What will I learn?

The BSc Medical and Health Sciences offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary environment, to produce graduates who are passionate about human health and medicine, and are equipped to embark on careers in the medical research or healthcare sectors. It has a strong focus on research and is taught by research-active academics in a wide range of disciplines spanning the biological and medical sciences. This course delivers up-to-date current knowledge in the field of biomedical, clinical and public health sciences. It encourages students to foster their analytical study skills and critical thinking, enabling them to research, develop and implement the innovative healthcare of the future.

Students take core modules in Years 1, 2 and 3, providing a solid grounding in the medical and health sciences. In Year 4, students undertake a substantial Research Project in a current research topic in the medical and health sciences. Additionally, each student can choose from a broad range of specialised modules in the final year, allowing them to design the individual composition of their degree.

Year 1 modules

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Translational Medicine.

Year 2 modules

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Skills and Methods.

Year 3 modules

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Structured Literature Project
  • Translational Medicine.

Year 4 modules

  • Research Project
  • Anatomy and Developmental Biology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Epidemiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology.

Skills and Careers Information

The BSc Medical and Health Sciences opens up many career opportunities in Ireland and further afield in the medical, biosciences and health sciences arena. Graduates have a solid foundation to pursue Masters and Doctoral studies in a wide range of medical sciences areas, PhD research leading to careers in medical research, and for graduate entry to study Medicine, Physiotherapy, Audiology, Public Health, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy. Career prospects also include employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries, and in health promotion, education and policy.

Which department am I in?

College of Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€24,130.00 (US$ 27,219) per year
EU Student Contribution Charge will be €3,000 per annum and the Capitation Fee is expected to be €130 per annum

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

University College Cork

College Road,

Cork,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum Points – 26,31,36. Applications will be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better. IELTS - International English Language Testing System/ IELTS Indicator Test: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 6.5 and minimum of 6.0 in each band. TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 90 and minimum of 20 in each section. University of Cambridge: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: 176+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English. Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate, Grade A (CEFR Level C1). Pearson PTE Academic: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum of 63 (with at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section).

For international students

Applications will be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate.

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better.

IELTS - International English Language Testing System/ IELTS Indicator Test: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 6.5 and minimum of 6.0 in each band.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 90 and minimum of 20 in each section.

University of Cambridge: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: 176+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English.

Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate, Grade A (CEFR Level C1).

Pearson PTE Academic: Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum of 63 (with at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University College Cork

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  • Over 3,000 international students
  • Over 90% of graduates secure employment after graduating

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