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Masters degrees in German Literature & Language involve study of the development and use of the German language, as well as its representation within German literature.
Related subjects include Comparative Literature and Modern European Literature. Entry requirements usually include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Languages and Literature or Cultural Studies.
Courses in this field offer a wide variety of specialisms and research topics for postgraduates to train in, from analyses of classical literature and the German literary cannon, through to contemporary literature and translation studies.
For example, you might wish to explore the origins and morphology of the German language, and its sociohistorical usages. Alternatively, you could investigate the means through which everyday life in Germany has been portrayed in literature or related media (such as film and television).
You might even analyse literature as a socioeconomic development, and assess its role in educational and learning environments for societies of different cultural and economic backgrounds.
Careers may include traditional roles in academia and publishing, roles in the media such as journalism, or related positions such as marketing and public relations.
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