Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Tá fáilte romhat cur isteach ar an MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge, céim a bhaintear amach ar bhonn teagaisc fhoirmeálta chomh maith le tráchtas a chur i gcrích. Le linn an chúrsa seo déantar dianstaidéar ar an nGaeilge, idir theanga, chultúr agus litríocht. Is féidir le mic léinn staidéar cuimsitheach, cothrom a dhéanamh ar na réimsí seo, nó más fearr leo é, is féidir díriú go speisialta ar chúrsaí teanga agus cultúir nó ar chúrsaí litríochta. Tairgítear modúil ar raon leathan ábhair sa teanga, agus déantar cúram den litríocht chomhaimseartha agus den litríocht stairiúil araon. Tá réimse ilghnéitheach saineolais ag an bhfoireann sna cúrsaí a mhúintear ar an gclár teagaisc féin.
Vision and Values Statement
The MA programme in Nua-Ghaeilge is aimed at graduates of Modern Irish and graduates of cognate disciplines. The aim of this programme is to promote and preserve the Irish language, literature and culture and emphasise their importance for Irish society and European Identity. Students will develop advanced linguistic skills in Irish and deepen their knowledge of Irish-language literature, culture and history.
This programme prepares students for a broad range of career paths, including education in Ireland and abroad, public service, editing and publishing, and further academic research. Students are assisted to develop communicative, analytical and research skills throughout the programme.
We promote autonomous and collaborative learning by providing a vibrant academic environment for the teaching and use of the Irish language, supported by our multi-media language learning centre and our Student Space (An Seomra Caidrimh) to encourage Irish-language usage amongst the student body. All teaching and communication is conducted through the medium of Irish and in small groups. This programme uses teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as oral, written examinations, project work, essays and presentations, and a minor dissertation on a topic relating to the individual student's academic interests.
Students should be able to develop specific and transferable research skills.
demonstrate an ability to produce a work of research under supervision and a capacity to undertake future unsupervised research.
construct a coherent and research-focused argument in Modern Irish in the areas of linguistic and grammatical study, literature and cultural studies.
provide evidence of an advanced knowledge of Modern Irish language, literature, history and culture, and have an ability to reflect critically on these areas.
demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of dialectal and standard Irish (An Caighdeán Oifigiúil) from the beginning of the Modern Irish period to the present day, attaining a C1 level or higher on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or its equivalent.
apply the use of accurate spoken and written Irish in both academic and professional contexts, eg write analytical essays, give interviews in broadcast and print media; debate and analyse current affairs and academic topics; be proficient in the use of on-line and traditional resources.
appreciate the study of Irish language and literature as an integral part of Irish society past and present in a national and global context.
discriminate areas of academic specialisation that are best suited to participants' strengths as postgraduate students, as research scholars and as professionals.