The German Department offers research opportunities relating to all German-speaking countries and, uniquely, relating to theoretical and applied linguistics as well as the theory and practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language. Other particular areas of research include travel writing, intercultural encounters, aesthetics, minorities, German-Jewish studies and postcolonial studies. Research topics from other areas need to be discussed with the prospective supervisor prior to application.
The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC) runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the Departments in the School. Members of the Department, including postgraduate students, participate in national and international conferences. The option of jointly-supervised research with another Department from the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy or the Faculty of Social Sciences is also available.
German is the largest language in Europe in terms of native speakers and one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 100 million native speakers and millions more speaking German as a second language. Germany has also the largest economy in Europe, thus making German a language widely offered in universities around the world. PhD/MLitt in German enhances opportunities in teaching, the civil service, journalism as well as the diplomatic, academic and many other professions.
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- Professional Certificate In Postgraduate Teaching & Learning : Tutors & Demonstrators
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- Professional Skills - Thesis Completion And Career Development
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- Candidates normally must have a Masters degree with at least a 2.1 in German, or equivalent.
- In exceptional cases, candidates who do not fulfil this requirement may be accepted. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 48 months.
Part time EU/EEA 4330 EUR/Year
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