Entry Points (2023)
350

Course Overview

This is a degree designed for students who are passionate about languages and who know that they want to work with languages.

This innovative and specialist language 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. At Undergraduate level, small language classes, with native speakers of the target language, facilitate the acquisition of a high degree of linguistic competence. Students will also study literary and other cultural products of their target language. Students may also choose to take short introductory courses in Chinese and modules in Latin will also be available.

This four-year degree programme incorporates a mandatory year of study abroad, typically involving study at partner institution(s).  Students taking two languages will spend a semester immersed in each of their languages.

 

Learning outcomes for the programme

Students will be able to:

  1. Communicate fluently and accurately in at least two languages at an Advanced level as defined by the proficiency criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with major European literatures and cultures.
  3. Demonstrate advanced translation skills. This will be achieved through exposure, over four years, to a wide selection of texts covering a range of registers, including journalistic and literary.
  4. Demonstrate independent research skills.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity in using technology for language mediation, at an advanced level.

If you talk to a person in a language they understand, that goes to their head. If you talk to them in their own language - that goes to their heart.”

Nelson Mandela
Politician & Philanthropist

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects  and a minimum of a H4 in a modern European language other than Irish and English and a passes in three other subjects at 06/H7  in the Leaving Certificate, including English.

Additional Requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2024

A Level Grades (2023)

universityofgalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

20

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

2 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY128

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1:

In Year 1 of the BA (Global Languages), students take two languages with Global Language Studies, or alternatively choose three languages.

Pathway A

Pathway B

Language 1 (20 ECTS)

Language 1 (20 ECTS)

Language 2 (20 ECTS)

Language 2 (20 ECTS)

Global Language Studies (20 ECTS)

Language 3 (20 ECTS)

 

All students must take at least one language at post-Leaving Certificate level, or equivalent. We recommend that students taking three languages take no more than one at Beginner level

Global Language Studies

There are 3 core modules and 2 optional modules in first year:

Module Title

Code

Semester

ECTS

Skills for Language Learning

GLSK1100

1&2

5

 

Europe in Cinema

 

GL1102

1

5

Introduction to Translation

 

GL1101

2

5

Written Words and Spoken Languages in the Ancient World (Optional)

CC114

1&2

5

An Introduction to Chinese Language & Culture 1 (Optional)

CI1100

1&2

5

 

Year 2:

 In Year 2 of the BA (Global Languages) students take one major language and one minor language with Global Language Studies, or one major and two minor languages.

Pathway A

Pathway B

Language 1 (30 ECTS)

Language 1 (30 ECTS)

Language 2 (15 ECTS)

Language 2 (15 ECTS)

Global Language Studies (15 ECTS)

Language 3 (15 ECTS)

 

Global Language Studies

There are 3 core modules in second year:

Module Title

Code

Semester

ECTS

Media and Sociocultural Representation in Europe

GL2100

1 & 2

5

Translation in the World: Skills and Concepts

GL2101

2

5

Introduction to Linguistics

GL2102

1

5

 Year 3:

Year 3 of the the BA (Global Languages) programme is a structured year of mandatory immersion in the target languages. Students taking Gaeilge as one of their languages will spend one semester in the Gaeltacht, and one semester on Erasmus in one of the countries of their other language. Students taking two European  languages will take one of the following routes:

  • Academic year on Erasmus in one of the language areas (and minimum of 12 weeks in the other language area).
  • One Semester on Erasmus in each of the language areas.
  • Work placement as Language Assistant for a year in one of the language areas (and minimum of 12 weeks in the other language area).

The key outcomes of the third year of the programme are as follows:

  1. Students will achieve a high level of proficiency in their target languages in the four key areas of speaking, listening, writing and reading, using formal or informal registers where appropriate.
  2. Intercultural competency and cultural sensitivity: students will appreciate the internal diversity and cross-cultural connectedness of cultures and demonstrate openness towards other cultures.
  3. Develop strategies of language-learning suited to their personal needs and foster independent study skills.
  4. Develop skills of independence, self-reliance by living and working abroad.
  5. Acquire a greater awareness of their own values and culture.

Year 4:

In Year four of the BA (Global Languages) students will continue to major in their primary Language (30 ECTS) and either continue their two Language minors or one Language Minor and a minor in Professional Skills modules.

Pathway A

Pathway B

Language 1 (30 ECTS)

Language 1 (30 ECTS)

Language 2 (15 ECTS)

Language 2 (15 ECTS)

Global Language Studies (15 ECTS)

Language 3 (15 ECTS)

Modules in final year will allow students to consolidate their specialism in Media, Technology, Linguistics or Translation through research projects and practice-based modules.

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Ancient Classics (20 Credits):
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC1101: Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC1100: Classics in 20 Objects - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CC1102: Empire and Literature in Ancient Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (20 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required FR1101: Introduction to French Literature in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Italian.
Required NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German (Beginners).
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1102: Skills for studying German (Advanced) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German (Advanced).
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1103: Skills for studying German (Beginners) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Global Language Studies (20 Credits):
Optional CI1100: An Introduction to Chinese Language & Culture 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AJ1104: Digital Literacy Essentials - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GLSK1100: Skills for Language Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required GL1102: Europe in Cinema - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AJ1106: Pop Culture, Media and Society - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional IS1104: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required GL1101: Introduction to Translation - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Gaeilge.
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required IT1101: Italy at the movies - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Spanish (Intermediate).
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Intermediate) (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Spanish (Beginners).
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Ancient Classics: Literature, Art, Thought (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German Language Studies.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German.
Optional CC2103: Mediterranean Origins - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2104: The City-State - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose French Language Studies.
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French Language Studies (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose French.
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Léann na Gaeilge.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Italian.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Italian Language Studies.
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG2103: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2104: Na Meáin Chumarsáide agus an Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2106: An Fhiannaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2108: Canúint agus Caighdeán - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2102: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2107: Ainmneacha, Sloinnte agus Logainmneacha na hÉireann - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2105: Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Ancient Classics: Literature, Art, Thought.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German Language Studies.
This subject is available if you studied German (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied German (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German Language Studies (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Ancient Classics: Literature, Art, Thought.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose German.
This subject is available if you studied German (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied German (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
Optional GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Global Language Studies (15 Credits):
Optional GL2100: Media and Sociocultural Representation in Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BSS1100: Digital Citizenship - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GL2102: Introduction to Linguistics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2116: Global Migration and Media: Refugees, Climate, Misinformation and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ED2104: Design Your Life Semester 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GL2101: Translation in the World: Skills and Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Gaeilge.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Italian Language Studies.
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT2101: Oral (Communication and Presentation Skills) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian Language Studies (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Gaeilge.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Italian.
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT2101: Oral (Communication and Presentation Skills) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Gaeilge (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Gaeilge.
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Spanish Language Studies.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH236: Cultural Debates in Latin America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH2103: Spanish Language II C - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish Language Studies (15 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Spanish.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2103: Spanish Language II C - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French Language Studies (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French Language Studies in the previous year / semester.
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG4102: Miontráchtas Taighde i Léann na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4104: Cineál agus Ceart na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4106: Ainmeolaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4103: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4112: Scríbhneoirí Thír Chonaill - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4115: Gaeilge na hAlban 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4101: Filí agus Filíocht na Gaeilge, 700-1900 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4111: Cartlanna na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4110: An Ghaeilge agus na Meáin Chumarsáide - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German in the previous year / semester.
Optional GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German Language Studies (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German Language Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Global Language Studies (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Global Language Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional AJ2102: Power without Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GL4100: Translation in a Professional Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GL4103: Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GL4102: Memory, Memorialisation, and Representation of Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian Language Studies (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian Language Studies in the previous year / semester.
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7

Optional Subject: Léann na Gaeilge (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann na Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG4101: Filí agus Filíocht na Gaeilge, 700-1900 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH3104: Hispanic Research: From Theory to Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH338: Mexican Women Writers - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH3102: Reading Gesture in Contemporary Latin American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH3101: Myth and Identity in Mexican and Central American Literatures - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish Language Studies (15 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish Language Studies in the previous year / semester.
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Graduates of the BA in Global Languages are well qualified to pursue a wide range of courses at MA and PhD level. Students may also consider conversion courses in translation, interpreting, subtitling, International Relations and International Business. University of Galway has excellent and well-established offerings including:  

 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Modern Languages graduates are extremely employable and develop highly successful careers in translation, international media, diplomatic services, advertising, multinational companies, EU institutions and teaching at all levels

Graduate Attributes for the Programme.

  1. Our graduates possess:
  2. Excellent multilingual communication skills.
  3. Intercultural competency and cultural sensitivity
  4. Digital literacy and advanced skills in the use of professional translation technologies
  5. Critical and innovative thinking
  6. Creativity
  7. Teamwork.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

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.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,076 p.a. (€6,216 p.a. including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Tuition

€3,076 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€20,000 p.a. (€20,140 p.a. including levy) 2024/25


EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

Find out More

Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín, 
Senior Lecturer in French, 
Head of the Discipline of French, 
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
Email mary.mannion@universityofgalway.ie
Tel 091 493394

What Our Students Say

Fynn

Fynn Duclaux |   BA (Global Languages)

This course helped me further my knowledge not only in terms of grammar but also in the understanding of the cultures behind each language. The variety of modules cover a wide aspect of how languages are used in certain careers, ranging from teaching, to translating, interpreting, communication, machine translation and many more. The Erasmus year prepares you for life, teaching you valuable inter-personal skills and immersing you in the languages you study. Languages allow us to interact with wider audiences and work together towards a common goal or interest, this module provided me with the skills to do so.

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