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About NUI Galway
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Short Courses (non-accredited)
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 over two Saturdays.
Short course list 2018
|Intro to Genealogy|
|Intro to Herbs, Nutrition and Fermented Foods|
|Intro to Western Philosophy|
|Intro to Russian|
|Intro to Astronomy|
|Appreciation of Poetry|
|Intro to Screenwriting|
|Decoding Irish Place Names|
|Brush up your German|
|Brush up your French|
|Brush up your Spanish|
|Europe between the wars|
|Bees and Beekeeping|
|Brush up your Italian|
|Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland|
|Mindfulness in Action|
For a brief description of the modules, tutors etc. click on the brochure below:
How do I apply?
Applications are closed for Short Courses 2018, the next series of Short Courses will run in October 2019.
When is the closing date?
Application closing date is Wednesday 26th September, 2018.
How much does the course cost?
Our short courses cost €125. If you are a full time student, senior citizen or unemployed you may apply for the discounted fee of €85. You must provide supporting documentation with your application.
Where are the courses held?
The courses are held in various locations on the NUI Galway campus. Once you have registered for a short course, you will receive an email the week before the course starts advising you of the location.
Are there any exams?
No, there are no exams at the end of the short courses as these courses are non-accredited.
Will I get a certificate?
No, you will not receive a certificate at the end of the courses as these courses are non-accredited.
Our courses require a minimum number of enrolments. Courses that do not reach this will be cancelled. Applicants will be offered an alternative course or will be refunded the course fee. To avoid not being able to enrol on a course through oversubscription or cancellation please apply as early as possible.
Refunds are normally only available if we have to cancel a course. It is in this regard that you are requested to inform yourself of the content of the course before enrolment.
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.