Holocaust Studies

Understanding and teaching the Holocaust poses significant scholarly and pedagogical challenges. The Professional Certificate in Holocaust Studies promotes the latest scholarship on the Holocaust and it provides teachers with material and experiences (including study trips to Auschwitz and Berlin) to enhance teaching about the Holocaust in the classroom. The programme is supported by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI). UCD’s world-renowned experts will introduce students to the most recent scholarly debates about the origins, course, and legacies of the Holocaust. Students will access to UCD Library resources, including e-books and e-journals. Students will also take study trips to Auschwitz and Berlin to explore how the Holocaust has been commemorated. Students will pay €1,295 to Holocaust Education Ireland to cover the cost of these two trips.

Subjects taught

The Holocaust: History
Berlin: Study Trip
Auschwitz: Study Trip

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is for an undergraduate degree in History or a cognate subject, with a minimum GPA of 3.08 and experience of teaching history at secondary level.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
Professional Certificate in Holocaust Studies PT (Z368)
Deadline: Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.


Z368: 1 year part-time
Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Professional Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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