Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

German

Our doctoral programme aims to respond to the needs and interests both of students seeking an academic career or other professional employment and of those who wish to pursue a line of intellectual enquiry for its own sake. We aim to recruit both recent graduates and mature students who now have the time to pursue an intellectual enthusiasm, perhaps after a lifetime of professional work.

Course modules

We offer supervision in most areas of German studies, including: baroque literature; eighteenth- to twenty-first-century literature, especially the novel; Anglo-German cultural relations; German literature in philosophical context; gender studies and women's writing; twentieth-century German history; history of German thought; German film and memory studies. There are also opportunities for supervision in interdisciplinary research, and candidates with such interests are especially welcome.

Assessment methods

The MPhil thesis is not more than 60,000 words; the PhD thesis is not more than 100,000 words. Both the MPhil and the PhD are assessed by a viva voce examination. The thesis requirements for a practice-based project vary according to the nature of the research and can be discussed with the admissions tutors.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer a range of funding opportunities for 2017-2018 entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of European Cultures and Languages
Telephone number: 
02030738374