Berlin Graduate School of British Studies

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The Berlin Graduate School of British Studies is located at the Centre for British Studies, an interdisciplinary teaching and research institution within the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It seeks to bring together researchers with an excellent degree in a subject which is related to British Studies (history, art history, law, political science, sociology, economics, ethnology and/or anthropology, literature and culture) and who want to write an original interdisciplinary Doctoral thesis with a focus on the UK – preferably from a comparative or cultural exchange-studies perspective. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is essential.


The graduate school’s focus lies methodologically on interdisciplinarity and by way of a common research object on the UK. The aim of the graduate school is to familiarize scholars with basic methods and research techniques of different disciplines which are typically used for dissertation projects, but which the researchers have not acquired in their study degrees. In this way they are enabled to position themselves between two or more disciplines and to systematically reflect this position on a meta-level. The course program draws on an interdisciplinary network of international academics, research institutions, NGOs, museums and parliamentary organisations in the UK. The Centre will offer intellectual input and structural support.

Prof. Dr. Gesa Stedman Corinna Radke Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin center familiarise programme

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Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Gesa Stedman
Coordinator: Corinna Radke
HU Berlin
Centre for British Studies
Berlin Graduate School of British Studies
Mohrenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 209399050
Deadlines: currently none
Places: 10
Scholarships: 0