Germanic Studies Masters

Masters Funding for 2018 entry

Applications for postgraduate Scholarships can be found here. This includes the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Masters' Scholarship and the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship.

Rich and jennyThe Department has a well-established and successful MA in Germanic Studies. This includes both a Programme Track and a Research track.

A Programme Track is based wholly on coursework and a short dissertation and is for those who prefer a complete and self-contained degree with a considerable taught element.

A Research Track is aimed at students who are considering carrying on to MPhil or PhD level. The Research Track MA programme is designed to enable students with well-developed research ambitions to advance and deepen their knowledge in and around their intended primary research area, greatly broaden their reading, acquire the expertise and methodological skills which will aid future research, and equip themselves optimally for scholarship applications to the AHRC and other funding bodies. A Research Track MA may attract a Sheffield fee waiver and in the case of exceptionally well qualified candidates even a fully-funded Incentive Award bursary.

The main options currently offered within the MA are:

  • 19th Century German Literary Studies
  • 20th Century German Literary Writing
  • Modern German Thought
  • Dutch Literature since 1945
  • Linguistics of Dutch
  • Germanic sociolinguistics
  • Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • Luxembourg Studies

For more details, check full course information

Other Masters courses

The Department also participates in some other taught MAs in the School of Languages and Cultures and across the Faculty of Arts in which you can take a significant proportion of Germanic Studies elements. These programmes include:

Programme Name

Contact Person and email

MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives Dr David McCallam ( or Caroline Wordley (
MA in Historical Research Dr Timothy Baycroft, Department of History (
MA in Applied Linguistics Dr Jane Mulderrig, Department of English Language and Linguistics (

For the MPhil and PhD options within Germanic Studies, please check :

MPhil and PhD Research

Contact us

Enquiries for doctoral study (PhD) should be made informally in the first instance to:
Ms Claire Leavitt
Research Support Officer
The University of Sheffield,
School of Languages and Cultures
Sheffield S3 7RA
Telephone: 0114 222 4398
email :