About BEES

About BEES

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) comprises diverse specialities covering marine, terrestrial and fresh water environments.

BEES is a recognised leader in teaching and research across all of our disciplines. You can find out more about BEES Teaching and BEES Research on this site. 

The School was formed in 2010 through the amalgamation of the former Department of Geology, Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science (ZEPS) and the Environmental Science Programme at University College Cork.

View the School of BEES Information Brochure here. 

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

- BEES Mission Statement

The School of BEES is located on the Distillery Field Campus, a short distance from the main UCC campus on Western Road.

For details on how to get to UCC see here.

For a full map of UCC campus, including the location of BEES,see UCC CAMPUS MAP (pdf)

Map of Distillery Field Campus:

note: access via the pedestrian walkway is generally from 8am - 5.30pm only

Location Map for BEES

 You can follow the School of BEES on our official Facebook and Twitter sites.

See UCC Human Resources for more information on available posts.


  •  Two PhD-positions and an MSc position are available to work on the EPA-funded NewTrients project

This project aims to develop a circular economy approach to dairy industry waste water. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. New Trients


  • PhD position is available to work on an EPA-funded project

This project aims to characterise the toxicological impacts of microplastics on the freshwater environment. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-744059-en.html Microplastics PhD advert


  • Two research positions in palaeontology at University College Cork

Applications are sought for two research positions in palaeontology at University College Cork: a four-year PhD project ‘The evolution, taphonomy and colour of fossil feathers’, and a three-year postdoctoral research project ‘The evolution and taphonomy of scales and 3D photonic crystals in insects’. Both projects are to start in January 2017 (but there is some flexibility). The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of researchers working on the evolution and taphonomy of colour in animals led by Dr Maria McNamara. For further information please see www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/ and www.mariamcnamara.ucc.ie.


  • iCRAG PhD Studentships  

Details: Formation of Littoral and Offshore Irish Placer Resources (FLIPeR)


  • MRes The effect of lactation housing on the behaviour and welfare of pigs.     

Details: The effect of lactation housing on the behaviour and welfare of pigs.


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