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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A Masters by Research (MScR) programme is ideal if you have a clear idea of the independent research you wish to undertake at Masters level. One of the University of Edinburgh’s larger Modern Language subject areas, German has earned its place as a significant centre for research, supporting a broad range of cultural and literary research themes, from the medieval period to the present.

Join our community and produce a portfolio of assignments totalling 12,000 words, and a 15,000-word dissertation, under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor. Our research expertise includes: 18th century and Romanticism studies; Bertolt Brecht; censorship studies; contemporary German literature; cultural and political studies and literary theory; Film Studies; Gender Studies; identity studies; LGBTQI+ representation.

Training and support

Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills, as well as having access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.

As part of our research community, you will be immersed in a world of knowledge exchange, with lots of opportunities to share ideas, learning and creative work. Activities range from a regular seminar series in European Languages and Cultures (with talks by staff, research students and visiting speakers), to film screenings, workshops, and the publication of our esteemed Edinburgh German Yearbook.

Application deadline

31 July 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 36 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    181 90%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    31st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    34th

    3

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