The University of Nottingham has a large and diverse postgraduate community
The German Department at the University of Nottingham is one of the leading centres for research in German Studies in the UK. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 it was ranked fifth nationally in terms of research power, with almost 90% of its research output classed as having international quality. In 1996 and 2001 it was awarded the highest grade (5*A) by the Higher Education Funding Council for the excellence of its research.
We offer a variety of opportunities for postgraduate work in German, drawing both on the expertise of our staff and on the facilities offered by the University. You will normally be expected to have at least an upper-second class first degree in German or a relevant combination of subjects including German.
At MA level, you have the choice of taking the MA by Research, which enables you to focus on your particular area of interest within the full range of research expertise in the Department. Or you can take one of the taught MA programmes, which include the MA in Modern and Contemporary German Studies, the MA in Modern Languages and Critical Theory, and the MA in Comparative Literature Studies, and the MA in Literatures in Translation.
We also have a track record of successful research supervision at PhD level, and offer supervision in a full range of research areas from linguistics and Medieval studies, through German literature and culture from the eighteenth century to the present day, to film and media studies, German intellectual history, and modern German history. All our research students are offered an opportunity to teach at undergraduate level.
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