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Short Course Programme Spring 2021 - NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING

UCC’s Short Course Programme Spring 2021…we will remain online for the second academic semester! Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the University’s teaching activities and to safeguard the health of our students and staff, we have decided to continue offering our courses online for spring 2021. Our range of courses remains as extensive as ever and we continue to offer morning and evening courses.  The programme for spring is now open for booking and to browse the programme please click the link above - Find Out More.

Important news and dates: 

NOTE: We have a new registration system in operation for spring 2021 short course bookings. This is detailed in the How to Apply section of each course and we have also created a detailed guide to bring you through the various steps in booking a course. Please find the guide here ACE Short Course Catalogue Guide to help you should you need assistance with booking a short course. 

The closing date for applications is Monday, 18th of January, 2021. All courses will begin the week commencing Monday, 25th of January, 2021.

Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork, is pleased to present a newly augmented range of short courses for the Spring Semester 2021. Since 2005, Adult Continuing Education (ACE) has been offering an extensive programme of short courses. The number of courses on offer has increased steadily since this time, as has the number of participants that are attracted to our programmes. We are now one of the leading providers of short courses in an Irish university context. The short course programme is an integral part of ACE’s identity, and our reputation for offering high quality, relevant and topic-diverse courses has gained in the public awareness. Furthermore, these courses showcase the work and interests of the University in a public forum. We would like to thank and acknowledge our many internal and external partners whose participation brings success and energy to our courses.

Each year we strive to add new course subjects to our existing portfolio and this year is no different. This brings a sense of vibrancy and freshness to our programme and encourages, amongst potential participants, a sense of anticipation for what the new academic year might bring. Our selection is guided by the intention to appeal to a broad range of interests, concerns, and needs. We hope that from the courses on offer, you will find one, if not more, that either serve to strengthen your knowledge in an area of existing interest or perhaps introduce you to a new area of learning or perhaps facilitate your professional development.

And this year, we are delighted to bring a very special course to our programme, The Book of Lismore and the Gaelic Manuscript. The Book of Lismore (also known as the Book of McCarthy Reagh) was donated to University College Cork in 2020. It is a substantial medieval Gaelic vellum manuscript, written in Irish at Kilbrittain Castle, Co. Cork, at the end of the 15th century for Fínghean Mac Carthaigh and his wife Caitilín Fitzgerald. Following the donation of the Book of Lismore to UCC by the Duke of Devonshire in 2020, this course assembles a team of experts unrivalled in the curation and the study of the Gaelic manuscripts of Ireland, to deliver insights on the Book, one of the most singular manuscripts of Irish tradition. The course offer participants the first opportunity to gain insight to this unique, rare and aesthetically beautiful manuscript. 


Childhood Trauma, Consequences, and Essential Responses

Charles Dickens: The Man, the Novels, the Legacy

Jane Austen’s World in Novel and Film

La Belle Époque in Paris: Writers and Artists

Mapping our Place: Insights and Skills for Mapping our Heritage

Secrets of the Sea and Shore: An Introduction to Marine Biology

The Consolation of Philosophy: How to Use Philosophy to Soothe the Soul, Raise the Spirit and Live a Serene Life

Thinking Like a Mountain: Developing a Deeper Understanding of Ecology and Environmentalism




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