Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Academic research may be pursued in medieval German literature, German history, German art history, a broad range of German and Austrian literary and cultural studies, and German sociolinguistics and translation theory.

PhD students enrolled on the German MPhil/PhD programme enjoy unparalleled access to library resources (the UCL library, the Senate House library, the Warburg Institute and the British Library), a broad range of research skills courses offered by the Doctoral School, which are part of the doctoral programme, and a variety of cultural events offered by the DAAD, the Goethe-Institut, Europa House and the German Embassy. All students have a primary and a secondary supervisor to guide them through their PhD studies, and they can apply for funds to conduct research at specialist libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Department specialisms

German history: GDR social history; generations in 20th-century Germany; Nazi Germany; German nationalism; German art history; anti-semitism; exile studies German literary and cultural studies: witchcraft; gender studies; post-war film; representations of violence and murder; Austrian drama; narrative ethics; anti-authoritarian movement of the late 1960s in West Germany; representation of history in literature; reverberations of war in literature and film; contemporary literature in German; laughter, jest and ridicule in courtly and urban culture; medieval drama; Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival Linguistics: sociolinguistics; feminist linguistics and discourse analysis; the theory and practice of language teaching; women’s discourse in National Socialism; the sociolinguistic history of cursing and swearing in German since the 16th century.

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Stephen Hart
Email
stephen.malcom.hart@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 3036
Fax
020 7679 3001