What will I learn?
This long-established and successful degree combines studies in German language, culture and contemporary society with in-depth teaching in many varied areas of business practice. You will be based in the Department of German Studies, but half of your teaching is provided by Warwick Business School.
Our modules reflect the range and diversity of Germany’s culture, history and society. Intensive language work from advanced or beginner level opens up the richness of German language and cultural life, enabling you to graduate as a highly qualified linguist with intercultural skills and a deep understanding of key issues and developments in Germany’s past and present.
Core modules that focus on aspects of German culture, society, literature, film and history in your first year feed into a range of themed options in the second and final years. You will spend a year abroad, normally in year 3, either as a language assistant, or working or studying at one of our partner universities (including Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Dresden and many more).
In Business Studies, you can take many different pathways through your course including human resource management, accounting, finance, principles of organisational behaviour, production and operations management, industrial relations, corporate strategy, and auditing. Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.
How will I learn?
You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will spend a year of your course abroad, normally year 3, in a German-speaking country. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A Level AAB including a modern foreign language or Latin/Ancient Greek and grade A in GCSE Mathematics
International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in a Higher Level modern foreign language or Latin/Ancient Greek and grade B in GCSE Mathematics A or equivalent in the IB
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Interviews We do not normally interview, but applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department.
Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants include an invitation to a choice of Departmental Offer Holder Days in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
First year core modules may include Modern German Language I and Writers, Media and Society in Contemporary Germany. Optional business modules could include Operations Management; Quantitative Analysis for Management I; Quantitative Analysis for Management II; Economics for Business; Foundations of Finance; Foundations of Accounting; Management Organisations and Society.
Your second year core German modules may include Modern German Language IIas well as optional core modules such as Reading Weimar: Prose Fiction 1919-1933; Film in the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism; Modernity and its Discontents; Pathologies of the Modern Self. You may also choose optional modules from Warwick Business School.
Your third year will be spent abroad in Germany or Austria.
Fourth year core modules may include Modern German Language III and Business and Society in Contemporary Germany. Optional modules from German Studies may include The Writer and Imperial Germany 1871-1918; Post-war German Political Cinema; Reflections of National Socialism in Post-war German Writing; Berlin from 1900 to the Present Day; Reading Contemporary German Diasporic Writing; German Memories of WWII: From Perpetration to Suffering; The Self and the Others: Identity, Gender and Ethnicity in German Culture around 1800; Germany and the Holocaust: Interpretations and Debates; The Self and the Others II: Contemporary German Travel Narratives; Goethe's Faust; Kafka's Modernism; Boredom in the Literature and Film of the Berlin Republic. You may also choose optional modules from Warwick Business School.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
What careers can a Warwick degree in German lead to?
Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.
GERMAN STUDIES R220 BA/Ger4
ENGLISH AND GERMAN LITERATURE QR32 BA/EGe
FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe
GERMAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R2L1
GERMAN AND HISTORY RV21 BA/GH
GERMAN AND THEATRE STUDIES RW24 BA/GeThS
GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr
GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt
GERMAN WITH SPANISH R2R4 BA/GewSp
GERMAN WITH FILM STUDIES R2P3 BA/GeFS
FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe
GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt
HISPANIC STUDIES AND GERMAN RR42 BA/HSGr
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH GERMAN RR4F BA/HSwGr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH GERMAN N1R2 BSc
LAW WITH GERMAN LAW M10C BA
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND GERMAN (M164)
A level: AAB, including a modern or classical language and A in GCSE Mathematics
IB: 36 points, including 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language and A in GCSE Mathematics
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.