German Literature

Maynooth University


Course Name German Literature
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHO54
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Certificate National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters Higher Cert
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2020
PAC Application Information

Expand+Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at This is an online application system that allows applicants, for a fee of €50, ...

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Duration 1 year
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support Postgraduate Scholarships

Launching 2020
Maynooth University invested €1.4 million in postgraduate scholarship support in 2019. We welcome applications from Maynooth alumni, current students entering postgraduate studies and all EU and non-EU students commencing their postgraduate studies with us. Our scholarship opportunities will open on this webpage in early 2020.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants should normally have obtained an honours degree (extending over at least three years) in which German was a major subject amounting to 30% of the credit value of the course as a whole. Applicants who do not possess this type of qualificati...

Course Content

Expand+The programmes aims to: provide students with an opportunity to specialise in the area of German literature through the study of a broad range of German-language literary texts from the Enlightenment to the present day; to equip students who have lit...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The Higher Certificate in German Literature is a part-time programme that will be delivered in an open learning format incorporating distance learning and intensive workshops. It comprises a set of four 5-credit modules on which students will be exam...

Assessment Method

Expand+Assessment Procedure

Participants will be expected to attend all course workshops, to prepare for those workshops by reading prescribed material, and to participate fully in the group process and learning. All four modules involved in the Higher C...

Careers or Further Progression The Certificate in German Literature enables graduates working as Post-Primary language teachers to engage with a substantial body of literature through the medium of the foreign language. The course would furthermore constitute an ideal starting point for further study in literary and cultural studies, including the NUI Maynooth MA in German or the MA in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Narratives of Conflict.
Further Enquiries Programme Director Dr Valerie Heffernan
Tel +353 (0)1 7083708
Fax +353 (0)1 7083400
Address School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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