University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

German

The Department is part of the School of Language and Literature. It provides supervision for research leading to the degrees of MLitt, MPhil and PhD, within a thriving research atmosphere at both Departmental and College level. An induction course on undertaking research in the Humanities is held at the beginning of each academic year. We welcome interdisciplinary research involving more than one department: recent postgraduates have, for example, worked on topics combining German with film and visual culture, politics and sociology. There are other important interdisciplinary research from within the College of Arts and Social Sciences which are open to postgraduate students as well as staff. The Centre for Modern Thought is a broad cross-disciplinary initiative, whose aim is to explore the ways in which contemporary philosophy and theory can most effectively address ethical and socio-political issues in the Modern World. The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law brings together scholars interested in the meaning of limits of citizenship, civil society and the rule of law, and links between these ideas.

Entry requirements

Good degree in German required. Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

The main strengths of the Department lie in the following areas: German literature from 1600 onwards; Austrian literature and cultural history; National socialism; Exile literature; urban history and the visual culture of the city; cultural sociology.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 60 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01224 273494