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
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
Course contact details
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- +44 (0)161 275 3559