What we offer

German at UCC

  • Beginners German
  • Post-Leaving Certificate German


Programmes with German as a major part

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • BA International
  • BComm (International) with German
  • BA World Languages
  • Bachelor of Music (First Year only)
  • BA Arts-Music
  • BA Applied Psychology (First Year only)
  • BA Criminology
  • BA Drama & Theatre Studies and BA DTS International


Programmes with German as a optional minor

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Geosciences
  • MBS IPP & Diplomacy
  • BSc Government
  • BCL Law
  • BE Civil Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science


Three year degree programmes

no compulsory year abroad


Bachelor of Arts 

  • One of four First-Year subjects (15 credits)
  • One of two subjects in second and fourth year as
  • Joint Honours subject (30 credits) or
  • Major (50 credits) or
  • Minor (20 credits)


Four-Year Degree Programmes

  • BComm International (German)
  • Commerce subjects
  • German culture and language
  • Business German in Second and Fourth year
  • Language and critical skills
  • Third year spent in Germany or Austria
  • Nürnberg-Erlangen, Konstanz, Rostock, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Leipzig, Bayreuth, Regensburg, Passau, Jena


BA International / BA World Languages

  • Joint honours degree
  • Third Year spent in Germany
  • Nürnberg-Erlangen, Konstanz, Rostock, Marburg, Leipzig, Hannover, Köln, Bonn, Goettingen


Third Year Abroad

  • Study at a German or Austrian University
  • Live in Germany or Austria for a full academic year


German Introductory Lectures September 2018

First Year Beginners: Monday, 10th Sept., 11 am, ORB 1.32

First Year Non-Beginners (post Leaving Cert): Monday, 10th Sept., 11 am, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG51

Second Year: Monday, 10th Sept., 3 pm, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG52

Final Year: Monday, 10th Sept., 10 am, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG51


Languages for All: Classes will start on these dates:

 -        GE0005: Wednesday, 12th Sept., 11am, ORB 1.23

 -        GE0003: Tuesday, 11th Sept., 12pm, G30


Book of Modules

For the full range of

Department of German Modules

click here


Note that staff of the Department of German also contribute to UCC's interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programme in
Drama and Theatre Studies, the MA in Applied Linguistics and the MA in Film Studies.  

For the relevant pages in UCC's Book of Modules

click here for Drama and Theatre Studies 

 click here for Film Studies

click here for Applied Linguistics


Scholarships and Grants

Through a co-funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the Department is able to facilitate and promote applications for Scholarships to study at German universities outside of established ERASMUS-links.

The DAAD offers a wide range of study opportunities in Germany, both for undergraduate and post-graduate students of virtually all subject areas. Special programs are available for PhD-students, junior scholars and senior members of staff. For more information, click here

The DAAD also provides funding on a competitive basis for university summer course grants and group study visits to Germany.

Especially for Students of German at Irish Universities the DAAD offers a one year study grant to spend a year at a German university. More here

For scholarships offered by the Swiss Government please click here

More information about funding opportunities here 

Assistant English Language Teachers

Thinking of working and living in Austria or Germany? The Assistant English Language Teacher programme is the perfect choice to gain work experience abroad and to improve your language skills!

For more details on this programme, please go to New application will be published as soon as the application period starts. The deadline for application is usually in March, e.g. for a position starting in October 2018, the deadline will be March 2018.  

For additional information regarding the Austrian programme, contact our Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD)-Lecturer. 

Student Testimonial Elaine Hackett

Code of Conduct

This document outlines what we expect from students and what they can expect from us.  This includes written and spoken etiquette and general communication, with staff, class related issues (study and homework, conduct during class etc) and what constitutes (un)acceptable behaviour.

Code of Conduct information for students

Department of German


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