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B.A. in Early and Modern Irish Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Ireland

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Summary

Early Irish can be studied either in combination with one other subject as part of a two-subject moderatorship (TSM) programme or in the single honour Early and Modern Irish programme (TR022).

What is Early Irish?

Early Irish is the language in use in Ireland from the earliest period for which there are records up to the year 1200. The course covers the language and literature from the emergence of writing at the arrival of Christianity in Ireland to the production of the great saga manuscripts of the twelfth century.

Early Irish: The course for you?

If you are interested in acquiring a reading knowledge of Medieval Irish, in which the great saga literature of our manuscripts was written, this is the course for you.

Early Irish @ Trinity

The Irish department at Trinity has a long history of excellence in the study of Early Irish and continues to engage in research at the highest level. The staff are recognised as experts in their respective fields and many former students are now teaching in Irish universities. You will enjoy small class sizes and a friendly atmosphere which past students have always said was a hallmark of the Trinity Irish Department experience. You may also avail of the option to study Medieval and Modern Welsh in Wales in your third year.

Trinity is home to the twelfth-century Book of Leinster, one of the most important manuscripts of Irish literature and learning to have survived from the Medieval period.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Some students of Early Irish pursue independent research in the subject with a view to teaching at third-level. Most follow a career in teaching or journalism, especially Irish-language related media. Library archiving, the public service, marketing, business, interpreting and translation all figure in the profiles of past students.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.A. in Early and Modern Irish.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

€20,609.00 (18,36,295) per year

EU Student Contribution: €3,000, EU fee in total: €5,681; Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

Sep-21, Feb-22

Venue

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,

DUBLIN,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have completed a high school qualification equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. General matriculation requirements include pass grades in English, mathematics and a language other than English. Additional requirements may apply for some courses.

  • TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21).
  • University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English i.e. Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate
  • Grade A (CEFR Level C1); IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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