Taught course

Irish and German Studies

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

Entry requirements

A primary degree (with first or second class honours) in an appropriate discipline e.g. Languages, Literature, Cultural Studies, European Studies, History, Politics. Applicants with an approved equivalent qualification will be considered. Good proficiency in English and German is essential. Note your degree must be an Honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) degree or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

To provide students with the knowledge of cultural, political, and historical contexts of Irish-German relations and to explore the inter-relationship between Ireland and the German-speaking countries

To enable students to evaluate critically theoretical approaches to the study of literature, culture, history and intercultural relations

To enable students to hone their oral and written communication skills in German and in English

To provide students with the knowledge and skills to design and conduct independent research required
to proceed to doctoral degree studies

To study themes and concepts that occur in the context of bilateral relations, i.e. identity, ethnicity, history, memory, language and home

To give students the opportunity to benefit from the excellent research links of the Centre of Irish-German Studies in German-speaking countries and to study in an international setting and at different academic institutions

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gisela Holfter
+353 61 202395