Short courses


Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork, is pleased to present a newly augmented range of short courses for the Spring Semester 2022 

Since 2005, ACE has offered an extensive programme of short courses for the autumn/winter and spring academic semesters. The number of courses on offer has increased steadily over the years 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 with a wide portfolio of courses in the following areas: 

  • Art, Art History & Culture
  • Literature & Creative Writing
  • History & Genealogy, Anthropology & Folklore 
  • Climate, the Environment & Sustainable Living 
  • Personal & Professional Development

For Spring 2022, we have a full programme of over 30 courses on offer and full details of all 35 courses are available to view at 

Look out for some of our new offerings for Spring 2022 including:

Cork by Design! Cork’s History in (about) 100 Objects

Have Fun with Flash Fiction

Paris Between the Wars: Trauma, Hope and Shocking Art

Stop Protesting and Take Real Climate Action: We'll Show You How to Make a Difference

The Short Story: A Reader’s Guide

Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Circle

Important news and dates: 

  • Online and on-campus courses: Most of our courses will be delivered online during the Spring 2022 semester, but we also have a number of courses that will be delivered on-campus at UCC- please see the 2022 programme at a glance here Spring 2022 Short Course Programmes and the full course details at 
  • Please note that it may be necessary to move on-campus courses online in line with Covid-19 developments and Government regulations

  • Registration: We have a new registration system in operation since 2021 for short course bookings. To help you navigate the registration site we have 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. 

  • Dates: The closing date for applications is Monday 17th January 2022. All courses will begin the week commencing Monday 24th January 2022.

  • FAQ: Please see FAQs Short Courses


Adult Continuing Education

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