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 be able to compare historical and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, exploring from different perspective key developments from the Middle Ages to the present (for example, German identities, encounters with non-Germans, nationalism and anti-nationalism, nature and culture, minority cultures and migration in the German-speaking world). Joint German and history students often appreciate the opportunity to develop different ways of reading sources, from a historical and a literary-cultural point of view. 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.