German Studies (MPhil), Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library.

There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Completed PhD theses

PhD dissertations in German Studies successfully completed in the School of Modern Languages include:

  • (2013) Edith Gruber: ‘King Arthur and the Privy Councillor: Albert Schulz as a cultural mediator between the literary fields of nineteenth-century Wales and Germany’
  • (2009) Meinir Edmunds: ‘Eben mehr als eine Dorfgeschichte’: A Study and Assessment of Friedrich Ch. Zauner’s Tetralogy Das Ende der Ewigkeit.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

Our academic staff in German Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:

  • Contemporary Austrian literature
  • Post-War German poetry
  • East German history, society and politics
  • Memory in contemporary Germany
  • Monuments and memorials in Germany and Austria
  • Post-1945 and contemporary German literature and film
  • (Generational) narratives of trauma and memory
  • Post-war Austrian society and politics
  • German Romanticism
  • Nineteenth-century women’s writing in Germany
  • German/Spanish literary relations (19th century)
  • Space, place and identity in contemporary Germany
  • Representations of ageing, illness and death
  • German critical theory in translation

Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    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

A good honours degree with the ability to pursue research in a chosen field.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12250 International

Funding

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