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Becoming a Student at CIT

CIT Bishopstown Campus

The Bishopstown Campus is the main centre, and is the location for courses in Business, Science, Computing, Engineering, Media Communications, and Humanities.

Also located here are Student Services, Administration, Research Centres, and Industry Support Centres. The Bishopstown Campus is situated in the western suburbs of Cork City. Leisureworld Sports Centre, which includes both a 25m and an 18m swimming pool, is right next door. Just a few minutes walk away are the suburbs of Bishopstown and Wilton with shops, restaurants and sports facilities.

The city centre is just a short bus ride away.

CIT Cork School of Music

This is a Constituent School of CIT, located at Union Quay, Cork city, and provides Honours Degree programmes in Music, Theatre & Drama, and Popular Music. The School also has a wide range of MA and PhD degrees.

The CSM provides the internationally renowned staff of Ireland’s largest conservatory of music and drama with the very best of facilities to ensure that many more students are able to pursue their studies.

The CSM has many award winning bands, chamber music ensembles, choirs, drama groups, opera groups, and orchestras – with the senior ones undertaking extensive national and international tours, broadcasting, and making commercial recordings.


CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

This is a self-contained College of CIT, located in Sharman Crawford Street, within easy walking distance of the city centre.

The Department of Fine Art & Applied Art, based at the Sharman Crawford Street campus, offers Honours Degree programmes in Fine Art and in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles).

The Department of Media Communications, based at CIT Bishopstown campus, offers Honours Degree programmes in Creative Digital Media and Visual Communications. Postgraduate programmes in Fine Art, Art Education, and Art Therapy are based in the recently acquired and renovated city centre campus at No. 46 Grand Parade.


National Maritime College of Ireland

This purpose built College is on a 10 acre campus and located 18km from Cork city, in Ringaskiddy. The NMCI provides education services of the highest quality and includes Degree programmes in Nautical Science, Marine, Engineering, and Marine Electrotechnology.

Specialist spaces including survival facilities, seamanship and shipwrights’ workshops, fire-fighting/damage control, jetty and lifeboat facilities and engine room are provided.

The College also provides specialised simulation equipment in the areas of navigation, bridge training, communications, engineering machinery operations, liquid cargo handling/damage control and vessel traffic systems. 


CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

In an exciting collaboration between the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork City Council, and a private benefactor, Blackrock Castle was re-opened to the public in November 2007 as CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Space for Science.

The science centre promotes science, engineering and technology in Ireland as a centre of excellence in scientific research, education and outreach and continues to bring science education back down to Earth, making it accessible for all.


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