Medical & Health Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Medical & Health Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK707
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements H4 in Chemistry and H4 in one other subject. Minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and one other laboratory Science Subject (Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The BSc Medical and Health Sciences offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary environment, to produce graduates who are passionate about human health and medicine, and are equipped to embark on careers in the me...

Subjects Taught

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Translational Medicine.

Year 2 modules
Research Skills and Methods.

Year 3 modules

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Assessment Method Students are assessed using a variety of formats to meet different learning styles. Assessments include essays, written reports, in-class tests, on-line exercises, practical demonstrations, laboratory skills, oral presentations and written examinations. Written examinations take place before Christmas and in May.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
The BSc Medical and Health Sciences opens up many career opportunities in Ireland and further afield in the medical, biosciences and health sciences arena. Graduates have a solid foundation to pursue Masters and Doctor...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Professor Aideen Sullivan
+353 (0)21 420 5427
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 578 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 542
2019 521