Medicine - Undergraduate Entry

University College Cork


Course Name Medicine - Undergraduate Entry
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK701
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 MB, BCh, BAO (Hons)
Duration 5 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+H4 in Chemistry and either Physics or Biology and H7/O6 from Irish, English, another language and Maths. Students are required to meet the subject requirements for matriculation in the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.


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.
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:
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 88
Mature Entry Places Approx. Intake 4
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
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 School of Medicine has a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Doctors of the future are provided with a world class, student-centred and evidence-based medical education, informed by societal needs.

Why Study

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

CORE: Person, Culture and Society I; Clinical Science and Practice; Foundations of Medicine 1 – Introductory Human Biology; Foundations of Medicine 2 – Cardiovascular Biology; Foundations of Medicine 3 – Respiratory Biology an...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Careers or Further Progression


Few fields can compete with Medicine in terms of the wide variety of career opportunities. For most doctors, their professional lives centre on caring for people in the community or in hospital. However, some doctors become leading medica...

Further Enquiries Dr Deirdre Bennett,
Director of 5 year Medicine programme
T: +353 (0) 214901575
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 729 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 729 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 730 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)