Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world. The Single Honours German course offers the widest coverage of German studies through the study of language, history, literature and culture. Following a wide-ranging introduction to those disciplines in the first year, you can choose from a range of options in your second and fourth years, including classical or contemporary literature, expressionist drama, commerce and industry, linguistics and modern political and social history. All Bristol teaching reflects the ground-breaking research interests of our academic staff. There are opportunities to complement and compare elements of your specialism in German with units from a wide range of options. We have a regular programme of visiting speakers who complement our regular teaching with specialist talks on their research interests. All German degrees include a period of residence abroad during the third year, either as a teaching assistant, a student at a partner university in Germany or Austria or on a work placement.