Course Description

MA in Global Cultures and Languages

MA in Global Cultures and Languages is a flexible programme that aims to equip students with advanced language skills in one or more areas and to develop their expertise in intercultural communication and cultural transfer. With a particular focus on training students for the global workplace, the programme enables students to take up an additional language and to develop digital and research skills.

Students graduating from the programme will have advanced knowledge and expertise in one or more language areas offered and will be able to choose from modules designed to enhance professional skills and employability and deepen their knowledge of the target cultures in which they specialise.

This one-year MA course (90 credits) will appeal to a wide range of people, including present and future language teachers, and those interested in language studies, linguistics and oral and written communication. The course begins in late September, with teaching ending in March. The thesis is submitted in early October. The course involves attendance at lectures and seminars, the writing of course papers and completion of other assessed tasks including presentations.

The core set of modules introduces students to key concepts needed for engagement in a global market-place: mobility and globalization; intercultural communication; cultural transfer and exchange. They also involve research training and development as well as a dissertation in the student’s area of choice.

This is the only Masters course in Ireland offering language learning opportunities in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Galician, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin). The programme has a major focus on developing key skills and the employability of its graduates with advanced training in Research Skills, Teaching and Learning Methodologies,  Translation, Digital Humanities and Advanced Language skills.

For further information please contact either Caroline Williamson Sinalo or Carlos Garrido Castellano

CollegeUCC School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryLanguages
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course End Date16th September 2022
Course DurationOne Year (full time); Two Years (part time)
Course Fee6,000
Entry RequirementsApplicants should normally have at least an honours primary degree or equivalent at a second class honours grade one in French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies/Spanish. Candidates with language or linguistics degrees at second class honours grade one completed through the medium of French, German, Italian or Spanish may also be considered following a review of their individual qualifications by the course committee. Candidates who hold a 2H2 level may also be considered, based on the information provided in a supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the programme selection committee. Applicants may be required to present themselves for interview or further assessment before a final decision is made. Graduates who do not meet the above entry requirements may also be considered if they are deemed to have reached equivalent experiential learning( including proficiency in language and intercultural skills from other sources). Such applications will be considered subject to approval by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
Carear PathThis programme will provide you with advanced training in languages, intercultural communication and develop your research skills to very high levels. It will equip you for jobs in the education, tourism, translation, heritage, technology, or global business sectors.
Course CodeCKD16/CKD17
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