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University College Cork (UCC)

Western Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland

UCC University College Cork runs courses, part-time courses and education programmes to Cork and the Greater Munster area. The Adult Continuing Education Department’s purpose is to provide UCC Courses and opportunities in lifelong learning for all adults irrespective of age and previous educational achievements.

Adult Continuing Education (ACE), University College Cork has been offering courses and education programmes to Cork and the greater Munster area since 1946 and is proud to celebrate 65 years of educational services to the community. The first Diploma in Social and Economic Science course was formally opened at a public meeting in University College, Cork on the 14th October, 1946 and 24 students were awarded the diploma in June 1948.

UCC courses are run at UCC to cater for the particular needs of adult learners. Our staff adopt the particular approach needed to enhance adults’ learning so that all students may have a rewarding educational experience.

Since 1908, University College Cork has grown from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, they have become a university in their own right within the NUI, but they retain the UCC name as part of their heritage of learning since 1845. University College Cork offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses along with International, Adult Further Education and Online programmes for aspiring students. The college has schools and departments in Business, Arts and Humanities, Science, Architecture, Computing, Medicine, Engineering and more.

Along with housing sports facilities such as The Mardyke, Synthetic Pitch and Human Performance Laboratory, University College Cork promotes health to its students by presenting various health campaigns that encourage healthy living. At UCC there is also a wide range of clubs and societies for students to avail – Boxing, Camogie, Chess, Fencing, Hip Hop, Judo, Kickboxing, Rowing, Rugby, Surfing, Swimming and much more.

 

UCC offers a wide range of part-time courses for adults in Cork. For more information about UCC courses, browse the list of courses listed on Nightcourses.com below.

Accounting

This one-year full-time course offers a postgraduate route to a career in professional accounting. It offers you the chance to complete much of the study and examination requirements involved in qualifying as an accountant. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the course, you will gain full exemption from all but the Final Admitting Examination…

Archaeological Excavation

The MA in Archaeological Excavation is a one-year taught course, offered on a full-time basis by the Department of Archaeology. Excavation is central to the practice of archaeology as an academic and professional discipline, with many employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad. This course will provide advanced training in the theory and practice of excavation,…

Architecture

The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. The course has been designed to provide a qualification in architecture under Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007, and is required by the…

Applied Science - Analytical Chemistry

MSc degree courses are provided in three key areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and in Pharmaceutical Analysis. They are designed to provide advanced knowledge and hands-on training in modern analytical instrumental techniques. Separation science, sensors, and spectroscopic techniques are key elements alongside chemometrics, instrumentation and advanced research project completion. You will have the…

Applied Science - Food Science

The MSc (Food Science) is a full-time taught postgraduate programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration. Unique Aspects of the Course UCC has a history of nearly a century of teaching and research in the food sciences and is amongst Europes largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions with world-class academics working…

French (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a masters course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications. Objectives of the course: to provide you with opportunities to further develop…

Geography (Conversion Course)

Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences. We view the earth, its inhabitants and the processes that form and transform the world we live in using a spatial perspective. This particularly geographical way of looking at the world…

German (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the subject intensively over one academic year full-time or two academic years part-time (by day). The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant Higher Diploma in…

Greek and Roman Civilisation (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Greek and Roman Civilisation is ideal for you if you already have a degree and you wish to study Greek and Roman Civilisation intensively. The course will introduce you to the cultures of the Greeks and Romans, and you will learn how these cultures oversaw the birth and development of the…

History (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts – History is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study history intensively over one academic year full-time, or two academic years part-time. This qualification is a conversion course for students who would not normally have studied history to degree level previously and want to…

Italian (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts (Italian) is a conversion course for those with a prior knowledge of Italian who want to study Italian language and culture to honours degree level. Competence in Italian language on entry should be equivalent to the standard in Italian achieved at the end of First Arts. It is aimed at…

Languages - Advanced Languages & Global Communication

This course is aimed at people hoping to return to the job market with modern language and intercultural communication skills along with competencies relating to managing global relationships, ICT, translation and localisation skills. It offers advanced specialism in one language (from Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian and French) and 10 credits of an additional foreign language…

Applied Science - Marine Biology

The MSc Marine Biology aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and equip them with professional certificates in Sea Survival, Powerboat Handling, Marine Radio and First Aid as well as necessary field skills. The areas of marine biology covered in this masters course include fisheries and aquaculture, genetics, marine ecology and conservation,…

Music (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts (Music) is for graduates in subjects other than music who want to study music intensively at a level equivalent to that of a primary honours degree in music. In this way, the Higher Diploma acts as an important conversion course between subject areas and enables graduates in non-music subjects to…

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nurses are required to take on advanced practice roles to meet the challenges and developments within the health service. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) are registered with An Bord Altranais having gained the clinical competence to practice autonomously in a specific practice area at an advanced level. This Masters in Nursing programme will prepare experienced nurses…

Applied Psychology - Guidance Counselling

The aim of this MA course is to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to become a qualified guidance counsellor. Guidance promotes personal, social, educational and vocational development in individuals. The course will appeal to: Psychology graduates Teachers Social workers Probation officers Juvenile liaison officers Occupational therapists Mentors Managers Those who work in adult…

Actuarial Science

This course is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in actuary. It provides a solid foundation in statistics, financial mathematics, economics and business finance. Upon completion of the course, your knowledge and skills could be applied to a range of industries in the financial services such as insurance, pensions,…

Applied Science - Biotechnology

The MSc in Biotechnology is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in the industries of biomedical research, biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and biotechnology. The course curriculum consists of six months of lectures, laboratory practical sessions, career service workshops, industry-based seminars and a six-month research project. The curriculum has…

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