Professional Doctorate in MLitt, MPhil German

    Course Description

    Based on the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture you can study by research for either an MLitt or a MPhil. Both research programmes draw upon a rich cultural history which includes Romanticism, literature, society and history from medieval times to the current day in Germany and Austria. After English, German is the most widely used language in Europe and staff are native speakers from Germany and Austria. The undergraduate degree allows complete beginners to study at undergraduate level and there are a number of joint degrees available at this level.

    The German Drama Group offers you an opportunity to meet German students who are studying in Aberdeen. This improves and widens your language skills whilst putting on a drama production. Graduates go on to various careers which include business, public sector, EU administration, teaching and academia and more.

    Research interests include:

    • German literature from the Romantic period
    • Modern and Contemporary German and Austrian Studies
    • Interdisciplinary research

    You study in The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture where you can attend seminars and events across the School and the wider university. The School is one of the largest schools in the arts and social sciences and it offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Research Centres include:

    • The Centre for Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
    • Centre for Linguistic Research
    • Centre for the Novel
    • Elphinstone Institute
    • George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture
    • Performing the Past
    • Sound Emporium Research Group
    • Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History
    • Walter Scott Research Centre
    • WORD Centre for Creative Writing


    Why study at Aberdeen? 

    • You study at an ancient Scottish University dating back to 1495 with a wide range of international students and international academics with impressive research and consultancy portfolios
    • As a research student you are welcome to attend seminars and events in the School and across the wider university.
    • You are encouraged to apply your linguistic skills to wide ranging literature, culture, society, historic periods in German history and you meet and greet German students to widen your language skills.
    • The University was founded on the principle of “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” Bishop Elphinstone, 1495. You study in an international environment with international academics that offer you specific expertise in their discipline areas.

    Where you study

    • University of Aberdeen
    • Full time or part time
    • Start month is flexible

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    20% Discount


    A 20% discount for Aberdeen graduates who want to study a postgraduate degree. It applies to the full cost of taught postgraduate programmes and one year of a full time research programme.

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