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. As two major European languages, the histories of German and Italian have been entwined for many centuries, from the medieval Holy Roman Empire to the European Union (indeed, there is still a large German-speaking minority in Northern Italy). Studying on this programme you will take an intensive language course in both languages and will engage with significant literary, cultural and cinematic works, giving you a deep understanding of how German and Italian speakers understand the world through their langauges. 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.