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Testimonials

“I can hardly imagine a more supportive, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating PhD experience than the one offered in the German section at Cambridge. Academic excellence and rigour here is paired with sincere concern for broader societal questions as well as students’ wellbeing and development. Together with the inspiring environment of the university as a whole, this has made for an outstanding research experience.”

 

Melina (September 2020)
“I couldn’t imagine a better place to pursue my PhD…wonderful teachers, a stimulating environment, regular research seminars that give the opportunity to gain knowledge about the latest findings in the field…all you need to thrive as a scholar and as a human being!”

 

Laura (September 2020)
“German at Cambridge is an extremely supportive and rewarding environment in which to pursue doctoral study. The range and quality of supervision is excellent, and there is a warm personal and intellectual atmosphere between staff and students. Library and study resources at Cambridge are second to none, and the regular research seminar and range of events (screenings, talks, etc.) is stimulating. The section has well-established links to universities in Berlin and Chicago for research abroad, and offers strong support for activities at other institutions. I’ve had a wonderful time doing my PhD here.

 

Syamala (September 2020)
Doing the PhD in the Cambridge German department was a wonderful experience - you have the chance to immerse yourself in a single topic, working with experts in the field, surrounded by other research students who might work on related areas or on wholly different topics, and with a varied series of research events. It was highly enriching and wholly supportive, both academically and personally.

 

Erica (August 2015)
The scholarly environment that Cambridge provides fits well with the PhD in German. An active graduate seminar and regular departmental conference schedule all contribute to an inclusive, cohesive and supportive student experience in the department. 

 

Danny (June 2012)

Latest News

Thomas Mann Essay Prize

11 December 2020

The German and Dutch Section is very pleased to announce another success in an essay competition for one of our doctoral students. Congratulations to Francesco Albé, who has been awarded the Thomas Mann Essay Prize by the English Goethe Society for his essay, ‘Choreographies of (Dis)order: Dance and Same-Sex Desire in...

Annual Schröder Event MT 2020

3 November 2020

You are warmly invited to the German and Dutch Section’s annual Schröder event, ‘From the Classics to Covid: Theatre Practice Today’, at 5 pm on 25 November 2020. This year we will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Thomas Ostermeier, hosted by Dr Annja Neumann with Prof. Andrew Webber. Thomas...

Women in German Studies Essay Prize

2 November 2020

Congratulations to Catriona Corke on being selected as runner-up for the WIGS essay prize! Catriona's essay was titled 'Protecting the Public Sphere(s): The Campaign for Peter-Paul Zahl'.

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