Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Areas of research specialisation in German studies include:

  • applied linguistics
  • comparative literature
  • cultural anthropology
  • cultural identity, migration and bilingualism
  • discourse and text analysis
  • German for special purposes
  • German literature from the 18th century to the present (especially Weimar Classic, Romanticism, literature of the 19th century, contemporary literature)
  • history and theory of German drama and theatre
  • history and theory of mass media
  • history of German philosophy
  • literary aesthetics
  • literary theory
  • media studies
  • poetics
  • psychoanalytic theory
  • rhetoric and cultural studies
  • second language acquisition
  • sociolinguistics
  • sociology of literature
  • travel literature
  • visual culture.


For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.