**BA (Hons) English Literature and a Modern Language (German)** - Gives students the opportunity to experience teaching from across 2 broad areas of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of Subject Areas. - This four-year course will take students on a broadly chronological journey of English Literature from the Anglo Saxon period through to the present day. Alongside this, students will undertake a core language course and cultural content courses in their chosen language of study. - Our German courses at Manchester give students a solid grounding in German language and the opportunity to explore in depth German culture, linguistics, history and literature. They equip students with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in German-speaking environments, both during their period of residence abroad and following graduation. - Core German language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics that teaches you how the language works and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of the German-speaking countries. - The third year includes a period spent in a German-speaking country. You can choose a work placement, teach English in schools as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme or study at our prestigious partner institutions in Berlin, Freiburg, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Basle and Innsbruck. - We have specialists in an unusually wide range of German-related subjects, so that you can focus on subjects that really appeal to you in your final year of study. - All our units include a focus on key transferable skills that help to prepare you for the world of work, as well as encouraging you to develop your academic talents. **Special Features** **English Literature** - The Department of English & American Studies and Creative Writing has more than a dozen active research groups ranging from Anglo-Saxon literature to the 21st century writing and film. From research seminars to informal reading groups, undergraduates are encouraged to attend the full range of the department's research activities. There are also creative writing options in second and third year. **German** - You will be introduced to a range of academic expertise that is amongst the widest in UK German studies. - Our specialisms include historical and contemporary linguistics, literary studies, (including literary translation), screen studies, gender and sexuality, modern cultural history, minority culture, and Holocaust studies. - Our teaching, which has been praised in the Teaching Quality Assessment and by our External Examiners, is backed up by an innovative Independent Language Learning Programme, which enables students to take control of their own learning experience.