The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is designed to cater for increasing linguistic diversity in communities in Ireland, the EU and globally. Multilingualism is defined as using more than one language or being able to function, at some level, in more than one language.
Some people grow up in multilingual communities where they acquire multiple languages from early on, while others learn foreign languages later in life. Different language circumstances have a different impact on individuals and communities. This innovative new programme welcomes Irish and international students alike.
The main aims of the programme are to:
• Provide a learning environment and experience that fosters problem-solving, critical thinking and critical reflection in understanding, planning and catering for diverse multilingual people and their communities.
• Develop students’ professional competencies in the field of multilingualism within the boundaries of professional accountability and critically examine their professional role and expertise.
• Encourage students to develop their own professional and research interests and to demonstrate their knowledge and capability to critique current literature, adopt best-practice and develop, undertake and disseminate research in the field of multilingualism.
• Develop advanced skills and flexibility in attitudes that will enable students to manage projects related to and in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds and language experiences in order to maximize the quality of life and well-being of those groups.
• Stimulate and support academically-oriented students further develop their academic career through a structured PhD in the field of multilingualism.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
12 Months (1 Year) Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Increasingly multilingual societies are creating demand for professionals in the fields of health, education, public administration and NGOs who are equipped to work with multilingual populations.
- Furthermore, improving language skills is relevant for those intending to seek employment in the areas of language planning and policy, language teaching, cultural and heritage institutions, government and diplomacy.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
Applicants will be expected to possess a good quality first degree at NFQ Level 8 (at least an upper second class honors degree) or an equivalent qualification from Arts programmes (e.g., languages, education, psychology, sociology and political science, geography) or from medical, nursing, and health care programmes (e.g., speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, public health nurses). Applicants intending to take modules in Advanced Language Skills will have to possess language proficiency that is equivalent to B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants are required to fulfill the following English language requirements.
Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
Increasingly multilingual societies are creating demand for professionals in the fields of health, education, public administration and NGOs who are equipped to work with multilingual populations. Furthermore, improving language skills is relevant for those intending to seek employment in the areas of language planning and policy, language teaching, cultural and heritage institutions, government and diplomacy. Possible career avenues include:
• Health professionals providing services to multilingual populations
• Educational professionals working with multilingual populations
• NGO staff working with linguistic diversity
• Organisations working with minority languages and language planning
• International organisations specializing in language policy (EU, UNESCO, OSCE, etc.)
• Civil servants employed in administrations with a remit to serve more than then one language community
• Employees in diplomatic services and cultural/heritage organisations
• Academic/research careers