Taught course

Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Queen Mary, University of London · Languages, Linguistics and Film

Entry requirements

Degree requirements: A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in German or with German as a principal component. Applicants must be highly proficient in German.

Other routes: Staatsexamen is also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

You’ll study the cultural interaction between Britain and Germany from c1800 to the present day. You'll also reflect on the development and significance of Anglo-German cultural relations, analysing history and current practice. You can also take an MA module offered by the Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

You will be taught by practitioners from British and German cultural institutions, as well as by experts from the fields of publishing, translating and the media, giving you an excellent opportunity to build your professional network.

As one of our MA students, you will also be a member of our Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR). Established in 2005, the Centre reflects our belief in the value of intercultural and interdisciplinary exchanges and is an active platform for scholars and students, forming a link between Queen Mary and cultural institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Goethe Institute and the cultural departments of the German, Swiss and Austrian Embassies. The Centre also has links with strategy consultants Roland Berger, who sponsor the Centre's Annual Lecture.

Core Module - Theory and Practice of Anglo-German Cultural Transfers

The conception 'cultural transfer' includes aspects of inter- and intra-cultural relations between (national) cultures that represent essentially hybrids. Research on cultural transfers began in the mid1980s and focused initially on France and Germany integrating research on reception studies, intertextuality, translation studies and language teaching, This module endeavours to apply findings in this field to Anglo-German cultural relations and to engage students in describing these relations in terms of "transfer models" (Michel Espagne). It analyses the theory and history of Anglo-German cultural transfers from the late 18th century to the present day. The second part will bring students into contact with practitioners in this field and will introduce them to the reality of such transfers between cultures.

Option Modules - (choose two of the four)

Anglo-German Travel Writing

In pursuit of prejudice? Mutual perceptions of identity

Thinking Translation

The Rise and Fall of teh Hero(ine)

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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 Languages, Linguistics and Film