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Open Learning Semester Two

UCD Open Learning is the first programme of it's kind in Ireland and offers you the opportunity to study a range of undergraduate modules in UCD. There are no entry requirements and the Open Learning modules are open to everyone. You can take any combination of modules for interest only (audit) or you can complete the course assessment (credit). Each module is worth 5 ECTS and students can opt to take any combination of credit modules towards an award, either a Certificate in Open Learning (30 credits) or a Diploma in Open Learning (60 credits).
Students interested in apply to an undergraduate degree programme in either Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences, can apply through the CAO. When applying through the CAO students need to have successfully completed 3 modules (Semester I) and undertaking another 3 modules (Semester II). They also need to have a minimum GPA of 2.6.
Alternatively, students can choose to take a module for audit, which allows full participation in the modules without any assessments. Audit students do not receive any credits or qualifications as they do not take any assessments.

Open Learning Brochure 2018-19

Booking for both Semester I & II opens on Tuesday 7th August 2018.






All students interested in taking a language module must attend the UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) for language consultation. This is to ensure that you are registered to the right module for your language level. Registration to your chosen module will be provisional until language consultation has taken place. The ALC is located on the first floor of the Daedalus Building. Dates for Semester II language consultation will be confirmed in December 2016. For more information, please visit their website:


French General Purposes 1 Mondays (Credit Only)

French General Purposes 4 Wednesdays (Credit Only)

Italian General Purposes 1 Tuesdays (Credit Only)

Spanish General Purposes 1 Mondays (Credit Only)

German General Purposes 1 Wednesdays (Credit Only) 

Russian General Purposes 1 Mondays (Credit Only)