What will I learn?

Program Requirements

The Major Concentration in German Studies provides students with a rigorous and broad inquiry into the major features that have defined German cultural life since the eighteenth century. Knowledge of the German language is a core component of the major concentration, and normally courses towards the major concentration will be taught in German. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture. Students will acquire the skills of critical reading and viewing that allow them to interpret complex works of art and evaluate their social and cultural significance.

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

6 credits must be in pre-20th century literature and culture.

A minimum of 9 credits of literature, culture, and film courses taught in German.

A maximum of 6 credits of LLCU courses, with prior departmental approval.

Language Courses

GERM 200 German Language, Intensive Beginners (6 credits)
GERM 202 German Language, Beginners' (6 credits)
GERM 202D1 German Language, Beginners' (3 credits)
GERM 202D2 German Language, Beginners (3 credits)
GERM 300 German Language Intensive Intermediate (6 credits)
GERM 307 German Language - Intermediate (6 credits)
GERM 307D1 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)
GERM 307D2 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)
GERM 325 German Language - Intensive Advanced (6 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.20 (US$ 21,133) per year
CAN $883.34 per credit hour. This fee is for 2021-2022 year, and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
Application deadline

15 January 2023

Start date

31 August 2022, 4 January 2023, 30 August 2023

Venue

McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,

MONTREAL,

Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (Academic) with the minimum score of 85; Cambridge English (Advanced) with a grade B or better ; or Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English with a grade C or better; MELAB SCORE OF 85 and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with overall score of 60.

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90, minimum component score of 21 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Application Deadline: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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