The BA World Languages is a four-year specialist language programme, including a year of study abroad and, in most of the languages offered, Computer-Assisted Language Learning to complement traditional teaching. It aims to produce graduates with sought-after language skills, as well as an understanding of language as a system and of the cultures of the languages studied. While the focus of the programme is on living European and world languages, Latin is also offered for its value as an academic discipline and as the root of several of the other languages available.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
|Note: Information for|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|EPAAX||Performing Arts Administration|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|DSACX||School Age Childcare|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|CCNMX||Computer and Network Maintenance|
|BSMSX||Supervisory Management Skills|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|BCCOX||5M2071||Contact Centre Operations|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of areas in both the public and private sectors, including: teaching the financial sector international trade retail management Employers of UCC language graduates include: the EU the European Central Bank Bord Bía Enterprise Ireland Google Emc2 Bank of Ireland Allied Irish Bank Musgraves Lidl Apple Various postgraduate opportunities exist within the schools delivering the programme.