Taught course

German Language and Culture in Europe

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.2 Honours level or above (or international equivalent) with a substantial component of German Studies (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An oral and written assessment of applicants’ language skills is part of the admission procedure.Candidates who do not meet these criteria may apply for admission. Recognised prior learning may be taken into account, subject to the approval of the joint Course Directors. - See more at: http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/german-language-culture-europe-ma

Months of entry


Course content

This taught Master’s programme is run jointly by the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, and the Department of German Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.The programme enables studentsTo analyse and interpret German-language culture within a broader European context, including the inter-relationship between Ireland and Germany, Switzerland, AustriaTo handle a wide range of communicative situations in the foreign language and communicate in oral and written German with a high degree of accuracy and confidenceTo function as plurilingual European citizens with both the linguistic and conceptual skills to operate in a future increasingly multi-cultural environment in Ireland and abroad and function effectively as cultural mediators between Ireland and the German-speaking countriesTo fulfil leadership roles in cross-cultural contextsTo onceptualise larger research projects (e.g. in preparation for further study towards a PhD degree) and participate in a broader intellectual community of postgraduate research and learning. - See more at: http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/german-language-culture-europe-ma#sthash.lap5qFs8.dpuf

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Joachim Fischer