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.

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Lifelong Learning Brochure 2019-20PDF|3.30 MB