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German MLitt, MPhil or PhD

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

German Language

Course type


Course Summary

You are based on the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture and this allows you to enrich your studies from the influence of a strong range of programmes and research in English, Film and Visual Culture, History and Politics and a lot more.

Our Research

  • Contemporary German and Austrian studies
  • Post war memories and cultures in Austria and Germany
  • German and Austrian cinema from the early 20th century to the current day
  • Ecocritical and comparative approaches to German literature from the Romantic period to the present

Our Research Centres

The Centre for Modern Thought

This centre allows you to meet with visitors, enjoy events and regularly interact with academics. Members re-think social movements in the context of the present time, by looking at intellectual history and philosophical foundations.

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law

You study political principles and this centre draws from the experience, knowledge and expertise of seven disciplines. The centre brings together PhD students and researchers of democracy, human rights, and pluralism to research history, philosophy of politics and social movements.

George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture

You study film, photography, art history, anthropology, music, sonification and museum studies in this centre. Members investigate visual culture and how it functions across different times, places and contexts.

Other Centres in The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

  • Performing the Past (research group)
  • Sound Emporium Research Group
  • Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History
  • Walter Scott Research Centre
  • WORD Centre for Creative Writing
  • Centre for Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • Centre for Linguistic Research
  • Centre for the Novel
  • Elphinstone Institute

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture offers you exciting and wide-ranging opportunities to become involved in all areas of the School, its events, seminars and conferences with plenty of literature covering historical cultures and movements across Europe, political movements, and much more. There are further societies, interest groups, activities to enjoy and many staff across the university who speak European and global languages.

The Postgraduate Research School

The Postgraduate Research School provides you with additional research and professional training, ranging from ethics to project management. You learn to present to different markets, and you present your research at conferences in a range of different formats. You are supported throughout your PhD research to ensure you enjoy your experience

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” It provides progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the university models of Paris and Bologna, this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics. The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities.

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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 36 months | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution. Find out more about entry requirements on programme page View English Language Requirements on the programme page

University information

The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more

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