This one-year MA course (90 credits) will appeal to a wide range of people, including present and future language teachers, and those interested in language studies, linguistics and oral and written communication. The course begins in late September, with teaching ending in March. The thesis is submitted in early October. The course involves attendance at lectures and seminars, the writing of course papers and completion of other assessed tasks including presentations.
The core set of modules introduces students to key concepts needed for engagement in a global market-place: mobility and globalisation; intercultural communication; cultural transfer and exchange. They also involve research training and development as well as a dissertation in the students area of choice.
LL6008 Negotiating Knowledges in the Networked Society [10 credits]
L6901 Research Methods [5 credits]
LL6007 Research Journal and Presentation [5 credits]
There are two broad subject areas from which students pick their optional courses:
Skills & Employability and Languages & Cultures
Skills & Employability provides an opportunity to take up another language at Beginners level and you can choose from German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Galician. French is also offered at advanced level. There is also a course offering training in teaching and learning languages and cultures as well as a range of practical applied courses in teaching methodologies. It includes an online course (in Spanish) as well as courses in advanced translation and linguistics.
Languages and Cultures
Languages and Cultures offers a range of modules across all four disciplines designed to attract students with interests in the target cultures of their choice
Postgraduate Diploma in Languages and Cultures (NFQ Level 9, Major award):
Students who pass taught modules to the value of at least 60 credits may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Languages and Cultures.
Note: all module choices need to be approved by the programme co-ordinator. For further details and module choices and descriptions, click on this link on course webpage (link to it below)