German, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English, German
    Language
University rank #168 (QS) ,
German is the most widely spoken first language in Europe, and, in economic terms, Germany’s strength is undisputed. Studying German, therefore, offers an array of cultural and business opportunities. 

About

Our teaching involves not only the language, but also the arts and culture of the German speaking countries, equipping graduates with valuable intercultural understanding and key transferable skills.

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to spend an extra year abroad and graduate with a BA (International). If you wish to reach the level of linguistic proficiency required by employers, we recommend that you opt for the four-year BA (International) degree. 

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

German is a passport to global careers. Our graduates have found lucrative employment in many different areas including:

  • Advertising/Business/Finance
  • Civil/Diplomatic Service
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Teaching
  • Translating
  • Academia & Research
  • Careers in the EU

A BA in German is an ideal pathway to graduate study. Our graduate programmes include the MA in Modern Languages, MA in Applied Linguistics and MLitt in German. We also offer supervision for doctoral research in a range of specialised areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core language and introductory literature modules are studied each year, as well as a range of modules in literature, history, translation and culture. Examples of modules include:

First Year

  • German Language
  • German Language for Beginners
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • Introduction to German Linguistics & Translation

Second & Final Year

  • German Language (including Intensive German for Ex-Beginners)
  • 19th Century German Literature
  • Modernist German Literature
  • Translation English-German & German-English
  • Grimms' Tales and Adaptations
  • German-speaking Enlightenment
  • Contemporary German Prose

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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