MA Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge
This course is designed for students of Irish language and literature and for those working in the Irish language sector. There is a focus on a high standard of language and transferable language skills. Students who complete this course graduate with a high standard of accuracy in Irish language, and an understanding of its role in Irish society and Europe.
-Work placements are a key part of this course, which also entails a research project with skills ranging from use of translation and media packages, to research skills, depending on the choices made by the student. Students will graduate with effective communication and analytical skills to prepare them for a variety of career paths including: careers in Education, Media, Translation, Public Service, Research, Editing and Publishing.
-Students who complete this course graduate with a high standard of accuracy in Irish language, and an understanding of its role in Irish society and Europe.
-The student completes a thesis on any topic in modern Irish language or literature.
-Work placements are also part of this course which also entail a research project encompassing interdisciplinary skills ranging from use of translation and media packages, to research skills, depending on the choices made by the student.
Vision and Values Statement
Modern Irish or a cognate subject and at Irish language and Media professionals. Our aim is to promote and preserve the Irish language, its literature and culture, and to emphasise their importance for Irish society, especially in the context of the Irish language as a working language in the European Parliament and the Official Languages Act (2003). Central to the programme is the specific focus on contemporary research and on advanced language and professional skills such as translation, legal translation, media, editing and writing skills.
We value autonomous and collaborative learning, providing a vibrant academic environment for the teaching and use of the Irish language, supported by our multi-media language learning centre and work placements in national and international organisations. All teaching and communication is conducted through the medium of Irish, in small group tutorials, in lectures, in writing and media workshops, and in seminar-style participatory classes. Irish language usage amongst the student body and in the university is encouraged in our Student Space (An Seomra Caidrimh).
A series of seminars delivered by guest lecturers introduces students to current research by experts in their fields. Students are encouraged to make use of digital archive resources in their research. Learning and assessment approaches include oral, written and aural examinations, peer assessment, project work, essays, presentations, seminars, work placements and research dissertations. The work placements provide opportunities for students to engage with the Irish language in a professional capacity in national and European organisations.