Taught course

German and Comparative Literature (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in German Studies, English Studies or a related subject.

Applicants must be fluent in both German and English. German applicants and those with native languages other than English will need to provide an English certificate (Level C2, TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature is a two-year taught programme run jointly by the School of Modern Languages at St Andrews and the University of Bonn. The programme will deepen your knowledge of the latest thinking in literary and comparative studies and give you the research, communication and writing skills needed to embark on a PhD or top-level graduate career.

Highlights

  • Students become truly bilingual and intercultural by studying at two world-renowned and historic universities.
  • The programme is taught by a group of internationally renowned experts in all major areas of German and comparative studies from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.
  • Students spend their first year in Germany and the second year in Scotland.

Teaching format

Students spend their first year at the University of Bonn in Germany where they will take two compulsory modules on comparative literature and have a choice of optional modules covering a wide range of topics from medieval texts to current trends in German literature.
Students will spend their second year at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where one semester will be devoted to studying two compulsory and one optional module, and the second semester will be spent focused on writing an 18,000-word dissertation.
Modules

These are the modules offered by the University of St Andrews during the second year of the MLitt/MA programme. Find out more about the modules taught by the University of Bonn.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,720
International students
EU: £1,720  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3670