Research course

German Studies

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our PhD German Studies programme will enable you to undertake a piece of significant and original research under the supervision of our academics.

Our understanding of German Studies is multiple and interdisciplinary, with a particular emphasis on culture and history from 1800 to the present day.

From the cultural history of Imperial Germany to contemporary Turkish-German culture, migration studies and cosmopolitanism, from Culture and Dictatorship, German-Jewish studies and Holocaust film to the history of translation, our research explores the interface between politics, culture and identity in the modern German-speaking world across and beyond its national boundaries.

Recent PhD projects supervised in the department include studies on:

  • Early 20th-century German Design
  • The Ottoman Armenians in German Literature and Journalism
  • Melusine figures in Theodor Fontane
  • Space and Time in Kleist and Hoffmann
  • Disability in Contemporary German Women's Writing
  • Holocaust Education
  • Gertrud Kolmar
  • Turkish-German Literature and Film
  • Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary German Culture
  • Architecture and Dictatorship
  • Turkish German Cinema
  • Cosmopolitanism and Contemporary Muslim German Writers

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
PhDSALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 3559