Science - Biological & Chemical Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Science - Biological & Chemical Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK402
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
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science).

Additional Requ...

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

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
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

Expand+Mature Students
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:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 195
Mature Entry Places 7
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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

The Biological and Chemical Sciences degree programme is the largest and most flexible entry route for students in science. Through it, students have access to ten degree streams.

Why Study
Biological and Chemical Sciences, with it...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
CORE: BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease (5 credits); BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution (5 credits); MB1003 Microbiology in Society (5 credits); BL1004 Physiology and Structure o...

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Careers or Further Progression Careers
An extremely wide variety of career opportunities are available to graduates. For further information on career opportunities from each area of study, please see the information for the relevant degree programme.

Degree Outlets
• Applied Plant Biology
• Chemistry
• Chemistry with Forensic Science
• Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds
• Science Education
• Biochemistry
• Biotechnology
• Microbiology
• Neuroscience
• Physiology.
Further Enquiries Ms Trish O’Shaughnessy
T: +353 (0)21 490 2299
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Points History
Year Points
2019 498
2018 488
2017 489