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Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge

MA Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This course is designed for students of Irish language and literature and 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 and interpreting.

- 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.

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.

- Students who specialise in translation and legal translation as part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht funding for this course are required to have 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.


Z030: 1 year full-time or Z199: 2 years part-time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Since its initiation many students from this masters have secured international scholarships, such as the Fulbright Award or the Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholarship, working annually in third-level 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.

Related Programmes
MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michael Wallace
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 8105

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Teanga na Gaeilge 4(MA: Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge)IR40040
Tráchtas / Tionscnamh taighde IR40100
Scileanna Aistriúcháin IR40120

Stage 1 - Option
An Ghaeilge ar an Scáileán (Irish on screen) IR30070
Athbheochan na Gaeilge IR30220
Na meáin Ghaeilge IR40090
Ceird na Scríbhneoireachta IR40190
Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge IR40210
Aistriúchán Gairmiúil IR40370
Dlí agus Aistriúchán I IR40390
Dlí agus Aistriúchán II IR40400
Teanga na Gaeilge V IR40410
Athbheochan agus na Meáin IR40440
Saormhodúl Taighde IR40470
An Béal Beo IR40480
Advanced Information Skills for Problem Solving IS20010
Organisation and Retrieval of Information IS20020
Information & Collaboration in Organisations IS20030
Social Computing & Media IS20110
Web Publishing IS30020
Information Architecture: Designing the Web IS30050
Current Trends in Social Computing IS30320
People, Information & Communication: Our Information Behaviour S40030
Management for Information Professionals IS40370
System Analysis & Design IS40500
Digital Libraries IS40560
German General Purposes 4 (CEFR B1) LANG10110
Spanish General Purposes 4 (CEFR B1) LANG10240
French General Purposes 5 (CEFR B1/B2) LANG20040
German General Purposes 5 (CEFR B1/B2) LANG20070
Spanish General Purposes 5 (CEFR B1/B2) LANG20100

Application date

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:

MA Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge FT (Z030)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge PT (Z199)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part 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:2018/2019 September

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