B.A. Modern Language (JH)
In an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, advanced language skills and intercultural competencies will equip you for a wide variety of careers and will give you a distinct competitive advantage. Language competence is one of the biggest skills gaps in the Irish labour market and language graduates are highly sought after in a variety of sectors.
We invite you to study languages in Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. It is a leading language school in Ireland and we are consistently ranked in the top 100 languages schools in the world.
Modern Languages at Trinity
Within the Modern Languages programme you study two modern European languages. It is the most intensive exposure to languages and cultures that Trinity College has to offer. You can choose between French, German, Irish, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Apart from French and Irish all languages can be studied from both advanced and beginners level. (See table for all available combinations).
You will study both of languages equally at entry level. The Trinity Education system will allow you to maintain both languages equally throughout the 4-year programme (Joint Honors), or offer flexibility for you to decide which of the two languages you choose as your major or your minor subject from the third year on.
What is Modern Language plus another subject?
In Trinity’s Joint Honors entry routes, you can study a Modern European language with a wide variety of other disciplines across the Humanities and beyond. The languages to choose from are French, German, Irish, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Apart from French and Irish all languages can be studied from both advanced and beginners level (see table for all available combinations). Combining a language with another discipline makes eminent sense in terms of academic fit and career prospects, and is one of the most attractive study combinations you can choose.
At entry to Modern Language and another subject, you will study both of the two subjects equally. The Trinity Education system will allow you to maintain them both equally throughout the 4-year programme (Joint Honors), or offer flexibility for you to decide which of the two subjects you choose as your major or your minor subject from the third year on.
Studying a modern European language alongside another subject will give you the opportunity for full immersion into this language and its culture, while at the same time studying a different subject you are interested in.
Our programmes will give you the opportunity for full immersion into the languages and cultures that you study. They will enable you to acquire a high level of language competence and fluency, combined with an in-depth understanding of the main cultures and societies in which these languages are spoken. The emphasis of our approach is on interactive and communicative small-group teaching, often provided by native speakers, and our students benefit from a great deal of individual attention and support.
Do you enjoy it…
- Getting to know and understand other places, people and cultures?
- Learning languages to a level where you are competent, confident and fluent?
- Engaging with the cultural, linguistic, social and political diversity in the world and acting as a mediator between cultures?
Modern Languages: The course for you?
Studying two languages at Trinity will enable you to develop your skills in these to a level where you can communicate confidently and competently on virtually any subject and in every situation. Throughout your studies you will experience an intensive and exciting encounter with the people, cultures and societies of the languages you study. You will gain deeper familiarity with them through the study of their literature, culture, history and politics, and you will gain competencies in understanding and successfully navigating cultural differences. You will also acquire crucial and highly valuable transferable skills such as thinking analytically and independently.
Modern Language plus another subject: The course for you?
Choosing a modern language plus another subject allows you to combine an interest in languages with an entirely different academic discipline, and will give you intensive exposure to both of your subjects, their methodologies and specificities. You will find that very often the topics as well as the approaches of your two subjects will intersect and complement each other very well.
Modern Languages/Modern Language plus another subject at Trinity
Studying a modern language at Trinity will enable you to develop your skills to a level where you can communicate confidently and competently on virtually any subject and in every situation. Throughout your studies you will experience an intensive and exciting encounter with the people, the culture and the society of the language you study. You will gain deeper familiarity with it through the study of its literature, culture, history and politics, and you will gain competencies in understanding and successfully navigating cultural differences. You will also acquire crucial andhighly valuable transferable skills such as thinking analytically and independently.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.
Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.
For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- General Entry Requirements
- Class XII – ISC, CBSE
- 80-90% in six subjects at XII depending on course (or 5 at Grade XII and 1 at Grade X) Mathematics up to Grade X
- 3 subjects at Grade 5 (Higher Level)
- 3 subjects at Grade 4 (Standard Level),
- including English & Maths
- 32 to 40 points, depending on course
- 4 A2 or best 3 A2 plus one AS
- Pass in English & Maths
- *75% or above / HL Mathematics required
- at Class XII level for Computer Science,Engineering, Science and Mathematics courses
*Additional requirements may apply for some courses
- English Language Proficienc Test
- IELTS - 6.5 (No individual band below 6)
- TOEFL - 90 (Written score 21)
- PTE Score -63 (No section below 59)
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- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 EUR
Application Fee: 55 EUR