One of the University of Edinburgh’s larger Modern Language subject areas, German has earned its place as a significant centre for research, supporting a broad range of cultural and literary research themes, from the medieval period to the present.
Join the German programme offered by The University of Edinburgh and produce a portfolio of assignments totalling 12,000 words, and a 15,000-word dissertation, under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor. Our research expertise includes:
- 18th century and Romanticism studies
- Bertolt Brecht
- censorship studies
- contemporary German literature
- cultural and political studies and literary theory
- Film Studies
- Gender Studies
- identity studies
- LGBTQI+ representation
- literature and culture of the German/Austrian fin-de-siècle
- literature and culture of the Weimar Republic and the National Socialist era
- migrant literature in German
- palaeography and Medieval textual studies
- post-Holocaust literature
- post-war West and East German literary and cultural studies
- the Medieval German epic
- theatre and performance studies
- Translation Studies
- travel writing
- Turkish-German literature
- working-class representation on film and television
The University of Edinburgh contains exceptional resources for study and research in German, including the expansive Karin McPherson collection of GDR writing.
Based in the Main University Library, our Centre for Research Collections is unique in the UK, bringing together a collection of more than 400,000 rare books, six kilometres of archives and manuscripts, and the University’s collections of art, historical musical instruments and other objects.
As a research student here, you’ll also be within a short walk of the National Library of Scotland, which has outstanding German-language holdings and is a copyright library, meaning it has the right to receive a copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
We maintain close links with the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow, one of an international network of centres promoting German language and culture, and with the German Consulate here in Edinburgh.
- Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills.
- You will also have access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 423 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- You should have near-native speaker competence in German.
- MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
- Home: £4,850
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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