University of Limerick – Summer School Courses

Course listing and descriptions

Business, Law, Health Sciences and Irish Studies

Scholarships up to €1000 are available

Choose one class from the following subject areas for your summer abroad

Irish Studies

Course title: Sociological Perspective on Irish Society

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.

Course title: Creative Writing: Short Fiction

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Students will explore elements of short fiction through analysing their use in a range of well-known short stories and through short written exercises designed to help students master a range of different strategies in creating plots, settings, characters, themes, dialogue, and other fictional elements.

Course title: Ireland’s Myths and Legends

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.

Course title: Modern Irish Theatre

Credits: 6 ECTS/3 US

Irish theatre from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899 to 1999. 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.

Business Studies – AACSB accredited

Course title: International Financial Markets and Trading

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.

Bloomburg Certificates are awarded to attendees as well as an official transcript.


Course title: Terrorism, Crime and Justice

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.

Sports Science and Physical Education

Course title: Active Body, Active Mind: Integrating Theory into Practice

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.

Education and Health Science

Course title: Developing Self as a Healthcare Practitioner

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.

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