Aims and Objectives
Aims of the course
The MA in Applied Irish aims to provide high level language training to satisfy the current demand for graduates with excellent language skills in written and spoken Irish. It will help those who already have a high level of competency in the language to achieve a higher standard in the spoken and written language, and this will help them progress their careers.
Objectives / Learning outcomes
By the end of this MA course, students who have succeeded in reaching the required standard will:
- have an excellent knowledge of Irish and they will be able read and write the language at a very high standard in the case of a wide range of topics and registers;
- have developed specific language skills;
- have completed a thesis based on research or have put together a portfolio containing examples of their work;
- have achieved a level of competency in the language which will enable them to function in Irish language and bilingual environments in the public and private sectors (graduates will have achieved level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
For whom is the course intended?
This new MA programme in Applied Irish will suit:
- public servants who currently work through the medium of Irish or who may be required to do so in the future
- graduates who wish to avail of new employment opportunities in Ireland and Europe
- those interested in pursuing careers as translators, interpreters, lawyer-linguists, proofreaders and secretaries
- teachers and those working in media, business, cultural tourism and related sectors