International Students

A Welcome Message from the Head of School

Cead Míle Fáilte! ...a hundred thousand welcomes.. to the School Of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences- where you can choose to learn about  Geology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science, on a single site in the North Mall Campus.  The School is a student-centered organisation where high quality courses are delivered by research active staff set in a beautiful ‘green oasis’, just a short stroll from the City of Cork.

We offer a wide choice of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and we are renowned internationally for the quality of our teaching and research. We are also known for our friendly and accessible staff and our heavy focus on field-based studies.   The School runs a number of field courses in Ireland and overseas where students and faculty engage in research-led teaching. We have more than 600 undergraduate students and 130 postgraduate students, including 100 PhD students, currently studying in the School. We offer an outstanding research-led curriculum to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our undergraduate programmes are in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Applied Plant Biology and Zoology, and postgraduate programmes in Marine Biology, Ecological Assessment, Exploration Field Geology and Organic Horticulture as well as an active Doctoral Graduate School.

We hope that you enjoy your time here and thank you for considering our School as a place to study. 

Professor Sarah Culloty

Head of School

What can I 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:

  • BSc Applied Plant Biology
  • BSc Earth Science
  • BSc Ecology & Environmental Biology
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc International Field Geosciences
  • BSc Science Education*
  • BSc Zoology

Postgraduate Courses:

Undergraduate Options for International Students


For brochure see here Diploma in Biological Sciences
For more information on Biological Sciences in UCC click here.
International students click here.


For brochure see here Diploma in Environmental and Geological Sciences
For more information on Environmental and Geological Sciences in UCC click here.
International students click here.

Useful Links

International Education Office, UCC

- All you need to know about coming to UCC from outside Ireland

Accomodation Office, UCC

- Find out about your accomodation options

Undergraduate Admissions, UCC

- Advice for potential undergraduate students

PostGraduate Studies Office, UCC

- Advice for potential postgraduate students

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