Science - Chemical Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Science - Chemical Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK406
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, Mathematics and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Scienc...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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 O...

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...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2022 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the app...

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. available places 30
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Chemical Sciences is an exciting programme, which illustrates our understanding of the world at a fundamental level. Chemistry provides a scientific understanding of molecules and how they react together, leading to ...

Subjects Taught

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
CM1200 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 1 (10 credits),
CM1201 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry Part 2a (10 credits),
MA1001 Calculus for Science I,

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
You have the opportunity to join our accreditation body, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), during first year as a student member. Membership of the RSC gives you access to a huge amount of chemical careers, and industry resources. See their site at
Careers or Further Progression

Our graduates are highly valued in industry and research alike. Not all chemists wear white coats (!) and there are a variety of options in sectors such as careers in materials, environmental applications and in the pharmac...

Further Enquiries Dr Dave Otway
Tel: +353 21 490 1894

Facebook: School of Chemistry
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 532
2020 485
2019 465