Galway, Ireland

Education in Ireland

when 27 June 2024 - 20 July 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2320

This course is designed to offer teachers the opportunity to study particular aspects of the Irish Education System and, concurrently, to study the history, literature and culture of Ireland. It is suitable for elementary and secondary teachers, adult learning practitioners, minority language and special education teachers, those involved in school administration, and graduate researchers.

Course leader

Ms Sheila Garrity

Target group

The course is suitable for educators working as teachers or policy-makers and administrators, with an interest in the diverse perspectives of the history and development of education in Ireland.

Course aim

A review and analysis of the Irish educational system – its origins, development, structure and organisation – from early childhood to adult provision. Topics for special study may be selected for elementary, secondary or tertiary education; adult and continuing education; special education; vocational training. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with Irish educators during seminars and during visits to educational and social institutions in urban and rural settings.

Credits info

6 EC
6 US Graduate Credits/12 ECTS Credits
Course is at postgraduate level

Fee info

EUR 2320: Tuition Cost: €2,320.00
Accommodation Cost: €1,272.00 for duration of 23 nights, single room in shared apartment - self-catering campus accommodation


Applicants may apply for an Education in Ireland Scholarship worth €1,160. Two scholarships are available for this programme. The scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fees. The balance and accommodation costs must be covered by the applicant.