BA in Applied Language and Translation Studies (common entry) (CAO Code: DC155)
This degree looks at the principles underlying language, culture, translation and intercultural communication. It will develop your knowledge of the cultures and enhance your language skills tremendously in French, Chinese, German, Irish, Japanese and/or Spanish. On this degree you have the opportunity to study languages in combinations which are not available anywhere else in Ireland (e.g. Japanese and German; Chinese and Irish).
With the English language becoming increasingly important, and globalisation creating more complex challenges for communications, this innovative three-year degree is aimed at non-native speakers of English. It offers a unique mix of language study and analysis in cultural, intercultural and literary contexts. It enables non-native speakers of English to achieve proficiency in English, to reflect on how and in what contexts English is used, and to familiarise themselves with the cultural and social context of Ireland. You will also have the option of studying another language (French, German or Spanish).
BA in Contemporary Culture and Society
Understanding Contemporary Culture and Society Contemporary society is constantly changing and is made up of many complex relationships. Interculturalism, globalisation, migration, mass media, multilingualism and accelerated technological change continue to define this world we live in. In fact, they are what shape the intricate complexities and relationships that exist all around us.
International Foundation Certificate
The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) Programme is specifically designed for non-native English speakers who do not meet the English language requirements for direct entry onto degree programmes in DCU. The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) is taken on a full-time basis over one academic year. You will take a mixture of core and specialist modules. The core modules will help you to achieve the English language skills necessary for DCU undergraduate degree programmes and help facilitate your adjustment to university learning in an Irish context; the specialist modules allow students to take one-third of the modules from the first year of their chosen degree programme. This means that if you successfully complete the IFC programme and transfer to the first year of the degree programme, you will only have two-thirds of the first-year workload to complete.