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German

The MA in German provides students who already have a background in German with an opportunity to specialise in the areas of translation, literary analysis and applied linguistics. It provides the academic, analytical, and creative skills to foster interest in research in German studies.

It aims to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of important concepts in German language and literature (including their didactic and methodological application), culture and society.

It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9) in German after completing 60 credits of taught modules.

Entry requirements

Candidates normally must have obtained at least a 2nd Class Honours Grade I in their primary degree, or equivalent. In exceptional cases, candidates who do not fulfill this requirement may be accepted. Questions regarding eligibility for the MA programme should be directed to the Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr Arnd Witte, arnd.witte@mu.ie. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

MHO50: 1 year Full-time
MHO51: 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

German is the largest language in Europe in terms of native speakers and one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 100 million native speakers and millions more speaking German as a second language. Germany has also the largest economy in Europe. With many German, Swiss and Austrian banks/companies and many other international firms located in Ireland conducting business in German-speaking Europe, career opportunities in the economic/business sector are plentiful. The MA in German also enhances opportunities in teaching, the civil service, journalism as well as the diplomatic, academic and many other professions.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Dr Arnd Witte
Tel (0)1 708 3717
Email arnd.witte@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/german
Address Department of German, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

The course involves two elements: a set of modules on which students will be examined in January and in May/June, and a dissertation (Minor Thesis) which students are expected to complete during the summer after their 2nd semester.

Comment

Maynooth University is one of the main centres of research in the study of modern languages, literatures and cultures in Ireland, offering MA programmes and MLitt and structured PhD studies in each of the constituent disciplines. In addition to French, Spanish, German and Chinese; Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Breton are taught in the School. The SMLLC offers personal supervision and teaching by renowned experts in a wide variety of fields, innovative areas of research and a lively intellectual environment.

The Department of German has a very vibrant research culture and offers postgraduate students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the main concepts of German language, literature and culture, based on the fundamental intellectual skills of analysis, reflection, conceptual and critical thinking.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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