Modern Languages Literature & Culture Narratives of Conflict - French German Spanish

MA Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures: Narratives of Conflict (with French, Spanish or German Specialism)

Provides students who already have a background in French, German or Spanish at degree level with an opportunity to specialise in the area of literary analysis with particular emphasis on narratives of conflict in the cultures and societies of French-, German- and Spanish-speaking countries.

Entry requirements

Normally a BA Honours degree with at least a 2.2 (or equivalent) in French, German or Spanish. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHM52 1 year Full-time
MHM53 2 years Part-time
MHO52 1 year Full-time
MHO53 2 years Part-time
MHZ52 1 year Full-time
MHZ53 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

This interdisciplinary MA gives students an ideal starting point for an academic career in literary studies, conflict studies or language studies.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Programme Director Professor Ruth Whelan

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules are selected with a major language option across French, German and Spanish, including narratives of conflict, translation skills, literature and research skills.


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.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

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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