Why UCD Professional Academy?

UCD Professional Academy offers ambitious professionals the opportunity to stay competitive and relevant in the changing workplace. With flexible learning that slots easily into your busy life, access industry-focused courses that deliver job-ready skills. As an alternative to on-campus learning, we deliver all expert instructor-led courses via our interactive online study environment.

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UCD Professional Academy offers a world-class learning experience with career-enhancing qualifications.

Quality courses delivered by thought leaders

Our carefully selected lecturers are highly qualified experts in their fields.

Learn alongside like-minded professionals

Interactive classes and group activities promote teamwork, collaboration, and connection while you study.

High levels of student satisfaction

98% of our students say they would take another course with us.

Easy-to-use online student portal

We offer a quality, supportive education experience via our comprehensive online portal.

Three different payment options

We have a split payment structure to allow for easy budgeting.

Flexible learning while you work

Get career-boosting skills and knowledge in a timetable that works for you.

What Our Alumni Say

I had very high expectations and I was not disappointed. I have gained some excellent and relevant skills, which I have already started to put into practice, it has been a tremendously enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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Andrew Doyle

Environmental, Safety & Health Manager, Egis Projects Ireland.

I had a great experience during the UCD Professional Academy Diploma in Project Management. We received a lot of information but everything was communicated in a great way and was easy to follow. Being able to complete this course from home and online was a great advantage.

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Pia Brandenburg

Technical Account Manager, Zeus Industrial Products

My experience studying for a Professional Diploma in Leadership and Management was just fantastic! I recommend this course not only to academic people but also to everyone who is involved with an organization and who wants to bring a better version of themselves into their work, interaction and life.

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Ambarnil Ghosh, Ph.D

Computational Biologist, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career FIT Fellow