The study of German at Edinburgh covers not only the language, but also a broad range of literary and cultural topics. These include film, theatre, translation, politics and gender, Germany and Islam, East German studies, Brecht, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, German Romanticism, Goethe and Schiller, and medieval studies. The oral language practicals cover a wide range of stimulating up-to-date cultural and political topics. You will study two world literatures, gaining an understanding of literature in its historical, social and political contexts, as well as engaging with the most up-to-date research topics in both areas. Intensive language study on the German side will enable you to engage with texts from several centuries of German writing, from the medieval to the contemporary. You will be taught by world-leading specialists in all these areas. You will benefit from access to extensive and constantly updated study resources, including audio-visual and web-based resources and rich library holdings.