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Masters degrees in German Literature & Language involve study of the development and use of the German language, as well as its representation within German literature.
Related subjects include Comparative Literature and Modern European Literature. Entry requirements usually include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Languages and Literature or Cultural Studies.
Courses in this field offer a wide variety of specialisms and research topics for postgraduates to train in, from analyses of classical literature and the German literary cannon, through to contemporary literature and translation studies.
For example, you might wish to explore the origins and morphology of the German language, and its sociohistorical usages. Alternatively, you could investigate the means through which everyday life in Germany has been portrayed in literature or related media (such as film and television).
You might even analyse literature as a socioeconomic development, and assess its role in educational and learning environments for societies of different cultural and economic backgrounds.
Careers may include traditional roles in academia and publishing, roles in the media such as journalism, or related positions such as marketing and public relations.
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This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. Read more
The German Studies pathway of the MA in Language, Culture and History offers a wide range of modules covering many aspects of German language, culture and history. Read more
This new taught master’s programme takes account of recent changes in Ireland’s economic circumstances. The design of the course reflects Ireland’s increasing integration into, and interdependency with, a constantly changing European Union in which Germany will continue to represent a crucial political, economic and cultural force. Read more
One of the University’s larger modern language subject areas, German has earned its place as a significant centre for research, with half of our research ranked as internationally excellent or world leading in the latest Research Assessment Exercise. Read more
The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature is a two-year taught programme run jointly by the School of Modern Languages at St Andrews and the University of Bonn. Read more
Maynooth University is one of the main centres of research in German Studies in Ireland. The research profiles of staff members are very varied, covering all periods of German literature and including many aspects of German culture and history. Read more
The German MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of German studies. Our research interests cover all aspects of German culture, literature and language from medieval to modern times. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in German for Teaching at Post-Primary Level is the first programme of its kind in Ireland and is intended for candidates who already possess a Professional Masters of Education (PME), or equivalent (e.g. Read more
The Higher Diploma in Arts German is aimed at graduates who may wish to be considered for a Masters programme in the subject area subsequently (but do not have an honours degree in the relevant area) or who may wish to add the Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications attainments. Read more
The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German, Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society, Europe and Beyond. Read more
The Modern Foreign Languages (German) course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' mastery and use of the foreign language they are studying. At the Aberystwyth ITE Partnership, you will be trained to teach your specialist modern foreign language, or even a combination of languages. Read more
The MLitt in Modern Languages is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Modern Languages. Students on this MLitt choose to study one of the following language culture pathways. Read more