Science - Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences

University College Cork


Course Name Science - Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK404
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 Scie...

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 110
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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

The degrees in CK404 focus on the natural environment on Earth in relation to the physical environment, biota and human environmental interaction. The first year of CK404 gives a strong fo...

Subjects Taught

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution,
BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals,
BL1006 Habitats and Ecosystems,
BL1009 Grand Challenges in...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Careers or Further Progression CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Please refer to the information on each of the degree streams for more specific details.

The School of BEES operates an exchange system with North American and European universities which allows students to substitute a year abroad in place of their third year in UCC.
Further Enquiries Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4650

Twitter: @UCCBEES
Facebook: UCCBEES
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 500
2020 467
2019 412