GradDip Nua-Ghaeilge

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Is féidir Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Nua-Ghaeilge a roghnú ar a shon féin, nó, mar bhealach isteach nó amach as an MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge. Nuair nach mian le mac léinn tráchtas a dhéanamh, mar shampla, is féidir Dioplóma Iarchéime sa Nua-Ghaeilge a ghnóthú.

The Graduate Diploma programme in Nua-Ghaeilge is aimed at graduates of Modern Irish and graduates of cognate disciplines.  The aim of this programme is to promote and preserve the Irish language, literature and culture and emphasise their importance for Irish society and European Identity. Students will develop advanced linguistic skills in Irish and deepen their knowledge of Irish-language literature, culture and history.

This programme prepares students for a broad range of career paths, including Education in Ireland and abroad and public service. Students are assisted to develop communicative, analytical skills throughout the programme.

We promote autonomous and collaborative learning by providing a vibrant academic environment for the teaching and use of the Irish language, supported by our multi-media language learning centre and our Student Space (An Seomra Caidrimh) to encourage Irish language usage amongst the student body. All teaching and communication is conducted through the medium of Irish and in small groups. This programme uses teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as oral, written examinations, project work, essays and presentations in the delivery of the curriculum. 

  • Apply the use of accurate spoken and written Irish in both academic and professional contexts, e.g. write analytical essays, give interviews in broadcast and print media; debate and analyse current affairs and academic topics; be proficient in the use of on-line and traditional resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of dialectal and standard Irish (An Caighdeán Oifigiúil) from the beginning of the Modern Irish period to the present day, attaining a C1 level or higher on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or its equivalent.
  • Students should be able to construct coherent and research-focused argument in Modern Irish in the areas of linguistic and grammatical study, literature and cultural studies.
  • appreciate the study of Irish language and literature as an integral part of Irish society past and present in a national and global context.
  • provide evidence of an advanced knowledge of Modern Irish language, literature, history and culture, and of an ability to reflect critically on these areas.

GradDip Nua-Ghaeilge (Z181) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 7000
nonEU    fee per year - € 15070

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

BA le 2.1 sa Nua-Ghaeilge nó a chomhionann, agus ní mór ainm agus seoladh beirt mholtóirí a sholáthar, a bheadh inniúil ar do chumas intleachtúil, chomh maith le d’aibíocht agus do dhíograis, a mheas.

Oiriúnach dóibh siúd a bhain bunchéim amach nó atá fostaithe le tamall i bpoist ina n-éilítear saineolas suntasach ar theanga agus ar litríocht na Gaeilge, nó dóibh siúd ar mhaith leo a gcur amach ar na hábhair seo a fhorbairt.

Applicants whose first language is not English are also required to submit evidence of their English language proficiency.

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip sa Nua-Ghaeilge FT (Z181)
1 Years
Full Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised