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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

Orli Vogt-Vincent wins German Historical Society's national Undergratudate Prize

11 January 2023

Congratulations to former History and Modern Languages student, Orli Vogt-Vincent, who has just won the German Historical Society's national Undergraduate Prize.

Major research award for Professor Mark Chinca

7 December 2022

The Faculty and German Section are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Chinca has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. Mark will be using the three-year fellowship to work on his project “The Formation of Medieval German Literature, 750–1250,” a re-evaluation that will situate early...

New Publication: Ab Initio Language Teaching in British Higher Education

7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication by UCL Press of a handbook on German language teaching with contributions by 7 Cambridge based authors. Co-edited by Silke Mentchen , and with contributions by Alexander Bleistein, Maren de Vincent-Humphreys , Daniela Dora , Kasia Lanucha, Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Theresa...

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