|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A good 2:1 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
You’ll develop a critical understanding of the most important current issues and controversies within Germanic studies.
You choose what you want to specialise in, for instance German politics, 19th and 20th-century German and Dutch literature, German thoughts, German and Dutch linguistics or Luxembourg studies.
This focus helps you develop in-depth knowledge and the capacity for independent investigation and critical analysis.
You’ll also learn about research principles and ethics, interview techniques, formulating professional applications and the academic job market.
This course will prepare you for doctoral research and improves your chances of obtaining funding from the AHRC and other funding bodies.
If you’re sure you don’t want to do a PhD, choose the Programme Track.
Approaches to Germanic Studies I
Approaches to Germanic Studies II
Research Methods in Modern Languages
Modern German Political Culture
German Intellectual History
Nineteenth-Century German Literary Studies
Twentieth-Century German Literary Writing
Post-War German Politics
Germanic Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
Dutch Literature since 1945
Small group seminars (on average two to three students)
Assessment depends on the module:
Research Methods in Modern Languages is assessed by two 1,500-word reviews of texts in your chosen area, as if for publication in a suitable journal (including initial draft, revisions, adapting to journal house style and copy-editing).
Approaches to Germanic Studies is assessed by a 3,000-word essay.
Research Colloquium is assessed by a presentation and participants are required to actively participate in the organisation of the colloquium.
Final dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words