Undergraduate study in German

As part of our BA Modern Languages, you can study German on its own, or alongside one or two other languages.

You can also study German with another subject as part of a wide range of degree combinations. A particular strength of the course offered at Birmingham is the range and coverage that we can offer. In addition to language teaching, you can study literature, history, translation studies, linguistics, politics, business German, and cinema with us, and range from the study of the very earliest forms of German to contemporary culture, politics and history.

Most of our students have taken German before up to A-level or equivalent. However, German can be studied from beginner's level in all the programmes below apart from LLB Law with German, BA Geography and German Studies and BA Modern Languages and Music.

Single Honours degrees

Modern Languages BA

A highly flexible degree for those wishing to study German as a Single Honours degree or to combine German with one or two other languages.

Modern Languages with Business Management BA

This flexible course has been designed for those who want to combine the study of one or two modern languages with Business Studies as a Minor subject comprising approximately one-third of the programme.

Modern Languages (University of Birmingham with The Open University pathway) BA

Discover an alternative route to a language degree that combines distance learning, on campus learning and a year abroad.

Joint Honours combinations with German

We offer German in combination with a wide variety of non-language subjects:

German as a Minor in combination with non-language subjects

In these degree courses, you will take either 20 or 40 credits in German language, depending on the course combination.

Open day talk

Modern Languages Graduation 2013