Spring Practicum

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spring Practicum

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Ethics, Multicultural Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    UL Practicum modules are designed to provide students with practical experience, generic skills development (such as applied research work, team work, problem-solving and project work) and opportunities to apply the disciplinary knowledge that they have learned to real-world projects. The AHSS International Practicum provides an introduction to three areas of partnership collaboration between staff in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the city. Sponsored by a joint University / Council initiative to develop the city, we invite our international visitors to come and take a close-up look at our city, to share your understanding of our challenges and our opportunities. Spend a semester with us and join in our efforts to grow Limerick as a new kind of student destination. Help us to make Limerick a fun place to experience Ireland’s past, present and future in an authentic and immersive student experience.


    • Develop the capacity to apply curriculum-based knowledge in a real-world setting.
    • Develop competence to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration with external community stake-holders
    • Develop project work and problem solving skills
    • Develop competence in conveying ideas clearly and effectively to a range of different stakeholders in different organizational and/or community or cultural settings contexts.
    • Explore issues of social responsibility, ethical practice and in sustainable community contexts.
    • Develop the capacity to see new opportunities to address commonly identified issues/ problems within the community
    • Recognize the capacity of those outside their own area of expertise to deliver their own professional and/or experiential expertise into collaborative project work.

    This module is worth 6 ECTS credits, which corresponds to an average of 6-8 hours of work per week (including contact hours like lectures, tutorials plus site visits and your own private study) over the 15 weeks of the semester. The workload of this module is spread as evenly as is possible, but given the practical elements to the module, the contact hours that you spend on this module may vary at different stages of the project. Compared to other more traditionally oriented lectures and classes, the structure of the module requires that you work consistently throughout the semester. The upside to this is that the assessment regime does not involve an end of term exam.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.