental cultures.” #BeginBelongBecome

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DURATION 2 Years APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 12 (including mature students)

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LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, Biology and one other subject recognised for entry purposes or equivalent. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda Vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. Applicants must hold a Leaving Certificate to apply. APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A TO APPLY Application forms are available from our website www.ucc.ie/en/dipdh/ from January. QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/dipdh/ CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS DENTAL HYGIENE? Dental Hygienists form an important complementary branch of the dental profession, performing preventive and periodontal treatments for adults and children. Working under the supervision of a dentist, the dental hygienist carries out procedures such as: scaling teeth, taking and recording radiographs, local infiltration and inferior block anaesthesia, application of fissure sealants, application of desensitising agents, and providing dietary advice. A career in dental hygiene will appeal to students who have empathy for people, who are interested in their welfare, and who like carrying out precision work with their hands.

WHY UCC? Our Diploma in Dental Hygiene is designed to meet the needs of the dental community. It leads to a highly rewarding career which provides a valuable health service and establishes relationships with patients. Training at Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) is provided by highly experienced staff in an environment which contains a wide range of patients. On qualification you can register with the Dental Council of Ireland.


WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you have an interest in working in oral health, and in particular the prevention of dental diseases, then this course is right for you. So that you can provide a high level of patient care, you will need to be empathetic, an excellent communicator and have a high level of manual dexterity.

The majority of our graduates will find work in a general practice under the supervision of a dentist, in the community with the Health Service Executive (HSE), or in a dental hospital setting. You can also avail of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) throughout your clinical career. Graduates may undertake additional training that falls within the Dental Council of Ireland’s Scope of Practice for Dental Hygienists. See the Dental Council of Ireland website for more information.

COURSE STRUCTURE The first year is spent between UCC campus and CUDSH studying basic medical science and introductory elements of Dental Hygiene including simulation exercises on phantom heads/teeth. The second year is spent in the School of Dental Hygiene as well as other clinical areas throughout CUDSH. You will benefit from small class numbers and from high levels of patient contact, particularly as your experience gathers momentum towards the end of this full-time training programme.

FURTHER STUDY Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an ongoing learning process that occurs throughout the clinical career of dental hygienists. Graduates attend regional, national and international conferences as part of their CPD and may undertake additional training that falls within the Dental Council of Ireland’s Scope of Practice for Dental Hygienists.

FIRST YEAR MODULES YEAR 1: AN1004 The Anatomical Basis of Dental Hygiene (15 credits), PL1011 Basic Science for Dental Hygiene (15 credits), RD1004 Clinical Dental Hygiene I (5 credits), RD1005 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (10 credits), RD1006 Theoretical Dental Hygiene I (5 credits), RD1007 Theoretical Dental Hygiene II (10 credits).

SECOND YEAR MODULES YEAR 2: OH2001 Preventive Dentistry & Dental Public Health (10 credits),
RD2001 Periodontology (15 credits),
RD2002 Clinical Prevention (5 credits),
RD2003 Clinical Dental Hygiene (20 credits),
RD2004 Dental Hygiene Project (10 credits).

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GRADUATE PROFILE SONYA CRONIN Dental Hygiene “I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying dental hygiene at UCC. Although the course was challenging at times, I learned great practical skills and gained confidence in my abilities. I found my tutors very approachable and I made some great friends. I would highly recommend studying Dental Hygiene at UCC.”

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PHARMACY BPharm/MPharm

DURATION 5 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 613* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 613*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 65 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 7 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE http://www.ucc.ie/en/ck703 CONTACT INFORMATION

WHAT IS PHARMACY? Pharmacy is the study of drugs, including their design, manufacture, formulation into a medicine, and how they work in the body. Pharmacy encompasses the preparation, dispensing and advice on the correct use of drugs. It is a health profession that links healthcare sciences and the basic sciences such as chemistry and biology.

WHY UCC? Pharmacy at UCC provides you with the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a difference in the pharmaceutical arena. Our School of Pharmacy features state-of-the-art facilities designed to teach pharmacy to a world-class standard and include: • Laboratories • Teaching and tutorial rooms • A model pharmacy. Innovative technology is used in over-the-counter (OTC) ‘responding to symptoms’ tutorials; this technology uses interactive patient scenarios across many types of diseases.

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The UCC Pharmacy programme is a five-year course where students will graduate with a level 9 Master of Pharmacy (MPharm). Once you have successfully completed your first four years (BPharm), you will then progress to the fifth year (MPharm). This satisifies Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) requirement for graduates to have completed a Masters (MPharm) before entering the PSI Register and practising as a pharmacist. You can develop your career in either a science or clinical role. For students who have an interest in a career in pharmaceutical science, you will learn all aspects of how drugs are discovered and how medicines work in the body. Pharmacy also allows students to develop skills in the clinical roles of counselling patients on the safe and effective use of medicines in both hospital and community settings.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? A strong interest in science is important to fully enjoy the course. If you wish to practise as a community or hospital pharmacist, this course opens up a wide variety of professional opportunities in both industry and the wider healthcare sector.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

CLINICAL PLACEMENT

The four main areas of study on this five-year course are pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry; formulation design; drug action in the body; and the practice of pharmacy. The course integrates both the science and practice of pharmacy through interactive learning with multiple placement opportunities throughout the course culminating in an eight-month placement in the final year. Designed to maximise your studies and grow your skills, this course will challenge you to apply your knowledge of science and healthcare in a real-world setting with real patients.

Placements are an integral part of the programme over the course of five years. There will be a one-day placement in first year, two weeks in second year, an optional two months at the end of third year (summer period), four months in fourth year and eight months in the final year. Placements can be carried out in the community, hospital or industry as well as within regulatory organisations but the final eight-month placement in your fifth year must be carried out in a patient-facing setting.

FIRST YEAR MODULES

This course is designed to help you master a broad range of skills that can propel your professional career in a variety of directions including hospital or industrial practice, research, lecturing, or wholesaling and regulatory work. Contribute to the science of pharmacy through quality research in areas such as drug delivery, drug design, drug action and the practice of pharmacy. Or augment an entrepreneurial interest to manage or own your pharmacy-related business. There's room to grow in Pharmacy.

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AN1075 Principles of Human Structure for Pharmacy Students, BC1443 Biochemistry (10 credits), PF1009 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry (10 credits), PF1010 Physiochemical Basis of Pharmaceuticals, PF1011 Pharmacy Practice I, PF1012 Introduction to Pharmaceutics: Formulation Science. (10 credits), PL1400 Introduction to Physiology for Pharmacy I, PL1401 Introduction to Physiology for Pharmacy II, PT1445 Foundation Pharmacology.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS Amplify your skills or explore specialties through a PhD doctorate programmes in any of the pharmacy disciplines such as clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, or life sciences.

GRADUATE PROFILE EOIN HURLEY “I spent the last eight months completing the experiential learning placement phase of the Master of Pharmacy programme in UCC. This for me, consisted of eight months experiential learning placement in an independent community pharmacy setting in Ballincollig, Co. Cork coupled with a research dissertation and online academic modules. It was certainly a challenge working on the front-line in a high volume/high-intensity community pharmacy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, I have spent my time since January dispensing and sourcing medication and liaising with other healthcare professionals to optimise patients’ therapy. Major changes to pharmacy practice came rapidly including a rudimentary form of e-prescribing, changes to controlled medicinal substances regulations and social distancing measures. All of which, created a drastically different experience from what I had anticipated, but has equipped me with a unique skill set going out into the working world.”

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 601* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 601*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science). Minimum grade H5 in one other subject and minimum grades O6/H7 in four other subjects which must include Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE http://www.ucc.ie/en/ck704

WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? Occupational therapy is about enabling people to live life to the fullest, when they have been prevented from doing so due to ill-health, disability or other obstacles in their environment. Occupational therapists are experts in analysing the activities that people need, want, or have to do, in their day-to-day life.

WHY UCC? Our UCC course stands out from other occupational therapy courses in its focus on your development – both personal and professional – which is interwoven throughout academic and practice-based modules. At UCC, we place equal emphasis on learning to work with children/young people and adults/older adults, and on developing expertise in the areas of physical and mental health. Our staff are diverse, committed and enthusiastic and have worked locally, nationally and internationally, including in Australia, Europe, Los Angeles, Saudi Arabia, the Seychelles, and the UK. We have published internationally and maintain active links with colleagues around the world.

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Many of the staff have been awarded UCC President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, evidence of their enduring commitment to delivering a high quality, student-focused learning experience.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While an interest in science subjects is important, you should also love the challenge of problem-solving, and helping people in practical ways in their daily occupation.

COURSE STRUCTURE Students on this broad and varied Occupational Therapy course study psychology, anatomy and physiology, as well as occupational therapy theories, assessment and treatment approaches, and evidence-based practice. We want to educate future practitioners who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to deliver traditional occupational therapy and are prepared to be leaders in policy development and emerging areas of practice.

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Our students experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, simulations, workshops, seminars, tutorials and study groups. We believe that learning comes from all areas of life, not only from textbooks and you will learn from the task experiences themselves, as well as from your peers and teachers. You will be expected to practice professional behaviours and manage a busy timetable and workload across the academic year, just as you will do when you are a practising therapist.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AN1060 Topographical Anatomy, AP1024 Lifespan Development, OT1001 Person Environment Occupation I (15 credits each), OT1002 Person Environment Occupation II (15 credits each), OT1004 Becoming a Healthcare Professional, OT1005 Creative Occupations & Health, OT1006 Practice Education I, PL1025 Fundamentals of Physiology.

GRADUATE PROFILE LOUISE COOMBES BSc Occupational Therapy, Year 4 “Students should choose to study Occupational Therapy in UCC for a number of reasons. The small class size allows for eye-opening class discussions and means that all students are noticed and supported by lecturers. The OT staff in UCC are incredibly supportive and will always arrange a time to meet a student one-on-one if they are struggling with any element of the course. Even if students do not end up practicing occupational therapy after their degree, they will leave UCC with a more open-minded and compassionate view of the world and many skills that can be applied to any area of work.”

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CLINICAL PLACEMENT Students complete a minimum of 1,000 placement hours in a range of settings across the four years of the course and this is arranged by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Practice settings for UCC are normally within the Southern Area of the Health Service Executive, which covers Cork, Carlow, Kerry, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. The Practice Education Co-ordinator aims to allocate each student one practice in a county that is convenient to them. Therefore, students should expect to attend settings outside of Cork City for at least one of their practice placements. Additional costs related to practice that students incur include travel, accommodation, a first aid course registration fee, and uniforms.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Occupational therapists work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, health centres, care homes, schools, prisons, in the community and in peoples’ homes and workplaces. Demand for occupational therapy services is strong internationally and the programme is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Our graduates are employed as therapists, researchers, managers, and educators.

STUDY ABROAD The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has Erasmus links with Cardiff University in Wales, University College Lillebaelt in Denmark, and the FH Campus in Vienna. There may be opportunities for some practice experiences affiliated with these universities.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS In addition to continuing professional development (CPD) you are eligible to apply for research based programmes including the masters in research for Occupational Therapy, and the PhD in Occupational Science.

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 568 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 568-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 30 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and a minimum grade H4 in a language other than English. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects which must include Irish, English, another language and Mathematics. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES N/A INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck705 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY? Speech and Language therapists provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Communication is vital to human life and social interaction and the loss of speech and language and/or the loss of eating, drinking and swallowing can have a serious impact on the life of the individual. Speech and language therapy interventions therefore have the potential for far-reaching effects on human happiness and well-being.

WHY UCC? Our highly qualified and friendly staff have won awards for their teaching and research excellence. Our teaching approach is committed to small group problem-based learning tutorials in a highly integrated and coordinated curriculum, complemented with lectures and practice-based workshops. This practical oriented education includes opportunities to qualify with ‘dysphagia competence’ allowing you to work in this field both nationally and internationally. We also encourage our students to take part in research, attend conferences, and progress to postgraduate education. You will have plenty of opportunities for clinical work experience (practice education) in UCC’s Brookfield Clinic and further afield in hospitals, schools, community care, and disability services.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? While an interest in science and language is important for this career, the ability to interact socially with all age groups (including very young people and older adults), and the ability to empathise with people, are also essential qualities of speech and language therapists.

COURSE STRUCTURE Our BSc Speech and Language Therapy degree provides the knowledge, skills and confidence for a career that will improve the lives of children and adults with communication disorders or swallowing difficulties. Over the four years of the course, you will gain specialist knowledge for a rewarding career, as well as general skills in communication, problemsolving and teamwork. This course is broad and varied, and students study behavioural science, anatomy, physiology, linguistics and speech science 362

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as well as speech and language therapy theory, assessment and treatment approaches. A strong emphasis is placed on using the most recent scientific evidence to underpin your clinical practice.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. AN1061 Anatomy of Speech & Hearing, PL1025 Fundamentals of Physiology, SL1004 Communication, Learning & Behaviour across the Lifespan, SL1005 Preparation for Academic & Professional Learning, SL1006 Language Acquisition, SL1007 Speech, Hearing & Swallowing Sciences I (10 credits), SL1008 Introduction to Language Studies, SL1009 Introduction to Communication Disorders I (10 credits), SL1010 Introduction to Communication Disorders II (10 credits).

GRADUATE PROFILE DAVID O’SHEA Senior Speech & Language Therapist “When I recall my experience of pondering on my future career, I am delighted to say I made an excellent choice by selecting the BSc Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) in University College Cork (UCC). I decided to pursue a career in SLT as I felt it was an exciting mixture of both school-based and clinical-based services, which would allow me to work with infants, school-aged children, adults and the elderly population. It is the perfect career option for individuals who are caring, passionate and willing to advocate for those who may not be able to advocate for themselves.”

CLINICAL PLACEMENT Our Practice Education work placement modules comprise up to 450 hours clinical placement. Placements are spread throughout the programme over four years to facilitate the application of knowledge gained during your academic year. Practice Education is delivered through a partnership between UCC, the Health Service Executive (HSE), and voluntary organisations. These placements take place throughout Ireland and students may incur additional costs for travel and accommodation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our BSc Speech and Language Therapy course is designed to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills and values to meet the demands and challenges of working within the healthcare profession. As a graduate of this course, you are eligible to register as a professionally qualified Speech and Language Therapist with CORU, the regulator of health and social care professionals in Ireland. After registration you can work in hospitals, primary care community centres, voluntary organisations, and in private practices in Ireland or abroad. Recent workplace destinations for our graduates include the Daughters of Charity, The Kids Clinic, The Language People and the HSE.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS As a graduate of this course, you can progress to completing a MSc or PhD and go into research, thus advancing the development of the profession. Further study options include MSc Audiology, MSc Evidence Based Therapy Practice, MSc Hearing, Balance & Communication, and PhD by Research.

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PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 500 CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 500-579 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 35 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science). H4 in either a laboratory Science subject, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES? Public Health professionals focus on preventing disease and promoting health in populations. The BSc Public Health Sciences programme will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills to become a 21st century public health practitioner.

WHY UCC?

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Our BSc Public Health Sciences degree is Ireland’s only undergraduate degree in public health. Our students study across the spectrum of healthrelated disciplines, which opens up a wide range of career opportunities, or further study, on graduation. Our School of Public Health is involved in major national research, including research on nutritional epidemiology; causes and prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and coronary heart disease; tobacco control and health services research; and suicide epidemiology. Please see our School of Public Health research page for more information: www.ucc.ie/en/publichealth/research/.

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Programmes Team sphprogrammes@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/publichealth

An interest in science subjects is important. If you would enjoy joining a community who hold the common goal of improving the health of individuals and society by promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing injuries and disease, and controlling infectious diseases, this course may be for you.

COURSE STRUCTURE CURRENT STUDENT MARTIN KEENAN “Within the course a strong sense of community exists between lecturers and students, making it a unique and rewarding learning experience. The course, while multidisciplinary in its approach has the added advantage of small classes that deliver personalised attention and endless support from a dedicated teaching faculty. The BSc affords students the opportunity to experience a multitude of subjects from biological sciences, sociology, epidemiology, nutrition, politics, statistics and social research.” 364

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This degree programme offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary setting. We provide training in the range of skills involved in keeping people healthy and preventing disease, including: assessing the health and wellbeing of populations; investigating complex public health problems such as obesity and HIV/AIDS; assessing the health impact of policy at local, national, and global level; and communicating effectively with colleagues in public health and the wider health system, as well as with society at large. At the end of third year there is a 12-week work placement, which is an essential element of the course, and placement options are available for students across all public health practice areas, both in Ireland and abroad.


FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. CORE: EH1004 Epidemiology I (10 credits), EH1006 Perspectives on Public Health, EH1007 Introduction to Health Information Systems (HIS), EH1009 Determinants of Health, EH1010 Introduction to Public Health, EV2002 The Environment & Human Health, MB1003 Microbiology in Society, SC1011 Sociology of Health, Public Health & Health Promotion, ST1002 Introduction to Health Statistics. Plus 10 credits from the following: ELECTIVES: BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry & the Biological Basis of Disease*, FE1013 Introduction to Development Studies I, FR1105 Threshold French**, FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I**, GE0005 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.1)#, GE0008 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.2)#, GV1218 International Politics, HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits)##, HS1009 Spanish Language (Post Leaving Cert) (10 credits)###, MX1004 Introducing Medical Students to Irish as a Spoken Language, MX1007 Special Study Module – Advanced Irish Language####, PL1025 Fundamentals of Physiology. *BC1001 must be taken if planning to take BC modules in second year. **Both FR1105 and FR1107 must be taken together if planning to take FR modules in second year, otherwise either FR1105 or FR1107 can be taken. #GE0005 and GE0008 must be taken together. ##HS0028 must be taken if planning to take HS0128 in second year. ###HS1009 must be taken if planning to take HS2101 in second year. ####MX1007 must be taken if planning to take MX2009 in second year.

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WORK PLACEMENT & STUDY ABROAD The 12-week work placement at the end of third year provides you with the opportunity to experience the working world and apply the theory of Public Health Science to practice. Our department has built strong relationships with national and international organisations, including HSE public health departments, Safefood, Public Health England (PHE), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Copenhagen, all of which accept UCC students on placement. This work placement opens doors to future work opportunities with many employers recruiting graduates for positions in Ireland, elsewhere in Europe and in other economically developed, or developing, countries. A limited number of students may be permitted to undertake third year of their BSc Public Health Sciences studies abroad, at an approved institution.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Public Health Science degree opens up a range of career opportunities and graduates are currently employed in diverse public health roles and settings, including: data analysis and disease surveillance, health and nutrition, health and safety, health communication, health promotion, international aid agencies, media and public relations, and public health research. A sample of employers for recent graduates includes: Bulmers, Eli Lilly, HSE, Laya Healthcare, Mater University Hospital, and UCC.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS As a graduate of this course, you can progress to completing a MSc or PhD and go into research. Research areas for our graduates include biostatistics, environmental health; epidemiology; health services; research; international/global health; maternal and child health; nutrition and dietetics; and occupational health and safety.

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MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 578* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 578*-625 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 45 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H4 in Chemistry and minimum grade H4 in one other subject. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and one of Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 4 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 4 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck707 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES? Our BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree is an interdisciplinary programme providing students with an integrated learning experience. Students acquire a solid grounding in the core disciplines underlying the medical and health sciences, as well as having a strong focus on research. This degree will supply you with the essential skills and knowledge for careers, or further study, in medical research or the healthcare professions.

WHY UCC? Our course provides an in-depth scientific knowledge of the medical and health sciences, state-of-the-art research methods, and an insight into how research impacts human health and medicine. Taught by academics who are research leaders in the medical and translational sciences, we have access to Worldclass research laboratories across the College of Medicine and Health and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences in UCC.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU? An interest in science subjects is important along with a passion for human health and medicine.

COURSE STRUCTURE This Medical and Health Sciences course delivers upto-date current knowledge in the field of biomedical, translational medicine and public health sciences. It encourages you to foster your analytical study skills and critical thinking, enabling you to research, develop, and implement the innovative healthcare of the future. You take core modules in the first three years, providing a solid grounding in the medical and health sciences. In your final year you undertake a substantial research project in a current research topic in the medical and health sciences. Additionally, each student can choose from a broad range of specialised modules in their final year, allowing them to design the individual composition of their degree.

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FIRST YEAR MODULES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.

This degree opens up many career opportunities in Ireland and further afield in the medical, biosciences, and health sciences arena. Career prospects include employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries, and in health promotion, education and policy. There are a wide range of jobs to choose from in these fields, including clinical trials analyst, laboratory scientist, lecturer, medical researcher, medical sales representative, medical writer, and pharmaceutical scientist.

EH1011 Foundations in Epidemiology (10 credits), MH1010 Introductory Human Biology (15 credits), MH1020 Cardiovascular Biology, MH1030 Respiratory Biology (10 credits), MH1040 Gastrointestinal, Nutritional & Metabolic Biology (10 credits), MH1050 Introduction to Translational Medicine, PT1020 Introduction to Pharmacology.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS CURRENT STUDENT CIARA GAVIN “So far in the course I have learned about interesting questions in medical sciences and about the workings of the human body. I have presented my work and gained some useful lab experience. Although the course is challenging, I’ve really enjoyed learning about the human body, and how it works in health and disease. I’m looking forward to applying my growing understanding, as part of a literature research project this year, my final year research project next year, and a postgraduate degree in the future. This degree has a strong focus on research and the cutting-edge nature of medical science, and with every year I feel more confident and capable to take part in that research myself. Being in a new course comes with its own challenges, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to take part in it. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!”

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Medical and Health Sciences graduates have a solid foundation from which to pursue postgraduate study. It is possible to pursue Masters and Doctoral studies in a wide range of medical sciences areas, and for graduate entry to study medicine, physiotherapy, audiology, public health, occupational health, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. For further information please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/ postgrad/.

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CK710 DURATION 4 Years

GENERAL NURSING BSc (Honours)

MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 498* CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 498*-578 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 120 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 15 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 14 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck710 CONTACT INFORMATION

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With a BSc (Honours) in General Nursing, you will be ready to start work as a qualified general nurse in a variety of clinical settings immediately after graduation. Our course will promote your personal, intellectual, and professional development to meet the role dimensions of a qualified practitioner of general nursing. On completion you can apply to register as a general nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), the profession’s regulatory body.

WHY UCC? UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is ranked as the top school in the country and 51st-75th in the world by academic subject ranking for Nursing as a subject area according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Our BSc Honours General Nursing degree continues to be a highly sought-after course, as evidenced by the consistently high points required for entry. We offer a wide variety of clinical placements across a number of university hospitals and community facilities, representing all of the major medical specialties. We also offer opportunities to study abroad and have a large suite of postgraduate courses available to our graduates to facilitate further study needs.

WHAT WILL HELP YOU?

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WHAT IS GENERAL NURSING?

A genuine interest in people and a desire to care for others are core requirements for any individual who wish to become a nurse. In addition, you will need to have a keen interest in healthcare and be capable of working as part of a team. If you want a rewarding and respected career with great employment and travel opportunities, then the professional course in nursing could be for you.

COURSE STRUCTURE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH UCC

Our General Nursing degree course will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills relevant to professional general nursing practice, including independent and critical thinking, and problem-solving. It will enable you to deliver nursing care that is up-to-date and based on the best current evidence. This four-year full-time degree course is offered in partnership with health service providers (HSPs), from both the public and private healthcare sectors, and each student is linked with


one of these HSPs for the duration of the course. You will study modules in both theory and clinical practice; clinical practice modules require you to be in supervised clinical practice in hospital, community, and other healthcare settings, for a number of weeks each year.

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. NU1026 Academic Writing, Information Technology & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge & Skills for Nursing Practice (10 credits), NU1040 Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing & Midwifery Practice, NU1047 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice & Psychology for Healthcare (10 credits), NU1048 The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice, Law and Ethics, NU1049 General Nursing Practice (10 credits), NU1067 Disabilities & Inclusion, SC1015 Sociological Concepts for Nursing, SS1008 Social Inclusion & Health Policy.

CURRENT STUDENT MICHELLE CLIFFORD “My main source of inspiration to become a nurse comes from an innate desire to help and care for people in times of need. I would love to travel the world and work with charities providing healthcare services in developing countries.”

CLINICAL PLACEMENT Students are required to take supervised clinical practice in healthcare settings for 35 hours per week, for a number of weeks of each academic year. In the second semester of fourth year (after Christmas) students undertake a 36-week paid internship with their allocated HSP.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On graduation students can seek employment as a general nurse working in a wide range of areas, including hospitals, community/home nursing, schools, and nursing homes. Traditionally, Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries, enhancing work opportunities abroad, particularly in the UK, Australia, Canada, and the US. Some of our recent graduates are working as nurses in Bon Secours Hospital, Mater Private, and for the HSE.

STUDY ABROAD The School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC participates in a number of international research and educational programmes which afford you the opportunity to undertake part of your BSc studies abroad. We currently have links with America, England, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Study abroad opportunities in other countries is also a possibility.

GRADUATE STUDY OPTIONS There is a large suite of postgraduate courses available to graduates to facilitate further study needs which include a range of online and blended-learning courses. For further information please see the postgraduate study page at: www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/.

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CK712 DURATION 4.5 Years MINIMUM CAO POINTS REQUIRED 2021 565

CHILDREN’S AND GENERAL NURSING (INTEGRATED) BSc (Honours)

CAO POINTS RANGE 2021 565-613 APPROXIMATE AVAILABLE PLACES 24 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry ( joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT Students are subject to Garda vetting and Fitness to Practise, see page 120. APPROXIMATE MATURE STUDENT PLACES 2 APPROXIMATE QQI/FE STUDENT PLACES 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/ugi QQI/FE STUDENTS www.ucc.ie/qqi/mh COURSE PAGE ONLINE www.ucc.ie/en/ck712 CONTACT INFORMATION

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WHAT IS CHILDREN’S AND GENERAL NURSING (INTEGRATED)? The BSc Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated) programme allows graduates to start work as a qualified children’s or general nurse in a variety of clinical settings immediately after graduation, without the need for further postgraduate study to qualify as a children’s/paediatric nurse. On completion of this course you can apply to register both as a children’s nurse and as a general nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), the profession’s regulatory body.

WHY UCC? UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is ranked as the top school in the country and 51st-75th in the world by academic subject ranking for Nursing as a subject area according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Our BSc Children’s and General Nursing programme is a highly sought-after course, as evidenced by the consistently high points required for entry. It is also unique in that it is one of the few places in Ireland where you can undertake this integrated degree. We offer a wide variety of clinical placements across a number of university hospitals and community facilities, representing all of the major medical specialities. We also offer opportunities to study abroad and have a large suite of postgraduate courses available to our graduates to facilitate further study needs.

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A genuine interest in people and a desire to care for others are core requirements for any individuals who wish to become a nurse. In addition, if you would also enjoy promoting optimum health and preventing ill health amongst children this course may be for you.

COURSE STRUCTURE This course will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills relevant to children’s and general nursing practice, including independent and critical thinking, and problemsolving. It will enable you to ensure that the nursing care you deliver is up-to-date and based on the best current evidence. This four-and-a-half-year full-time degree course is offered in partnership with health 370

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service providers (HSPs) from both the public and private healthcare sectors. Each student is linked with one of these HSPs for the duration of their course. With a BSc Children's and General Nursing (Integrated), you will be ready to start work as a qualified children’s or general nurse in a variety of clinical settings immediately after graduation. The broad aim of the course is to promote your personal, intellectual, and professional development to meet the role dimensions of a qualified practitioner of children’s and general nursing. Theory modules are in nursing and in biological and social science, some core (shared with other nursing/midwifery branches), and some discipline-specific (children’s and general nursing students only).

FIRST YEAR MODULES All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated. NU1026 Academic Writing, Information Technology & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge & Skills for Nursing Practice (10 credits), NU1040 Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing & Midwifery Practice, NU1047 Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice & Psychology for Healthcare (10 credits), NU1049 General Nursing Practice (10 credits), NU1060 The Foundations of Contemporary Children’s & General Nursing, NU1061 Fundamental Knowledge & Skills for Children’s Nursing Practice, SC1015 Sociological Concepts for Nursing, SS1008 Social Inclusion & Health Policy.

GRADUATE PROFILE JUNE CONSIDINE “I do not think I would be where I am today, only for completing such an excellent programme in such a prestigious University such as UCC. As well as receiving a general nursing degree, the Integrated Programme has allowed me work in the specialised area of paediatric nursing. During the programme, not only did I gain the essential skills needed to care for my patients, but I also experienced personal growth and made lifelong friendships along the way. Since completing the programme I have worked in acute medical hospitals, travelled the world, lectured nursing students in teaching roles and am currently working in a clinical research facility co-ordinating clinical trials that help devise innovative medical products and devices. I also returned to UCC at a postgraduate level and completed a Masters by Research. Due to the increased diversity of the Integrated Children’s and General Programme, I have experienced a broad range of career opportunities and I would highly recommend this programme to prospective applicants.”