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.


Mission Statement

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

- BEES Mission Statement

BEES 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 9 goals, underpinned by 68 actions, to advance the school mission over the next 5 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.

Download the new Strategic Plan at the link below:

School of BEES Strategic Plan 2020-2025


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

Social Media

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

Job Opportunities

See UCC Human Resources for more information on all available posts.


School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

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