University of Bristol

University of Bristol

German

The Department of German is engaged in research across a broad spectrum of German studies, covering many aspects of language and linguistics, literature, history and culture: from the early modern period to the present day. We have particular expertise in modern literature (the novel, poetry and drama, especially in the classical age, the early 20th century and the post-Wende period), historical and modern sociolinguistics, history and politics of Germany and Austria since 1800 (particularly of the political East), and German children's literature and comparative literature. We also benefit from strong links with Augsburg, Graz, Heidelberg and Kiel, as well as research centres in Germany, especially the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbacham Neckar. We welcome applications from students wishing to pursue tailor-made research to Master's or doctoral level in any of the above areas. Interdisplinary and cross-linguistic research is particularly encouraged. Our postgraduates are fully integrated in a professionally and personally supportive departmental community. You will be part of a departmental reading group, and you will have the opportunity to present your work at departmental or school-level research events and colloquia elsewhere in the Faculty of Arts. We support you in the development of a full range of academic skills, and may be able to offer undergraduate teaching commitments to doctoral students.

Entry requirements

PhD

A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

MPhil

An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree or a pass at Master's level (or international equivalent). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,073 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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