Modern Languages, M.A. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
20500 EUR/year
7610 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.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7610 EUR per year during 12 months.
Part Time
  • EU fee per year - €4,570
  • Non-EU fee per year - €10,250

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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