Ph. D. On Campus


University College London (UCL)

36 months
21580 GBP/year
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The German MPhil/PhD from University College London (UCL) offers a tightly structured doctoral degree programme in a variety of research fields ranging from medieval German to gender studies to modern German film.


Recent graduates from the German programme from University College London (UCL) have gone on to work in diverse sectors including academia, curatorship and the media.

Academic research may be pursued in medieval German literature, German history, German art history, a broad range of German and Austrian literary and cultural studies, and German sociolinguistics and translation theory.

Why study this degree at UCL?

PhD students enrolled on the German MPhil/PhD programme enjoy unparalleled access to library resources (the UCL library, the Senate House library, the Warburg Institute and the British Library), a broad range of research skills courses offered by the Doctoral School, which are part of the doctoral programme, and a variety of cultural events offered by DAAD, the Goethe-Institut, Europa House and the German Embassy. 

All students have a primary and a secondary supervisor to guide them through their PhD studies, and they can apply for funds to conduct research at specialist libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Recent graduates have used their knowledge to work in the fields of research, curatorship, the BBC, the BFI, advertising and the film industry.

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Staff have a wide range of research interests in German and Austrian literature, culture, film, thought, history, art history, visual culture and linguistics, and welcome enquiries in these fields.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21580 GBP per year during 36 months.

Overseas: £10,860 (PT)

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.


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