Germany today is the political, economic, artistic and intellectual powerhouse of the European Union. Knowledge of the mother tongue of 100 million people has never been more important for governments, businesses and private citizens.
At St Andrews, you can follow your own particular interests by choosing from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of the German-speaking lands, including:
- medieval studies
- intellectual history
- literature and society from the 18th century to the present day.
The School of Modern Languages offers PhD, MPhil, and MSt (Res) research programmes. Research interests in the School cover many aspects of language studies, including:
- identity studies.
To apply, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.
First in Scotland and second in the UK for languages and linguistics
Guardian University Guide 2023
First in Scotland for German
The Complete University Guide 2023
83% of research activity rated 3* or 4*
Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
School of Modern Languages
The School of Modern Languages has research and teaching expertise in seven different languages. The Department of German within the School offers an imaginative, challenging, modern and diverse approach to studying German.
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