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BA (Hons)German

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Overview

German is a major language of business, commerce and science, as well as the gateway to a vibrant and modern multicultural society with a rich and complex past. German is, with over 90 million native speakers, the most widely spoken language in the European Union, and Germany is the UK’s biggest trading partner in the EU, and second only to the US in the world.

We will help you to become highly proficient in writing, reading, speaking and listening to contemporary German, but also help you to understand the society, history, politics, linguistics, culture, literature and cinema of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. German graduates are some of the most highly sought after by employers and our German students are particularly well-placed to achieve their full potential in the workplace. We have excellent links with a wide-range of German employers across all sectors: from financial to energy companies, manufacturers to retailers, including Aldi, Bosch, Daimler-Chrysler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPMG, Npower and Siemens. These links are used frequently to help students find work placements on the year abroad or to secure graduate jobs.

Whilst the perfection of language skills is at the heart of modern languages degrees in Liverpool, all our degrees demand a full intellectual engagement with a wide selection of areas in German studies. We research and teach German culture, literature and film in the 19th to 21st centuries, the Holocaust, contemporary Berlin, linguistics and translation, and much more.

Subject is available through Honours. More information here

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Two language modules
One Language Awareness module
Three content modules
Two additional modules in another subject

Programme Year Two

Two language modules
Six optional modules

Examples of optional modules include:

Culture in the Weimar Republic
Culture and Politics in the German Democratic Republic
Uncanny modernity: Science and the supernatural in 19th-century Germany
The Cinematic City
Propaganda and Censorship in the Cinema
German Cinema from Expressionism to the Present
The Project of European Integration

Programme Year Three

Year abroad

Extended essay or portfolio written in German; or accredited ERASMUS modules

Programme Year Four

Two language modules
Two applied language modules
Four optional modules

Examples of optional modules include:

Language and Society
Contemporary Berlin: The City in Culture, History and Literature
A Divided History: Germans in Africa, Africans in Germany
The Berlin Republic
German Cinema since the 1990s
Terror Remembered: Post Dictatorship Representation in Latin America and Europe
Cultural Connections: Representations of the Caribbean

Career opportunities

We are justifiably proud of our excellent record on graduate employment. Our graduates go on to careers in all sectors worldwide. These include the media, industry and commerce, finance, local and central government, administration, translation, interpreting and teaching in schools and universities.

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