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MAGermanic Studies (Programme Track)

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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If you’re sure you don’t want to progress to a PhD, choose this course. It has a shorter dissertation and a greater proportion of coursework than the research track.

You’ll develop a critical understanding of the most important current issues and controversies within Germanic studies.

You choose one specialised area within the general field of Germanic Studies (for instance post-war German politics, 19th and 20th-century German literature, German intellectuaDutch linguistics or Luxembourg studies). This focus helps you develop in-depth knowledge and the capacity for independent investigation and critical analysis.

Programme structure

Core modules

Approaches to Germanic Studies I
Approaches to Germanic Studies II
Research Methods in Modern Languages
Research Colloquium

Optional modules

Choose from:
Modern German Political Culture
German Intellectual History
Nineteenth-Century German Literary Studies
Twentieth-Century German Literary Writing
Post-War German Politics
Germanic Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
Dutch Linguistics
Dutch Literature since 1945
Luxembourg Studies


Small group seminars (on average two to three students)
One-on-one supervisions


Assessment depends on the module

Approaches to Germanic Studies is assessed by a 3,000-word essay.
Research Colloquium is assessed by a presentation and participants are required to actively participate in the organisation of the colloquium.
Final dissertation of 12,000-14,000 words

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States