UCD Lifelong Learning Programme

UCD Access and Lifelong Learning are proud to continue the tradition of offering specific interest courses that are participative, engaging and facilitated by experts in their field. Lifelong Learning courses cover a broad range of topics including Languages, Art Appreciation, Irish Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Writing. They are open to all adult learners and provide a unique opportunity to explore a subject without examinations.

This pioneering programme caters to over 1,200 enrolments per year and is developed in collaboration with experienced tutors, UCD Schools, and the wider community. As well as classes taking place on the Belfield campus of UCD, we work extensively with a wide range of external cultural partners.

In 2017, we also introduced free 'taster' lectures, which give you the opportunity to experience some of the Lifelong Learning classes before booking yourself into a full course. In Autumn 2019, for the first time, we also began offering free places on Lifelong Learning courses through our Lifelong Learning Bursary.

Link to view our current courses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information

Information Updated: 25th March 2020

While the UCD Access and Lifelong Learning Centre is currently closed, we are still here to support you - virtually! 

We would be delighted to hear from you; our emails are checked regularly, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm), so please contact us at all@ucd.ie if you have any questions or concerns and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

The University is continuing to actively monitor the advice being issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and other Irish and international agencies. All students are advised to familiarise themselves with the HPSC public health advice in relation to the virus.

For the most up to date information from UCD, please visit https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/

Why is Lifelong Learning Important?