Research course


Newcastle University · School of Modern Languages
MLitt by research

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The German MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of German studies. Our research interests cover all aspects of German culture, literature and language from medieval to modern times.

We offer expert supervision in the following areas:

  • 20th century German and Contemporary literature (Dr T Ludden, Dr B Müller)
  • GDR literature and censorship (Dr B Müller)
  • Representations of the Holocaust and/or World War II (Dr B Müller)
  • Literature and philosophy - cultural and critical theory (Dr T Ludden)
  • Women's writing (Dr T Ludden)
  • Medieval German and Comparative Literature (Dr E Andersen)
  • Morphological theory - morphology, phonology and dialectology of German and Dutch (Dr C Fehringer)

You will normally work on a research project which comprises two to four research assignments and a longer dissertation. Your supervisor will be an expert in your chosen field, and will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor. The programme is well suited as preparation for PhD research.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages
+44 (0) 191 208 5867