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German Research

King's College London

36 months
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20820 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
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About

The German Research programme at King's College London has grown in recent years to become one of the largest and dynamic in the UK. We now offer a range of distinct PhD programmes, including joint programmes that offer unique opportunities for co-supervision in the UK and Germany.

Overview

The MPhil/PhD in German is based at King’s College London, and leads to a PhD from King’s College. Our Joint-PhDs with the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Stuttgart or the Sorbonne (University of Paris IV) involve at least one year at our partner institutions in Berlin, Stuttgart or Paris, and lead to a Joint-PhD conferred by both institutions.

Key facts:

The current research students work mainly in cultural and historical studies from the Middle Ages to the present day, including literary studies, film and cinema studies; theatre studies; literary and cultural theory; and the history of ideas. In the field of literary and cultural studies, applications are further welcome from students with interests in the study of nation, identity and memory; gender; realism and modernism; the classical tradition; and comparative literature and performance. 

The Department's links with European Studies also provide an important focus for research on migrant communities; post-1945 political movements; gender and politics; international relations; European identities and German history.

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • As a research student, you will have designated primary and secondary supervisors, and most students will see their supervisor at least every two weeks during the first year of research. We will monitor your progress through termly written reports and annual reviews. You will be strongly encouraged to attend research seminars and reading groups in the department and beyond, and will have opportunities to present your research. 
Postgraduate training
  • The department organizes individual training for graduate students, tailored to their specific needs. All postgraduate research students in the department attend a regular graduate research seminar that provides a forum to discuss practical, methodological and theoretical issues relating to their research. 

Lecturers

Staff interests associated with the research programme and its research groups
  • Aine McMurtry
  • Alexander Clarkson
  • Anna Linton
  • Ben Schofield
  • Catherine Smale
  • Erica Carter
  • Katrin Schreiter
  • Martin Brady
  • Matthew Bell
  • Sarah Bowden

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 1st class or 2:1 Honours in German Studies or a relevant subject, and preferably also a taught Master's degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20820 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Annual funding is available through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at King's College London, School of Advanced Study (University of London) or University College London from the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership).

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