Taught course


University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant discipline. An interview in the proposed languages to be studied will be a requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Languages) is a one-year full-time initial teacher education programme designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to become post-primary teachers of two of the following languages: English as a second language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish.
Semester 1: Preparation for Teaching Practice 1; Preparation for Teaching Practice 2; Language Studies 1; Language Pedagogy; Teaching Practice 1.
Semester 2: Curriculum Studies; Education Policy Issues; School-based Enquiry (Professional Practice); Language Studies 2; Teaching Practice 2.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2013/14 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Orla McCormack