College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
The Masters in Italian is designed to enhance critical, analytical, and linguistic skills as well as develop research methods and crosscultural and intercultural awareness. The focus will be on literary and cinematic texts, which will be contextualised and related to wider European and international trends and movements. The programme will be of particular benefit to people in education, the creative industry, media and communication, translation services, tourism, and government.
This is one of the few centres in Ireland and the UK where you can study Italian Critical Theory and the impact it has on other disciplines in the humanities. You will study in an interdisciplinary environment, and will participate in our novel approaches to language teaching, including the application of new technologies.
Second Class Honours NQAI level 8 degree with Second Class Honours Grade 2 in Italian; or equivalent international qualification.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2013
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 15
Closing date: 2 August 2013
The MA is a 90 ECTS programme. It consists of a combination of seminars and lectures. There are three core modules:
- Great Books of the 20th Century 1 (10 ECTS);
- Great Films 1 (10 ECTS);
- Dissertation (30 ECTS).
Remaining credits can be accrued from the following modules:
- Great Books of the 20th Century 2 (10 ECTS);
- Great Films 2 (10 ECTS);
- Defining Historical and Social Events (10 ECTS);
- Applied Language Skills (10 ECTS).
The dissertation will be approximately 15,000 words on a topic to be decided in consultation with the course coordinator. The dissertation will show that the student has applied the full range of knowledge and resources applicable to the topic and has demonstrated the capacity for independent research.
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
- Prof Paolo Bartoloni, PhD
- Dr Laura McLoughlin, PhD
- Dr Lindsay Myers, PhD
- Dr. Anne O' Connor, PhD
Requirements and assessment
Increasingly, people find themselves working in a multilingual or multicultural environment. Those with good language skills will be better able to take advantage of the free movement of people, capital and service afforded by the European Union.
Our students have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including second-and third-level teaching, media, administration, cultural activities, journalism, event management, marketing, public service, retail, technology, translation and interpreting, travel and tourism.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €6,015 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €5,791 p.a. 2013/14
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2013/14
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