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University College Dublin: Languages & Image Studies

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
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MA IN LANGUAGES AND IMAGE STUDIES students are invited to acquire new language skills, or to refresh or extend their knowledge of language(s) already studied (French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish), while developing their critical and analytical thinking via image-centred modules taught from a global perspective by academic experts from UCD’s School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.

Students will work on their language skills and will simultaneously study a range of Image Studies modules which hone their critical thinking skills and expand their ability to engage and comprehend global cultures through study of images, whether film, art, illustration, photography or more.

Language study is a cumulative skill, so language will be studied across the entire year. At the same time, Image studies will be explored via individual modules, whether Core or Options. Students all study film analysis and they then bring those taught skills into the study of other Image-centred modules, from a range of options such as photography, film, art, intermediality, illustration or more.

Each student will complete two Extended Guided essays on topics that are of interest to them, under the guidance of a specialist lecturer from the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.


University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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