Undergraduate Courses

UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. The university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849, and now has a student population of over 21,000

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The CAO Process

The School of Chemistry at UCC offers a number of undergraduate degree options. The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Application to Year 1 of our degree programmes is made directly through the CAO. Our courses are available through CK402CK406 and CK408 on the CAO application system.

5 Year CAO Points History



Biological and Chemical Sciences

509 498 488 489 480


Chemical Sciences

472 465 466 477 460


Physics and Astrophysics

542 511 521 531 525

All our courses are fully accredited by The Royal Society of Chemistry and/or by The Institute of Physics.

What Our Graduates Say

At first I thought I’d choose the biology route and then I fell in love with chemistry.

Christina O'Neill

Graduate, BSc Chemistry

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The work placement allowed me to apply the science I learned, to industry.

Dr. Louise Shanahan

Graduate, BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

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The course is unique and contains a perfect balance of chemistry and forensic science.

Eleanor Townsend

Graduate, BSc Chemistry with Forensics

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UCC is the only college in the country to offer a course in Chemical Physics.

Luke Daly

Graduate, BSc Chemical Physics

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I found that the staff in Chemistry were friendly and caring towards the students.

Hock Ming Gan

Visiting Student (from Malaysia)

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School of Chemistry

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Second Floor, Kane Building, University College Cork, T12 YN60.