We are delighted that you have accepted a place on a Postgraduate course in University College Cork.

Key dates for Taught Postgraduate students:

  • On campus registration dates and times for 2017 coming soon here 
  • Orientation - Thursday September 7th. Full details available in August
  • Monday, September 11th - First week of classes begins for most classes, check your timetable.  

  • Your course timetable will be available here in August 2017.
  • Key semester dates available here.

Orientation will be held on Thursday September 7th (Full details TBC in August).

To get you started on your Postgraduate journey in UCC, check out the links below:

List of Schools and Departments

For information relating specifically to your course, your Department/School is usually a good starting point.

Resources for Education website

This website has resources specifically designed to help you, the UCC student, with some of the key generic skills required for life and study in University College Cork.

  • Reading & Notemaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing & Plagiarism
  • Exams & Assessment
  • ICT Skills
  • Health & Welfare

Mardyke Arena

  • Registered full-time UCC Postgraduate students have membership to the Mardyke Arena which has excellent facilities including a swimming pool, gym, sports hall, climbing wall and many more amenities. 
  • Part-time UCC Postgraduate students can call into the Mardyke Arena reception to discuss reduced membership rates. 

UCC Park and Ride

Check the link above for the Park and Ride timetable, location of parking and opening hours.

Commuting, Access & Parking

This links to information on how to get to UCC, where to park, public transport, cycling and walking.

And...don't forget to get involved!


There is a huge variety of sporting choices for you to get involved in. Whether it is competitive or recreational, participation in sporting activities is a great way to immerse yourself in the college scene, as well as a fun way to keep fit and healthy.


UCC Societies are social groups based on shared, non-athletic interests. Joining a society during your years at college is one of the best decisions you will ever make. It’s also one of the easiest because no matter who you are or what your tastes are, there will be a society to suit you.

Registration takes place in two parts:
Part 1
  • You will receive a registration pack by post approximately one to two weeks before the course commences with details of registration and fee payment.
  • The pack will be posted or emailed to the address you provided on your online application. If you have a new address to the one you originally provided, please log onto your PAC account at www.pac.ie/ucc
  • Your registration pack will contain the following i) Your UCC Student number and PIN ii) Instructions to complete online registration and fee payment iii) A date to attend registration part two and details of required documentation iv) Links to the Welcome and Congratulations pack for new students and our Student IT Services Guide
Part 2
  • Registration part two involves attending in person with confirmation of your online registration and proof of identity. You will receive your UCC Student card, provided you have paid your first instalment of fees, and will gain access to the wide range of facilities available. Registration Part 2 timetable.



Current fee rates for Postgraduate Students can be found here.

Details on how to pay fees will be sent out with your registration pack (mid-August). If your programme is more than one year, an email will be sent out to your student email giving details on how to pay your fees in the August of subsequent years.

  • Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January. The capitation fee is payable in one instalment only.
  • Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August and can now be paid using a Credit Card.  Please contact the Fees Office for details.
  • UCC has an online fee payment system. Students can opt to pay by Credit Card or by Bank Giro.
  • If you have any questions on fee payment please contact: fees@fin.ucc.ie

Late Registration

If you are an EU Postgraduate applicant and are unable to attend Registration Part 2 at the time specified on your registration letter, we have a number of alternative registration sessions.

  • Dates TBC

You are still required to complete Registration Part 1 by September 11th, 2017 in order to commence classes.

Find out all you need to know about Finance on this page.

Student Identity (ID) cards are obtained at Registration (Part 2).

  • ID cards are valid for the entire duration of study provided that a student has re-registered annually and the correct fees have been paid. ID cards will be available at Registration Part 2 (see above for explanation of Registration Part 1 and 2).

The ID card serves a number of functions:

  • Personal identification and confirmation that you are a student at University College Cork for the purpose of voting in student elections, access to the library, etc.
  • The student ID card must be presented prior to sitting any examinations.
  • The student ID card acts as a swipe-card to gain access to the library.
  • There are some student discounts available to full-time students including computer software and public transport fares.

Important information:

  • ID cards remain the property of University College Cork.
  • If a student withdraws before completing a programme, the student must return the ID card to the Student Examinations & Records Office.
  • Students must be in possession of a valid ID card for the duration of their study.
  • Student ID cards become invalid if an ongoing student does not re-register online annually and complete the fee payment requirements.
  • Replacement ID cards can be obtained from the Student Records and Examinations Office or by emailing exams@ucc.ie
  • Part-time Postgraduate Students have the same entitlements to the University’s facilities as full-time students. Only full-time registered students will get free membership of the Mardyke Arena.

Details for UCC Campus Accommodation complexes are available on the UCC Campus Accommodation website: UCC Accommodation website.



The UCC Accommodation website also provides a list of vacancies available in private house shares, owner-occupied houses that provide meals, and owner-occupied houses that are self-catering. Vacancies that become available in privately-owned complexes may also appear on this website.

Students searching for accommodation can set up property alerts once they have registered with the website using the “My Studentpad” tab. 

Visit this website for information on the following:

  • Social life in Cork City
  • How to open a bank account
  • Getting a PPS number
  • University Language Centre


Some students are required to undertake placement and training that involve dealing directly with patients, clients or service users. Since it is of over-riding importance to protect members of the public from harm and to maintain the trust and confidence of the general public in the professions and the University, it is vital that students are deemed fit to practise while on placement. To describe an individual as ‘fit to practise’ in the context of certain professions is to say that he/she possesses the attributes considered necessary in an individual to allow on-going practice as an independent practitioner in the relevant profession.

For further information on Fitness to Practise Policies and Procedures click here

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