Research course

German Studies (Social Sciences)

University of Birmingham · Institute for German Studies

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates with a relevant Masters and/or good undergraduate degree. While knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite for entry, some level of competence or the potential to gain an adequate level of competence is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

We can offer research degree supervision in all of our main research areas: Germany in comparative European context; the politics and policies of unified Germany; Political parties in Germany and in a comparative context; transitional politics and the politics of memory; German foreign and security policy; EU external interventions; EU counter terrorism policies; Germany within the European Security System; German literature, history and culture since 1600; The role of Germany within the European Union; German gender politics; prisons and prisoner narratives; Baader-Meinhof and West German terrorism.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Tricia Thomas
+44 (0) 121 414 3497