Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD-level study, applicants should hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

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 postgradaute 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 is also a fortnightly departmental research seminar with papers from postgraduates, members of staff and visiting speakers.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of German Studies web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


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


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

MA by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917