Science - Public Health Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Science - Public Health Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK706
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 H4 in either a Lab Science subject, Maths or Applied Maths. Minimum grade H5 in one other subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physi...

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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Number of Places Approx. Intake 30
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 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

Public Health Professionals focus on preventing disease and promoting health in populations. The BSc Public Health programme equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills to become 21st century public health practitioners...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:

CORE: EH1004 Epidemiology I (10 credits); EH1006 Perspectives on Public Health (5 credits); EH1007 Introduction to Health Information Systems (HIS) (5 credits); EH1009 Determinants of Health (5 credits); EH1010 Introduction to Pub...

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Careers or Further Progression

This degree opens up a range of career opportunities and graduates are currently employed in diverse public health roles and settings, including:

• public health research
• data analysis and disease surveillance
• health promoti...

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Points History
Year Points
2020 454
2019 420
2018 440