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Interested in becoming an Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language Therapy Professional?


Study in UCC for an Exceptional Degree!

Then join UCC’s Q&A on Facebook to have all your course and university questions answered by UCC students from Brunei, Barbados and India along with Prof. Fiona Gibbon, Head of School.

The College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork, Ireland announces the release of 10 new places for top-class students to become the Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists of the future. And to help encourage those interested in developing their career at UCC, international student ambassadors from the college will help facilitate a question and answer session on Facebook from Thursday 15th May until Thursday 12th June 2014.

Occupational therapy in UCC

The places are immediately available to commence in September 2014. These four-year honours degree programmes, equip students to become the future leaders in their profession.

Since 1849, University College Cork holds a long and proud history of Medical Education and is in the top 2% of Universities world-wide. The University provides its’ students with a world-class, student-centred education, based on knowledge, informed by research, and with an awareness of societal needs.

University College Cork has an international focus which caters to the diverse needs of its students. World-class standards and a strong tradition of excellence and leadership in all clinical disciplines give our students and academics the tools they need to develop to the highest calibre. We look to them to help us build the future, effect change and herald a new culture, a new philosophy and a new era in healthcare.

Prof. Fiona Gibbon, Head of School comments: “In the School of Clinical Therapies we work with our students in small groups, which enables us to offer them individual attention so they develop and excel in a culture of support. Classes are held both inside and outside the lecture theatre providing students with learning opportunities both within theoretical and practical settings.”

While acquiring a degree, students have the unique opportunity to discover Ireland with its breath-taking landscapes, beautiful culture, and friendly people. As the second largest city of the Republic of Ireland, Cork offers all of the advantages of a capital city, while at the same time staying manageable in size with a walking distance to most essential places within the city centre. Cork is a safe city to live in, offering a sense of security for students who for the first time are far away from home.

The live Questions and Answers campaign will be launched on Facebook 15th May, where international student ambassadors from Barbados, Brunei and India, who have gained first-hand experience in studying within the School of Clinical Therapies at the College of Medicine and Health, UCC and living in Ireland, will answer any enquiries concerning the programmes on offer, studying in University College Cork and living in Ireland on a real time basis.  and

For further information, contact Dr. Fiona Gibbon;