Arts - Linguistics

University College Dublin


Course Name Arts - Linguistics
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN520
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters BA - Joint Honours
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a studen...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 24
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: 341

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be admitted on a c...

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Mature Applicants

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A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

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Number of Places DN520 Places 350
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this subject for me?
Language is something we take for granted but it is one of the most important skills we possess as human beings. It is hard to imagine any activity that does not involve language in some way. This makes linguistics (the s...

Subjects Taught

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First Year
Modules are introductory in nature and provide an overview of the range of interesting topics dealt with in Linguistics, including:
- The sounds used in languages
- The structure and meaning of words and sentences

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Assessment Method Assessment involves a stimulating combination of essays, language data problem sets, group projects, exams and presentations, so that students can fully demonstrate their learning and understanding.
Comment Studying Linguisticsas a Joint Major with one of the below:

Celtic Civilisation
Irish/ Gaeilge
Drama Studies
Irish Studies
Film Studies

Studying Linguistics with one Minor subject:
Information & Communication Studies
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Studying Linguistics develops essential skills that will allow you to pursue a diverse range of careers including:

• Speech and language therapy
• Language teaching, editing and publishing
• Journa...

Further Enquiries Undergraduate Office
UCD School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Newman, Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 8302
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Points History
Year Points
2019 336
2018 381
2017 326