Taught course

German Studies

University of Reading · Department of Modern Languages and European Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant field. This should be combined with a good understanding of the target language.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA (Res) German Studies is designed as a preparation for students intending to go on to PhD research in the field of German Studies. The course offers great flexibility of choice with a range of options covering not only literature, but also history, cinema and women’s and cultural studies. You will also be able to enjoy hands-on sessions exploring the unique resources held at the Centre for East German Studies.
Modules include: Research Methods; Discourse Analysis; Training in Research Skills; Dissertation.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: • an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 or • an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 5.5

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Daniela La Penna
+44 (0) 118 378 8123