Advanced Languages Skills

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
15550 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Master’s of Advanced Languages Skills programme at National University of Ireland, Galway provides advanced linguistic and technical training to prepare you for language work as a linguist. There is a growing demand for such specialised services. 


You will develop your language skills to a high level and gain experience in the area of translation technology. You will acquire a high level of communication skills in your chosen language speciality of French, German, Italian or Spanish.

The Advanced Languages Skills programme at National University of Ireland, Galway  offers intensive training in the use of Trados Translation software and provides students with the possibility of progressing to Trados Certification at no extra cost. Optional modules provide the opportunity to concentrate on areas of particular interest.

Career Opportunities

Our students have found employment in a variety of contexts, both in Ireland and abroad. In particular, graduates have been employed by national and international translation companies, EU offices, and international customer care and marketing centres.

Many have taken up second and third-level teaching positions. A number of graduates have progressed to doctoral studies and have obtained prestigious scholarships.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Language Skills (German)
  • Advanced Language Skills (Italian)
  • Advanced Language Skills (Spanish)
  • Interpreting Literature: Theories & Methods
  • Translation Studies 
  • Audiovisual translation: interlingual subtitling
  • Advanced Language Skills (French)
  • Language & Intercultural Communication
  • Research Methods for Spanish Students
  • France in the European Union
  • Representations of the Islamic Other in Medieval France
  • Critical Approaches & Methods
  • The Literature of France in Algeria
  • Dissertation (Italian)
  • Consecutive Interpreting (German) 


  • Professor Bill Richardson
  • Professor Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa
  • Professor Paolo Bartoloni
  • Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín
  • Dr Laura McLoughlin
  • Ms Pilar Alderete
  • Dr Mel Boland MA
  • Mr Ruadhán Cooke MA
  • Ms Áine Ryan MA

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in the language to be studied.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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