Mature Applicants

Mature Student Entry

The Mature Student Guide for entry in 2018 is available for download here.

To request a copy of the Mature Student Guide 2018 please contact the Mature Student Office at 021 490 1873 or email: mso@ucc.ie

Information on Undergraduate Degree Programmes is available here.

MSAP test dates in 2019:

  • Saturday 09 March 2019 (9.45am arrival time) - Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick
  • Thursday 14 March 2019 (5.15pm arrival time) - Dublin

 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements by College

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science

CAO CodeProgrammeDurationEntry Requirements and Application
CK101 Arts 3

There are certain requirements for some first-year subjects. Please see  The College Calendar and check 'General' and 'Points to Note' in the UCC calendar for a list of subject requirements.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment.

CK102 Social Science 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest.

CK104 Arts-Music 3 or 4

Places will be allocated on the basis of a combination of the following: MSAP results and the UCC Music Entrance Test, which includes an essay on a music topic, usually held in late April/early May.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + Music Entrance Test.

CK105 Film and Screen Media 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + may require Interview + Statement of Interest.

CK107 Geographical and Archaeological Sciences 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest.

CK108 Arts International 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest.

CK109 English 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest.

CK110 World Languages 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest. There are certain requirements for some first-year subjects. Please see www.ucc.ie/calendar/arts/art002.htm and check 'General' and 'Points to Note' in the UCC calendar for a list of subject requirements.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + evidence of language learning ability.

CK111 Early Years and Childhood Studies 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + may require Interview + Statement of Interest + Garda Vetting.

CK112 Drama and Theatre Studies 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Interview/Workshop + Statement of Interest.

CK113 Criminology 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Interview/Workshop + Statement of Interest.

CK114 Social Science (Youth and Community Work) 3

MSAP results; Evidence of at least one year or an equivalent of experience, either paid or voluntary, in the Youth, Community or Voluntary Sector;  Evidence of Academic potential.

CAO Application + Personal Statement + MSAP Assessment + Interview + Knowledge of Social Issues and Youth and Community Work + Readiness to undertake professional training in Youth and Community Work + Garda Vetting.

CK115 Social Work 4

MSAP results; Relevant life and work experience; Evidence of academic potential.

CAO Application + Personal Statement + MSAP Assessment + Interview + Knowledge of Social Issues and Social Work + Readiness to undertake professional training in Social Work + Garda Vetting.

CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + Interview + Garda Vetting.

CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest.

CK120 Applied Psychology 3 or 4

Candidates are expected to show concrete evidence of commitment to psychology as a discipline and ability to cope with the scientific content of the programme.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + Interview.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to undertake an access course with a significant psychology component. The School of Applied Psychology does not endorse any particular course.

CK121 Psychology and Computing 3 or 4

Candidates are expected to show concrete evidence of commitment to psychology as a discipline and ability to cope with the scientific content of the programme. Leaving Certificate Maths and/or a background in Information Technology is recommended. 

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + Interview.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to undertake an access course with a significant psychology component. The School of Applied Psychology does not endorse any particular course.

CK122 Government and Political Science 4

Candidates must have an interest in current affairs/politics.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + Interview.

 

College of Business and Law

CAO CodeProgrammeDurationEntry Requirements & Application
CK201 Commerce 4

Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is recommended.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview. 

CK202 Accounting 4

Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is recommended.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK203 Business Information Systems 4

Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is required.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK204 Finanace 4

Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is recommended.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK205 Commmerce (International) with French 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in Leaving Certificate French is required (HB3 if presenting pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK206 Commmerce (International) with German 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in a language other than English is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK207 Commmerce (International) with Italian 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in a language other than English is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK208 Commmerce (International) with Hispanic Studies 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in a language other than English (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK209 Commmerce (International) with Irish 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in Irish is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview

CK211 Commmerce (International) with Chinese Studies 4

Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended. H3 in a Leaving Certificate language other than English is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview

CK212 Economics (through Transformational Learning) 3 or 4 

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest. Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is recommended.

CAO Application + MSAP Assessment + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.
(no MSAP test required from 2020 onwards)

CK301 Law (Pathways) 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Assessment Test + Interview

CK302 Law and French 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest. H3 in Leaving Certificate French is required (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Assessment Test + Interview

CK307 Law and Business 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest. Leaving Certificate Maths or equivalent is recommended.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Assessment Test + Interview

 College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

CAO CodeProgrammeDurationEntry Requirements and Application
CK401 Computer Science 4

Leaving Certificate Maths and/or a background in Information Technology is required (e.g. a NFQ Level 5 or 6 qualification (or equivalent) or comparable professional experience though well qualified applicants with a track record of achievement in other areas will be considered.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK402 Biological/Chemical Sciences 4

Must have studied a Lab Science subject at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement in Science related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK404 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK405 Genetics 4

Must have studied Biology at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement with Science related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK406 Chemical Sciences 4

Must have studied a Lab Science at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement with Science related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK407 Mathematical Sciences 4

Must have studied Maths at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement with Maths related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK408 Physics and Astrophysics 4

Honours Maths or a high level of Ordinary Maths in the Leaving Certificate is strongly advised as this is a mathematically challenging course. Applied Maths and Physics in the Leaving Certificate is highly beneficial.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK409 Industrial Physics
(joint UCC & CIT programme)
4

Honours Maths or a high level of Ordinary Maths in the Leaving Certificate is strongly advised as this is a mathematically challenging course. Applied Maths and Physics in the Leaving Certificate is highly beneficial.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK411 Data Science and Analytics 4

Must have studied Maths at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement with Maths related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CR320 Biomedical Science
(joint UCC & CIT programme)
4

Honours Maths or a high level of Ordinary Maths in the Leaving Certificate is strongly advised as this is a mathematically challenging course. Applied Maths and Physics in the Leaving Certificate is highly beneficial.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK502 Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK504 Nutritional Sciences 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK505 Food Science  

Must have studied a Lab Science subject at second level or QQI/FETAC or demonstrate involvement in Science related areas.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK506 International Development and Food Policy 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant experience as demonstrated in the CAO application and Statement of Interest.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

CK600 Engineering 4

H4 in Leaving Certificate Maths or Applied Maths (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview. Applicants are also assessed on the basis of academic and/or professional background in a science-related discipline, evidenced by exam results and their Statement of Interest.

CK606 Architecture 4

Portfolio (in two parts) to be submitted in April. Part 1 - CV; Part 2 - not more than 8 A3 or A4 pages, which might include sketches, paintings, illustrations, photography and photographs of original 3D works.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + may require Interview.

 

 College of Medicine and Health 

CAO CodeProgrammeDurationEntry Requirements and Application
CK701 Medicine 5

H4 in Leaving Certificate Chemistry and either Physics or Biology, or equivalent. (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 leaving certificate). Applicants with an equivalency, please note that the equivalency must be clear on the CAO application. Important: Applicants with a primary degree at 2H1 grade or higher are only eligible for Medicine through Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM) and not through the Mature Entry Route.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + HPAT + Interview.

CK702 Dentistry 5

H4 in Leaving Certificate Chemistry and either Physics or Biology or equivalent. (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 leaving certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK703 Pharmacy 5

H5 in Leaving Certificate Chemistry and a H4 in either Physics or Biology in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. (HD1 in Chemistry and HC2 in either Physics or Biology if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK704 Occupational Therapy 4

A minimum H4 in a Laboratory Science subject in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent. (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate). For the purposes of entry requirements, one example of an equivalent qualification would be 'Anatomy and Physiology QQI/FETAC Level 5'. Clear evidence of how this entry requirement has been met should be included in the application form. Most students will find that having Biology at Leaving Certificate level or equivalent will be advantageous in their subsequent Occupational Therapy studies.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK705 Speech and Language Therapy 4

H4 in a Lab Science subject and a language (other than English) in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK706 Public Health Sciences 4

Students are required to have studied Maths and a Laboratory Science subject.

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK707 Medical and Health Sciences 4

H4 in a Lab Science subject in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. (HC2 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate).

CAO Application + Statement of Interest + Interview.

CK710 General Nursing 4

Admission to the Mature Nursing programme is based on an assessment test with An Bord Altranais.

CAO Application + Nursing Assessment (Please register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).

CK712 Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated) 4.5

Admission to the Mature Nursing programme is based on an assessment test with An Bord Altranais.

CAO Application + Nursing Assessment (Please register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).

CK720 Mental Health Nursing 4

Admission to the Mature Nursing programme is based on an assessment test with An Bord Altranais.

CAO Application + Nursing Assessment (Please register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).

CK730 Intellectual Disability Nursing 4

Admission to the Mature Nursing programme is based on an assessment test with An Bord Altranais.

CAO Application + Nursing Assessment (Please register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).

CK740 Midwifery 4

Admission to the Mature Nursing programme is based on an assessment test with An Bord Altranais.

CAO Application + Nursing Assessment (Please register and apply through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).

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