Applying to UCC

Applying to UCC

There are different application procedures for taught and research programmes.

Taught programmes

Please apply online at using the appropriate PAC course reference (below). Review begins on receipt of completed applications; the closing date is 1 July. 

Higher Diploma in Arts (Music): CKA20
MA in Ethnomusicology: CKE68
MA in Music and Cultural History: CKE79

For further information about the application procedure for taught courses, please consult the Postgraduate Prospectus at This details the application procedure for all applicants (Irish, EU and non-EU).

Research programmes

Please contact the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee (Music) and/or your prospective supervisor to discuss your proposed project prior to making a research application.

Irish and EU applicants

There is an online application procedure via For further information, please consult the Postgraduate Prospectus research application page.

For the MRes degree, the application code for Music is CKV17 (1-year) or CKV18 (2 years, part-time). 

Non-EU applicants

Non-EU applicants for research programmes should complete the non-EU postgraduate research application form. For further information, please consult the UCC International Education Office web page (


Dr Melanie Marshall
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee (Music)
School of Music and Theatre
University College Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4530

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