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University College Cork

University College Cork

Cork, Ireland

Tel: 353-21-902022

Location - Cork

Cork is Ireland's second city and capital of the ancient province of Munster. The City was founded on a monastic settlement associated with St. Finbarr in 606 AD. Today it is a vibrant center for advanced technology, a busy international seaport and a major tourist center. Cork is ideally located on the South West coast, famed for its spectacular natural beauty. There is an eclectic mixture of educational, sporting and cultural interests in the city. Among its cultural offerings is an art school with public painting and sculpture galleries, an Opera House, two theatres and a city museum. The city also has an active social life and each year hosts international film, choral and jazz festivals.

The University

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Cork and is now a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. The main campus is on a hillside beside the River Lee, a short walk from the city center, situated in mature well-wooded grounds which form a splendid setting for the Gothic Revival style Main Quadrangle buildings modeled on a typical Oxford college. Newer campus buildings complement the older part of the campus. The University has a strong commitment to research and has over 13,000 full-time and 2,000 part-time students within eight faculties:

  • Arts
  • Celtic Studies
  • Commerce
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Science and Medicine

One-Year Masters Programs

University College Cork lists one-year masters programs on its website in an Excel File (.xls). Please click on the link that says 1-year masters programs for Mitchell Scholars.


Louise Tobin made a presentation at the US-Ireland Alliance's day on Irish/NI universities at the NAFA conference in Chicago in July 2011. View her Presentation on UCC (PDF)