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A world of possibilites awaits when you study languages!


In an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, advanced language skills and intercultural competencies will equip you for a wide variety of careers and will give you a distinct competitive advantage. Language competence is one of the biggest skill gaps in the Irish labour market and language graduates are highly sought-after in a variety of sectors. We invite you to study languages in Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. It is a leading language school in Ireland and we are consistently ranked in the top 100 languages schools in the world.

Modern language and another subject

How to apply for languages in Trinity

Applying to take a Minor Subject in the SLLCS

Our approach

All undergraduate programmes in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies are of four-years duration. All programmes are designed to allow the preferences of individual students to shape the overall character of their studies and to permit students to specialise in different ways. Our programmes will give you the opportunity for full immersion into the languages and cultures that you study. They will enable you to acquire a high level of language competence and fluency, combined with an in-depth understanding of the main cultures and societies in which these languages are spoken. The emphasis of our programmes is on interactive and communicative small-group teaching, often provided by native speakers, and our students benefit from a great deal of individual attention and support.

Study abroad

A year or a semester studying abroad is one of the highlights of a student’s Trinity experience, and immersing oneself in the language and culture is one of the most valuable ways of achieving fluency and of gaining deeper intercultural understanding. For those who choose European Studies, Business Studies and a language, Law and a language, Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures, Computer Science and a language programmes as well as for those who choose the Single Honours pathway of Joint Honours programmes a third year of study abroad is mandatory (except for Irish). We have long-established and well-working Erasmus partnerships with top institutions in the countries where our languages are spoken.

All other students are strongly encouraged and supported to spend a year or semester in the third year in one of our many partner universities. At a minimum, you will be required to spend two months in each of the countries the language of which you are studying during the course of the degree programme - it is not necessary for the time period spend abroad to be one continuous block: multiple stays which add up to cover the minimum are also acceptable. Please complete the attached form to confirm when and where you have completed your Residence Abroad requirement.

Please see the College Prospectus for further details about the various combinations.

To apply for one or more of the courses described above, or to find out more information about entrance requirements and minimum entry points (C.A.O.), please visit the Study at Trinity Website.

You will find a copy of the School Handbook for 2023-2024 here.