Course Overview

The Structured Master’s is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to further their interest in specialist areas of academic study and research. This course provides high-achieving graduates with an opportunity to gain a broader and deeper knowledge of their chosen area of research and to familiarise themselves with the research methodologies and ethics relevant to the discipline.

Over the course of the programme, students will take between 30 to 35 ECTS worth of taught modules, at least one of which (minimum 5 ECTS) must be dedicated to research methods/integrity. Other taught modules will normally be discipline- or area-specific and designed to augment students’ existing knowledge in their specialist area. The modules taken by each student will be decided in direct consultation with their research supervisor.

Students will complete an independent research project or dissertation weighted at either 55 or 60 ECTS (depending on the number of ECTS devoted to taught modules). Each student will be assigned a primary supervisor and a graduate research committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support for their research.

Programmes Available

Structured Research Masters (German)


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in German. 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Structured Research MA (German) are especially well placed to engage in research, particularly doctoral work. In addition, the programme provides a strong platform for graduates to move into the fields of second- and third-level teaching and translation work. Graduates may also explore career opportunities in the media, administration, cultural activities and journalism. 

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

Literary Translation; Dream Studies, Memory Culture, Gender and Aging, Ecocriticism, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st C German literature; World Authorship; Literary Futures

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,500 p.a. (€7,640 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€18,750 p.a. (€18,890 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €3,750 p.a. (€3,890 including levy) 2024/25

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

Contact Us

Dr Tina Karen Pusse  (Head of School),
Room 2051.
Arts Millennium Building,
University of Galway.
T: +353 91 495 874