What will I learn?
German and Italian is a joint degree which allows you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the language, literature, culture, society and politics of Italy and German-speaking countries, in both a historical and a contemporary perspective. Equal weight is given to both languages and cultures, and in each year four modules are taken: one module is devoted to each language and one further module is taken in each subject. Optional modules include the study of history, politics, literature, film and culture.
You will arrive with an A-level (or equivalent) in one of the two languages but the second language can be taken at either beginners or advanced level for German, beginners, intermediate or advanced for Italian.
You can spend your year abroad either in one country for the whole year, or you can split your time between a German-speaking country and Italy.
For detailed module information please visit the course page.
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 normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. 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 German OR AAB including Italian
International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in Higher Level German OR 5 in Higher Level Italian
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).
Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules can I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring both German and Italian language, culture, society and history.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
*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 Studies and Italian 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 AND BUSINESS STUDIES RN21 BA/GeBS4
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
HISPANIC STUDIES AND GERMAN RR42 BA/HSGr
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH GERMAN RR4F BA/HSwGr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH GERMAN N1R2 BSc
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc
LAW WITH GERMAN LAW M10C BA
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND GERMAN (M164)
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN (M165)
A level: AAB, including German or Italian
IB: 36 points, including 5 in Higher Level German or Italian
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 you should contact the department administering the course.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.