Applied Multilingualism

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Ireland, a state that has three official languages (Irish, English and Irish Sign Language) and includes over 80 other languages, is an excellent environment, to host the MSc in Applied Multilingualism. Galway is situated close to the largest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area in the country and has also been identified as Ireland's most diverse city. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism will provide educated professionals to support this diversity while at the same time, the multilingualism of the city and its hinterland will provide many opportunities for case studies and research projects. The course will equip students with a range of practical skills preparing them for careers in different multilingual contexts as well as develop awareness of and sensitivity to multilingual settings. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is delivered through blended learning, requiring students to be present on campus for a small number of days each semester. Further opportunities for on-campus engagement will be provided through the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (CALM) ( The course is aimed at Irish and international students alike, and successful applicants are encouraged to draw on their own experience of multilingualism. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is also a gateway to doctoral research on this topic.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants will be expected to possess a good quality undergraduate degree at NFQ Level 8 (at least an upper Second Class Honours degree), or an equivalent qualification from Arts programmes (e.g., languages, education, psychology, sociology and political science, geography) or from medical, nursing, and health care programmes (e.g., speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, public health nurses). Applicants intending to take modules in advanced language skills will have to possess language proficiency that is equivalent to B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. International applicants are required to fulfill the English language requirements.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


AML1: 1 year, full-time, in-service; AML2: 2 years, part-time.

Enrolment dates

2020–21 academic year

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Career Opportunities
Increasingly multilingual societies are creating demand for professionals in the fields of health, education, and public administration and in NGOs who are equipped to work with multilingual populations. Furthermore, improving language skills is relevant for those intending to seek employment in the areas of language planning and policy, language teaching, cultural and heritage institutions, government, and diplomacy.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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