What is Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures?
The Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed to provide you with skills and knowledge in two languages and their regional histories and cultures. Students choose one of Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish and one from French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Polish. With the exception of French, any of these can be studied at beginners level.
Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures: The course for you?
The course suits those interested in current debates about global issues and international politics. You can explore the connections between regions and peoples, religions and politics, societies and cultures, literature and history and look beyond the narrow focus of Europe.
Students spend third year abroad. Living and studying overseas provides skills and experience preparing you to work in a global context. You can spend one or two semesters at a leading European university. There is also the option to spend a semester at a prestigious Middle Eastern or North African university.
There is a great demand for graduates with a deep understanding of the complex historical relationships between Europe and its neighbours. Unique to this course is the study of the cultural interconnections that shape modern strategic and political interactions. The course is designed in a way that allows you to explore periods and places of interest from the ancient world through to the present day.
Graduate skills and career opportunities
Students interested in a future in international relations, diplomacy, journalism, working with multinationals and global tech companies, with NGOs, and in careers that demand a deeper understanding of regional cultures and politics should consider the degree in Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures.
Graduates with a European and a Middle Eastern language degree have a competitive advantage when it comes to careers across a wide range of sectors. Many multinational companies are choosing Ireland as base for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Graduates of this course are well placed to continue their studies in international relations, languages, history, cultural studies or international business and marketing.
- Students take classes in the following subjects: one European language (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Polish); the history and culture relating specifically to that language; the history and formation of Europe; the history of the Middle East including politics and religion; and the relationship between the Middle East and Europe; and Jewish and Islamic civilizations.
- Students continue their European language, start a Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish) and take additional classes on historical and contemporary perspectives on Europe, the Middle East and also their relations.You can also choose to continue your study of the ancient world as well as Jewish and Islamic civilisations.
- Study abroad (full academic year).
- Students may choose to continue both their European and Middle Eastern languages or choose to continue just one language.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Special entry requirements
- Applicants must normally present at least one European language other than English or Irish in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent).
- Leaving Certificate: H4 in a language other than English or Irish
- Advanced GCE (A Level): Grade C in a language other than English or Irish
- International Baccalaureate: HL Grade 5 in a language other than English or Irish
- Final second level qualification results
- IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
- Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
- SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form
International20609 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20609 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA2681 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2681 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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