Alternative study options

It's not always possible to commit to a full time programme and so here are some starting points for looking at alternative study routes.

Looking to brush up your skills while in University of Galway?

Check out the courses run by the Student's Union each year, these include Sign Language, conversational Irish, first aid and suicide awareness.

Part-time / Evening:

See the range of part-time, flexible learning courses    

Online / Distance:

Many universities now offer courses either by distance learning or through blended learning (a mixture of distance and some workshops on campus). These courses will be listed within their university sites and to apply for courses in Ireland you should contact the provider of the relevant course directly. Closing dates and fees vary depending on course and institution. 

/onlinelearning/ - see programmes available at University of Galway. 

Examples of short courses and minor awards include Libraries Ireland  and eCollege developed by SOLAS, the Further Education & Training Authority, in partnership with Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) and other Further Education and Training providers. 

There are many universities worldwide offering paid, credit bearing courses online or via a mobile app. Use your preferred browser to search for topics that interest you - please ensure that they are legitimate universities before paying for courses.

Registered students can read more about this, and other topics on the Careers information for students sharepoint.