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German and Theatre Studies

On this degree you will benefit from the research and teaching interests in both departments, including the German Department’s work in the fields of intellectual history, 19th and 20th century German and European cultural history and memory studies, and the School of Theatre Studies’ specialisms in historiography, national theatre cultures, and theatre and performance that intervenes in public discourse, city life and at the cutting edge of technological change.

The below course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availability.

Year One

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 1 (GE101-30) or Modern German Language for Beginners (GE103-30)


Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies (TH114-30)
  From Text to Performance (TH115-30)
Optional Module (choose one)

The Changing Face of Germany in Film and Text (GE108-30)


Passion and Power: The Makings of Modern German Culture (GE109-30)

Year Two/Three

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 2 (GE201-30) or Modern German Language 2 (Postbeginners) (GE203-30)
Optional Modules

Intermediate year German Modules (15-30 credits)

  Intermediate Year SMLC Modules (0-15 credits LN2 and LN3 Modules only)
  Approved optional modules totalling 60 CATS from Theatre and Performance Studies
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved

Year Two/Three - Spent Abroad

Year Four

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 3 (GE401-30)
Optional Modules

Final-year German Modules (30 credits)*

  Plus approved optional modules in Theatre and Performance Studies (60 credits)
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved