Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

German Studies

This course is designed to develop your German language skills and/or increase your knowledge of German culture, as well as improving your research and study skills.

Course modules

You take a high-level German language module, German 5, and 2 option modules (or the equivalent of 4 half-modules) from a selection, one of which can be an extended essay on a topic chosen by you. German language module: German 5 . Option modules: A Topic in German Thought: The Idea of Enlightenment; Beating Nature: Artificiality, Imitation and Simulation; Das Dritte Reich; Death: A Theme in German Culture; Die Deutschsprachige Presse; Extended Essay; Film and Politics; German Early Modern Literature; German Women's Writing; Myth, Folk and Fairytales; Stories of the Self (Level 6); The Age of Geothe; The Twentieth Century: Key Themes in Comparative European History (Level 5); Wirtschaftsdeutsch .

Assessment methods

Language modules are assessed by oral and written examination and, in some cases, by coursework. All other modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts offers a small number of bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of European Cultures and Languages
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