Course Overview

The discipline offers supervision in a wide area of German interests. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the head of discipline, and is based on an initial proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Programmes Available

MLitt (German), full-time
MLitt (German), part-time
Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have an honours degree in German; Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum (or equivalent international qualification)

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Research areas

  • German Literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century 
  • German film 
  • History of reading 
  • Old and new media (especially book, letter, library, internet) 
  • Literature and dream 
  • Law and literature 
  • Autobiography 
  • Memory discourses 
  • Gender and family 
  • Money and economy in literature and thought 
  • Children's fiction and fantasy, Fan Fiction and Fan Communities 
  • GDR literature and Wende Literatur 
  • Text and music in medieval song 
  • Translation studies 
  • Methods in language teaching 
  • Intercultural communication

Researcher Profiles

Discpline of German, staff profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€14,500 p.a. (€14,640 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Ms. Geraldine Smyth
T +353 91 492 226