DCU supports a range of online short courses and micro-credentials through our global strategic partnership with FutureLearn. We provide an increasing suite of online short courses, mini modules and credit-bearing micro-credentials aimed at promoting greater access to higher education and more flexible pathways for career development and life-long learning. Most of our short courses are free and they provide a great way to extend your mind and inspire you to further your education. Some of our short courses also provide credit towards a DCU qualification. In partnership with FutureLearn we also offer a number of Scholarships for online study for refugees and asylum seekers living in Ireland. In the future we plan to expand our range of online and blended short course offerings as part of DCU's commitment to opening up education through new digitally-enhanced models of teaching and learning. Current short courses include:
Irish Language and Culture
IT and Computing
Teaching and Learning Development
The Ideas Lab in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at DCU welcomes approaches from national and international partners, and business, industry and community groups to develop bespoke online and blended short courses targeted for specific groups. Please contact us if you would like to discuss some of our short course design and delivery options.