UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

German History (Language, Culture and History)

The course allows students to investigate in depth the rich, diverse traditions and violent upheavals of German and Austrian history. Drawing on the expertise of an unparalleled range of specialists at UCL, this programme provides a foundation for understanding some of the most important junctures and developments of the modern era. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Formal teaching occurs in the 1st 2 terms and the 3rd term is devoted to revision sessions, examinations and detailed supervision of the dissertation project.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A knowledge of German at least equivalent to UK A-level standard is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Language, culture and history. This core module permits research into 2 of the following fields: Postcolonialism; trauma; memory; collective identities. Options: Theoretical issues in history and literature; Parzival; reading modern novels; staging the past (German historical drama since 1770); writing and rewriting Marchen and other fantastic tales; language, power and ideology; translation from and into German (advanced translation); discussion and essay in German (intensive essay writing); German literature and psychology.

Assessment methods

Student performance is assessed through coursework essays, a dissertation, and unseen written examinations.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 3 months
PgCert Part-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7024