Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge

GradDip Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

This course is designed for those who are working in the broader Irish language sector with a specific focus on a high standard of language and transferable language skills such as media, translation, interpreting and copy-editing.

- Students who complete this course graduate with a high standard of accuracy in language and interdisciplinary skills ranging from use of translation and media packages, to research skills, depending on the choices made by the student during the course.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Teanga na Gaeilge 4(MA: Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge) IR40040
Scileanna Aistriúcháin IR40120

Stage 1 - Option
Arts and Events Programming HUM40050
Teanga na Gaeilge II B (Irish language II B) IR20010
Teanga na Gaeilge III B (Irish language III B) IR30030
Na meáin Ghaeilge IR40090
Ceird na Scríbhneoireachta IR40190
Dlí agus Aistriúchán II IR40400
An Béal Beo IR40480
Aistriúchán Gairmiúil IR40510
Dlí agus Aistriúchán 1 IR40520
Saormhodúl Aistriúcháin IR40550
French for General Purposes 4 LANG20440
German for General Purposes 4 LANG20450
Spanish General Purposes 4 LANG20470

Entry requirements

- An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent, in Irish or a related area or significant professional work experience working in Irish language organisations or in the teaching profession is required.

- Student who specialise in translation or legal translation as part of the report of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht funding for this course are required to be at a level B2 proficiency in Irish language as per TEG guidelines.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge FT (Z165)
1 Years
Full Time

Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge PT (Z166)
2 Years
Part Time

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




Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge FT (Z165): 1 year full-time.

Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge PT (Z166): 2 years part-time.


GradDip Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge (Z165) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6105
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge (Z166) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3650
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Since its initiation many students from this Diploma have secured international scholarships, such as the Fulbright Award or the Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholarship, working annually in thirdlevel institutions in the US and Canada.

International opportunities can include posts in the following areas in Europe (European Parliament / Commission): translator, interpreter, copy-editing, administrative positions, lawyer linguist and publishing. Work in the European Union is not confined to one language which allows for diversity in employment.

National opportunities:
- Publishing, terminology projects (Fiontar DCU, Foclóirí)
- Media (print, radio television, online)
- Teaching (second and third Level)
- Research – particularly in the areas of media, revival, sociolinguistics, translation, terminology or literature for example
- State and Semi-state bodies and funded organisations, such as Foras na Gaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge and Eagrais Ghaelscolaíochta.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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