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Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
BSc in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork is the foundation year for different degree outlets in the School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences,BEES. You will receive a solid grounding in the fundamental disciplines that support your choice of degree from Year 2 onwards.
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Overview

This Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences degree at University College Cork provides an essential grounding in the relevant science disciplines. Our degree courses have a strong emphasis on practical components, including fieldwork and laboratory skills, which provide relevant hands-on experience.

Learning outcomes

A work-experience module is also available, in Year 4, enabling students to spend 6-10 weeks in a structured working environment, where they are evaluated both on their contribution to the placement institution and on a report of their experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution
  • Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals 
  • Habitats and Ecosystems 
  • Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists 
  • Applied Earth Systems 
  • The Environment
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Geological Evolution of Ireland
  • Introduction to Physical Geography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Special Entry Requirements: H4 in a Laboratory Science subject or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.  Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HC2 in a Laboratory Science subject or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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