2012/13 Irish Language and Literature
Entry Conditions top
You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent).
A minimum of 260 UCAS Tariff Points to include grades BCC (B in Irish).
Irish Leaving Certificate
A minimum of 260 UCAS Tariff Points to include grades BBCCC (B in Irish).
Diploma in Irish Language
Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Irish Language are also eligible to take this course.
Duration and Mode of Attendance top
Three years full-time.
The Programme top
The BA Hons Irish Language and Literature offers two streams, one in Contemporary Irish and one in Contemporary and Historical Irish. In both streams, you will study Modern Irish language (grammar, pronunciation, writing) and Modern literature, as well as modules in the development of the language since the Gaelic Revival, Irish Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Irish Dialects. The literature modules will give you a solid understanding of writing in Irish from the early 20th century to the modern day, including the novel, short story, drama and verse, and the language modules will help you to achieve a high level of competence in written and spoken Irish. Students in the Contemporary Irish stream will study translation, language policy and planning, and media in Irish. If you opt for the Historical Irish stream, you will study Irish language and literature of the Early Modern period (1200-1650), as well as modules in medieval Irish (Old and Middle Irish). All students on this programme learn Scottish Gaelic and the modern language and literature are placed in their historical context in other modules.
Structure and Content top
Irish is part of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and is one of a number of subjects offered to Faculty of Arts students.
All students take two 10 Credit Point modules in the first semester (Irish Language 1 and Irish Literature 2) and likewise in the second semester (Irish Language 2 and Irish Literature 2). Students also take two 20 Credit Point modules in the first semester (Survival and Revival: Irish in the 20th Century and Irish Cultural Studies) and a two 20 Credit Point modules in the second semester (The Irish Tradition to 1800 and The Irish Folklore Tradition).
All students take two 10 Credit Point modules in the first semester (Irish Language 3 and Irish Literature 3) and likewise in the second semester (Irish Language 4 and Irish Literature 4). Students also take two 20 Credit Point modules in the first semester (Irish Language and Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Dialects of Irish) and a two 20 Credit Point modules in the second semester (Scottish Gaelic Language and Translation Studies or Early Modern Irish).
All students take two 10 Credit Point modules (Research Methods and Entrepreneurship) and two 20 Credit Point modules (Irish Language and Literature 5 and Scottish Gaelic Language and Literature) in the first semester . In the second semester, students take three 20 point credit modules (Irish Language and Literature 6 and Dissertation and Language Planning & Strategy or Early Modern Irish.)
Teaching Methods and Assessment top
Assessment is primarily through essays, presentations and written/oral examination, usually on a 50:50 basis. Marks in the final year of study determine your degree classification.
Exemptions and Transferability top
Careers And Postgraduate Opportunities top
Contact Details top
School of Irish Language
University of Ulster
Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5277
Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5207
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Frequently Asked Questions top
A. On average 30-35.
Q. What careers will the course prepare me for?
A. Teaching, broadcasting, translation, journalism, the civil service, marketing and postgraduate research and study.
Q. Is it necessary to study another subject alongside Irish
A. No. Irish can be studied as a stand alone course.