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University College Cork

Where Finbarr Taught Let Munster Learn

University College Cork (UCC) was originally established in 1845 as one of three Queen's Colleges in Cork, Galway and Belfast. In 1908 it became a constituent College of the National University of Ireland and a constituent University of the National University under legislation enacted in 1997.

 The university has a beautiful and cosmopolitan campus with the gothic revival style main quadrangle building, modelled on a typical Oxford College, at its centre. The campus is within easy walking distance of Cork city centre where cafes, restaurants and night life combine to create a vibrant European city atmosphere. Cork is a university city with almost 30,000 students in different institutions of higher learning and was European City of Culture in 2005.

 Today University College Cork is a major research-intensive university delivering world-class research in academic departments and in research centres of national and international significance. The university boasts a student population of over 18,000 students in 2009/10 including some 12,000 undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor Degree programmes, over 3,000 postgraduate students pursuing higher degrees and over 1000 visiting and exchange students.The international student population includes students from 93 different countries. The university is committed to lifelong learning and there are also over 2,000 part-time students pursuing Adult Continuing Education courses on campus and in centres throughout the Munster region.


  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • College of Business and Law
  • College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
  • College of Medicine and Health