Founded in 1845 (as Queen's College Galway) National University of Ireland, Galway is a vibrant dynamic institution with over 11,000 students (including students from over 40 countries) and is committed to expanding and deepening its international links. Almost 1,000 international students attend the University each year, for a semester, a year or taking a full degree programme, mainly from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. NUI Galway is committed to excellence in teaching, quality research and internationalisation of its curriculum and programmes. In recent years, the University has initiated many valuable international partnerships and exchange programmes which further enhance its long tradition of leadership in teaching and research.
We offer a wide range of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in 7 faculties: Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Celtic Studies.
2. University College Cork
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UCC is Ireland's leading university (named University of the Year for 2003-2004) with a very wide range of courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and an extensive programme for international students. UCC welcomes over 1700 international students every year. From more than 75 countries worldwide, some students come for a year or less as visiting students; others enroll as full-time students for the duration of our programmes. University College Cork has eight faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine and Science. Our modern campus combines early and modern architecture along a riverside garden setting close to the city centre. The campus radiates a warm and intimate atmosphere which greatly enhances the learning environment.
Undergraduate bachelor & graduate (master, Phd) degree programs in Science, Food Science & Technology, Engineering, Medicine (including Dentistry), Law, Commerce, Arts. Also diploma and summer school courses, ESL English programmes.
3. Dublin City University
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Dublin City University (DCU) is a university situated in Glasnevin on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status in 1989 by statute. The university has a particularly strong research record, it is a research led university, and has regularly been recorded as bringing in more research income per members of faculty - or indeed as a percentage of total income - than any other university in Ireland. Its research team working on sensors at the National Centre for Sensor Research is considered one of the best in the world.
DCU has fifteen schools divided between four faculties: DCU Business School (DCUBS), Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Science & Health
4. Dublin City University, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Dublin City University is delighted to offer a brand-new post-graduate MA in Comparative Literature. This exciting new Master of Arts degree is designed to further the student's knowledge and proficiency in English literature. This programme offers graduates in languages, and related arts and humanities subjects, a cross-disciplinary, inter-medial training, which includes theoretical aspects and practical analysis of literature. This degree can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
DCU is the only Irish university offering such a degree. Graduates in languages and related arts and humanities subjects now have the opportunity to combine their chosen disciplines in their postgraduate studies. Some of the students who have been awarded this MA have gone on to do a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Others are now literary critics, writers, editors working with publishers, teachers, academics, librarians and cultural event organisers.
Modules on the MA in Comparative Literature course include:
- Introduction to Comparative Literature
- Methodologies in Comparative Literature
- War and European Consciousness
- Gender in the French and Spanish Novels
- Migrations in Irish Literature
- Orientalism and Exoticism in Literature and Film
- European Cinema
- Representations of Alterity
- Travel Literature
- Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
- Language and Interculturality
- French, German, Japanese, or Spanish Literary Translation.