NUI Galway is offering a number of fully online summer school modules to students who require credit in areas such as Irish Studies, Business or a Language - see module details below. Modules will be offered over a 4-5 week period during June and July 2021. Courses offer 3 US credits (5 ECTs) each.

Entry Requirements
The modules are aimed at students who have completed a minimum of one full year at University or College level before being admitted to the programme. Students should also have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Required documentation

  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • An official transcript of examination results

Tuition Fees
1 module: €600 (3 US credits)
2 modules: €1,100 (6 US credits)

Apply Online - online applications will open on Monday, 11th January 2021.

Closing date for application: Friday, 21st May 2021.

Further information:
Programme Administrator
International Summer School Programme
NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland

Irish Studies

Modern Ireland 1845 – 1998
Code: IS2164
Credits: 3 US credits (5 ECTs)
Date: 21/06/21 – 18/07/21 (Essay week – 19/07/21)

Through this module students acquire an interdisciplinary perspective on the patterns of Modern Irish society by integrating perspectives gained through the study of Irish literature in both languages - Irish (Gaelic) and English, and history during the period from the Irish Famine to the present day. Students study the development of Anglo-Irish literature in the 19th century as well as the 20th century revival of writing in Irish. Particular emphasis will be given to the study of Irish society since independence. 

Social & Political Change in Contemporary Ireland
Code: IS2165
Credits: 3 US credits (5 ECTs)
Date: 21/06/21 – 18/07/21 (Essay week – 19/07/21)

This module will use the results of sociological research in Ireland to examine Irish society. There is an underlying question that will be addressed as we move through the different topics - how has Irish society been changed by the economic transformation that was initiated in the 1950s? On completion of this introductory course in Irish Society, students will have gained an insight into the planned economic change and unplanned social changes that have shaped contemporary Ireland.

Irish Language

Irish Language Elementary level - Scríobh agus Léamh 2 (A2)
Code: GA2104
Credits: 3 US credits (5 ECTs)
Cycle 1: 
21/06/21 – 18/07/21 (Essay week – 19/07/21)
Cycle 2: 19/07/21 – 15/08/21 (Essay week – 16/08/21)

Suitable for students who have a general knowledge of the Irish language structures and a good vocabulary. During the course of the module, students’ writing and reading skills will be developed. Students will be asked to read short passages and answer questions related to them. They will be asked to approach the learning process in a reflective manner being aware of the various learning strategies they use and through discussing the challenges they encounter and the manner in which they overcome them.

Sa mhodúl seo, déanfar buanú ar na scileanna scríbhneoireachta agus léitheoireachta atá ag an mac léinn cheana féin. Iarrfar ar na mic léinn sleachta gearra a léamh agus ceisteanna tuisceana a fhreagairt bunaithe orthu. Iarrfar ar na mic léinn a bheith machnamhach ar an bpróiseas foghlama trí bheith feasach ar na straitéisí éagsúla foghlama a úsáideann siad agus trí phlé a dhéanamh le chéile sa rang ar na dúshláin a bhíonn rompu mar aon leis na seifteanna a mbaineann siad feidhm astu chun dul i ngleic leis na dúshláin seo.

Irish Language Intermediate Level - Léamh agus Scríobh 1 (B1)
Code: GA173
Credits: 3 US credits (5 ECTs)
Cycle 1: 21/06/21 – 18/07/21 (Essay week – 19/07/21)
Cycle 2: 19/07/21 – 15/08/21 (Essay week – 16/08/21)

Suitable for students who have an advanced level of the Irish. Students’ reading and writing skills will be developed and improved through the module. They will be able to analyse and grammatically parse passages as well as develop their pronunciation skills. Students will practice writing synopses of reading material as well as producing written material (i.e. notes, emails and letters using a suitable language register).

Sa mhodúl seo déanfar forbairt agus buanú ar scileanna léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta an mhic léinn. Cuirfear ar chumas an mhic léinn anailís ghramadaí a dhéanamh ar shleachta léitheoireachta agus scileanna foghraíochta a fhorbairt. Cuirfear ar chumas an mhic léinn achoimre a scríobh ar ábhar léite mar aon le hábhar scríofa eile a ghiniúint i.e. nótaí, ríomhphoist agus litreacha ag úsáid an réim teanga chuí.

Business & International Management

Ireland in the Global Economy
Credits: 3 US credits (5 ECTs)
Date: 21/06/21 – 18/07/21 (Essay week – 19/07/21)

This module explores Ireland’s economic experiences in the context of globalization and economic integration. It aims to explore Ireland’s economic performance since Independence, focusing on major policy choices, successes and failures. It considers the causes and consequences of globalisation, and analyse Ireland’s position as a small open economy within the EU. It examines the multiple crises that Ireland experienced between 2007 and 2020 and considers the contemporary challenges facing the Irish economy, e.g. Brexit, corporate tax reforms, low employment rates, etc.



  • Summer School Brochure 2021

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