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BAGerman and Music

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

As a language student you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress in German. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study and in our German Resources Room, including extensive multimedia facilities and online/streaming resources.

In year 1,students normallytake a 50/50 balance of core modules in both subjects. However, you may take up to 15 credits per semester in the form of an alternative subject from elsewhere.
In your second and final year, you will have a choice of modules from both subjects, with the option of taking up to 25% of your programme in an alternative subject. A special module in year two will prepare you for your year abroad and for the academic work you will complete during this year.
The third year is spent in a German-speaking country which offers you a unique opportunity to enhance your linguistic and cultural proficiency. You can spend your year abroad as an English language assistant in a school, studying at one of our partner universities or on a work placement. Most students of German go to Germany, a smaller number go to Austria, and some have also chosen to spend a year in Switzerland. Our current German-speaking ERASMUS partners are the Universities of Potsdam, Hamburg, Freiburg, Bayreuth, Frankfurt, Marburg, Tubingen, Siegen, Cologne and Vienna. While abroad you will also conduct an investigative project, supervised by a tutor at Southampton.
The final year leaves you with a large range of options in both subjects, taking into full account that you may wish to specialise in an area that most suits your interests and combines well with what you have studied so far. This includes the option of completing a dissertation in Modern Languages.

Career opportunities

Combining German with Music enables you to take music to degree-level whilst studying Europe’s largest native language. You may even be inspired by the fact that German is the language of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Schubert, Brahms, Wagner and Schoenberg, and thus offers you special access to a rich musical tradition. On the music side of your course you will be able to study performance, composition and musicology, and explore a wide range of musical styles and traditions, from western classical music to commercial music, jazz and pop. Music at Southampton also offers options in music business, music therapy and community music.

On the German side, you will complement your language learning with modules on history and contemporary society, literature and film, or linguistic studies. Our programmes offer considerable choice, although language learning will be a core component throughout your course. Apart from developing your proficiency in German you will develop a broad range of study skills that prepare you for post-university life and are valued by employers. Whilst a degree combination that includes a language already enhances your employment prospects, our programme builds a broader range of study and communication skills that are vital for succeeding in the world of work. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, express arguments in oral and written form, and to think and work independently and in cooperation with others. You will learn how to do primary research yourself, applying a range of concepts and methods.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States