Research course


Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

MPhil/MA by Research- You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. PhD - You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

German Studies at Swansea is concentrated in the Research Centre for Contemporary German Culture (CCGC), with clusters in the following areas: the Eastern Turn in German Literature and German-Turkish writing; film and literature about the Red Army Faction / Baader-Meinhof Group; Crime Fiction; and the works of the Nobel Laureates, Elias Canetti, Günter Grass and Herta Müller. We also have expertise in feminist theory and women’s writing and Austrian Studies (Kafka, Schnitzler, Bachmann). Staff are involved in the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS).

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Julian Preece
+44 (0)1792 295926