The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies offers an exciting and flexible range of taught Masters programmes. The School's reputation for innovative postgraduate programmes is well deserved: the MAs in Comparative Literature, Intercultural Studies, and Sexuality Studies were the first of their kind in Ireland, and our School offers the only comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies in Ireland. Several of our MA programmes are available in both full- and part-time modes.
- MA in Sexuality Studies - PAC code: DC643 (Full-time), PAC code: DC 644 (Part-time),
- M.A. in Translation Studies (PAC Code: DC615)
- MSc in Translation Technology (PAC Code: DC700)
- Pre-Masters International Foundation Programme
The MA in Sexuality Studies is a unique, interdisciplinary, postgraduate programme offering specialist theoretical training in issues relating to all sexualities in the Irish, European and global contexts. It is jointly established by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, and the School of Nursing.
DCU offers the only MA in Sexuality Studies (MASS) in Ireland. The programme investigates all sexualities from the perspectives of the Arts, Health, Humanities, Literature, and Social Sciences.
The MA in Sexuality Studies is a joint venture between DCU's School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and the School of Nursing. This results in a lively and vibrant platform upon which sexuality-related issues are discussed from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
The mission of the first MA in Sexuality Studies of Ireland is to advance cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and advocacy in sexuality studies, sexual literacy, well-being and social justice, with the specific objectives of providing students with knowledge about: (i) processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identities and gender-role formation; (ii) the social, cultural, historical, and ethical foundations of sexuality at personal and societal levels; and (iii) sexual health.
In parallel with the MA in Sexuality Studies, several sexuality-related seminars, events and conferences are organised under the aegis of EROSS (Expressions, Research, Orientations: Sexuality Studies), events in which postgraduates are encouraged to participate.
MASS is offered on a one-year full-time, two-year part-time, or a three- or four-year continuous basis. For more information, please visit: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=MASS
The MA in Translation Studies is a one-year, full-time programme which provides advanced training and a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies. Students take translation modules in one or two of the following languages: French, German, Irish, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. All translation, except for English-Irish, is into English. Translation skills alone are no longer sufficient to obtain employment and this course prepares students to work with translation memory and other technology. Other course modules include Translation Theory, Research Methodologies, Audiovisual Translation, Translation Technology, Translation as a Profession, Community Interpreting and a Study Visit to the EU Institutions. Students on this programme develop a range of professional and linguistic skills to prepare them for the translation profession.
DCU's MA in Translation Studies (MTS) is a well-established, internationally recognised translator-training programme taught by leading researchers in the field of Translation Studies. The programme is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) network, initiated by the European Commission in order to promote a quality brand for translator qualifications in Europe. Students on this programme come from all over Europe, as well as Ireland.
The MTS combines a firm grounding in the academic discipline of Translation Studies with a strong practical and professional dimension, leaving students with a wide range of employment options after graduation. Our graduates find employment not only in the translation industry but increasingly in IT companies such as Google and LinkedIn. Other employers of our graduates include the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, Deutsche Bank, and Nintendo of Europe, in addition to international translation companies such as SDL Trados and SimulTrans.
For more information, please visit: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=MTS
This one-year, full-time taught programme which provides advanced training and a postgraduate qualification in Translation Technology. Students on this programme develop skills in translation technology such as translation memory tools, machine translation, software localisation, audiovisual translation. Students can also go on a Study Visit to the EU Institutions. The MSc in Translation Technology accommodates candidates with language combinations other than those covered by the MA in Translation Studies, with English as a common language.
The MSc in Translation Technology is a well-established, internationally recognized training programme taught by leading researchers in the field of Translation Studies. The MSc is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) network, initiated by the European Commission in order to promote a quality brand for translator qualifications in Europe. Students on this programme come from all over Europe, as well as Ireland.
The MTT is an innovative programme which addresses the increasing technological knowledge and skills sought by the translation industry. The MTT combines a firm grounding in the academic discipline of Translation Studies with a strong practical dimension specialising in translation-related technologies, leaving students with a wide range of employment options. Be part of this newly established programme and become a technology leader in the translation industry.
For more information, please visit: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=MTT&originating_school=61
The IFP will help students to achieve the English language skills necessary for DCU postgraduate degree programmes, prepare students for the adjustment to university learning in an Irish context, and allow them to sample a small number of modules from their chosen degree programme. Students who successfully complete this course will be guaranteed a place on their target degree programme in DCU and will be entitled to exemptions from modules successfully completed during the foundation course and a corresponding reduction in fees.