Undergraduate
BA Arts (Global Languages)

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Literature and culture modules will be available for those students who wish to pursue a teaching career so that they will fulfill the requirements of the Teaching Council.

This innovative and highly flexible Languages degree allows you to study two languages, with the possibility of taking another language at Beginner’s Level in the First year. Linguistics, Translation Studies and Media are embedded at all levels of the programme. Year 3 of the programme is a structured year abroad, involving study at partner institution(s) or a combination of study at a partner institution and work placement. Students may take short introductory courses in Chinese and modules in Latin will also be available.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

20

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,650

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Modern Languages graduates are extremely employable and develop successful careers in translation, international media, diplomatic services, advertising, multinational companies, EU institutions and teaching at all levels.
  • Year 3 of the programme is a structured year abroad, involving study at partner institution(s) or a combination of study at a partner institution and work placement.
  • Graduates will have: Excellent multilingual communication skills, Critical thinking and problem solving, Intercultural competency and cultural sensitivity, Critical and innovative thinking, Creativity, Teamwork
  • Students may take short introductory courses in Chinese and modules in Latin will also be available.

Entry requirements

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate. H4 in a modern language other than Irish and English.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


Modern Languages graduates are extremely employable and develop successful careers in translation, international media, diplomatic services, advertising, multinational companies, EU institutions and teaching at all levels.
Graduates will have:
1. Excellent multilingual communication skills
2. Critical thinking and problem solving
3. Intercultural competency and cultural sensitivity
4. Critical and innovative thinking
5. Creativity
6. Teamwork

Notes


Year 3 of the programme is a structured year abroad, involving study at partner institution(s) or a combination of study at a partner institution and work placement.