Germanic Literature, Culture and Theory

Program Overview

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto is the oldest and largest department of German in Canada. In addition to the department’s traditional strength in literary and intellectual history, faculty and students are conducting research in German cinema, critical theory, language pedagogy, medieval studies, travel literature, as well as postcolonial, psychoanalytic, and transnational studies.

The department offers a graduate program of study in the field of Germanic Literature, Culture and Theory, leading to a Doctor of Philosophy. The PhD degree is normally completed in four to five years.


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Application payment deadline PhD:

Fall 2024 Entry

15-Jan-2024

PhD:

Fall 2024 Entry

15-Jan-2024

Minimum admission average PhD:

B+

PhD:

B+

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes

PhD:

Yes

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? PhD:

After

PhD:

After

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? PhD:

No

PhD:

No

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? PhD:

Applicant

PhD:

Applicant

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? PhD:

N/A

PhD:

N/A


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Michel Mersereau
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