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Opportunites for Graduate Study in Oxford

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Karen Leeder <[log in to unmask]>

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**Opportunities for German Graduate Studies in Oxford**

Oxford has a large, varied, and active teaching and research community in 
Modern Languages. In German research interests are spread across the full 
chronological range and into most areas of linguistics, film and literary 
study. Oxford has the largest body of graduate students in German in the UK and 
is one of the leading centres for research in German in the world. The 
Taylorian Library is the largest modern languages library in the country and 
the Bodleian Library’s holdings in all fields of intellectual, cultural and 
literary history make it one of the world’s top research libraries. With 19 
full-time members of staff and a wide range of expertise between them, the 
department is able to offer an unusually challenging and diverse range of 
courses at graduate level. At any one time there are approximately 30 graduate 
students pursuing research or taught graduate courses. This means that there is 
the necessary critical mass to ensure intellectual stimulus and interaction 
both among graduates and with supervisors and other Faculty members. For 
further information see: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/german/ 

The department offers one- and two-year taught courses, as well as research 
degrees. A number of studentships and scholarships are available. For further 
details on graduate courses, see the Modern Languages Graduate Prospectus on 
the website. The higher degrees offered are summarised below. They vary in 
length from one to three or more years and provide opportunities for advanced 
study in a particular branch of the subject, for the acquisition of research 
skills, or for a substantial research project in its own right. Work may be 
pursued in English or German.

Master of Studies (MSt) in Medieval and Modern Languages
1-year degree by coursework portfolio and dissertation. This is both a self-
contained course and the normal introductory year for those going on to either 
a doctorate or MLitt. It is available in a wide variety of subjects including: 
European Studies; Cultural Studies; Comparative Literature; Mediaeval Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) 
3-4 year research degree by thesis only (max 80,000 words)
Master of Letters (MLitt)
2-3 year research degree by thesis only (max 50,000 words)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Medieval and Modern Languages 
2-year degree by coursework portfolio and thesis (max 25,000 words)

German also has an active input into the following interdisciplinary degrees: 
Master of Studies (MSt) in Film Aesthetics
One-year degree by written work and dissertation (max 10,000 words)
Master of Studies (MSt) in Women's Studies
1-year degree by written work, examination and dissertation (max 15,000 words)
Master of Studies (MSt) in Mediaeval Studies
1-year degree by written work, examination and dissertation (max 12,000 words)

Closing dates for applications for study commencing in October 2008: 18th 
January 2008; 14th March 2008; 16th May 2008.

Fees for 2008-09 have not been confirmed at this time. As a guide, University 
fees for full-time students for the full academic year 2007-08 were as 
follows:  For Home and EU students: about £3,240; For overseas students 
£10,775. College fees cover academic facilities provided by the college and do 
not include accommodation or meal charges. Each college may charge a fee that 
is separate from, and in addition to, University fees. College fees vary 
between colleges and also according to the duration and programme of study but 
do not distinguish between home, EU and overseas students. The fees for 2008-09 
are not yet confirmed, but for information the applicable fees for 2007-08 
were: about £1,850 to £2,250.

Enquiries welcome. 
-- 
Dr K.J. Leeder
Reader in German
Fellow and Tutor in German,
New College, Oxford

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