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DC155
Applied Language and Translation Studies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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This course allows specialisation in either translation or intercultural studies. Students study two languages from French, German, Spanish or Japanese for at least one year, and may drop one of them from the second year forwards.

HC3 in relevant language French, German, Spanish or Irish required


 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules including:
E20024†or†5N1444

And ONE from the following:
E20106†or†5N1623
E20107†or†5N1624
E20108†or†5N1630

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Career as translator, not all go on to become full -time translators, most use their languages professionally in one way or another and many enter the business, computer and commercial sector.



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