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German Studies, PhD, MPhil

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in German Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The German Studies programme is offered at Bangor University.
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Overview

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.
The German Studies programme is offered at Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • 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

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
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  • Full tuition fee waiver
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