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Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge

GradDip Scríobh & Cumarsáid na Gaeilge

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

This course is designed 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, interpreting and copy-editing.

- Students who complete this course graduate with a high standard of accuracy in language and interdisciplinary skills ranging from use of translation and media packages, to research skills, depending on the choices made by the student during the course.

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.

- Student who specialise in translation or legal translation as part of the report of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht funding for this course are required to be at 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.


Z165: 1 year full-time or Z166: 2 years part-time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Since its initiation many students from this Diploma 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 FT
MA Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge FT

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Teanga na Gaeilge 4(MA: Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge) IR40040

Scileanna Aistriúcháin IR40120

Stage 1 - Option
Teanga na Gaeilge II (Irish language II) IR20010
Iriseoireacht na Gaeilge (Journalism in Irish) IR20050
Teanga na Gaeilge III (Irish language III) IR30030
An Ghaeilge ar an Scáileán (Irish on screen) IR30070
Athbheochan na Gaeilge IR30220
Na meáin Ghaeilge IR40090
Scileanna Aistriúcháin IR40120
Ceird na Scríbhneoireachta IR40190
Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge IR40210
Saoreisteacht sa teanglann IR40320
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
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. No

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:

Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge FT (Z165)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

Grad Dip Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge PT (Z166)
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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