Short courses

At the University of Granada of Granada we offer a wide variety of complementary academic and vocational training courses, ranging from postgraduate training, professional training, language training and academic writing, to the arts, hobbies, crafts, and sports. These courses are aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff, and in many instances even non-university students and the public. Our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), for example, are open to all members of the public and many are available both in English and in Spanish.

Some courses have been designed with a view to enabling students to upgrade their academic skills and improve their mobility within international job markets. The Modern Languages Centre, Confucius Institute (Chinese), “Russkiy Mir” Russian Centre and “al-Babtain” Chair in Arab Studies, for instance, collectively help over 8,000 students a year to improve their foreign language skills. Meanwhile, other courses are more focused on cultivating the personal and artistic development of participants.

The following are just a few of the different and varied types of short duration courses you can take at the University of Granada:


Language Courses


Students can learn Spanish and other languages alongside the 10,000 local and international students who enrol each year on courses offered by the UGR’s Modern Languages Centre (CLM), Confucius Institute (Chinese), “Russkiy Mir” Russian Centre (Russian) and “al-Babtain” Chair in Arab Studies (Arabic).

The Modern Languages Centre (CLM) is one of the leading institutions in Spain for language learning. Teaching staff are highly qualified, the administrative team is dedicated and effective, and the centre boasts a wide range of services, a wealth of learning resources and endless extracurricular activities.

CLM employs a thoroughly communicative approach, ensuring that students learn Spanish in real-life situations. The Centre offers general Spanish language courses for foreign students, academic Spanish courses, and foreign language courses in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Romanian and Swedish.

The Confucius Institute, meanwhile, is committed to promoting the study of Chinese language and culture, and offers Chinese language classes at various levels, organizes conferences on current affairs in China, runs the Chinese Film Festival, and holds seminars and workshops on Chinese culture, history, literature and thought.

"Russkiy Mir" Russian Centre of the University of Granada promotes the study of Russian language, culture and history. The Centre offers an extensive range of language courses and regularly holds concerts, film screenings, conferences, book launches, and talks view a view to exploring current affairs, historical debates, and Russian culture.



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The University of Granada, through its Resource Production Centre for the Digital University (CEPRUD), provides Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to students and the public alike. You can join all courses for free and complete them with the support of online trainers and specialists. If you complete 75% of the course contents and activities you can also earn a free certificate of participation.


The Mediterranean Center


The Mediterranean Summer School has a long and well-established background in offering short-term courses in a variety of disciplines and knowledge areas (Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Law and Humanities, Sports Sciences).

These courses are mainly taught in the picturesque coastal towns of Almuñecar and Motril, Granada, and in the North African city of Ceuta, as well as in Guadix, Huéscar, Montefrío, and the Sierra Nevada.



Vocational and Artistic Courses


The majestic “Casa de Porras” University Cultural Centre (Casa del Estudiante), located in the scenic Albaicín quarter of the city, offers an impressive array of courses (a total of over 50 to choose from) in the following 5 areas: literature and the performing arts, crafts, graphic arts, lifestyle courses, and physical and mental well-being courses.

These courses are also a great way to make lifelong friends in a fun learning environment.



Sport Courses


The University of Granada’s Sports Centre (CAD) offers a comprehensive and varied range of sports and activities, encompassing six main categories: racket sports, body and mind, fitness, dance, mountain sports and water sports. These courses are open to both members of the UGR and the public. The extensive choice on offer at our Centre means that you can pursue activities that you are already passionate about, or take up new and exciting sports.


The International School for Postgraduate Studies


The International School for Postgraduate Studies offers practical training courses with a view to helping postgraduates develop their professional and academic skills. The School runs thesis writing courses and teaching methodology courses. All of these courses are designed with the overarching objective of promoting the employability of postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers at the UGR.