Public Health Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name 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 LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science). H4 in either a laboratory Science subject, Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Students are subject to Garda vetting.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6...

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+Approximate QQI/FE Student Places 3


We are committed to providing entry to the first year of many of our degree programmes to students who have been awarded recognised QQI (FET/ FETAC) Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications. There are appro...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Approximate Mature Student Places 5

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2023 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more informatio...

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 Approximate Available Places 35
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Public Health professionals focus on preventing disease and promoting health in populations. The BSc Public Health Sciences programme will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills to become a 21st c...

Subjects Taught

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
EH1004 Epidemiology I (10 credits),
EH1006 Perspectives on Public Health,
EH1007 Introduction to Health Information Systems (HIS),
EH1009 Determinants of Health...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Careers or Further Progression

The Public Health Science degree opens up a range of career opportunities and graduates are currently employed in diverse public health roles and settings, including: data analysis and disease surveillance, health and nutri...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Programmes Team
Tel: +353 (0)21 420 5503

Facebook: College of Medicine and Health UCC
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Points History
Year Points
2022 455
2021 500
2020 454