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About us

German Studies has been taught at King’s since 1831, and we are one of the oldest and largest Departments in the country. We are very proud of the friendly, diverse and vibrant community at the heart of our Department. We have been ranked number one for German in London for half a decade, and are consistently listed as one of the top Departments in the country. But it’s not just the league tables that show our excellence: our students tell us this too.

In the 2016 National Student Survey, we achieved a 100% overall satisfaction and a 100% teaching satisfaction rating from our students. Our staff also won the Faculty’s Teaching Excellence and Supervisory Excellence Awards in 2018: a real reflection of the passion and commitment to German Studies at King’s. 

Studying with us

One of the most distinctive features of studying German at King’s is that your time will not only be spent achieving fluency through our intensive language programmes. You will also explore an exceptionally wide choice of modules, across literature and history, contemporary politics, business and management, cultural studies and film. A further distinguishing feature of our Department is that we have research specialists in every period of German Studies, from medieval Germany to the very latest developments in German culture and society.

This is a sign of our committed to providing you with exciting, intensive teaching, from the leading researchers in all fields of German Studies.

More about the Department of German

People

People

Meet the Department of German

News

News

Important news and announcements in the Department of German

Events

Events

Upcoming talks and events happening in the Department

Discover the Department of German

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Become the next generation of leading European and global citizens

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Develop your German language skills and widen your cultural horizons

Our Connections

Our Connections

Examples of our close relationships with many of London's cultural institutions

Research

Research

Research expertise in German covers an exceptionally broad chronological and disciplinary range