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MA by Research in German Studies (2020 Entry)

Group of modern languages students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MA by Research
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year


Warwick's MA by Research in German Studies is expertly designed by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, to hone your research skills. Ranked 5th in the UK (REF 2014), the School has created a vibrant research community engaged in the diversity of the German language culture.


Research and write a 40,000-word Dissertation on a topic of your choice under the supervision of one of our internationally-leading experts. Suitable for students who already have considerable research skills and a clear idea of their own particular area of interest for further research.

Before you arrive you will be matched to one or more of our expert supervisors and during the course you will meet with them frequently for guidance on the conceptualization, research and writing of your Dissertation. This will include reading and discussion of draft material. You will also be expected to participate in the research culture of the School, for example by attending research seminars.

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Most areas from the 18th-century Enlightenment to the present day, with notable areas of expertise in: German Classicism and Romanticism; Orientalism in German Culture from 1800 to the Present; German Diasporic Cultures and Literatures; Nationalism and Anti-Semitism; Weimar Cultures; Contemporary German History; Post-War German Literature and Culture; German Memory Cultures; Transnationalism, transculturalism and world literatures; Critical Theory.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.