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GradDip Linguistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
You will develop an in-depth understanding of the structure of language, including contemporary theoretical approaches to Linguistics and the analytical methods used in research on language, and the relationship of language to society 

Introduction to contemporary theoretical approaches to language in a variety of fields of Linguistics

Introduction to the analysis of language data in a variety of fields of Linguistics

Transferable Skills: presentation skills, critical analytical skills, project work and academic writing

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is designed for students with little or no prior background in Linguistics. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in the core area of Linguistics and to introduce students to current research issues and contemporary theoretical approaches and practices.

Entry requirements

The Graduate Diploma is open to graduates with some or no prior knowledge of Linguistics. Candidate should normally have 2H2 in a Bachelors Degree, academic references from two academic referees who are able to provide details about your academic abilities and motivations.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0/6.5 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.


Z003: Graduate Diploma - 1 year full time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Linguistics interfaces with a range of areas. It can lead to careers in:

language teaching
computer science
cognitive science
speech and language therapy
speech processing
artificial intelligence
publishing and media

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Bettina Migge
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 8477

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Meaning LING40020

Phonology LING40050

Sociolinguistics LING40090

Syntax LING40110

Literature Review LING40230

Stage 1 - Option

Minority Languages LING40220

Laboratory Practicals in Psychology I PSY20050


GradDip: It is suitable for both people with prior knowledge in Linguistics and for people with little or no prior knowledge of Linguistics. The programme consists of a mixture of Graduate Modules in a range of subject areas in Linguistics.

MA: This program is suitable for people who have a BA and wish to learn more about language either for a professional degree in areas such as Speech and Hearing or who want to develop research skills for postgraduate work on language-related fields or in Linguistics.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Linguistics FT (Z003)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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