Research course

German Research

King's College London · Department of German

Entry requirements

Normally a first or 2:1 first degree in German or a relevant subject and preferably also a taught MA programme. Students applying from Germany would be expected to have completed six semesters of study.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The department's current PhD students are working mainly in the areas of literary studies, from the Middle Ages to the present day, historical and contemporary linguistics, and the history of ideas, but the department has internationally recognised strengths in most areas. Applications are also invited from students wishing to pursue doctoral research on German constitutional history and theory. The department provides an important focus for research on the Imperial Constitution, the Weimar Constitution, the Basic Law of the Federal Republic, and other relevant legal-political issues. Research in German Linguistics can be conducted at MA, MPhil or PhD level.

Department specialisms

Please visit the website.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200