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Short Courses (non-accredited)
The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development offers a series of short, non-accredited courses in a number of different subject areas. Designed for students with an interest in the subjects on offer, these courses may provide you with an opportunity to meet interesting people to discuss your ideas with, to find out more about your subject areas and also to experience the world of lifelong learning.
The short courses start the week beginning 1st October and are run over 8 weeks - one evening* per week (7 to 9pm). *With the exception of Mindfulness in Action and Community Development which take place on Saturday.
NB: Applications are closed for Short Courses 2018.
Applications and Selections
Applications are closed for Short Courses 2018
NB: The next series of Short Courses will run in October/November 2019.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Part-time (8 weeks)
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Mode of study
Information for Short Courses for 2018
Please note that courses are run subject to a minimum number of enrolments.
Classes commence at 7.00pm and are 2 hours in duration (unless otherwise stated).
Courses start the week beginning 1st October.
Monday 7-9 pm
- Introduction to Genealogy
- Introduction to Western Philosophy
- Introduction to Herbs and Nutrition
Tuesday 7-9 pm
- Beginners Italian
- De-coding Irish Place Names
- Introduction to Astronomy
- Introduction to Russian
- Appreciation of Poetry
Wednesday 7-9 pm
- Introduction to Irish Literature
- Europe between the Wars
- Brush up your French
- Brush up your German
- Brush up your Spanish
- Introduction to World Cinema
- Bees and Bee Keeping
- Brush up your Italian
- Improvers Russian
- Creative Writing
- The Artefacts and Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland
Saturday 6th & 13th October (10am-4pm)
- Community Development
Saturday 13th & 20th October (10am-4pm)
- Mindfulness in Action
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
A discounted course fee of €85 is available for senior citizens and for those currently in receipt of social welfare support from the Department of Social Protection. In order to avail of this discount, applicants must provide documentation regarding their status along with their 2018 Application Form and return with a cheque, bank draft or postal order for €85 to;
Short Courses Series
Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Find out More
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
NUI Galway, Nuns' Island, Galway
Tel: 091 494055
What Our Students Say
Derry O'Connor | Russian for Beginners
I recently undertook the Russian for Beginners short course. It gave me a basic knowledge of spoken Russian for everyday use which was just what I required. The lecturer introduced the Cyrillic alphabet, Russian vocabulary and grammar through a mix of in-class “role play”, reading and general conversation. We got wonderful course notes and some “homework” to be done for each week! The lecturer was excellent, full of enthusiasm, never late nor stinting in her time and helpful to each student. I really enjoyed the learning experience.