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German Studies

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German is a crucial language for business, science, culture, and is a key to Eastern Europe. Warwick offers a dynamic and supportive environment for study and research in German Studies. We have an international reputation for excellence in teaching, as shown by the REF 2014. We have ten full-time and three part-time members of academic staff, and attract a diverse student community. We are one of the UK's leading German departments, figure strongly in national league tables and have achieved satisfaction ratings in the range 96–100% in the National Student Survey. We have much to celebrate and look forward to colleagues and students joining us.

Undergraduate study

You can begin studying with us post 'A' Level, post GCSE or, for many courses, as an absolute beginner (ab initio)! All our full-time degrees are four years in length and you'll spend one year abroad. You can choose to study German with another subject (combined honours), on its own (single honours), or through the BA in Modern Languages within which you'll study three languages. We offer a cutting-edge undergraduate curriculum, with intensive, small-group language teaching throughout and a wide range of cultural modules covering the period from 1770 to the present day, covering film, literarture, society and politics.

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Postgraduate study

In German Studies we have a thriving and lively body of international postgraduates working towards MA (Masters) and PhD qualifications. In recent years we have attracted an especially talented community of PhD students, many of whom have won prestigious Warwick scholarships to fund their research and have continued to secure postdoctoral funding at Warwick and beyond. Our internationally-acclaimed staff are happy to supervise work in their areas of expertise.

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We are consistently ranked among the top German departments in the UK for research, producing internationally-recognised publications, which have demonstrable impact. Recently we attracted AHRC funding for a major project on Heinrich von Kleist. Our work engages with the diversity of German language culture from 1770 to the present from a range of theoretical perspectives, always with a strong sense of how culture reflects the differing historical contexts that gave rise to it, be they social, political, intellectual or aesthetic.


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