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MA in Irish Translation Studies

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  • Objectives
    To provide graduates with a suitable qualification and the accompanying skills to enable them to provide high quality translation and interpreting facilities in Modern Irish.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Graduates with an honours degree in Irish; native speakers of Irish, who are graduates in subjects other than Irish; non-graduates, who have been involved in Irish translation for a number of years. All suitably qualified applicants must sit a two-hour qualifying examination and must demonstrate a high command of written Irish and English. Additional Information for International Students An IELTS score of 6.5 and TOEFL score of 575 on paper and 233 on computer.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Irish Translation Studies
  • Course description
    Course Content
    The following four taught modules must be taken:

    Module 1: Contrárthachtaí teanga agus brí/ Language contrasts and semantics.

    Module 2: Speisialtachtaí teanga - réim/canúint/dlí/cultúr/ Language specifics - register/dialect/law/culture.

    Module 3: An t-aistriúchán liteartha - seánraí éagsúla/Literary translation - different genres.

    Module 4: Na meáin - aistriúchán comhuaineach - eagarthóireacht/The media - simultaneous translation - editing.

    Candidates wishing to proceed to MA will complete a 15,000 word dissertation (double module).

    The taught modules will be assessed by examinations and written fortnightly assignments; candidates who have reached a pass mark in the taught modules will submit a dissertation not exceeding 15,000 words.

    Opportunities for Careers
    • Translation at various levels Interpretation work
    • Editorial work in various institutions
    • Lexicographical/Dictionary work
    • Work in the Media – television, radio, print media etc
    • Working in the Irish language sector – Foras na Gaeilge, Comhairle na GaelscolaÌochta, Government departments
    • Subtitling
    • Project Work in the Civil and Public Service.

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