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  • Objectives
    This degree offers students an opportunity to cover the full breadth of intellectual and cultural developments in Germany from the Age of Enlightenment right up to the twenty-first century. Although the bulk of your time is spent in the German Department, there is a lot of flexibility. Since you can spend up to a quarter of your time taking modules from other departments you could acquire significant new skills in a new language such as Spanish, Italian, Japanese or Russian (or you might prefer to pick from a range of subjects that you may not have had a chance to study at Advanced or Higher level).
  • Entry requirements
    General university admissions requirements All applicants must possess a minimum level of competence in English Language and in Mathematics or a Science. A pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in Mathematics or a Science, or an equivalent qualification, fulfils this requirement. For some courses, requirements are above this University minimum, so you should check the relevant course-specific entry requirements in our hard copy prospectus which you can order online or browse on our online directory. We usually ask for candidates to show a broad base of study at GCSE level (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects from a range of disciplines.
  • Academic Title
    BA German Studies
  • Course description
    BA German Studies


    Year One

    -Modern German Language I.
    -Writers, Media and Society in Contemporary Germany.
    -Aspects of German Culture in the Age of Enlightenment.
    -Post A level French; History of Germany 1848-1960; Italian (beginners); Spanish (beginners); Psychology; Russian (beginners) or a further approved option.

    Year Two

    -Modern German Language II.
    -Culture and Politics in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich.
    -German Culture in the Age of Revolution, 1789-1848.

    Year Three

    Spent in a German-speaking country, at a university or school or in a work placement.

    Year Four

    -Modern German Language III.
    -The Writer and Imperial Germany 1871-1918.

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