CK402 - Biological and Chemical Sciences


This course is your only route to Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds, which offers a 5-month work placement in the pharmaceutical industry.


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CK406 - Chemical Sciences


If you like chemistry as a subject, are happy working in a chemistry laboratory environment and enjoy the challenge of experimental investigation, then this course is for you.


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CK408 - Physics and Astrophysics


If you are passionate about chemistry and enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics, you should think about studying chemical physics.


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Reasons Students Choose To Study Chemistry At UCC

Approximately 100 Chemistry-Enabled Graduates Annually, Across 4 Degree Programmes

Over 90% Of Our Students Are in Employment Or Further Study

All Of Our Chemistry Degree Programmes Are Fully Accredited By The Royal Society of Chemistry and The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland

7 Out Of The Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Companies Are Located in Cork

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (CPC) Offers A 5-Month Work Placement Scheme In The Pharmaceutical Industry

For Providing A Supportive And Inclusive Culture To Students, The School Of Chemistry Has Been Accredited With A Bronze Athena SWAN Award

UCC Voted #1 For Student Experience In Ireland For 2020 And 2021

UCC Was The First Green Campus University In The World

Course Talks On Our CAO Entry Programmes

CK402 has 11 degree programmes available from this CAO entry, and you don't make that choice until the end of Year 1.

Dr. John Morrissey

CK402
Biological and Chemical Sciences

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About one-third of the course marks in your Chemistry degree is practical work - observing and understanding what you're doing.

Dr. David Otway

CK406
Chemical Sciences

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Physics provides a framework to understand the processes, forces and structure of nature.

Dr. Andreas Ruschhaupt

CK408
Physics and Astrophysics

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Career Guides On Our CAO Entry Programmes

The employability skills of our students are embedded in the activities that they do as scientists during their degree.

Dr. John Morrissey

CK402
Biological and Chemical Sciences

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Coming out of UCC with a chemistry degree, you are highly respected and wanted by many disciplines. You're seen by employers as numerate, a problem solver and having good practical skills.

Dr. Dave Otway

CK406
Chemical Sciences

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There is an unlimited range of employers who value the skills such as data analysis, critical thinking and problem solving that you get with a physics degree.

Dr. Brian Kelleher

CK408
Physics and Astrophysics

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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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