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German Language and Literature, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #37 (QS) ,
The Department of German Language and Literature seeks to understand German culture through the study of the German language and literature, thereby contributing to the development of those disciplines and cultural aspects which may benefit from connections with Germany.


The department thus aims at training future scholars of German language and literature, as well as cultivating men and women of talent and ability who are able to rise up to the challenges of the global communications era. With these two goals in mind, the department provides students with a curriculum that balances the need for practical German language skills (conversation practice with the aid of audio-visual equipment, writing, reading comprehension exercises) with training in the academic subjects of German linguistics and literature (research on classical literature, various genres of German literature of the different periods, modern German linguistic theories).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Studies in German Semantics
  • Studies in German Stypstics
  • Studies in Medieval German literature
  • Studies in the 18th Century German literature
  • Seminar in Goethe
  • Topics in the 19th Century German literature
  • Methods of Research in German pterature
  • Studies in German Morphology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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