About University College Dublin
Since our founding in 1854, University College Dublin (UCD) has played a pivotal role in the development of Ireland. Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with 38,000 students, annual research awards worth €132 million and is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.
The University's Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's mission and vision as well as to shape UCD’s response to the global challenges created by our rapidly changing and transforming society. It is grounded in four strategic themes which shape our research, influence our teaching and learning, and impact on the way we behave and function as a community and as an institution. They are: Creating a Sustainable Global Society; Transforming Through Digital Technology; Building a Healthy World; and Empowering Humanity
Micro-credentials at UCD
UCD micro-credentials are grounded in academic research: designed and developed by the university's world-class academic faculty. Like any UCD accredited courses, UCD micro-credentials are subject to the university’s robust quality assurance, offering students the highest possible standards in teaching and learning.
When you enrol on a UCD micro-credential you become part of our community of students and alumni, giving you access to all the services and supports that UCD has to offer, both online and on campus.
UCD micro-credentials focus on critical national and international skills gap areas, and are closely aligned to the needs of industry. We currently offer upskilling opportunities across a broad range of subject areas, including; Arbitration, Environmental Law, Ethics, Food Safety, Healthcare, Human Rights Law, Nutrition, and more. New micro-credentials are in development across the university, so check back with us if you don't see what you are looking for today.