University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Modern and Contemporary German Studies

The course provides students with a firm grounding in methodological and theoretical issues at the heart of contemporary German studies, as well as enabling them to develop their own research interests. Students take 4 taught modules, assessed by a 5,000 word essay, and write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a research topic which they negotiate with their supervisor. The taught modules comprise 1 core module and 1 directed study module per semester. The core modules deal with critical theory and German studies and constructing identities: history and culture, while the directed study modules are based on a wide-ranging list of topics covering: linguistics, literature and culture 1750-1890; literature culture and politics 1890-1945; contemporary culture and politics; critical theory; film and media studies; all students are required to take generic training modules in the Graduate School.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: modern and contemporary German studies: theory and practice; research skills in modern languages.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB; Departmental Studentship


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries Team
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