Module Code: CT5212

Micro-credential Overview

This module is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the implications of advancements in AI for organisations and society. 

Throughout the module, learners will be exposed to various real-world examples, case studies, and discussions to understand the impact of AI on data, society, organizations and individuals. The course will also equip learners with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the social, ethical, and legal implications of AI and to contribute to the development of responsible and sustainable AI practices.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning.

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

5 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Postgrad Level 9
Academic programme: Software Engineering & Database Technologies Micro-credentials - CPC1

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence - CT5212

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €130

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age. A Level 8 undergraduate is required.  Applications can be considered using  Recognition of Prior Learning

Contact Information

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