Government & Political Science

University College Cork


Course Name Government & Political Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK122
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 Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
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 50
Mature Entry Places Approx. 5
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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

Politics affects everyone. It is the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the rules under which we live. These rules govern our lives – when and where we can smoke or how much tax we pay on our wages. In our modern w...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

Each year of the degree includes 12 modules with core ones and elective ones.

CORE: Politics of the European Union, Democracy, Ideology and Utopia, Politics and Government of Ireland, Local Government and Politics of Ireland, An...

Careers or Further Progression


This degree holds a strong employment record across all sectors. Our students have gone on to a variety of careers:

• Public service, home and abroad (e.g. Cork City Council)

• Political adviser (e.g. Spokesperson to the Mayor o...

Further Enquiries Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan
T: +353 (0)21 490 2325
Points History
Year Points
2020 337
2019 355