Science - Medical & Health Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Science - 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

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

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
Number of Places Approx. Intake 40
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 3
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

BSc Medical and Health Sciences is a dynamic, research-led programme providing cutting edge scientific knowledge and skills in the fast-paced arena of medical science. It provides an in-depth education across the wide spectrum of medica...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

Foundations in Epidemiology; Introductory Human Biology; Cardiovascular Biology; Respiratory Biology; Gastrointestinal, Nutritional and Metabolic Biology; Introduction to Translational Medicine; Introduction to Pharmacology


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Careers or Further Progression

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 can follow careers as medical researchers, laboratory scientists, lecturers...

Further Enquiries Dr. Louise Collins, Professor Aideen Sullivan
T:+353 (0)21 4205427
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Points History
Year Points
2020 542
2019 521
2018 531