Master's Studentship at the Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham

The Institute for German Studies (IGS) at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a Master’s studentship, which carries a stipend of £5,000 towards the cost of fees or maintenance of a Master’s degree focusing on contemporary German Studies.

 The successful candidate will complete a Master’s degree in one of the following Modern Languages or Political Science programmes, with a dissertation on a contemporary German Studies topic:

The studentship will commence in October 2018 and continue for one year.

Supervision will be provided by the most appropriate members of the IGS research team.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation of two PGR-focused IGS events during the academic year 2018-19.

The successful candidate will hold a good BA or equivalent in a relevant topic and meet all other entry requirements for our Master’s programmes. Applicants will be expected to possess a good knowledge of German (B2 or above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Prospective candidates should send an academic CV and a dissertation outline (each no longer than 1 side of A4) indicating their fit with the Institute for German Studies to: Dr Nicholas Martin (

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2018. Informal enquiries prior to full applications are welcome.

Why study at the IGS?

Our research is multi-disciplinary across the arts and social sciences. It encompasses the culture, history, politics and economics of Germany in its European context.

The IGS belongs to a dynamic, worldwide network of 21 Centres for German and European Studies supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

IGS students network and interact with their counterparts at other DAAD Centres at postgraduate conferences, at summer schools, and on study trips. IGS students also have the opportunity to conduct research at other DAAD Centres, and many benefit from DAAD scholarships to carry out research in Germany.

IGS funding is available for students to attend academic conferences and conduct fieldwork.

The IGS has an outstanding track record of successful postgraduate supervision. Many current and former IGS students have secured research council funding for their doctoral study. IGS graduates are regarded as highly employable by the academic and business communities.

Find out more

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