Attend the same classes as University College Cork students, choosing from a wide range of disciplines. The academic program at UCC provides consistently strong undergraduate education characterized by relatively small classes, independent and self-directed study focused in the major, and easily accessible professors.
The university has seven faculties in Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine, and Science. Strong disciplines include Celtic studies, chemistry, engineering (including civil and electrical), English, history, and music.
The Music Department offers a one-year specialized program
for students who want to increase their proficiency and knowledge in Irish traditional music. (Note: Year students only. Applications are subject to approval from the Head of the Music Department. Applicants must submit an audition tape. There is no fee for UCEAP students for this course.)
Use the following resources to learn about UCC courses on EAP:
- Make sure to check the Academic Guide for all Irish Universities to see if University College Cork offers the subject areas you want to study.
- University College Cork online catalogs or course listings for visiting students (Note that the courses can change. The catalog for the new academic year becomes available around two weeks prior to the start of the term.)
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students at University College Cork. Additional courses are available and not all courses may still be offered.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 to 24 quarter/14 to 16 UC units per semester are required. A total of 42 to 48 quarter/28 to 32 semester UC units are required each year.
Research and Independent Study
Research and independent study for academic credit are possible at UCC. Arrangements are generally made at the EAP Study Center after arrival, and predeparture preparation may be required.
University College Cork was founded as a Queen’s College in 1845. This stunning campus with its limestone buildings and its Gothic style quad are home to the Ogham Stones in which the inscriptions are the earliest written source of the Irish language. While the University is an integral part of the city it sets itself a part by nestling its buildings under a blanket of green. Therefore it is no surprise that it was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness
- The University’s motto is ‘Where Finbarr Taught, let Munster Learn.’
- Out of the 20,000 student body, nearly 3, 000 are international students with roughly one quarter of these students coming from the US.
The campus is within walking distance of the town center of Cork. Among many others, the university has a rowing club and a canoe club.