Lifelong Learning Courses

UCD will celebrate 70 years of Lifelong Learning in 2019 

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 History, 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.

Our 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, we work extensively with a wide range of 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 introduced free "taster" lectures which gives you the opportunity to experience Lifelong Learning classes before each term commences.

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.

Lifelong Learning | Frequently Asked Questions


Lifelong Learning Brochure 2018-19PDF|816KB