Postgraduate - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Areas of research specialisation in German studies include:

  • applied linguistics
  • comparative literature
  • cultural anthropology
  • cultural identity, migration and bilingualism
  • discourse and text analysis
  • German for special purposes
  • German literature from the 18th century to the present (especially Weimar Classic, Romanticism, literature of the 19th century, contemporary literature)
  • history and theory of German drama and theatre
  • history and theory of mass media
  • history of German philosophy
  • literary aesthetics
  • literary theory
  • media studies
  • poetics
  • psychoanalytic theory
  • rhetoric and cultural studies
  • second language acquisition
  • sociolinguistics
  • sociology of literature
  • travel literature
  • visual culture.


For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.