Applied Multilingualism

The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is designed to cater for increasing linguistic diversity in communities in Ireland, the EU and globally. Multilingualism is defined as using more than one language or being able to function, at some level, in more than one language. Some people grow up in multilingual communities where they acquire multiple languages from early on, while others learn foreign languages later in life. Different language circumstances have a different impact on individuals and communities. This innovative new programme welcomes Irish and international students alike.


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

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Career Opportunities
Increasingly multilingual societies are creating demand for professionals in the fields of health, education, public administration and 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. Possible career avenues include:

Health professionals providing services to multilingual populations
Educational professionals working with multilingual populations
NGO staff working with linguistic diversity
Organisations working with minority languages and language planning
International organisations specialising in language policy (EU, UNESCO, OSCE, etc.)
Civil servants employed in administrations with a remit to serve more than then one language community
Employees in diplomatic services and cultural/heritage organisations
Academic/research careers

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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