Full Academic Year Course

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Course Code: IO

Course Title: Full Academic Year Programme

College: International Education Office

Full Academic Year Programme

Duration: Full Academic Year (September – May)

Teaching Mode: Full-time


Qualifications: N/A

NFQ Level: N/A

Costs: €13,750

2016 Entry Requirements: The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement for admission to the programme is normally 3.0 out of 4.0

Closing Date: 5th June 2015

Next Intake: 7th September 2015


Visiting students enrolling in the Full Academic Year Programme at UCC have the opportunity to select modules from a range of disciplines in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science; the College of Business and Law and the College of Medicine and Health.

Students may take up to 60 credits in the academic year. A limited number of internship opportunities are also available.

Course Details

Visiting students can combine modules from different academic departments/schools/colleges and across different levels from introductory (year 1) to senior level (year 4). The course allows you to be flexible in selecting modules, although certain pre-requisites may be required for admission to specific modules. In addition, students should also be aware of possible timetable conflicts when putting together their schedules.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Modules include:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Celtic Civilisation
  • Classics
  • English
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Music
  • PhilosophyReligions and Global Diversity
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Spoken Irish
  • Modern European Languages.


College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences Modules include:

  • Physical and Chemical Sciences
  • Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Process and Chemical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Sciences
  • Food Science


College of Business and Law Modules include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Food Business and Development
  • Government
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Law


College of Medicine and Health Modules include:

  • Physiology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health

Application Procedure

Please see online application: https://ucc.moveonnet.eu/moveonline/incoming/welcome.php

Please note that in the case of other programmes offering study options at UCC (e.g. Centre for Study Abroad, Arcadia University, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, InterStudy and USAC ) different procedures and deadlines may apply. Students should contact the appropriate institution in such cases.

Course Practicalities

Courses at UCC are taught in modules. A module represents a self-contained fraction ofa student’s workload for the academic year. The size of the module is represented by its credit weighting. In general, Full Academic Year modules are valued at either 5, 10, 15 or 20 credits. A standard 5 credit module offered in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, could, for example, consist of 24 lecture-hours, plus associated tutorials, essays, and reading. In the Sciences, labs or practicals, as they are known at UCC, are often a compulsory component of a module.


Assessment is usually by written examination and by work submitted during the academic year. Formal examinations are held in December and May. Departmental/School examinations and assessments take place at various times during the academic year. Modules offered in the sciences will normally include a practical (or lab). As visiting students enrolled in the Full Academic Year Programme are permitted to choose modules from across different colleges and years, there is a possibility that examination timetable conflicts will occur. In the event of such conflicts arising, alternative arrangements are made by the International Education Office.

Further Contact Information

Marian Cotter

International Education Office, UCC

E: mariancotter@ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 490 4723


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