Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork

Overview

BSc in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences 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.

Please refer to the information on each of our degree outlets for more specific details.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution (5 credits);

BL1004Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals (5 credits);

BL1005 Habitats and Ecosystems(5 credits);

CM1003Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists (10 credits);

ER1006Applied Earth Systems (5 credits);

EV1002The Environment (5 credits);

GL1001Introduction to Geology (5 credits);

GL1004Geological Evolution of Ireland (5 credits);

GG1010Introduction to Physical Geography (5 credits);

MA1001Calculus for Science Part 1 (5 credits);

PY1009Physics for the Environmental Sciences I (5 credits)

Years 2, 3 and 4 Modules:

Students select one degree stream from:

Applied Plant Biology; Earth Science; Ecology and Environmental Biology; Environmental Science; Geography; Geology; International Field Geosciences; Science Education (Biology route only); Zoology

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of Programme Modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK404

Course Title: Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Some small laboratory items (such as lab coats and manuals) and field trip costs as appropriate.

2017 Entry 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.

Entry Points: 2016: 430. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours: Lectures are held in the mornings

Expected lab/practical hours: Practical classes are held in the afternoons

Field trips: There are a number of field days and one residential field trip.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, assessed practical exercises, field reports, multiple-choice questionnaires, assessed presentations and project work. The range of assessments provides a broad skills-base of relevance to future employment.

Application Procedure

EU applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie.The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

E: bees@ucc.ie

T: +353(0)21 490 4650

W: http://bees.ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. Some small laboratory items (such as lab coats and manuals) and field trip costs as appropriate.

2017 Entry 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.

Entry Points: 2016: 430. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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