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  • Objectives
    German is available as a single honours and as a combined subject. You can combine it with subjects currently including Economics, English, Film & Theatre, French, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian, Management Studies, Philosophy and Politics. These degrees will give you the linguistic skills you need to read, write, speak and understand German as it is used in a wide variety of different contexts, including business and commerce. At the same time, you will gain an understanding of the major social, political and cultural developments that have made the new Germany what it is today. The degrees will also explore the relationship between Germany and other German-speaking countries in Europe.
  • Entry requirements
    300 points from three A levels or 320 points from 3 A levels and one AS level. Total points exclude Key Skills and General Studies. Subjects: Candidates must have either A level German or A at GCSE. Candidates with an A at GCSE can enter the programme by following an intermediate German language module. Candidates who have not studied German but have a modern foreign language A level can enter the programme by following beginners German language modules.
  • Academic Title
    BA German Studies
  • Course description
    This BA in German Studies involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -Either Advanced German Language (for students with A or AS level German)
    -or Institution-Wide Language Programme German Level 4 (for students with GCSE German)
    -Or Intensive German language (for complete beginners)
    -Icons of Modern Germany

    Year 2

    -German Language
    -German for Business

    -Frederick the Great
    -Works by Brecht or Dürrenmatt or Schlink
    -East German Cinema
    -Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
    -War and Catastrophe in early 19th Century
    -Words in Debates
    -The First German Women's Movement

    Year 3

    -Year Abroad
    -The choice of one of the following:
    -At a German or Austrian University
    -As a Teaching Assistant at a German or Austrian school
    -On a work placement with a German or Austrian firm

    Final Year

    -Advanced German Translation
    -German for Managers
    -Structure and Composition

    -Nineteenth century Vienna
    -Literature and Politics of the GDR
    -Cinema of the Weimar Republic
    -Migration in Germany
    -Language in the Media
    -Narratives of Modernit

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