The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
In this programme, you study half of your modules (60 credits) in German and half in History (60 credits)
German: During your first year you will follow compulsory courses in practical language work (depending on your starting level in German) as well as optional modules in some or all of the following areas depending on your programme of study: Contemporary Germany, German Literature: Texts in Context, Modern German History, German Translation in Practice.
- Practising History (A): Skills in History
- Practising History (B): Approaches to History
You then choose two out of the five survey modules below:
- Discovering the Middle Ages
- Living in the Middle Ages
- The Making of the Modern World 1500-1815
- The Making of the Contemporary World 1815-2000
- War and Society
History first year detailed module descriptions
German: As well as continuing to develop your language skills with the language compulsory modules (depending on your level in German), you also study special topics chosen from a wide range of courses in the fields of German literature, film and theatre, gender studies, history, society, politics, culture and linguistics.
Choose from one of the following:
- History in Theory and Practice*
- Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) (please note: this module must be studied if a History 40 credit dissertation is to be taken in the final year)*
- Professional Skills (please note: places on this module are limited)*
- Option A*
*If you wished to do 80 credits in History you would do two of the non-compulsory courses.
History second year detailed module descriptions
Your year abroad in the third year is compulsory. Most of our students spend it at one of our many partner universities in Germany or Austria, although some prefer to teach or work in a German-speaking country.
German: The final year of your degree consists of a compulsory advanced practical language element (oral work, translation both into and out of German and essay writing in German). You will also take a number of optional courses in German literature (both modern and medieval), history, society, politics, philosophy, linguistics and philology.
- Special Subject A+B (20 + 20 credits)
Students can also take an Advanced Option A, an Advanced Option B or a Joint Honours History dissertation for a further 20 credits or two of these modules for a further 40 credits.
If you studied Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) in year 2 you would normally be expected to do a 40 credit dissertation in History (for 80 credits in total).
History final year detailed module descriptions