Modern Languages

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7320 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Modern Languages at University College Dublin reflects the current need to provide high-quality education in the area of modern foreign languages, with a significant global reach. It will develop the communicative and analytical skills of its students through specialist study within and across the subject areas of French, German, Italian and Spanish, their cultures and languages.


The Modern Languages programme at University College Dublin will appeal both to students wishing to develop deep familiarity with the cultures of one language area and those looking for a more broad exploration of the cultures of two language areas.


  • Cultural institutions across Europe and the world
  • Global companies requiring graduates with highly advanced language skills and cultural insight
  • Teaching professions
  • PhD research and an academic career
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • EU, Public and Civil Service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fifty Years of Formalism: the Legacy of the Nouveau Roman
  • L'écriture migrante dans le monde francophone contemporain
  • Voltaire: Redefining the Hero
  • 1930s French Cinema
  • Translation Studies: Theoretical Approaches
  • German literature and 19th-/20th-century opera: Translation/transformation from page to opera stage
  • Vienna 1900
  • Gegenwartsprosa
  • Italian Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Applicants need to present a primary degree in one or more languages, with an overall award of at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1. They also need to present two references from academic referees willing to comment on their intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time
  • EU          fee per year - € 4390
  • nonEU    fee per year - € 9950


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Modern Languages
University College Dublin