Welcome to the Discipline of German

Professor Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa

You can study German at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It is offered at beginner and intermediate level across the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Science and Law. Teaching is supported by multimedia laboratories and the extensive use of authentic materials, blogs, video clips and podcasts. Students also have access to the Virtual learning environment Blackboard. You can spend a year at any of our university links in Germany – Bamberg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Leipzig, Mainz, Würzburg.

The study of literature is extensive and fostered by staff interest in l8th - 21st Century Studies, Travel Writing, Translation Theory, Autobiographies,  Medieval Literature, German Language Cinema, German Romanticism, German-Irish Cultural Relations, Gender Studies, GDR- and post-GDR Writing and New Technologies in Language Teaching and Learning.

Why study German?

Career opportunities exist for German graduates in a wide range of careers: Business, Personnel Management, Communication, Education, Government Services, Humanities and Arts, Sciences, Technology and Travel Services.

Contact Information

Discipline of German

National University of Ireland,
Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0)91 492226


Germany Through My Lens

Germany Through My Lens

Photography Competition for all students of NUI Galway and GMIT, registered for the academic year 2014/15

Show us Germany as you see it through your lens! Discover this vibrant country in a whole new way: Defy the stereotype! Germany is different. Shun the Oktoberfest! Reveal the real Germany, its cultures and traditions and share with us what you have spotted – in the cities or on the countryside, in Berlin, in Bavaria, or in the Black Forest. Show us your views of German people, landscapes or cities. Submit your photos taken on any aspect of Germany that stands out for you.

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