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The doctoral program of the Class of Language Education at the Graduate School Language and Literature Munich offers a research-oriented and integrated curriculum open to doctoral candidates in all language education majors of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures at the LMU. Professors from German and English language education, as well as romance and classical languages, present a wide spectrum of theoretical positions, research methodology approaches, and practical applications.

The interdisciplinarity of the courses offered focuses on the processes and results of teaching and learning language, literature, and culture in first, second, and foreign languages, both in school and outside school contexts. Dissertation projects can deal with historical, theoretical, or empirical questions in language, literature, or media didactics, as well as classroom research.

Furthermore, doctoral candidates in the Class of Language Education will receive intensive individual supervision of their dissertation projects from a team of supervisors, an interesting workshop and presentation program with guest researchers, chances to gain key qualifications, multiple opportunities for theoretical exchange, as well as financial support for research and conference travel.

Doctoral candidates in the Class of Language Education also have outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation with doctoral candidates in the other classes of the graduate school: the Class of Language, the Class of Literature, and the Class of Culture and History.

Applications are usually accepted twice per year. Detailed information about deadlines and requirements can be found on our application webpage.