Taught Programmes

What Can I Study?

Taught Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

For a full list of the Postgraduate programmes that are on offer in UCC, please visit: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/courses/

Book of Modules

The Book of Modules contains information on modularisation along with descriptions for all modules offered in the University's modularised courses. Please visit the following link: http://www.ucc.ie/academic/modules/

Pre-Masters Preparatory Pathway

UCC is pleased to announce its new Pre-Masters/Preparatory Pathway which will allow students whose first language is not English the opportunity to develop English language proficiency, whilst at the same time taking modules from those offered across the University in their chosen discipline. Further information is available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/pre-masters/#d.en.748967

Fitness to Practice

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 Practice’ 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: http://www.ucc.ie/en/academicsecretariat/fitnesstopractise/

How Do I Apply?

Application Procedure for Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Applicants who wish to study a taught master, higher diploma or postgraduate diploma should apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) by clicking apply now.

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You may apply for up to three different courses on PAC.

The application fee is Euro 50 (non-refundable) payable by Bank Draft, Postal Order or Credit Card - Laser and Visa accepted.

Supporting Documents Checklist

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Graduation certificate
  • Photocopy of passport
  • IELTS or equivalent language test accepted by UCC - only for students whose first language is not English
  • CV
  • Official documentation relating to any other academic/professional non-degree qualification
  • Reference letters and Grading Certificates may be requested but you will receive information regarding this through PAC.


If you are unable to provide any of the documentation listed above at the time of application, please email internationaloffice@ucc.ie  advising us when you expect to forward it. Outstanding documentation should be uploaded to PAC. 

Please note: Conditional offers will be made to successful applicants who have not yet completed their studies. Conditional Offers are not acceptable for the issuing of visas.


Opening and Closing Dates

Applications are open from the 1st November 2019

The closing date for receipt of application is the 15th June 2020*

 *Please note that some courses may differ. Please check the Course Prospectus page for further information.

Am I an EU or Non-EU Student?

For admission purposes all applicants are categorised into two categories: EU or Non-EU. Please check our "Am I an EU or Non-EU Student" page to determine your category: EU or Non-EU Postgraduate


How is my application processed?

  • Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places are given on a first come, first served basis.
  • Applications on PAC are reviewed by the International Office and are then sent to the relevant Department/School for consideration.
  • A decision is made on individual assessment of each application. The International Office will issue a decision on PAC and a Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance will be uploaded to your PAC account.
  • This process takes approximately 3-5 weeks from the date of receipt of your complete application.


List of Agents and Partners

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Entry Requirements

Applications will normally be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to a UCC Bachelor (Hons) degree and whose grades are equivalent to a UCC Second-Class Honours Grade 1 or Second-Class Honours Grade 2 as appropriate. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Postgraduate English Language Requirements

Postgraduate English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than three years prior to commencement of a programme.

The approved English language qualifications currently accepted at UCC are:


UCC English Language Centre

The UCC Language Centre offers a range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language and thus be eligible for entry to postgraduate study at University College Cork. For more information on the English courses which are offered at the Language Centre, please follow the link: https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/presessional/.

Other tests/qualifications may be accepted as equivalent to the qualifications listed above. Please contact the relevant Admissions Office for further information.

Certain tests (e.g. IELTS and TOEFL) have a three year time limit in their validity and these will be applied.

Please note that Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification (e.g. IELTS). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.

Pre-Masters Preparatory Pathway

UCC is pleased to announce its new Pre-Masters/Preparatory Pathway which will allow students whose first language is not English the opportunity to develop English language proficiency, whilst at the same time taking modules from those offered across the University in their chosen discipline. Further information is available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/pre-masters/#d.en.748967

What Will It Cost?

List of Tuition Fees

The 2020/2021 Postgraduate Fees Schedule can be found at: www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees/


University College Cork offers a range of scholarships to Non-EU students interested in pursuing a Taught Master Programme at the institution and these can be viewed at the Scholarships and Funding section of the website.


Payment Methods

For Transfer Mate payments:

For International Bank Transfer: Email edu@transfermate.com with receipt of payment, a copy of your passport, and your offer or invoice letter from UCC.

For Credit Card we do not require any documents.

Tuition Fees Payment Deadline

All international students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit when accepting a place at University College Cork, details of which will be specified on offer letter. The tuition fee balance must be paid no later than 1st August.

International students in receipt of Government funding or a loan from a recognized loan institution should supply documentary evidence of same in lieu of paying fees upfront.


Tuition Fee in Installments

Normally all international students in Year 1 are required to pay their fees in full prior to registration. Students in Year 2 and beyond can pay their tuition fees in 2 installments.



A deposit must be paid in order to secure your place on the programme. Details of the deposit can be found on your 'Letter of Acceptance'.


Cost of Living

Students will need to budget for accommodation, food, books, transportation, utilities and other personal expenses, and these can be viewed at our cost of living section: Cost of Living

Orientation and Semester Dates

To view the orientation and semester dates for undergraduate students, please follow this link: Key Dates

Plan for Ireland

Student Info Hub

Moving to a new university, new city, and new country is exciting, but not without challenges. Our Student Support Information is designed to give you as much assistance as possible before you arrive in Ireland, after you arrive at UCC and when living in CorkSome important steps include:

Visas and Immigration

For information on visa and immigration please click on the following link: Visa and Immigration


For information on accommodation please click on the following link: Accommodation

Orientation and Registration

For information on orientation and registration please click on the following link: Orientation and Registration

International Office

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