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DN530
Languages, Linguistics & Cultures

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This programme is designed for students who are seeking a high level of language and intercultural competency by developing effective communication and analytical skills. The programme takes a holistic approach to language by fostering linguistics, alongside literary and cultural approaches.

Students can chose between French, German, Greek, Italian, Irish, Latin, and Spanish, with Portuguese and Welsh also available as minors. Irish modules are directed towards its status as a modern working language in the European Union and towards broadening its scope nationally and internationally.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMPX. 5M2146 Multimedia Production
ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
. 6M3566 Drama
. 6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
. 5M5028 Applied Ecology
. 6M5545 Cartoon Animation
. 6M5159 Film and Television Production
. 6M5149 Broadcasting
. 6M5130 Media Production
BITSX. 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
BALBX. 6M4985 Business
BAXXX. 6M5013 Administration
BMANX. 6M4587 Management
AAAXX. 6M3618 Arts Administration
EPHOT. 6M3732 Photography
APAPX. 6M4029 Art
. 6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
. 6M18534 Film and Television Production
. 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
. 6M0691 Software Development
EPATP. 5M5163 Theatre Performance
. 5M5165 Trade Union Studies
ETFPX. 5M5158 Film and Television Production
. 5M5162 Media Engineering
EPADT. 5M5152 Theatre Production
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX. 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX. 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX. 5M5011 Tourism with Business
. 5M5048 Creative Media
BLSXX. 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
ECDXX. 5M3050 Community Development
EETXX. 5M3635 Education and Training
BBSAX. 5M2468 Business Administration
EPJXX. 5M2464 Journalism
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
. 5M2155 Creative Media
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

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This programme prepares students for a variety of career paths, including: careers in education, media, translation, public service, cultural institutions, research, editing and publishing, and a wide range of private sector employment opportunities that require intercultural competences. With regard to the Irish language, one of the main aspects of this programme is to address the status of Irish as a modern working language in the European Union.

In addition to MLitt and PhD programmes, this programme prepares students for postgraduate study in a variety of fields, including in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, and the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore.



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