Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language and Translation Studies in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language and Translation Studies()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language and Translation Studies

  • Dublin City University Dublin City University, Dublin  
    Delivery Modes: Full-Time

    Duration: 3 or 4 Years

    Course Structure:
    The languages available on the BA in Applied Languages and Translation Studies are:
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
    You will select two languages from Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish as well as foundation modules in linguistics, culture, and translation studies. You will take either two intermediate languages, or one intermediate and one beginner- level language. You will have the possibility to focus on one of your chosen languages from the third year of your degree, if you wish to do so.
    Please note that Chinese and Japanese are offered at beginner level only (students with Leaving Certificate Japanese take two intermediate Japanese modules in Year 1). French is offered at intermediate level only. German and Spanish can be taken at either intermediate or beginner levels.
    Year Abroad
    Studying abroad provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the culture of another country and greatly enhances your language skills. Those who meet certain criteria and wish to go abroad will spend Year 4 studying at one of our partner universities. Year 3 you will conduct independent research for your dissertation, and take courses in language and translation that will provide you with a strong foundation to make the most of your time abroad.
    INTRA Year
    Alternatively in Year 4, you may opt to apply for a year-long work placement. This will give you a unique opportunity to enhance your CV, increase your employability and experience the relevance of your study in the real world. This option is competitive and subject to the availability of placements. For more information on the INTRA programme at DCU, please visit
    Allows you to become proficient in two languages with an applied focus on translation skills.
    Delivered successfully by specialists in the field and with a tradition of over 30 years.
    Offers exciting language combinations.
    Includes a year abroad at one of our partner universities.
    Helps you to acquire humanistic skills as well as more technical skills through work with multimedia texts and software applications.
    Offers an ideal platform to develop a career in the national and international labour markets while promoting a passion for languages.

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