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Nua Ghaeilge

GradDip Nua-Ghaeilge
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Is féidir Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Nua-Ghaeilge a roghnú ar a shon féin, nó, mar bhealach isteach nó amach as an MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Nuair nach mian le mac léinn tráchtas a dhéanamh, mar shampla, is féidir Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Nua-Ghaeilge a ghnóthú.

Vision and Values Statement
The Graduate Diploma 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 and public service. Students are assisted to develop communicative, analytical 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 in the delivery of the curriculum.

Programme Outcomes
Students should be able to construct 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 of an ability to reflect critically on these areas.

Demonstrate 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, e.g. 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.


1 year full-time.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Teanga na Gaeilge 4

Stage 1 - Option
Scéalta Fiannaíochta 1300 - 1900

Scileanna Aistriúcháin

Saoréisteacht sa teanglann agus cur i láthair

Ceird na Scríbhneoireachta

An Nualitríocht: Gnéithe de litríocht na Gaeilge ó 1900 i leith

Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge

Filíocht na Gaeilge 1600-1800

An Dioscúrsa Baineann i bhFilíocht an Ochtú Céad Déag

Athbheochan agus na Meáin

Úrscéalta Móra na Gaeilge

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip sa Nua-Ghaeilge FT (Z181)
1 Years

Full Time

Rolling *

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

Course fee

GradDip Nua-Ghaeilge (Z181) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 5890
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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