German MLitt

12 months full time; 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £11,380 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research.

We can offer expert supervision in the areas described below:

  • German literature and politics post-1945
  • Comparative literature and literary theory
  • GDR literature and censorship
  • Holocaust narratives
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary German literature
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Cultural and critical theory
  • Women's writing
  • Medieval to early modern German Literature
  • Northern German mysticism
  • Arthurian romance
  • Manuscript transmission and visual culture
  • Comparative medieval literature
  • Morphological theory; morphology, phonology and dialectology of German and Dutch


The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies (20 credits).

You also complete a portfolio of essays chosen in consultation with your supervisors according to your interests and experience (80 credits). You then undertake a dissertation of 16,000–24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research (80 credits). 

Study consists mainly of tutorials and independent learning supported by research training.  Supervisors will advise applicants on how to develop their research proposals.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English must hold IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers international scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. In your application, you must include a 500-word research proposal and a list of modules and marks for previous degrees.

Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Lucy Brickwood
School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5867

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Modern Languages 

Student profiles:

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