The Mature Student Office is a support service for students wishing to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree programme. Details (including entry requirements) can be found in our interactive Mature Student Guide.

A full description of the courses outlined in our Mature Student Guide can be found HERE.


CK Code Information

Beside each course offered in UCC, you will note that there is a CAO code. For UCC, the CAO code starts with CK. For example, Law (Pathways) is known as CK301. It is important that you are aware of this as it is the code that you will use on the CAO application form.

Below, is information on all other courses provided by UCC.


You can apply for the following courses by obtaining an application form, from the Admissions Office. More information can be found HERE. You can also click on each course below for more information:



UCC also offer an advanced entry route in to full-time undergraduate programmes. This route is open to you if you have studied (or are currently studying) at undergraduate level and you wish to progress to second or subsequent years of an undergraduate programme, based on your prior learning.

Full details on the requirements and application process can be found HERE.


If you are more interested in pursuing a part-time, short or flexible learning course, you can check out the fantastic courses offered by the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Department HERE.


Prospective Postgraduate Students have a dedicated support office in UCC. Further information on their services can be found HERE. Links to all of the courses offered at postgraduate level can be found at the above link.


You can also study individual modules in a number of disciplines, in UCC. Information on Flexi-Options study can be found HERE.

Undergraduate Prospectus

Pre-Entry Programmes


Before deciding to take on a degree it can be extremely beneficial to undertake a one or two year programme.  There are excellent courses available under the FETAC scheme and these can be found across the country.  Below are links to some of the colleges providing these courses and where a number of our current and past students started out. - St. John’s College - Coláiste Stiofán Naofa - Cork College of Commerce

For more information about QQI-FET links and UCC see



UCC also runs a number of Level 6 and Level 7 accredited Certificate/Diploma part-time courses.

For more information please click here



Mature Student Office

Oifig na Mac Léinn Lánfhásta

1 - 2 Brighton Villas, Western Rd, Cork, T12 V304