School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Open Learning

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Creative Writing

make your mark with creative writing

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Open up a world of classic literature

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Get a taste for the Italian language

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Wine Tasting

appreciate a world of wine

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Be an Early Bird and enrol well in advance

We make decisions on whether or not to run a course seven days before the course start date.

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Education Studies

keep your teaching fresh

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Take your french to new heights

Browse Language courses

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Visual Arts

From still life to anime

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Digital Photography

One click away from the perfect photo

Browse Digital Photography courses

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Language courses

Choose which language course is right for you

Language Levels

A long and proud history of providing educational opportunities to the community

Queen's University has been offering short courses to the local community since the 1850s.

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