About Us

University College Cork (UCC) is dedicated to ensuring its students are the very best they can be; a promise underpinned by its award-winning teaching techniques, cutting-edge research credentials and long history of independent thinking from mathematical genius George Boole and beyond. Everyone at UCC, from the lecturers to the administrative staff, is committed to supporting the students, giving them the fuel to fulfil their potential and shape the world we live in. After completing a programme at UCC, students are not just work ready, but world ready.

Rankings and Awards

  • Ranked in top 2% of universities worldwide, based on the quality of its research and peer esteem
  • Ireland’s first five-star university (QS Stars 2011)
  • Consistently strong performance in a number of global rankings:

o   CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015: now holds the 16th position in Europe and 52nd position worldwide.

o   U-Multirank rankings (March 2015): UCC was the top performing university internationally, based on obtaining the highest number of ‘A’ scores.

o   QS World University Rankings by Subject (April 2015): 13 subject areas featuring in the top tier globally and Pharmacy & Pharmacology listed within the top 50 worldwide.

  • The only Irish university to be awarded University of the Year by The Sunday Times four times, including one in 2016.

Online Graduate Programmes

UCC’s online programmes have been developed to provide both research-led and practical-based learning to give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in a real-world environment. UCC recently launched an online version of its successful Masters in Public Health that turns a passion for the health and well-being of populations into a dynamic, transferable skillset, which can be applied to a growing number of public health careers.

Career Outlook

Through its Masters in Public Health programme, UCC prepares students for a diverse range of public, non-profit and academic-based positions, giving them the experience they need to fulfil their potential and excel in a career in public health on a national or international level.

Unique Opportunities

University College Cork is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, based on the quality of its research, with UCC researchers collaborating with 700 of the world’s top universities, across 110 countries.

Why We Love UCC

University College Cork is dedicated to delivering innovative online programmes with the same level of engagement, research-focus and teaching commitment as campus-based programmes, giving time-pressed professionals an opportunity to ignite their future careers.


Student Reviews

“I have been exposed to a diverse range of public health issues, many of which I would never have previously considered, but now fascinate me. One of the main strengths of this course is its multidisciplinary approach which is taught at such a high level by experts in research and practice.”

Mr. Declan Whelan Curtin

“This masters uncovered my interest in research and formed the foundations for a future career in public health”

Mr. Martin Davoren


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