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Application Procedure for Taught Courses

Application Procedure for Taught Courses

1. Choose Programme

Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus, including entry requirements, fees, who to contact for futher information etc. You can apply for up to 3 courses in your online PAC application.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). You will need to apply before the course closing date. Late applications may be accepted on some courses but only if there are spaces left on the course and prioritiy will be given to applicants who have applied before the original closing date. There is a €50 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to www.pac.ie/ucc in support of your application.
Note: you will need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a programme and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institution other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested

If you cannot scan your documents and upload to your application, then copies of your documents may be posted to:

Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway.

4. Fees and Funding

Fees for all postgraduate courses are payable in two instalments for EU students. The first part will be payable when you register online in August/September with the second instalment payable the following January. 

International non-EU students will need to pay their full fees in one instalment when registering online. For full details on fees and funding click here.

5. PAC FAQ

Visit the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) UCC FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions regarding  applying for a taught course at UCC. 

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, call us on + 353 (0)21 490 2876 or email graduatestudies@ucc.ie and we'll do our best to help. 

Contact Details for Application Queries
Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Margaret Coakley
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2645
Email: m.coakley@ucc.ie 
Business and Law
Mary Murphy
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2829
Email: mmurphy@reg.ucc.ie
Medicine and Health
Niamh Carroll
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2876
Email: niamh.carroll@ucc.ie
Science, Engineering and Food Sciences
Niamh Carroll
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2876
Email: niamh.carroll@ucc.ie
International/Non-EU applicants
International Office
Tel: +353 (0) 21 490 4745
Email: internationaloffice@ucc.ie

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  • A computer and printer - Applicants must print their application receipt at the final stage of the online application form.
  • Credit/Laser card- the application fee is €50. (For applicants who cannot pay by these methods, there is a facility to follow with the application fee by bank draft or direct bank transfer. There is an extra charge for this facility.)
  • Email Address - Applicants must have a valid email address to use this online application facility. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly for updates.
  • PPS Number - Irish applicants will be also required to have their PPS number. (This is not mandatory for non-Irish applicants).
  • UCC Student Number - Applicants who are current/past graduates/postgraduates at UCC must also have their existing UCC student number.
  • PAC Login Account - See instructions

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  1. Go to PAC website: http://www.pac.ie/ucc
  2. Create PAC Login Account (first time users only) – Applicants who are first time users need to create an account before making an application. Go to the login section on the top of the screen and click on the Register link. Enter your email address, password and contact details and click submit
  3. Click on APPLY
  4. Irish/EU Applications - select option: EU Applicants
    Non-EU Applicants- select Option: Non-EU Applicants
  5. Confirm you have read both the Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions and click on the start application button
  • Page 1 – You will be asked to input biographical information, your PPS number, UCC student no (if applicable) and click on Continue at the bottom of the screen and selct your course codes. You may choose up to 3 taught programmes (in one application year). You can choose to save your application at this point, or continue.
  • Page 2 – You will be asked to fill in details of Higher Education Qualifications you have completed or are currently completing. Please note that transcripts of all Non-UCC qualifications and results to date for current studies will need to be submitted to PAC. (Applicants in their final year of a degree programme should indicate that their final results are pending)
  • Page 3 – You will be asked to review and verify the information submitted
  • Page 4 - This is the fee payment section. You will be expected to pay a non-refundable application fee payment of €50 (for one application year). This payment may be made by Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa) or Debit Card (Laser). It is also possible to pay by Bank Draft or by Bank Transfer though payments by these methods are subject to an additional administration charge of €5.
  • Page 5 – This is the application receipt page where you will be given your PAC number.

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Please note that there are additional supplementary questions to be completed for certain taught postgraduate course. The additional supplementary questions are part of the application procedure for these courses and applications to these courses cannot be considered if the required additional supplementary questions are not completed when submitting your online application.

The additional supplementary questions link will be highlighted (with the Course Code) when you input the course code on your online application. Applicants must click on the link, complete and save the relevant the questions. Applicants will not be allowed submit their final application until all required additional supplementary questions are completed.

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IRISH/EU APPLICANTS

Please note you must also forward/upload PHOTOCOPIES of official documentary evidence of any third level qualifications (undergraduate and postgraduate) and or other professional/vocational qualifications that were not completed at University College Cork. PHOTOCOPIES of academic transcripts (with details of subjects and results) and certificates/parchments of your qualifications listed on your application must be marked with your PAC number and forwarded directly to:

The Postgraduate Applications Centre
1 Courthouse Square
Galway
Ireland
Please mark all documents with your PAC Number.

You also have the option of uploading this documentation to your online application form via the My Account section.

N.B. Non-UCC Applicants who are currently completing undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and have not as yet completed final exams/graduated should submit photocopies of academic transcripts with details of subjects studied and results to date as soon as possible after applying online.

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You are not required to submit evidence of qualifications pursued at University College Cork. However, if you are a current UCC student or past UCC graduate and have also completed additional qualifications in another University/College, you must provide official copy documentary evidence of your non-UCC qualifications.

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Please note you must also forward certified true copies of official documentary evidence of any third level qualifications (undergraduate and postgraduate) and or other professional/vocational qualifications that were not completed at University College Cork. Certified true copies of academic transcripts (with details of subjects and results) and certificates/parchments of your qualifications listed on your application marked with your PAC number must be forwarded directly to

The Postgraduate Applications Centre

1, Courthouse Square
Galway
Ireland
Please mark all documents with your PAC Number.

N.B. International/Non-EU Applicants who are currently completing undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and have not as yet completed final exams/graduated should submit copies of academic transcripts with details of subjects studied and results to date as soon as possible after applying online.

All documentation which is not in English must be officially translated to English.

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Once an online application has been completed, applicants should check their application status regularly for updates and final selection decisions as follow:

  • Go to PAC website: http://www.pac.ie/ucc 
  • Go to the Login section
  • Enter username (email address) and password
  • Go to the MY ACCOUNT section
  • To view current application status: Click on 'Status'

The "My Account" facility will hold information on updates on your application and the final decision on your application.

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Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

 

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017
For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017
For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017
For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places. 

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/taughtprogrammes/ 

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