German

A student in Austria during a year abroad from studies
Your year abroad can take you to any German-speaking country - pictured, Emma Ridges in Austria.

German is one of the key languages in European business, with over 120 million native speakers in Europe.

Language and culture are inseparable, and students will no doubt discover that there is more to German culture than most think. The unique heritages and histories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland have played an important role in the development of Europe.

Taught by native speakers, all of our German courses provide comprehensive language training combined with the opportunity to explore the literatures, cultures and intellectual history of German-speaking countries.

As well as students with A-level German, we also welcome students who have no previous knowledge of German. Entry at beginner level will generally require an A-level in any modern foreign language.

We offer the following German courses both within our School and in conjunction with other Schools from the University:

German is also offered, along with a second language option, on:

Degree name UCAS Code
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) 76D3

What you will gain

A language is a skill for life. By the end of a degree in German, you will not only have mastered the language, but your unique communications and intercultural skills will prove an invaluable asset.

Not only that, but during the third year of your course, you will have the opportunity to work or study abroad in a German-speaking country.

German language skills are highly desirable for employers in international or European business as well as a wide range of fields including the media, the arts, teaching, translating, publishing, the Civil Service, marketing and finance.

Our language partnerships

Goethe Institut

You will benefit from our close working relationship with cultural and governmental partners which helps to improve your study experience and our teaching expertise.

Our engagement partners include the Welsh Government and the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s national cultural institute.