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German Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
-make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research. -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.
German Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
The MA German Studies pathway is a modular course, with a free choice of course units from those offered within German. This pathway comprises the prescribed core course units in Research Methods and Critical Theory I and II (60 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and optional course units to a total of 60 credits.
Areas of specialist study include: German Literature of the Classical and Romantic Period; Twentieth-Century and Contemporary German Studies; Culture and Dictatorship; Women's Writing; Diaspora and Migration; German-Jewish Studies; Holocaust Studies; Film Studies; Language and Totalitarianism; Architecture and Politics. Specialist study on any of these areas can be arranged by consent of the tutor.
Compulsory course units include: Critical Theory and Research Methods. Optional course units available typically include:
-Turkish Women's Writing in German: Emine Sevgi Özdamar
-Jewish Culture in the German-Speaking Context
-Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1871-1918
-Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1918-1933
-Holocaust Representations in Visual Culture
-National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
-German Literature and Ideas in the 18th Century
-Language and Totalitarianism in Germany 1933-1989
-Cultural Politics and Artistic Practice in Relation to the Third Reich
-Cultural Politics and Artistic Practice in Relation to the GDR
-German Women's Writing of the Classical and Romantic Period
-New German Identities: Turkish-German Culture
-Language and Identity in the German-Speaking Countries
-Contemporary Women's Writing in German
-Key in Modern European History
-Scholars and Experts in Nazi Europe
-Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy