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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Berlin Graduate School of British Studies












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 PhD 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 familiarise 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 programme mirrors these objectives. It draws on an interdisciplinary network of international academics, research institutions, NGOs, museums and parliamentary organisations in the UK. The Centre’s recently founded interdisciplinary Berlin-Britain Research Network offers intellectual input and structural support.




Chair: Prof. Dr. Gesa Stedman

Coordinator: Corinna Radke

Tel +49 (0)30 2093 99050




There are currently no vacancies.