201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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German - University of Reading

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the language and culture of one of the most influential countries in Europe. Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken German. Master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. Our small language classes are led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. The course focuses on modern Germany, including current developments in German society. You will study a wide range of topics in history, film, literature and linguistics to gain a deep understanding of German culture, including the profound impact of the unification of East and West Germany in 1989. You will also be able to pursue your own interests beyond the language you're learning through a wide range of comparative modules. If you really enjoy German cinema, for example, then you can opt to take modules in European and World cinema and gain an even broader knowledge of the medium. Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning. Spend up to a year in Germany or Austria; either studying at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme, undertaking a work placement, or working as a British Council language teaching assistant. Immerse yourself in the culture of your host country and considerably develop your knowledge of German at the same time. The core language module in the second year prepares you for studying abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. We provide accelerated learning in German, meaning that you can start at intermediate level if you have previously learnt it up to GCSE or AS level. All students achieve the same standard of written and spoken German by the final year regardless of which level you join the course at. Please check the entry requirements for more details on entry points. **Careers** On graduation you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in German, an immensely useful skill. The experience of studying and working abroad demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. The course also provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, analysis, presenting and group working, which will prove useful in a wide range of careers. As such, 94% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016-17). Many of our graduates use their linguistic skills in companies with a German connection. However, prospects extend well beyond translating and interpreting. Recent graduates have been recruited by employers such as Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press and Dow Jones.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475