The new MA in Irish-German Studies is a unique one-year programme harnessing particular strengths in UL while combining with complementary existing MA programmes in Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It aims to attract highly qualified students who will benefit from a strongly interdisciplinary and internationally focussed academic programme and enables them to work and research in international contexts.
All participating exchange programmes for the second semester have been chosen in order to provide students with expertise interrelated with and complementary to their studies in UL in semester one, giving students the chance to specialise in areas of their choice.
In accordance with the University’s strategic plan, the programme will encourage and support the internationalisation of postgraduate studies. While students from the German-speaking countries will benefit from UL’s strategic alliance with NUI Galway, a study abroad period at either Berlin, Bern, Jena, Lüneburg or Vienna is incorporated for postgraduates from Irish universities and non-German-speaking countries.
For more information contact:
Dr Gisela Holfter
Centre for Irish German Studies
School of Languages, Literature, Culture & Communication
University of Limerick
See also this blog on the first semester with photos of guest speakers and background information (in German): http://www.irishgermanstudies.tumblr.com/