Fact File

Course Code: IO

Course Title: Autumn Semester Programme

College: International Education Office

Autumn Semester Programme

Duration: Autumn Semester (September – December)

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Lectures/Seminars/Practicals/Field Trips

Qualifications: N/A

NFQ Level: N/A

NFQ Award Type: N/A

Costs: 2017/2018 Fee: €7,000.

Entry Requirements: The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement for admission to the programme is 3.0 out of 4.0

Entry Points: N/A

Closing Date: 16th June 2017

Next Intake: September 2017


The Autumn Semester Programme at UCC gives visiting students the opportunity to experience a different academic environment and to immerse themselves in Irish culture.

Visiting students enroling in the Autumn Semester programme at UCC have the opportunity to select modules from a range of disciplines in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, the College of Business and Law and the College of Medicine and Health. Students may take up to 30 credits in the Autumn Semester. A limited number of internship opportunities are also available.

Course Details

Visiting students can combine modules from different academic departments/schools/colleges and across different levels, from introductory (year 1) to senior level (year 4). The programme allows you to be flexible in selecting modules, although certain pre-requisites may be required for admission to specific modules. In addition, students should also be aware of possible timetable conflicts when putting schedules together.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Modules include:

Applied Psychology
Celtic Civilisation
History of Art
Religions and Global Diversity
Social Policy
Spoken Irish
Modern European Languages

College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences

Modules include:

• Physical and Chemical Sciences
• Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
• Civil and Environmental
• Electrical and Electronic
• Process, Chemical, and Energy Engineering
• Dairy and Food Sciences
• Food Science

College of Business and Law

Modules include:

• Accounting
• Business Information Systems
• Economics
• Food Business and Development
• Government
• Management
• Marketing
• Law

College of Medicine and Health

Modules include:

• Physiology
• Epidemiology and Public Health

Application Procedure

Please click on the following link for application details.

Visiting US and Non-EU Students

Course Practicalities

Courses at UCC are taught in modules. A module represents a self-contained fraction of a student’s workload for the semester. The size of the module is represented by its credit weighting. In general, Autumn Semester modules are valued at either 5 or 10 credits. A standard 5-credit module offered in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, could, for example, consist of 24 lecture hours, plus associated tutorials, essays, and reading. In the Sciences, labs or practicals, as they are known at UCC, are often a compulsory component of a module


Assessment is usually by work submitted during the semester and by end of semester examinations. Modules offered in the sciences will normally include a practical (or lab)

Contact us

E: Karen McSweeney

P: +353 21 4904727
W: Website

Related Courses:

Early Start Semester Programme, Spring Semester Programme, Full Academic Year Programme

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