Irish Language and European Law, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.A. On Campus

Irish Language and European Law

12 months
16700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Irish Language and European Law course at University College Cork is open to Law graduates, or graduates who hold other legal qualifications, or whose degree contains a substantial component of law, with a very high standard of Irish at second level education (A in Leaving Cert Honours Examination or B2 TEG) and Law Graduates who have taken Irish language modules at third level. 


This Irish Language and European Law course at University College Cork aims to revive and build on the student’s previous Irish language experience to the extent that students are brought to a high standard (C1 TEG) during the course of the degree. 

Learning outcomes

The course offers students a specialised training in European Law, alongside gaining in-depth Irish language skills. Students spend part of the course in UCC and part of it on an intensive residential Gaeltacht week long course in the Waterford Gaeltacht, allowing students to immerse themselves in the language. Students graduate with a desirable qualification that is seen as a strategic combined language and law need in Europe.

The MA in Irish Language and European Law will be run by the Department of Modern Irish in collaboration with the School of Law. This collaboration builds on an existing and highly productive arrangement between the two disciplines.

Programme Structure


  • Irish manuscripts and palaeography, 12th century to 19th century;
  • the poetry of Early Modern Irish: bardic poetry
  • the prose of Early Modern Irish: historic and occasional prose, creative and functional prose;
  • literature of the seventeenth century
  • traditional songs of love and lamentation;
  • literature of the nineteenth century
  • linguistic and dialectal studies of Irish
  • placename studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent in Law (or a degree comprising a substantial component of Law). 
  • Applications from graduates whose primary Law degree is at Second Class Honours Grade II level will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on the information in a supplementary statement and interview/assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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