What to study at BEES?

The School of BEES offers a variety of courses across it's core disciplines, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Click below for further information.

Undergraduate Courses:

Postgraduate Courses:

Evening Programmes:

How to apply - Undergraduate Programmes (CK404)

To study any of the undergraduate programmes offered by the School of BEES, prospective students must make their application through the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Entry to the seven undergraduate degrees programmes offered by BEES is via CK404: Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

CK404 Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Minimum HC3 in two subjects & passes in four subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate, from Irish, English, Mathematics, one laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. One of the HC3 subjects must be in a laboratory science subject or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. In addition students must have the requisite points for entry to a particular course.

First Year Subjects:

Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics

Potential Degree Outlets (BEES degrees highlighted):

Earth ScienceEcologyApplied Plant BiologyEnvironmental Science, Geography*, GeologyInternational Field Geosciences, Science Education**, Zoology


 CK404 Degree Streams

* The BSc in Geography is coordinated by the School of Geography and Archaeology

** The BSc Science Education (Biology) is coordinated by the Department of Education, UCC.

Further entry details, including those for A-level, EU and non-EU students can be found at the site.

How to Apply - Postgraduate and Evening Programmes

For MSc programmes, applications for entry are made through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC).

Entry requirements will differ for each programme, so you are advised to consult the relevant course information links and the course literature for further information.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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