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QQI-FET progression to Modern Languages DN541

(opens in a new window)Modern Languages combines advanced language skills with the literature, history and culture of the countries where these languages are spoken. It also focuses on developing critical faculties and cross-cultural awareness.

This degree is for those of you who want to concentrate on at least two modern foreign languages, explore the connections between them, spend a year abroad and graduate with a BA International degree.

You can study French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish at an advanced level (post-Leaving Certificate or equivalent), and you can take Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and German as a beginner. At least one language should be studied at an advanced level. One interdisciplinary core module at each stage allows students to make connections between the languages and cultures they are studying.

Much of our teaching is in small groups, where you will expand your communication skills and develop as an independent learner. A central element of the degree the built-in year abroad, where you have the unique opportunity to become immersed in another culture.

How do I enter DN541 Modern Languages from a QQI-FET award?

Entry to the first year Modern Languages is available on a competitive basis to applicants who present an accepted major award with Distinction (80% or better) in at least 5 components, including any components and/or results specified below.

What QQI-FET major award(s) are accepted?

Level 5 Major Awards
  • 5M5028 Applied Ecology
  • 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
  • 5M2468 Business Administration
  • 5M2102 Business Studies
  • 5M3050 Community Development
  • 5M4468 Community Health Services
  • 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
  • 5M5048/5M2155 Creative Media
  • 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
  • 5M20588 Dance Studies
  • 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
  • 5M0828 eBusiness
  • 5M3635 Education and Training
  • 5M5158/5M18519 Film and TV Production
  • 5M3114 General Studies / Liberal Arts
  • 5M1995 Graphic Design
  • 5M2067 Information Processing
  • 5M2111 International Trade
  • 5M2464 Journalism
  • 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • 5M2073 Language and European Studies
  • 5M3789 Legal Studies
  • 5M2069 Marketing
  • 5M0528/ 5M18518 Media Production
  • 5M2146 Multimedia Production
  • 5M2011 Music
  • 5M1997 Office Administration
  • 5M5151 Performing Arts
  • 5M4511 Radio Production
  • 5M0529 Software Development
  • 5M2149 Sound Production
  • 5M5163 Theatre Performance
  • 5M5152 Theatre Production
  • 5M5011 Tourism with Business
  • 5M4732 Youth Work
Level 6 Major Awards
  • 6M5013 Administration
  • 6M4029 Art
  • 6M3618 Arts Administration
  • 6M5149 Broadcasting
  • 6M4985 Business
  • 6M5545 Cartoon Animation
  • 6M5128 Classical Acting
  • 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
  • 6M20595 Dance
  • 6M20496 Digital Media Production
  • 6M3566 Drama
  • 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
  • 6M5159/6M18534 Film and TV Production
  • 6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
  • 6M4587 Management
  • 6M5130 Media Production
  • 6M20602 Music
  • 6M3732 Photography
  • 6M0691 Software Development
  • 6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
  • 6M5012 Tourism and Business

What components are required?

You must have Distinction in at least one of the following language components or a Leaving Certificate Grade O6/H7:

Language QQI- FET Components Or Leaving Certificate Grade
French E30106 or 6N2399 or E20106 or 5N1623 Or O6/H7 in French
German E30107 or 6N2401 or E20107 or 5N1624 Or O6/H7 in German
Italian E30109 or 6N2404 or E20109 or 5N1626 Or O6/H7 in Italian
Spanish E30108 or 6N2400 or E20108 or 5N1630 Or O6/H7 in Spanish
Portuguese Any of the language components listed above (subject to final approval) Or O6/H7 in Portuguese (subject to final approval)

Recommendation: For any language chosen at advanced level during your first year, it is recommended that you have minimum Leaving Certificate grade H4 (or equivalent) in that language. Please note that French is only available at advanced level.

How will I be assessed?

If there are more eligible applicants than places, admission will be competitive based on (opens in a new window)QQI-FET scoring.

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