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 fulfil this requirement may be accepted. Questions regarding eligibility for the MA programme should be directed to the Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr Arnd Witte, arnd.witte@nuim.ie. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in German aims to provide students who already have a background in German at undergraduate level with an opportunity to specialise in the areas of translation, literary analysis and applied linguistics at a postgraduate level. The programme introduces students to academic research, new ideas and approaches. It aims to equip students with academic, analytical, creative and reflective skills in order to foster interest and involvement in research in the field of 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.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of German
Email
arnd.witte@nuim.ie