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What Can I Study?

Summer schools at the University of Limerick (UL) offer students a worthwhile learning, social and cultural experience. Students choose one of the options, as listed below.

Cost of programme includes: airport transfers from Shannon, accommodation, tuition, 3 meals a day - 5 days per week, memberships to UL Sport facilities, 3 excursions, farewell BBQ and some additional social events.

Total cost of the programme is €2,850 for 3 week programmes.

Below you will find short descriptions of each of the courses available to you.  For more detailed syllabi please see here.

Download our Summer School Brochure for full course information or Apply Online now

Irish Studies

Dept. of History

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Analyse and contextualise the culture, history and traditions of modern Ireland. Assesses writers, explores social, political and economic developments and discusses folklore, music and song.

Dept. of Sociology

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Irish society has experienced a period of rapid social, cultural, economic and ideological change. Society in Ireland changed rapidly due to an economic boom and then a national and international financial crisis. This school illustrates how to use a sociological lens to increase understanding of the challenges and contradictions faced by contemporary Irish Society.

Dept. of Culture & Communication

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Introduction to Irish cinematic and televisual culture.  This summer school will equip students with the necessary vocabulary for the critical discussion of film while enjoying a tradition of film and television in Ireland.

Dept. of Culture & Communication

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

For more information on this course see here

School of Law

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

This summer school will take students on a fascinating journey exploring the historical development of three selected pillars/themes of justice in Ireland: punishment, sexuality and families. Ireland's historically low crime rates will be juxtaposed with the historically high level of control exerted over other members of society, such as unmarried mothers, those suffering mental illness, debtors and children.

School of Law

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Terrorism represents one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times.  This summer school will introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. It will include and introduction to criminological and penological theories. In particular drawing on Irish experience, students will be provided with an insight into trends and theories on terrorism.

Dept. of Culture & Communication

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Ireland is famous for its myths and legends, stories of mythical creatures and ancient tales of heroes and warriors.Students will gain a knowledge of the importance of mythology and will learn to appreciate Ireland's literary and cultural history more fully.

Dept. of History

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Prof. Jack Wade, SUNY New Paltz, will be visiting to teach this class.

A survey of Irish theatre from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899, to 1999. Playwrights examined will include Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, O’Casey, Behan, Beckett, Friel, McPherson, Carr and McDonagh. This course will provide an introduction to Irish drama in the 20th Century as well as explore the relationship of Irish nationalism and Irish theatre. Students will attend professional theatre productions in Dublin and Galway as well as visit historical literary sites. Topics Covered:
• The Irish Literary Revival and The Abbey Theatre
• Irish theatre’s influence on and reflection of Irish politics and history
• Irish drama and Irish Identity
• International influence of modern Irish drama

 

Education Health Sciences

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

This summer school provides a unique opportunity for students across a variety of disciplines to develop a greater awareness of the self in transforming practice. it will explore strategies for developing individual and collaborative approaches within contemporary healthcare practice. Incorporating Celtic spiritual dimension to healthcare and gaining insights through reflection. It aims to foster an engaged connected learning environment in the spirit of creativity, dialogue and diversity.

Physical Education Sports Science

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/ 3 US

  • It is well established that regular physical activity has enormous health benefits. Conversely, sedentary lifestyle leads to increased morbidity and mortality yet an astounding number of individuals remain sedentary.
  • In this module you will learn to examine the application of psychological strategies, concepts and theories in exercise and physical activity settings.
  • Additionally, you will identify and seek to address the underlying mechanisms for behaviour change (i.e., increased physical activity) so that interventions that can be disseminated and make a real and lasting difference.
  • On completing this module, you will have developed an understanding of interventions and initiatives that increase and maintain physical activity involvement and also you will be able to conduct a needs assessment with respect to your own lifestyle behaviours using a variety of methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and identify the characteristics and trends that shape active lifestyle opportunities for themselves and others
  • Identify behaviour change models that explain physical activity levels and changing lifestyle behaviours
  • Review active lifestyle choices and experiences with a view to engaging with a behaviour change model to positively impact their future involvement in active lifestyle choices
  • Engage in a range of group and individual physical activities that provide multiple opportunities to showcase active lifestyles
  • Conduct a needs assessment with respect to their lifestyle behaviours using a variety of methods
  • Engage in appropriate physical activity and self-regulation strategies to meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity and in turn enhance their health and well-being

Assessment will be based on the lab practical coursework and will comprise the students proposing a healthy lifestyle initiative. This proposal will be a aimed at different populations, be they 1st year undergraduate students, 13 year old teenagers or elderly adults. This assessment comprises 100% of the mark and is due final week.

Practical Experiences

The lab practical will comprise aerobic and anaerobic exercises and will take place outdoors on our beautiful campus. What better way to learn than by being outdoors in nature while studying!

Business Studies

Kemmy Business School

Duration: 3 weeks

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

This summer school provides an introduction to international financial markets and emphasises the investment decision process as framed by behavioural finance. The use of real-time sophisticated trading and investment software will allow the student to gain experience and a commanding view of the global financial arena.

Bloomsburg Certificates are awarded to attendees aswell as an official transcript.

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