Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD-level study, we would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer research degree supervision in a very broad range of areas from the Medieval period to the present day, with particular expertise in the following areas: Linguistics and Medieval Studies; Constructions of National Identity from the 18th century to the present day; Myth in German Literature from the eighteenth century to the present day; Romanticism; 19th Century Narrative: Novels and Novellen; Culture and Politics in the Weimar Republic; Modernism and Postmodernism; Feminist Criticism and Recent Womens Writing; Critical and Cultural Theory; Gender Studies; Postcolonialism and Cross-cultural Studies; German Cinema; Media Studies; Autobiography in East Germany Intellectuals since the Wende; The Culture of the New Right in Contemporary Germany; and Contemporary German Historiography. You will be required to take generic training modules in the Graduate School.

We like our postgraduate students to participate as much as possible in our research activities. We regularly host conferences here in Nottingham and encourage our research students to get involved. There are also a fortnightly departmental research seminar with papers from postgraduates, members of staff and visiting speakers and a postgraduate-run work-in-progress workshop.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917