A PhD, also known as a doctorate, is a requirement for a career as an academic or researcher. In addition, it has become a qualification valued by many employers who recognise the skills and commitment a PhD requires.
Over the duration of the PhD, you produce an original piece of research of up to 100,000 words, in English or in German. Current theses being written between the departments of German and Comparative Literature include a comparison of W.G. Sebald and Orhan Pamuk as ‘marginal’ writers, and a study of post-Holocaust and post-colonial ‘trauma’ discourses.