UCD Lifelong Learning Courses

1949 - 2019 | Celebrating 70 years of Lifelong Learning in UCD

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 from 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 for over 1,200 enrolments per year and is developed in collaboration with experienced tutors, UCD Schools, cultural partners 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 including the Hugh Lane Gallery, National Library of Ireland, Pearse Street Library, dlr LexIcon and the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks. They provide welcoming and accessible venues, surrounded by rich source material and unparalleled expertise.

In 2017, we also introduced free 'taster' lectures which give you the opportunity to experience some of the Lifelong Learning classes before the full course begins. In Autumn 2019, for the first time, we are also offering free places on our Lifelong Learning courses through our Lifelong Learning Bursary - Interested students can check the eligibility and apply before September 2nd, 10am.

If you want to explore a new course, you may be interested in our Lifelong Learning courses, where you will be joined by other engaged learners in a welcoming and supportive environment.

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