Situated in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies offers an innovative, research-intensive graduate program in Germanic Studies with a unique cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.
Thanks to our committed faculty and excellent funding, research and teaching opportunities, we attract an engaged international graduate student community to our MA and PhD programs. Our graduate students organize an annual graduate research colloquium, graduate research conference and an undergraduate theatre production.
Throughout their studies, graduate students receive support and guidance from experienced faculty members who are committed to helping students take full advantage of the opportunities in their field and degree program. We invite prospective students to explore our faculty’s diverse research interests and expertise.
Course offerings comprise approaches from historical, cultural, media, performance and gender studies. Students are encouraged to explore the many cross-disciplinary offerings through departments, such as The Institute for European Studies and The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, in order to develop an individual research focus.
We consider students as partners in our interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching in Germanic Studies, and provide excellent professional development opportunities as we prepare them for rewarding careers in academia and beyond.
Successful applicants to the MA or PhD program will receive financial support in the form of research scholarships and/or teaching assistantships for the duration of their studies. In addition, UBC offers Tuition Awards for international students.
If you are interested in applying for our graduate programs, please visit the Admissions Requirements page for details. Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Charlene McCombs if you have any questions. You are also welcome to contact the current PhD Student Representatives.