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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.7k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 26.5k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 28 7월
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 97pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The German Studies MA offers a wide range of courses covering many aspects of German language, culture and history. This highly flexible programme allows students from a diversity of backgrounds to pursue topics in more depth, to acquire new areas of interdisciplinary expertise and to enhance their German language skills.

    This MA enables further exploration of aspects of German literature, culture, history, politics, and social and political thought, within an explicitly thematic and theoretical framework. Students can specialise in particular areas of interest through the optional courses. Text-based language teaching is available for students wishing to develop their linguistic skills.

    Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme offers two pathways: taught and research.

    Taught: one core module (30 credits), three optional modules (90 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). Research: one core module (30 credits), two taught modules (60 credits), and a research dissertation (90 credits).

    A Postgraduate Diploma, one core module (30 credits), three optional modules (90 credits), full-time nine months or part-time two years, is offered.

    A Postgraduate Certificate, one core module (30 credits), one optional module (30 credits), full-time three months, part-time six months, is offered.

    Core module

    • Language, Culture and History. This core module permits research into two areas of major contemporary interest; for example, topics explored during the current year include the following:
    • Trauma
    • Memory
    • Visual Culture
    • Queer(y)ing Sexuality

    Optional modules

    Students take a choice of optional modules on topics such as the following:

    • Wolfram's Parzival
    • Reading Modern Novels
    • Theoretical Issues in History and Literature
    • Staging the Past: German Historical Drama since 1770
    • Writing and Rewriting Marchen and other Fantastic Tales
    • Discussion and Essay in German: Intensive Essay Writing
    • Translation from and into German: Advanced Translation
    • Geman Literature and Psychology

    Dissertation/report

    All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a 60-credit dissertation of 12,000 words, or a 90-credit dissertation of 18,000 words.

    Teaching and learning

    The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Formal teaching occurs in the first two terms and the third term is devoted to revision sessions, examinations and detailed supervision of the dissertation project. Student performance is assessed through coursework essays, a dissertation, and unseen written examinations.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A knowledge of German at least equivalent to UK A level standard is required.

    Several funding options are possible for applicants including: Arts & Humanities Faculty Awards, UCL Scholarships for UK/EU & Overseas Students and the UCL German Alumni Scholarship.

    For details of scholarships available to MA students in SELCS, please refer to the MA Scholarships webpage.

    Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

    Jean Orr Scholarship

    Value:

    £7,000 (1 year)

    Eligibility:

    UK, EU, Overseas students

    Criteria:

    Based on academic merit

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