German - Structured Research

The programme is strongly recommended for graduates who have a clearly-defined area of independent research which they wish to pursue at postgraduate level, and who may wish to continue on to a PhD programme. However, we also welcome candidates who are especially interested in exploring a programme with a strong emphasis on research and the production of independent work.


1. You will critically engage with contemporary debates in German Language, Literature and Media, deepening your knowledge in your selected research topic.

2. You will develop core, independent research skills through general and discipline specific workshops on Research Methods.

3. You will produce a substantial body of independent written work, from short essays through to a dissertation, and be guided and supported by a primary supervisor and a graduate research committee throughout the programme.

Entry requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with
Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in German.


1 year, full-time;
2 years, part-time

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Structured Research MA (German) are especially well placed to engage in research, particularly doctoral work. In addition, the programme provides a strong platform for graduates to move into the fields of second- and third-level teaching and translation work. Graduates may also explore career opportunities in the media, administration, cultural activities and journalism.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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