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.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st degree in a subject other than German or modern languages, and/or a BA not equivalent to UK honours standard. Language skills in German equivalent to A-level plus 2 years (also equivalent to a pass in German 5). If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time October 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of European Cultures and Languages
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6170