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Bangor University: German Studies

Institution Bangor University View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Study type Research


We offer the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in German Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). Bangor University has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Research Areas Our academic staff in German Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below: - Contemporary Austrian literature

  • Post-War German poetry

  • East German history, society and politics

  • Memory in contemporary Germany

  • Monuments and memorials in Germany and Austria

  • Post-1945 and contemporary German literature and film

  • (Generational) narratives of trauma and memory

  • Post-war Austrian society and politics

  • German Romanticism

  • Nineteenth-century women’s writing in Germany

  • German/Spanish literary relations (19th century)

  • Space, place and identity in contemporary Germany

  • Representations of ageing, illness and death

  • German critical theory in translation

Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

About Bangor Univeristy 

Bangor University offers an experience unlike any other. Based between the mountains and the sea in North Wales, our campus is surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape. We offer the highest quality teaching in a supportive learning environment with courses across the arts, humanities and sciences to choose from.

As a university that provides strong support for research activities, there are several subject related specialist resources such as a research vessel, MRI Scanner, climatic chamber, Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. You too can be a part of impactful research at Bangor with the university being …

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