The German Studies programme at University of Birmingham offer an exceptionally wide range of expertise ranging from traditional literary analysis to cutting-edge interdisciplinary approaches.
German Studies is part of the Department of Modern Languages, which boasts a vibrant postgraduate community and provides a range of support for its research students.
Why study this course?
- World-leading research: In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
- Research culture: The Department of Modern Languages is home to one of the UK’s largest groups of internationally renowned researchers in the national cultures of Europe. You will have the opportunity to be part of the stimulating research culture within the Department, but also benefit from the multidisciplinary Institute for German Studies.
- Interdisciplinary study: You can pursue specialist, cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary postgraduate study in any of the language specialisms at the University. You can also research a wide range of cultural, literary, historical, and socio-political topics related to periods from the Middle Ages to the present day. Since we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary work, it is possible to arrange joint supervision involving staff from other departments, thereby giving you access to a broader knowledge base and maximising the quality and originality of your work.
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
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- 12 months
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Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £4,596 full-time, £2,298 part-time
- International: £19,800 full-time; £9,900 part-time (distance learning only)
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