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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Academic Title
    MA Modern and Contemporary German Studies
  • Course description
    Modern and Contemporary German Studies (MA)
    Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 - 3 years part-time

    Key facts

    -The German Department at The University of Nottingham is one of the leading centres for research in German Studies in the UK, and in 2001 was awarded the highest grade (5*A) by the Higher Education Funding Council for the excellence of its research.
    -We offer a variety of opportunities for postgraduate work in German, drawing both on the expertise of our staff and on the facilities afforded by the university.

    Course Content
    The MA in 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.

    The course includes two compulsory modules: ‘Critical Theory and German Studies’ and ‘Constructing Identities: History and Culture’, and two optional directed study
    modules.

    Topic areas for directed reading and research currently cover:

    -Linguistics
    -Literature and Culture 1750-1890
    -Literature, Culture and Politics 1890-1945
    -Contemporary Culture and Politics
    -Critical Theory
    -Film and Media Studies

    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.

    Course Structure
    -This course can be taken full-time over 1 year (September to September) or over 2 to 3 years, part-time.
    -You will take 4 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.

    Fees

    EU £3,750
    International £10,200

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