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Course code: ARTS
CAO/PAC code: MH101
Points: 310
QQI: Yes click here for details
Closing date: 01 July 2024
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German currently tops the list of the 5 most in-demand foreign languages in Ireland among employers ( As the native language to almost 100 million people around the world, German is a critical language for business, science and culture.

  • Studying German at MU equips you with excellent language, communication, research, intercultural and analytical skills that help you stand out from the crowd.
  • We have a wide range of exciting modules taught by international and local experts. Our students have opportunities to focus on linguistics, translation, history, politics, and the literary, visual and business cultures connected to German, alongside the language itself.
  • If you’re a beginner, you can fast-track your progress by taking German as a double subject.

Why choose this subject?

  • Language AND culture: discover how people live, think and interact in German-speaking countries. Our programme is specially designed to allow you to develop advanced competence and fluency in all
  • key language areas, while expanding your cultural understanding, intercultural awareness, and your critical thinking and evaluative abilities.
  • Small classes taught by experts: our language, linguistics and culture modules are generally taught in small class groups - an environment in which students thrive. Our staff are keen researchers, and this is integrated into our teaching and approach.
  • Year Abroad: every student is encouraged to spend a year in a German-speaking country. You can study at a German-speaking university – we have links with over 20 universities in Germany and Austria - or work as a language teacher or be an Erasmus intern (subject to availability).
  • Employability: 1,200 positions are currently open to graduates with strong German proficiency and intercultural skills.

Every student will have the opportunity to spend a year in a German-speaking country as an Erasmus student, Language assistant or Erasmus intern (subject to availability). German at MU Erasmus links include:

  • large cities including Berlin, Munich and Vienna;
  • smaller cities such as Graz, Potsdam, Leipzig and Bonn;
  • towns like Bielefeld, Marburg and Tübingen.

Interested in teaching German? The Teaching Council of Ireland require all registered teachers of German to have spent a minimum of two months living in a German-speaking country. The Maynooth University School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures advise at least a three-month residency.

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