NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Health Sciences College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

CONTACT Dr Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliott E: T: +353 91 495 623 Dr John Walsh E: T: +353 91 492 563 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Increasing awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity. 2. Developing a skill set that receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time, in-service; 2 years, part-time. NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): AML1, full-time; AML2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for

Applied Multilingualism

Your Course Ireland, a state that has two official languages and includes over 180 other languages, is an excellent environment, to host the MSc in Applied Multilingualism. Galway is situated close to the largest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area in the country and has also been identified as Ireland’s most diverse city. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism will provide educated professionals to support this diversity while at the same time, the multilingualism of the city and its hinterland will provide many opportunities for case studies and research projects. The course will equip students with a range of practical skills preparing them for careers in different multilingual contexts as well as developing their awareness of and sensitivity to multilingual settings. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is delivered through blended learning, requiring students to be present on campus for two days each semester. Further opportunities for on-campus engagement will be provided through the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (CALM) ( mooreinstitute. ie/research-centre/centre-for-applied-linguistics-and- multilingualism-calm ). The course is aimed at Irish and international students alike, and successful applicants are encouraged to draw on their own experience of multilingualism. The MSc in Applied Multilingualism is also a gateway to doctoral research on this topic. Career Opportunities Increasingly multilingual societies are creating demand for professionals in the fields of health, education, public administration and NGOs who are equipped to work with multilingual populations. Furthermore, improving language skills is relevant for those intending to seek employment in the areas of language planning and policy, language teaching, cultural and heritage institutions, government, and diplomacy. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants will be expected to possess a good quality undergraduate degree at NFQ Level 8 (at least an upper Second Class Honours degree), or an equivalent qualification from Arts programmes (e.g., languages, education, psychology, sociology and political science, geography) or from medical, nursing, and health care programmes (e.g., speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, public health nurses). Applicants intending to take modules in advanced language skills will have to possess language proficiency that is equivalent to B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. International applicants are required to fulfill the English language requirements outlined on page 291. FIND OUT MORE AT: applied-multilingualism.html

includes critical thinking, innovation, self-reflection,

flexibility, team work, life-long learning, and problem-solving. 3. Job opportunities in diverse and/or international settings.

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