Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
We are dedicated to the research of German culture in all its aspects, with a particular emphasis on language and literature.
Located within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures with its large and growing range of language areas, we also offer supervision in German Studies as well as opportunities for intercultural and interdisciplinary work. Staff interests and expertise embrace a wide variety of specialisms across language, literature and culture and literature in the modern period. Students will find a supportive and friendly environment and have access to one of the major research libraries in Europe as well as to College-wide training within the Arts and Humanities Graduate School.
Staff research interests :
- Aesthetics and the history of ideas
- Classicism and Romanticism
- Feminism and Gender Studies
- German cultural theory
- German for business and commercial purposes
- German political and economic thought
- Medical Humanities
- Literature and Culture of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
- Psychoanalytical theory
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
- College of Arts Graduate School funding opportunities
AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Scotland 2018/19
Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.
- Eligibility and submission details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017
College of Arts PhD scholarship competition 2018/19
We offer a number of scholarships for students undertaking a doctoral programme in the College of Arts Graduate School. These scholarships will include around four hours per week of internship duties.
- Eligibility and application details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017 (we must also have received your PhD application by this date)
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details