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MAGermanic Studies (Research Track)

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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You’ll develop a critical understanding of the most important current issues and controversies within Germanic studies.

You choose what you want to specialise in, for instance German politics, 19th and 20th-century German and Dutch literature, German thoughts, German and Dutch linguistics or Luxembourg studies.

This focus helps you develop in-depth knowledge and the capacity for independent investigation and critical analysis.

You’ll also learn about research principles and ethics, interview techniques, formulating professional applications and the academic job market.

This course will prepare you for doctoral research and improves your chances of obtaining funding from the AHRC and other funding bodies.

If you’re sure you don’t want to do a PhD, choose the Programme Track.

Programme structure

Core modules

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

Optional specialisation

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:
Research Methods in Modern Languages is assessed by two 1,500-word reviews of texts in your chosen area, as if for publication in a suitable journal (including initial draft, revisions, adapting to journal house style and copy-editing).
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 16,000-18,000 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