German

Introduce yourself to the rich culture of Germany and discover its influence in film and literature and its connections with New Zealand.

Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne (Germany) with Cologne Cathedral in the blue hour by Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Subject overview

German is the native language of more than 90 million people. It is an important language of trade, with Germany the fourth largest economy and third largest exporter in the world.

Studying German can be a great way to introduce yourself to the rich culture of Germany, as well as discovering its influence in film and literature and its connections with New Zealand. German language and linguistics courses can give you an in-depth understanding and communication skills in the most widely spoken language in the European Union.

Where can German take you?

Graduates in German work as teachers, librarians, in managerial positions, in government service (such as foreign affairs and trade), in tourism, business and industry.

Career options with an Arts degree

Explore your study options in German