You should have near-native speaker competence in German.
MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
One of the University’s larger modern language subject areas, German has earned its place as a significant centre for research, with half of our research ranked as internationally excellent or world leading in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
The size of our graduate school means we are able to support a broad range of German and Austrian cultural and literary research themes, from the medieval period to the present.
Current interests include:
- 18th century and Romanticism studies
- censorship studies
- contemporary German literature
- cultural and political studies and literary theory
- gender studies
- German and Austrian Jewish literature
- identity studies
- literature and culture of the German/Austrian fin-de-siècle
- literature and culture of the Weimar Republic and the National Socialist era
- migrant literature in German
- palaeography and Medieval textual studies
- post-Holocaust literature
- post-war West and East German literary and cultural studies
- the Medieval German epic
- theatre and performance studies
- travel writing
- Turkish-German literature
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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