MA Germanic Studies (Research Track)
Department of Germanic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
|September 2018 start||
You’ll develop a critical understanding of the most important current issues and controversies within Germanic Studies.
This course will prepare you for doctoral research and improves your chances of obtaining funding from the AHRC and other funding bodies.
Within Approaches to Germanic Studies I or II, choose from:
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through small group seminars (on average two to three students) and one-on-one supervisions. Assessment depends on the module.
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 I and II are each assessed by two 3,000-word or one 6,000-word essay(s). Research Colloquium is assessed by a presentation and participants are required to involve themselves in the organisation of the colloquium. Your final dissertation will be 18,000–20,000 words for 90 credits.
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.
You should include a short written account of your academic interests and motivation in your application, along with samples of previous written work. You should expect to attend an interview
English Language Requirements
Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Studentships: for information about funding opportunities for postgraduate study, please contact us.
Dr Kristine Horner
Research interests include:
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Kristine Horner
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.