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German Language and Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
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. 

About

  • 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.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Issues in Modern Technology, Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Literature on the Edges of Society
  • Issues in the History of the German Language
  • Bibliography and Research Methods
  • Issues in Early German Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Early Modern German Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Modern German Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Contemporary German Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Propaganda and Censorship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

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

Application checklist:

  • Graduate Web Application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (must be submitted by post mail).
  • Additional forms and documents may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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