At Third Level

At Third Level

Thinking about languages at Third Level?

There are so many options for studying foreign languages at Third Level in Ireland. You might opt for a full-on Applied Languages degree or take your favourite language as a minor or elective as part of a Business, Law or Engineering course. No matter what way you pursue your language studies, it will give you a richer college experience and broaden your future opportunities. Languages Connect funds various projects in the Higher Education Institutes to help promote languages at Third Level. Visit HEI Funding to learn more about this. Some of the current projects are outlined below.

Languages at UCD

The UCD Languages for Life initiative promotes the many benefits of language learning as an integral part of university strategy, supporting and celebrating the multilingual vitality of the global campus.

You can study a language as a full subject as part of your degree, or you can take a language using your elective credits. Find out more at Languages For Life.

GMIT Languages Competition

At GMIT you can study Spanish, French, Gaeilge and German on a variety of courses.

Secondary school students are being invited to showcase their languages skills in any of these four languages in a class project.

Learn more about how to enter and what fantastic prizes are on offer here

Languages Pathways at TU Dublin

Explore the various pathways available to learning languages at TU Dublin through Languages Pathways. Secondary students can engage with the platform to discover the many benefits of language learning and what opportunities there are at TU Dublin to maximise language skills.

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DCU Languages Week 2022

DCU Languages Week 2022 is supported by Languages Connect and will take place from Monday 28th February – Thursday 3rd March 2022.

Open to 4th, 5th and 6th year secondary school students, events will include virtual workshops, lecture taster sessions and a 10 word story language competition.

For more event details and information on how to register click here.

Find your perfect course

Together with Careers Portal and the Third Level Institutes around Ireland, Languages Connect have developed a database of college courses that include foreign language subjects at major, minor and electives. So whether you want to study Veterinary with French or Astrophysics with Chinese, you’ll be able to find the right course for you!

What Third Level Students Say

If you want to know more about college life while studying languages – both at home and abroad – check out what students and graduates have to say about their experience at University and all the great benefits of studying foreign languages at third level.