NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

German Literature/ Language School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MAG1, full-time; 1MAG2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Professor Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa T: +353 91 492 239 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. German literature is one of the richest of modern European national literatures. 2. Studying German literature will broaden your intellectual horizons and help you to develop your critical thinking. 3. The programme is an excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a PhD in this area.

Your Course This programme is designed for you if you love to read and discuss inspiring literary texts and if you want to deepen your understanding of German culture—from the age of enlightenment to the present day. It gives you the opportunity to further improve your fluency in German, introduces you to relevant literary theories and methods of interpretation, and offers a range of modules exploring exemplary German texts by analysing them in their historical and cultural contexts. This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For more information on how you can tailor your master’s programme in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures to suit your interests, see page 26. Career Opportunities German postgraduate students acquire expertise in German culture and develop skills useful in dealing with all sorts of creative, communicative, analytical, organisational and research tasks. They are well prepared for careers in the cultural industry, the media, and arts administration, but also for more language-related career areas such as teaching, translation, publishing, international marketing and communications. Many MA graduates have continued their studies at PhD level. Minimum Entry Requirements Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in German. FIND OUT MORE AT: german.html “Having access to the Hardiman Library with its plentiful resources and having access and information on workshops, talks and discussions going on at the university was a luxury. The buzz of being at a vibrant, international university with people from so many different backgrounds made the MA

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German an amazing experience for me.” Natalie Nevin, MA German graduate


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