Careers in STEM Subjects

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STEM Careers and Employability

Are you a prospective or current STEM student? Learn more about the exciting careers available to STEM graduates of UCC and how to work towards a rewarding career while you study. Are you a STEM graduate who would like to participate in employability initiatives for current students? Or are you a UCC staff member who supports students? Discover the multiple ways that you can support the employability of current STEM students in UCC.

Career Guides On Our CAO Entry Programmes

The employability skills of our students are embedded in the activities that they do as scientists during their degree.

Dr. John Morrissey

Biological and Chemical Sciences

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We take our students on field trips all over Europe. These trips offer students a great outlook to meet prospective employers.

Dr. Barbara Doyle Prestwich

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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We focus on a research environment in genetics, but also in entrepreneurship where students learn the concepts around building a company, product development and marketing.

Dr. Tom Moore


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Coming out of UCC with a chemistry degree, you are highly respected and wanted by many disciplines. You're seen by employers as numerate, a problem solver and having good practical skills.

Dr. Dave Otway

Chemical Sciences

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With a mathematics degree, you have the skills to quickly adapt to any environment you are thrown into, and this is what employers appreciate based on feedback we receive.

Dr. Andreas Amann


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There is an unlimited range of employers who value the skills such as data analysis, critical thinking and problem solving that you get with a physics degree.

Dr. Brian Kelleher

Physics and Astrophysics

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Cork is really rich in companies that employ our graduates. With work placement built into the programme, students are very well prepared for employment.

Dr. Brian Kelleher

Industrial Physics

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When our graduates go to industry, they work really hard, show a good work ethic and work well as a team. Employers regard our graduates as having the ability to be creative and very imaginative.

Dr. Jorge Oliveira


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There are a whole range of skills, training and workshops that prepare our graduates for their employment year after their degree. Our graduates can work anywhere in the world.

Prof. John McLaughlin


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College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork, T12 YN60.