This unique MA programme will introduce you to a variety of contemporary themes in German literature, culture, politics, historiography and linguistics.
It will also provide you with a firm grounding in methodological and theoretical issues at the heart of contemporary German studies, as well as enabling you to develop your own research interests.
The MA Modern and Contemporary German Studies is a taught course offering modules covering a wide variety of themes across German literature, culture, politics, historiography and linguistics.
Topic areas for directed reading and research currently cover:
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
Your studies will be supported by generic training modules in the University’s Graduate School.
This course can be taken full-time over one year (September to September) or over two to three years, part-time.
You will take four taught modules - each assessed by a 5,000 word essay - and write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a research topic which you will negotiate with your supervisor.
The taught modules comprise one core module and one directed study module per semester.
The course includes two compulsory modules: Modern and Contemporary German Studies: Theory and Practice and Research Skills in Modern Languages, and two directed study modules.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Studying at Nottingham is an experience that goes far beyond traditional lectures. A flexible approach to teaching combines established teaching methods, such as tutorials, with interactive and web-based methods.