German Language and Literature
Why German Language and Literature @ Memorial?
Learning another language fulfills the primary purpose of a university education: to prepare citizens to reason, analyse, problem-solve and communicate in a world of cultural differences. Memorial’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures recognizes that interest in pursuing advanced studies in German may be stimulated by a wide variety of personal and professional experiences. It welcomes, therefore, students with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of goals.
The cultural and linguistic knowledge acquired in German studies at the graduate level prepares students for employment, further study, or both. Those students interested in careers in teaching are encouraged to participate in Memorial's Teaching Skills Enhancement Program.
Description of program
- MA – The MA program includes two options: 1) courses and comprehensive exam, and 2) courses and thesis. It can normally be completed in one year of full-time study.
- MPhil - The MPhil program involves only courses and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MA, MPhil – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in German; in addition, candidates must have acquired a superior knowledge of the spoken and written language, and may be asked to take advanced undergraduate courses.
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Students are responsible for being aware of all fees and charges, by referring to the Financial and Administrative Services website, and applicable deadlines, by referring to the University Calendar.
MA: 1 year
MPhil: 2 years
June 1 for Fall admission
October 31 for Winter admission
February 28 for Spring admission
Tuition (NL students):
MA, MPhil: $635-$1,313/semester
Tuition (Other Canadian students):
MA, MPhil: $826-$1,707/semester
Tuition (International students):
MA, MPhil: $1,074-$2,218/semester
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