University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Germanic Studies (research track)

This course will prepare you for doctoral research and improves your chances of obtaining funding from the AHRC and other funding bodies.You�ll develop a critical understanding of the most important current issues and controversies within Germanic studies. You choose one specialised area within the general field of Germanic Studies (for instance German politics, 19th and 20th-century German and Dutch literature, German thought, German and Dutch linguistics or Luxembourg studies). This focus helps you develop in-depth knowledge and the capacity for independent investigation and critical analysis.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a good 2.1 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. We�ll consider your application if you have other qualifications, as long as you can provide evidence of very strong motivation for research in Germanic Studies. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: approaches to Germanic studies i; approaches to Germanic studies ii; research methods in modern languages; research colloquium; dissertation. Optional specialisation choose from: modern German political culture; German intellectual history; nineteenth-century German literary studies; twentieth-century German literary writing; post-war German politics; Germanic sociolinguistics and pragmatics; Dutch linguistics; Dutch literature since 1945; Luxembourg studies.

Assessment methods

Research Methods in Modern Languages is assessed by two 1,500-word reviews of texts in your chosen area, as if for publication in a suitable journal (including initial draft, revisions, adapting to journal house style and copy-editing). Approaches to Germanic Studies is assessed by a 3,000-word essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,415 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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