Graduate Program in Germanic Studies

The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES) at UBC offers pathways of study to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Our flexible graduate programs allow students to study a wide range of subjects within the field of Germanic Studies. The M.A. can be a standalone credential or preparation for doctoral study in various fields. The Ph.D. focuses on the development of expertise rooted in interdisciplinary research and teaching within Germanic Studies.
Our course offerings include approaches from historical, cultural, media, performance, and gender/sexuality studies, and move beyond a traditional epoch-based mode of disciplinary engagement.

The department’s faculty members represent a broad range of perspectives on and approaches to our interdisciplinary field. Highly active in their research and engaged with international scholarly discussions, our professors are eager to provide supervision and mentorship to interested graduate students in areas ranging from literary and cultural studies, to cinema and media studies, digital humanities, and many more.