Due to the increased demand in the EU for Irish translators, and the end of the derogation on Irish at EU Level, the translation services of the institutions will have to be expanded in order to cope with the increasing workload. Aiming at answering the growing demand for postgraduate jobs with a significant degree of proficiency in Irish, graduates from this programme will have career prospects in translation for:
- Business and communications
- The education sector
- The public sector and in tourism
- The ever-growing fields of lexicography and language planning
Applicants must hold a degree with Irish as the main component with at least 2:2 Honours standard or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Students without Irish as the main component of their degree are expected to have reached a minimum standard equivalent to level B2 on the Common European Framework for Languages and may be required to undertake a pre-entry interview and/or written tests to verify their degree-level Irish language proficiency. Applicants must also provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course