Through our required language modules you will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German language, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of German culture and society.
Our course is designed to suit your level of language competence, and for the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our curriculum reflects our commitment to innovative and research-led teaching. Staff across the Department contribute introductory and specialist modules that draw from their own research in German literature, culture and history. Our exceptionally wide range of optional modules covers literature of all periods, German film, German history, German philosophical thought, and German political and social theory.
In Management you will study required modules in organisational studies, accounting, marketing, and international business, as well as a range of specialist optional modules. You will spend the third year of this course in a German-speaking country.
More about the Department of German
More about the Department of Management
We teach through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Teaching is in German and English, according to the subject area. Our teaching style is interactive; students participate informally in small group discussions in seminars or online discussion fora, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.
We will assess you through a variety of methods, including précis (written or spoken summaries) and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays in both English and German, and oral and written exams
Located in the heart of London, our Department of German can draw on unparalleled print, audio-visual and online resources, including the King’s Maughan Library and Senate House Library, the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, the British Film Institute and the British Library. All are within easy walking distance of the Strand Building. The Goethe-Institut and Austrian Cultural Forum also have extensive media and library holdings, and run lively programmes of films, readings, seminars and exhibitions which complement our Department’s internal film screenings, open seminars, exhibitions, and annual departmental play.
The third year of this programme is spent in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, normally as a student at university or as a teaching assistant in a school or on an approved work placement. We have exchange links with universities in Munich, Frankfurt (Main), Heidelberg, Berlin, Mannheim and Vienna.