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BA German & International Relations

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  • Objectives
    This course will provide you with an in depth understanding both of the politics and culture of Germany and of the theory and practice of international relations. You will also acquire a high level of competence in German language, and you will spend the third year studying or working in Germany or Austria.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic Title
    BA German & International Relations
  • Course description
    This BA in German and International Relations involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -German Language
    -Icons of Modern Germany
    -International Relations and Strategic Studies
    -Modern Politics

    Year 2

    -German Language
    -Study of Politics
    -Modern International Relations

    -Works by Brecht or Dürrenmatt or Schlink
    -East German Cinema
    -The language of political debate
    -Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
    -War, hell and family
    -Goethe and the 'Sturm und Drang'
    -Frederick the Great

    Year 3

    Year Abroad
    The choice of one of the following:
    - studying at a German or Austrian University
    - working as a Teaching Assistant at a German or Austrian school
    - on a work placement with a German or Austrian firm

    Final Year

    -Choice of German language modules
    -Advanced German Translation
    -Structure and Composition

    -Migration and minorities in Germany
    -Nineteenth century Vienna
    -Trends in modern German language
    -Unification and the integration of the GDR
    -Germany in the age of revolution
    -Cinema of the Weimar Republic
    -Modern German narratives
    -African government & politics
    -British foreign & defence policy
    -Feminism & political theory
    -Foreign policy analysis
    -Introduction to critical security studies
    -Modern ideologies
    -Politics & international relations in the Middle East
    -Politics of the international economy
    -UK Politics since 1960
    -US foreign & defence policy since 1950
    -War, peace & international ethics

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