Linguistics - Applied Linguistics - International

The Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (International) is a one-year taught programme and is offered on a full-time basis using a combination of faculty-student contact hours and self-directed learning and research. The MA is about exploring language in use in a wide variety of realworld situations and contexts (education,politics and wider society). The MA has a strong international focus both in practical terms with the possibility of an overseas semester, as well as advanced language options in English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Spanish, and in theoretical terms reflecting faculty research interest in language and globalisation.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Applied Linguistics
• Research Methodologies
• Language and Inclusion in Organisations

2 electives from:
• Language Systems 1
• Materials Development for Language Teaching
• English Language Proficiency 1
• Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Studies
• Second Language Acquisition
• The French Language Today
• German-Irish Cultural Constructions
• Spanish in the Contemporary World
• Sociolinguistics of Spanish
• Professional Language Use for Language Teachers
• Varieties in English
• Translation Studies: Theories and Applications
• SLA Theories and Classroom Applicationsion in Organisations

Spring Semester

• External Academic Placement
• Career Development in Applied Linguistics

2 electives from:
• Language Systems 2
• Language Pedagogy for ELT
• English Language Proficiency 2
• Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate
• Professional Language Use for Language Teachers 2
• ICT and Language Studies
• German Translation
• Spanish Translation
• Culture and the Market
• Sociolinguistics of Irish Media
• French Translation
• Pragmatics and Applied Linguistics

Summer Semester
• Research dissertation in the area of Applied Linguistics (15,000-20,000 words) for students taking the MA
• Applied Linguistics International Praxis

Students on the MA programme can avail of a study placement as part of their programme of study. They can also choose to complete a 12 week internship instead of completing the MA dissertation.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.2 honours level (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject (languages, linguistics, media, communication, English are particularly welcomed, but applications from suitably qualified candidates from other disciplines will also be considered). An interview may form part of the selection process for all applicants. This will be done in person if possible or alternatively via Skype or video conferencing where the candidate is not available and cannot attend an interview.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may apply for admission to the MA in Applied Linguistics (International) programme as recognised prior learning may be taken into account. The admission of such applicants would be exceptional and would be subject to the approval of the Course Director and the Course Board. Places on the programme will be offered on the basis of the above, viz. qualifications, performance and interview, language proficiency level (if applicable).

Application dates

What to Include with your Application:

Qualification transcripts and certificates

Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

A one page supporting statement

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year, full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Grad Dip / MA

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider