Birkbeck, University of London
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.
Good degree in German or related subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
We offer supervision in most areas of German studies, including: Baroque literature; 18th- to 21st century literature, especially the novel; Anglo-German cultural relations; German literature in philosophical context; gender studies and women's writing; 20th-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.
Applicants with a strong academic background may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) full-time or part-time doctoral awards (UK and EU-based applicants only); a limited number of School of Arts Research Studentships (fees-only) are also available by competition.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of European Cultures and Languages
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