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German Studies (Social Sciences) MPhil

German Studies (Social Sciences) MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Sciences Germany Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The main research areas: Germany in comparative European context; the politics and policies of unified Germany; Political parties in Germany and in a comparative context; transitional politics and the politics of memory; German foreign and security policy; EU external interventions; EU counter terrorism policies; Germany within the European Security System; German literature, history and culture since 1600; The role of Germany within the European Union; German gender politics; prisons and prisoner narratives; Baader-Meinhof and West German terrorism.

Birmingham’s Political Science and International Studies graduates develop transferable skills that are useful in many occupations. These include familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large and diverse quantities of information; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; judging and evaluating complex information; and making reasoned arguments, both orally, in tutorials and presentations, and in written work. There are many careers where a political science and international studies degree is useful and past graduates have entered areas including commercial management, finance, administration, politics, and even the armed forces.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 2 years | SEP-19

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Full time


2 years

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Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates with a relevant Masters and/or good undergraduate degree. While knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite for entry, some level of competence or the potential to gain an adequate level of competence is desirable.

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more

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