NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Spanish School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 10 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MSL1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for 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. CONTACT Dr Lorna Shaughnessy T: +353 91 492 229 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Students will hone their language and translation skills in English and Spanish. 2. Participants will be exposed to a range of contemporary critical debates relating to Latin American literature, cultural studies, intercultural communication and translation studies. 3. Spanish is one of the most important languages for business relations with Spain, Latin America, and the US: fluency in this language can lead to excellent career prospects.

Your Course The MA is aimed at students and language professionals who wish to consolidate and extend oral and written fluency in Spanish, in addition to developing competency in research methods and, optionally, a deeper knowledge of Spanish and/or Latin American literature. Students will extend their awareness of and sensitivity to a range of intercultural issues and be capable of contributing to professional and economic activities relating to the Spanish- speaking world.

The programme includes such modules as: • Advanced Language Skills I and II in Spanish; • Translation Studies I; • Latin American Literature I and II; • Language and Intercultural Communication; • Translation Methodology; • Research Methods.

This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For more information on how you can tailor your master’s programme in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures to suit your interests, see page 26. Career Opportunities Graduates of the MA (Spanish) have gone on to do second- and third-level teaching and doctoral and translation work. They have also found employment in the media, administration, cultural activities and journalism. Minimum Entry Requirements Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours, Grade 2 or equivalent in Spanish. FIND OUT MORE AT: spanish.html

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