Register of Accredited Programmes

UCC programmes are subject to external examiner review and are benchmarked to provide assurance that our programmes retain or exceed the standard expected.  Some programmes are subject to further review by professional or regulatory bodies may result in: 

  • Professional body accreditation (Professional associations that represent a profession)
  • Statutory body accreditation (Regulatory bodies that regulate a profession)
  • Recognised for exemptions in subsequent professional exams 
  • Recognised for partial exemptions in subsequent professional exams
  • Recognised for entry to subsequent professional exams

The Professional Associations Research Network report on the professional body accreditation in higher education institutions in Ireland provides an evaluation of the accreditation landscape see: PARN report.

UCC has over 100 programmes that are either fully or partially subject to accreditation by professional or statutory body.

Programmes

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
College of Business and Law
College of Medicine and Health
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Centre for Adult Continuing Education

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Course title CAO/PAC
Course code
Professional Body 
BA Applied Psychology CK120 Psychological Society of Ireland
BA Psychology and Computing CK121 Psychological Society of Ireland
Bachelor of Social Work  CK115 CORU
Bachelor of Youth and Community Work CK114 North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work 
BEd (Gaeilge) NEW PROGRAMME CK124 Teaching Council of Ireland
BEd (Sports Studies and Physical Education) CK125 Teaching Council of Ireland
BSc (Science Education) CK402 Teaching Council of Ireland
BSc (Science Education) CK404 Teaching Council of Ireland
BSc (Science Education) CK406 Teaching Council of Ireland
BSc (Science Education) CK408 Teaching Council of Ireland
Doctor of Clinical Psychology CKH99 Psychological Society of Ireland
Higher Diploma in Psychology CKA01 and CKA46 Psychological Society of Ireland
M.Plan Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development CKE69 Royal Town Planning Institute 
M.Plan Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development CKE69 Irish Planning Institute 
MA Applied Psychology (Guidance Counselling) CKE15 Institute of Guidance Counsellors 
MA Applied Psychology (Guidance Counselling) CKE15 Department of Education and Skills
MA Applied Psychology (Work and Organisational Psychology) CKD41 and CKD42 Psychological Society of Ireland 
Masters of Social Work/ Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work CKE64 CORU
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies CKC06 CORU
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work Does not use CAO/PAC code North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work
Professional Master of Education PEC01 Teaching Council of Ireland
Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) CKD25 Teaching Council of Ireland

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College of Business and Law

Course title CAO/PAC
Course code
Professional Body 
Bachelor of Commerce CK201 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
Bachelor of Commerce CK201 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Bachelor of Commerce CK201 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Bachelor of Commerce CK201 Irish Taxation Institute
Bachelor of Commerce CK201 Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Irish Taxation Institute
Bachelor of Commerce International (six entry routes) CK211,CK205,CK206,
CK207, CK208 and CK209
Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
BCL Bachelor of Civil Law Pathways CK301 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
BCL Bachelor of Civil Law Pathway CK301 The Law Society of Ireland
BCL Law and French CK302 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
BCL Law and Irish CK304 The Law Society of Ireland
BCL Law and French CK302 The Law Society of Ireland
BCL Law and Irish CK304 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
Evening BCL (Hons) Degree   The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
Evening BCL (Hons) Degree   The Law Society of Ireland
BCL Clinical CK301 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
BCL International CK301 The Law Society of Ireland
BCL Clinical CK301 The Law Society of Ireland
BCL International CK301 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
BCL Law and Business CK307 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
BCL Business and Law CK307 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
BCL Business and Law CK307 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
BCL Business and Law CK307 Irish Taxation Institute
BCL Business and Law CK307 The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
BCL Law and Business CK307 The Law Society of Ireland
BSc Accounting CK202 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
BSc Accounting CK202 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
BSc Accounting CK202 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
BSc Accounting CK202 Irish Taxation Institute
BSc Accounting CK202 Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Irish Taxation Institute
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 International Institute of BusinessAnalysis.
BSc Business Information Systems CK203 Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA)
BSc Finance CK204 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
BSc Finance CK204 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
BSc Finance CK204 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
BSc Finance CK204 Irish Taxation Institute
BSc Finance CK204 Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
HDip in Accounting and Corporate Finance  CKI01  
LLB CKL13 FT, CKL32,
CKL44, CKL45
The Honourable Society of Kings Inns
Master of Accounting CKL26 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
Master of Accounting CKL26 Irish Taxation Institute
Master of Accounting CKL26 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
MBS Innovation in European Business CKL25 Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
MBS Innovation in European Business CKL25 Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA), 
MBS Management Information and Managerial Accounting CKL05 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
MBS Management Information and Managerial Accounting CKL05 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
MIAP Master in International Practice CKL43 Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA)
MIAP Master in International Practice CKL43 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
MIAP Master in International Practice CKL43 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
MSc Asset Management CKL40 Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
MSc Asset Management CKL40 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
MSc Business Economics CKL06 Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors
MSc Corporate Finance CKL21 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
MSc Corporate Finance CKL21 Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
MSc Corporate Finance CKL21 Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
MSc Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development   Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors
MSc Management and Marketing   Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors
Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching   European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development    
Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management   Chartered Instute of Personel Development (CIPD)
MSc Human Resource Management   Chartered Instute of Personel Development (CIPD)
MSc Project Management   Project Management Institute (PMI)

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College of Medicine and Health

Course title CAO/PAC
Course code
Professional Body 
Bachelor in Dental Surgery  CK702 Dental Council of Ireland
BSC Midwifery CK740 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
BSc Nursing General CK710 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
BSC Nursing Integrated General/Children's CK712 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
BSC Nursing Intellectual Disability CK730 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
BSC Nursing Mental Health CK720 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
BSc Occupational Therapy CK704 CORU
BSc Speech and language therapy CK705 CORU
Certificate Nurse Midwife Prescribing CKU07 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene  dipdh Dental Council of Ireland
Diploma in Dental Nursing  No CK code (Local Application) Dental Council of Ireland
Direct Entry Medicine CK701 Irish Medical Council
Doctor in Clinical Dentistry Oral Surgery/ Orthodontics  CKZ61 Dental Council of Ireland
Graduate Entry Medicine CK791 Irish Medical Council
Higher Diploma in Midwifery MWC01 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 
MPharm CK703 Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 
MSc Diagnostic Radiography CKX26 CORU
MSc Physiotherapy  CKX23 CORU
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing CKW01 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 

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College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Course title CAO/PAC
Course code
Professional Body 
BE Civil Structural and Environmental Engineering CK600 Engineers' Ireland
BE Electrical & Electronic Engineering CK600 Engineers' Ireland
BE Energy Engineering CK600 Engineers' Ireland
BE Process and Chemical Engineering CK600 Engineers' Ireland
BE Process and Chemical Engineering CK600 Institution of Chemical Engineers
BSc (Hons) Architecture CK606 Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
(joint with CIT) 
CR320 Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
(joint with CIT) 
CR320 Institute of Biomedical Science
BSc Astrophysics CK408 Institute of Physics
BSc Chemical Physics BSc (Hons) (Chemical Sciences) CK406 Institute of Physics
BSc Chemical Physics BSc (Hons) (Physics and Astrophysics) CK408 Institute of Physics
BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds  CK402 Royal Society of Chemistry 
BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds  CK402 Institute of Chemistry in Ireland 
BSc Chemistry with Forensic Science CK406 Royal Society of Chemistry 
BSc Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Science CK407 Institute & Faculty of Actuaries 
BSc Food Science CK505 Institute of Food Science and Technology, UK
BSc Joint Honours Physics &  Mathematics  CK407 Institute of Physics
BSc Joint Honours Physics & Applied Mathematics  CK407 Institute of Physics
BSc Nutritional Sciences CK504 Association for Nutrition, UK
BSc Risk & Actuarial Studies (BTBU 2+2) Does not use CAO/PAC code Institute & Faculty of Actuaries 
BSc Single Honours Physics  CK408 Institute of Physics
M.Architecture CKR42 Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland 
MSc Analytical Chemistry CKR03 Royal Society of Chemistry 
MSc in Actuarial Science  CKR46 Institute & Faculty of Actuaries 

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Centre for Adult Continuing Education

Course title UCC Qual code Professional Body 
Certificate in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work CFSHWW Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 
Diploma in Learning and Development Practice DLDP Irish Institute of Training and Development 
Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) DSHWWC Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 
Higher Diploma in in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work HDSHWW Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 
MSc Personal and Management Coaching MSCPMC Association for Coaching
MSc in Mindfulness Based Wellbeing MSCMBW Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland

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Academic Affairs and Governance

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