About Us

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) comprises diverse specialities covering marine, terrestrial and fresh water environments. The School was formed in 2010 through the amalgamation of the former Department of Geology, Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science and the Environmental Science programme. BEES is a recognised leader in teaching and research across all of our disciplines.

Mission Statement

To advance and apply our understanding of the natural world through excellence in research, teaching and innovation.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

The School of BEES launched its new strategic plan in October 2020. The plan, which will be in place until 2025, contains a set of nine goals, underpinned by 68 actions, to advance the school mission over the next five years.

Through the implementation of these actions, the School of BEES will maintain and advance its standing as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and learning in the natural sciences.


The Enterprise Centre, the Butler Building andthe Cooperage Building form the School of BEES Distillery Fields Campus, a short distance from the main UCC campus. Access via the pedestrian walkway is generally from 8am - 5.30pm only.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

Distillery Fields, North Mall, University College Cork, Ireland , T23 N73K.