Research course

German Research

Institution
King's College London · Department of German
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 1st class or 2:1 Honours (or overseas equivalent) in German Studies or a relevant subject, and preferably also a taught Master's degree. Students applying from Germany would be expected to have completed six semesters of study.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our PhD programme has grown in recent years to become one of the largest and dynamic in the UK. We now offer a range of distinct PhD programmes, including joint programmes that offer unique opportunities for co-supervision in the UK and Germany. The MPhil/PhD in German is based at King’s College London, and leads to a PhD from King’s College. Our Joint-PhDs with the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Stuttgart or the Sorbonne (University of Paris IV) involve at least one year at our partner institutions in Berlin, Stuttgart or Paris, and lead to a Joint-PhD conferred by both institutions.

Our current research students work mainly in cultural and historical studies from the Middle Ages to the present day, including literary studies, film and cinema studies; theatre studies; literary and cultural theory; and the history of ideas. In the field of literary and cultural studies, applications are further welcome from students with interests in the study of nation, identity and memory; gender; realism and modernism; the classical tradition; and comparative literature and performance. The Department's links with European Studies also provide an important focus for research on migrant communities; post-1945 political movements; gender and politics; international relations; European identities and German history.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
artshums-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649