Seven Irish universities have combined to offer 'micro-credentials' to meet the demands of learners, enterprise and organisations across a range of disciplines.
The initiative involves small, accredited courses offering a flexible, 'bite-sized' means of upskilling and reskilling, with learning offered either online or in a hybrid format.
Micro-credentials are research-led and quality-assured by leading Irish universities.
Learners may choose to undertake an individual micro-credential or continue on studying, advancing their skills and knowledge over time.
UCD Sutherland School of Law will offer four micro-credentials, starting in September.
- Foundations of Environmental Law,
- Natural Resources Law,
- Law of the European Court of Human Rights,
- Marine Environmental and Conservation Law.
Those contributing include:
- Dr Andrew Jackson,
- Professor and Judge of the EU Court of Justice at Luxembourg Suzanne Kingston,
- Dr Richard Collins and,
- Dr Marie-Luce Paris.
The University of Limerick is the only other university offering law micro-credentials qualifications at this stage.