The course aims to give you a high degree of proficiency in the language and also exposes you to the rich arts, culture and history of the German-speaking countries. In First Year, two streams are offered, one for absolute beginners, and another for non-beginners. For the non-beginners' level a minimum grade of H4 in Leaving Certificate German, or equivalent is strongly recommended.
Students may opt for a three year degree programme or choose to spend an additional year abroad and qualify with a BA (International).
German can be studied as a Joint Major or Minor subject through DN520, as a Minor subject through DN700 or alongside selected additional subjects as part of DN530.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DTXXX||5M5011||Tourism with Business|
|ETFPX||5M5158||Film and Television Production|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|6M0695||Computer Systems and Networks|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Graduates of German have found careers in different areas including: Advertising/Business/Finance; Civil and Diplomatic Service; International relations; Journalism; Politics; Teaching; Translation; Academia and research; Careers in the EU.