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German Studies (Social Sciences) PhD/Mphil

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The main research areas: Germany in comparative European context; the politics and policies of unified Germany; Political parties in Germany and in a comparative context; transitional politics and the politics of memory; German foreign and security policy; EU external interventions; EU counter terrorism policies; Germany within the European Security System; German literature, history and culture since 1600; The role of Germany within the European Union; German gender politics; prisons and prisoner narratives; Baader-Meinhof and West German terrorism.

Birmingham’s Political Science and International Studies graduates develop transferable skills that are useful in many occupations. These include familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large and diverse quantities of information; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; judging and evaluating complex information; and making reasoned arguments, both orally, in tutorials and presentations, and in written work. There are many careers where a political science and international studies degree is useful and past graduates have entered areas including commercial management, finance, administration, politics, and even the armed forces. Some of our PhD graduates also continue onto successful careers in academic research and teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,580per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 36 1

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    153 76%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    27th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    37

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