STIP: Promotionsstudienplätze und Stipendien in German Studies an der Universität Warwick, Großbritannien (23.10.2020)

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Das Department of German Studies (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) an der Universität Warwick (Großbritannien) ermutigt Bewerbungen von UK- und EU-Bürger*innen und internationalen Bewerber*innen auf PhD-Studienplätze und Stipendien.


Ausschreibung auf Englisch:

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick invites expressions of interest in its MPhil/PhD programmes in French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, and Translation and Transcultural Studies


Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) is a close-knit community with a national and international reputation for excellent research. The School covers FrenchGermanItalianHispanic and Translation and Transcultural Studies (including Chinese). The SMLC shares Warwick’s high international profile in terms of staff (faculty) and research students. 


The SMLC and its specialist Transnational Resources Centre will move to a new, purposely designed building for the Faculty of Arts, when it opens for the 2021/22 Academic Year. There will be designated workspaces/hot desks for our postgraduate students. The University Library and Modern Records Centre are nearby and very well-equipped for doctoral research (with c. 1 million printed volumes, over 15 kilometres of archives, over 1.1 million e-books, 67,000 e-journals, huge collections of digitised primary sources, and various document supply mechanisms). Note that the Library offers targeted research support through two specialist subject librarians and generous postgraduate support through designated study spaces, skills training and events. 


In the SMLC, we study cultural production in a broad intellectual and global context, covering literature, cultural, social and intellectual history, film, politics, philosophy, and translation. For doctoral research, our colleagues offer a wide spectrum of supervisory expertise in subjects ranging from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the present day, see:

For the research interests of staff in German Studies– ranging from 18th century discourses on cosmopolitanism to contemporary German Studies on transnationalism and world literature, Romanticism, Weimar Classicism, Weimar film, Holocaust Studies, history and theories of antisemitism, constructions of gender, nation and race, and Post-war literature, Post-unification film and literature, critical theory, gender studies and memory studies – see: Individual staff and their specialisms can be viewed via:


For general information about postgraduate study at Warwick and the application process, see . You may also be interested in funding information for 2021 entry to be released by the Arts Faculty’s Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence and Doctoral College


We warmly invite expressions of interest from students who envisage applying for AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C), Wolfson Foundation Scholarships and Warwick’s Chancellor’s International Scholarships (calls for which are expected to come out mid-October) or any other relevant funding opportunities. The application process is likely to contain several stages: we shall encourage first-rate prospective students to develop sound and robust applications through late October-December 2020. 

We also welcome enquiries about self-funded postgraduate research and suggestions for co-tutelle arrangements and collaborative doctoral awards.  


To discuss your project, please get in touch, ideally by Friday 23 October 2020, with the School Director of Graduate Studies, via  (later expressions of interest will also be considered)Please include a CV (detailing your academic curriculum to date and any other relevant training), an indication of possible supervisors (where known) and a draft proposal of ca. 2 pages. For information and advice specifically on applications in German Studies, you can also informally contact Dr Christine Achinger, , a.s.a.p. 


The SMLC is committed to equality and diversity


We look forward to hearing from you! 


Ingrid De Smet (School Director of Graduate Studies), 

With Caroline Parker (PG Secretary), Christine Achinger, Fabio Camilletti, Fabienne Viala and Mila Milani (SMLC PGR admissions). 





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Keywords: German Studies