NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts - LM002
You are someone who enjoys learning about other cultures and who is interested in languages. You would either like to continue with German because you liked it in school, or you may want to pick it up as a beginner who is happy at last to get a chance to start learning German. Perhaps you are someone who wants to benefit from the excellent job prospects for anyone with a good knowledge of other EU languages and of German in particular. This is becoming even more important now that the UK has left the European Union. You also know that German is one of the major languages of the EU and the most common first language spoken by its citizens!
Why Study German at UL?
We have an excellent track-record of helping our students acquire high-level language skills, and a sound knowledge of the culture and society of the German-speaking countries of Europe. This also offers students a window into wider European culture. Students develop great enthusiasm for their subject, not least because of the many opportunities for work placements in top Austrian, German and Swiss companies and the exciting possibilities of studying as an ERASMUS student at one of our many German-speaking partner universities. Our classes are typically taught through the medium of German, using up-to-date teaching methods and the latest educational technologies. You can also take advantage of one-to-one sessions with native speakers, discussion groups, movie evenings, and lectures and readings by visiting authors and academics. Our research expertise in language learning and German Studies (including GDR studies, crime fiction, exile and intercultural studies) feeds directly into our teaching. We have the only Centre for Irish-German Studies in Europe and are active in interdisciplinary research in the Centre for Applied Languages, the Centre for European Studies and the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies.