University College Cork

University College Cork


UCC was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast. These new colleges were founded in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her. Queen's College, Cork (QCC) was established to provide access to higher education in the Irish province of Munster. The site chosen for the new college was dramatic and picturesque, on the edge of a limestone bluff overlooking the River Lee. On the 7th of November, 1849, QCC opened its doors to a small group of 115 students after a glittering inaugural ceremony in the Aula Maxima (Great Hall), which is still the symbolic and ceremonial heart of the University.

From 1850, QCC was part of the Queen's University of Ireland and, from the 1880s, of the Royal University of Ireland. By the beginning the twentieth century however, it was clear that higher education in Ireland required a new arrangement to permit the next stages of development. That change came in 1908 through the National University of Ireland (NUI), of which the former QCC, now University College Cork (UCC) is a founding member. Since 1908, UCC 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, we have become a university in our own right within the NUI, but we retain the UCC name as part of our heritage of learning since 1845.

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Online MSc in Occupational Health

Joel Spinney
5.0 05/10/2015
What I would highlight: Some years ago I completed a Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work in UCC. I am grateful I got into this Masters, because I owe my current job to it. After completing this Masters, I started working in a large construction company in London, called Murphy Group. I started there as a Safety Adviser and now I am able to apply all my knowledge and techniques acquired during the masters. Not only do I work on site, but I also perform office duties. My favourite subject was Psychosocial Epidemiology and in this company I can identify stress factors, deal with them and apply techniques to solve them. I am really grateful to all their teachers and patience.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Online Master of Public Health

Declan Whelan Curtin
5.0 06/09/2015
What I would highlight: Studying this Master of Public Health (MPH) made me realise how many public health issues we have to deal with every day. Since enrolling I have been more aware of issues that would have never concerned me. I enjoyed studying this master as it has a multidisciplinary approach taught by experts in research and practice. The fact that this course is online means that you have the opportunity of interacting with students from so many different backgrounds. I really enjoyed this experience. The programme of the master is also well structured because it covers a wide range of public health topics under health promotion, health protection and epidemiology.
What could be improved: Nothing bad!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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