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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

German Language

Course type


Course Summary

The Department of German is engaged in research across a broad spectrum of German Studies, covering many aspects of language and linguistics, literature, history and culture, from the Early Modern period to the present day. We have particular expertise in modern literature (the novel, poetry and drama, especially in the classical age, the early 20th century and the post-Wende period), historical and modern sociolinguistics, history and politics of Germany and Austria since 1800 (particularly of the political East), and German children's literature and comparative literature.

The postgraduates are fully integrated in a professionally and personally supportive departmental community. You will be part of a departmental reading group, you will have the opportunity to present your work at departmental or school-level research events and colloquia elsewhere in the Faculty of Arts. They will support you in the development of a full range of academic skills, and may be able to offer undergraduate teaching commitments to doctoral students. Special research facilities foster interdisciplinary collaboration between all departments through a series of research seminars and other events; and the Multimedia Centre, a specialist language centre comprising a language laboratory, media suite, a library of foreign films, newspapers and magazines, and a 18-seat screening room.Graduates from this programme develop a wide variety of careers, including as academics in higher education.

Different course options

Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold an upper second-class degree or international equivalent. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.