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BAGerman and Philosophy

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Spoken by over 120 million people and of growing importance in Central and Eastern Europe, German opens up numerous opportunities for language graduates.

Programme structure

Combining German with Philosophy allows you to explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions, whilst studying a leading language of European philosophy. Apart from being the largest native language in Europe German is, famously, the language of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Marx. German and Philosophy offer modules with complementary content. For example, in Philosophy you may study Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics, and Continental Philosophy. Philosophy at Southampton has a particular research strength in 19th Century and early 20th Century German philosophy. Students studying German and Philosophy at Southampton will be in a unique position to engage with the works of famous German philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.

On the German side of your degree you will study the language and complement it with modules on culture, history and contemporary society or linguistic studies. The emphasis is on choice. In both subjects you can select from a range of options to tailor your degree in ways that suit your own interests. Language learning will be a core component throughout your course.

In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities by studying German as part of your degree, our programme builds broader skills which are vital for post-university life and valued by employers. Both subjects foster complementary sets of skills. We help you to strengthen your ability to think critically and consistently and to communicate clearly, to analyse and understand varying points of view, to organise ideas and to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team.

Career opportunities

The development of career skills is embedded throughout every stage of study. Certain modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communications skills which are designed to develop your confidence.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now seeking extracurricular experience, this can prove vital.

It is said that philosophy is the ultimate transferable work skill, because the skills acquired can take you into any walk of life. Argument, communication and the ability to appreciate others’ points of view are all valuable assets which can open the door to career opportunities.

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