Saor-Ollscoil na hÉireann (Free University of Ireland) provides third level education to mature students (over 20 years of age) in the area of the humanities and social sciences, and makes awards in the Liberal Arts at BA, MA and PhD levels.
Places are offered through an informal interview process.
Open entry - no Leaving Cert. points required to register.
No exams - the degrees are awarded on the basis of course work and a Thesis completed at the students pace. (Read more)
The Saor-Ollscoil concept of Education is one of fitting people to their Environment, so that they may live wisely in relation to it. It is the function of any University to study the human environment, to conduct research into it, and to hand on the results of its research for the benefit of all who wish to live wisely. The Saor-Ollscoil caters for that proportion of the Irish Adult population capable of profiting by study in a creative non-rigid, credit system structure, leading to a Degree. (Read More)
To register for Academic year 2023/2024, download and complete a registration form and return by post or email. Registration forms are available for download on the resource page.
First term lectures run from 2nd October - 6th December 2023
All Classes by ‘Remote Learning’, ‘Face to Face’ by arrangement later in year.