Study Master's Degrees in Cork, Ireland

Cork at a glance

Cork is a busy, thriving seaport, the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland, drawing many international students, having a total student population of around 25,000. Cork is a cosmopolitan modern city, with local colleges having internationally recognised courses, offering students countless opportunities to develop academically through their programmes. Cork is the second largest city and the third most populous on the island of Ireland. The city is located in the South-West Region and built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the western end of the city. 

Studying

Studying in Cork

Study programmes of universities in Cork cover Bachelor and Master degrees, PhD courses, as well as continuing professional development, part-time specialist courses and Erasmus programmes.

For the English language entry requirements, the IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge advanced exam certificates are accepted. International students can enrol in foundation programmes for UK study available for various fields, including for English language that enable students to meet the progression degree’s requirements.

The variety of subject areas you can study in Cork includes: software engineering, computer science, administration, business, psychology, social studies, tourism, biochemistry, nursing, engineering, finance, politics, architecture, human resource management, web development, and more

If you are interested in distance (online) learning degree courses, these are mostly dedicated to especially to the fields of computer science and medicine. University short courses are another quick study option in the city.

Enrolled students can benefit of many student services, such as: careers counselling, international education advice, student development and budget services and they can join students unions and engage in a wide range of sporting activities.

Career

Career opportunities in Cork

Cork has a local growing economy, with retail, pharmaceuticals, information technology and health care as the main economic pillars. Many important multinationals have placed local offices in Cork, including: Pfizer, Novartis, Apple, Logitech, EMC Corporation, Heineken, Ferrero factory, Amazon. com, Voxpro Communications, SolarWinds.

International students can apply for several internship opportunities in local companies, with information technology multinationals as the most required in this sense.

Life

Cork city life

Cork has a rich cultural heritage and also a dynamic night life, making this city an ideal place for student life, as you will surely not get bored while living here.

Interesting attractions worth visiting are:

  • The Red Abbey – the only notable remnant of the Medieval Era
  • St. Mary's Cathedral and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
  • County Hall Tower
  • The Elysian
  • The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
  • The Lewis Glucksman Gallery
  • The church tower of Shandon – which dominates the North side of the city.
  • The Cork Public Museum
  • Blackrock Castle Observatory

Take nice promenades in the Lough Park and wander along St. Patrick's Street, the main street of the city, known for the lovely architecture. Walk through the Hugenot Quarter, known for its cafés, bookstores and small specialty stores.

You can go to the Everyman Palace Theatre and the Granary Theatre or the lovely Cork Opera House.

You can choose between many multi-cultural restaurants, like Chinese and Thai restaurants, French patisseries, Indian buffets, and Middle Eastern kebab houses, but you should not miss trying out local traditions in food: crubeens, tripe and drisheen.

Cork hosts several festivals throughout the year, most popular are Cork Film Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival.

In terms of bars and night clubs, you have a plethora of places to choose from and you should not miss the occasion to learn or at least have fun trying the Irish dancing style.

International atmosphere in Cork

Cork is home to several minorities, such as: Asian, Polish, Jamaican, New Zealander, Italian and Greek.

Due to an excellent quality of life, a business friendly and efficient operating environment, many international companies and entrepreneurs are interested in setting a business in Cork.

The open and multicultural atmosphere is also noticed in the numerous special centres and events dedicated to immigrants and foreign people living in Cork.

Weather Cork

Cork has a mild and changeable weather, with abundant rainfall and almost never having extreme temperatures. Cork is a generally foggy city, with fog occurring mostly during mornings and especially in the winter time. Temperatures in December –January are 8 °C (46 °F), rarely falling below 0 °C (32 °F). Hottest months are July and August with 18 – 19 °C (65 – 66 °F).

Universities in Cork

University College Cork is Ireland’s first five-star university, recognised for its cutting-edge research, teaching excellence and long tradition of independent thinking. University College Cork Online is dedicated to delivering innovative online programmes with the same level of engagement, research-focus and teaching commitment as campus-based programmes, giving time-pressed professionals an opportunity to ignite their future careers.

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UCC are an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Our beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. They now have a student population of over 21,000.

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Whatever your plans and talents CIT has a course of study for you. We offer the full range of higher education qualifications, including Bachelor Degrees and Honours Bachelor Degrees, as well as postgraduate Masters and PhD Degrees. There is a flexible “ladder” system in place, which, in many cases, allows you to progress from one award to the next. 

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