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Cork, of County Cork, is a traditional Irish city with charming alleys and waterways. It’s a city on the rise, with a young and modish community and plenty of events and nightlife. Large numbers of students study at the two local universities.
Cork is known as the Republic of Ireland’s second city. It’s a mix of traditional Irish streets, waterways and pubs with a youthful and lively population and entertainment scene.
The city centre is still based on an island in the River Lee, and there are many bridges, canals and quays throughout the city. Cork is celebrated for its food and drink, featuring a covered Victorian English Market and many stylish cafés, bistros and popular pubs.
Other attractions include the Cork City Gaol, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Shandon Steeple and the Crawford Art Gallery. The people of Cork are known for their friendliness, wit, and welcoming attitude to strangers (including postgraduate students).
Sport is popular in the Cork, including traditional Gaelic games (Gaelic football and hurling) as well as rugby.
Cork’s major university is University College Cork (UCC). UCC is over 170 years old and is now home to over 21,000 students. The campus is based in woodland and is a 10-minute walk from the city centre. UCC is a research-led university, world-leading in food and health, photonics and perinatal medicine. It offers courses across many disciplines, with a particular focus on health, wellbeing and food, future technologies, climate and sustainability, culture and society, and finance and business.
Cork also hosts the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). CIT has four campuses and around 12,000 students and offers research programmes across 21 departments with a career-focused education. The university specialises in Bioinformatics, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, and Photonics.
As Ireland’s second city, Cork has a competitive economy and attracts plenty of investment. The city offers a cost-effective location for many industry sectors and is a popular setting for research and development (especially pharmaceuticals and medical devices), advanced manufacturing, and company headquarters. Many multinational companies maintain offices in Cork including Apple, IBM, Johnson Controls, Pfizer and Stryker.
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This one-year full-time course offers a postgraduate route to a career in professional accounting. It offers you the chance to complete much of the study and examination requirements involved in qualifying as an accountant. Read more
This course is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in Actuarial Science. It provides a solid foundation in statistics, financial mathematics, economics and business finance. Read more
On the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Family Law, you will be exposed to law and theory in Ireland and internationally. At the same time you will get valuable insights into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and others. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages is a full-time diploma taken over 9 months. Its focus is upon the development of skills in two or more ancient or medieval languages from a group consisting of Classical Greek, Latin, Old English, Old Irish, and Medieval Welsh. Read more
The science of animal behaviour is a rapidly evolving discipline with much practical application. Welfare issues are a key concern for animal production, zoos and wildlife centres, the pet trade and veterinary sector, and are the subject of much regulation. Read more
MA Anthropology at UCC is an exciting new postgraduate degree that represents the state-of-the-art in field training in ethnography, combined with cultural, political and social theory. Read more
The programme focuses on science (including the social sciences) of Coastal and Marine management and policy-making today. Read more
This course will provide you with the tools to describe language from various analytical perspectives and with insight and training in various branches of applied linguistics. Read more
The MA in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) gives you an advanced understanding of the discipline of psychology in mental health settings. Read more
Coaching Psychologists are specialists in behaviour change who utilise systematic methodologies drawn from the psychological evidence base to bring about positive change. Read more
The MA in Applied Psychology gives you an advanced understanding of the discipline of psychology in applied settings. Read more
This course is for non-archaeology graduates who have a degree and would like to transfer their studies to the discipline of archaeology. Read more
The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. Read more
The MA in Arts Management & Creative Producing provides postgraduate training in arts leadership and management as well as offering essential practical skills in event organization across a range of art forms. Reinforcing UCC’s reputation as a centre of excellence in interdisciplinary art practices, the emphasis will be on learning through professional practice. Read more
The MA in Asian Studies may be taken full time over one year or part-time over two or three years from the date of first registration. Read more