The Doctoral School of Literary Studies offers a number of 4-year programmes for international students, including Comparative Literature, English and American Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Italian Literature, Russian Literature, Classical Philology, and Neo-Latin Literature. These programmes combine the history and theories of literature with relevant artistic and medial examples, as well as social and cultural perspectives. Except for specific national programmes (in French, German, Russian, and Italian literature), all programmes are in English. Students participate in workshop seminars, acquire professional skills in analysis and composition, and receive individual guidance throughout their research work, up until the completion of their dissertations.
Holders of a PhD in Literary Studies may pursue a career in academia and education, or may choose to work for cultural organizations, publishing and media companies, national or local administration, or in the creative industry.
You can apply until:
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Comparative Literature, English and American Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Italian Literature,
Russian Literature, Classical Philology, or Neo-Latin Literature
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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