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Arts: Joint Honours (International Languages)

joint honours - languages
CAO Code:
DC293
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
379
Duration:
4 yr
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Choose from a range of Arts subjects for a degree with multifaceted perspectives. You’ll examine areas central to contemporary society, including tradition, culture, theology, law, politics, communication, human-environment relations, and human behavior.

You’ll graduate with an honours degree in International Languages (DC293), this course is described in more detail in the About the Course tab above.

You’ll have the option to take a year abroad, extending your degree to four years and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) International.

Internship Year

You can opt to apply for a year-long INTRA work placement in Year Three. This will give you a unique opportunity to enhance your CV, increase your employability and experience the relevance of your study in the real world. This option is competitive and subject to the availability of placements. For more information on the INTRA programme at DCU, please visit www.dcu.ie/intra

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers and also provides a foundation for postgraduate study.

I picked this course because it allowed me to study both Irish and Spanish and offered the chance to study abroad for a year. The modules that I have studied as part of my Joint Honours degree have really helped me to develop my language skills in a smaller class setting - Jack Higgins, Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours (Irish and Spanish)

International Languages (DC293)

Select International Languages + One other subject from:

Gaeilge | Politics

 

International Languages (French, German, Spanish): You’ll acquire proficiency in your chosen language and learn about culture, film, literary traditions and intercultural communication.

Gaeilge/Irish: You’ll learn about Irish culture and tradition as well as developing your practical language skills.

Politics: You'll study areas as diverse as international political economy, international development, the politics of climate change, politics of the Middle East, Chinese foreign policy, and conflict, security and peace.

Be part of a close-knit academic and social community
Diverse choice of subjects
Internationally recognised lecturers in their area of expertise
Become an independent and creative thinker
Opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
Graduate with in-depth knowledge of your chosen subjects and a range of transferable skills
View the current course structure

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 

Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.

Campus life

DCU student facilities boast a fully equipped sports complex with a 25-metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

Our purpose built, state-of-the-art new student centre known as 'The U' serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500. It is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

DCU Students' Union and the Office of Student Life are also based in the U.  The centre is a space for students where they can meet, with lots of charging points and isolation booths. Clubs and Socs avail of meeting rooms here and it's also home to DCUfm. NuBar, Londis and the Venue are also located here.

There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year.

Student Supports

We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.

Student Advice Centre: Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice 

The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year 

Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules 

Student Learning: facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence. 

Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.

Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.

Jack Higgins, Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours - Irish and Spanish

I picked this course because it allowed me to study both Irish and Spanish and offered the chance to study abroad for a year. The modules that I have studied as part of my Joint Honours degree have really helped me to develop my language skills in a smaller class setting - Jack Higgins, Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours (Irish and Spanish)

Graduates in International Languages (French, German, or Spanish), and the culture(s) associated with the chosen language acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to seek employment in a broad range of careers. 

In addition, they acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue postgraduate studies in Cultural Studies, Education (Post primary), Literary Studies, Language Studies, Translation Studies, Intercultural Studies, and International Relations.

Career Areas:
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • International affairs
  • Irish language media and translation services
  • Journalist
  • Policy evaluation
  • Public Relations
  • Research, 
  • Language Promotion and Translation
  • Broadcasting
  • Skills are valued in particular in the export sector
  • Multinational corporations and international organisations 
  • Work in international NGOs and European institutions

Requirements

Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

French: Minimum of H4 in French

German: Minimum of H4 in German

Spanish: Minimum of H4 in Spanish

 

Additional requirement for Gaeilge:

Gaeilge: Minimum of O1 or H4 in Gaeilge

 

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

French: GCE A Level C French

German: GCE A Level C German

Spanish: GCE A Level C Spanish

 

Additional requirement for Gaeilge:

Gaeilge GCE A Level C or GCE AS Level B or GCSE A in Irish

 

FET Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

EU Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. Such transfer students may be exempt from certain modules.   Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Fees

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,000 per annum

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures click here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

EU Transfer Applicants

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at cao.ie