About This Course
We offer the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in German Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). Bangor University has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.
Our academic staff in German Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:
- Contemporary Austrian literature
- Post-War German poetry
- East German history, society and politics
- Memory in contemporary Germany
- Monuments and memorials in Germany and Austria
- Post-1945 and contemporary German literature and film
- (Generational) narratives of trauma and memory
- Post-war Austrian society and politics
- German Romanticism
- Nineteenth-century women’s writing in Germany
- German/Spanish literary relations (19th century)
- Space, place and identity in contemporary Germany
- Representations of ageing, illness and death
- German critical theory in translation
Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.
Completed PhD theses
PhD dissertations in German Studies successfully completed in the Modern Languages include:
- (2013) Edith Gruber: ‘King Arthur and the Privy Councillor: Albert Schulz as a cultural mediator between the literary fields of nineteenth-century Wales and Germany’
- (2009) Meinir Edmunds: ‘Eben mehr als eine Dorfgeschichte’: A Study and Assessment of Friedrich Ch. Zauner’s Tetralogy Das Ende der Ewigkeit.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
A good honours degree with the ability to pursue research in a chosen field.