Undergraduate study in German

What you can study in German

As well as learning the language, you can study German film, literature and cultural history from the late eighteenth century to the present. As well as developing competence in the language, you can also gain a broad knowledge of the works of major writers and insight into key literary and cultural developments.

We offer additional opportunities for you to enhance your German skills. You may be able to participate in German international language examinations, or study abroad at universities or language institutes in Germany.

Structuring your major in German

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in German as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for German. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for German

Taking a module in German

If you would like to study German alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in German:

First time enrolment in language courses

By enrolling in an introductory language course you are declaring that you have either:

  • No knowledge or prior study of the taught language
  • Minimum knowledge of the taught language

If you have prior knowledge or previous study in a language you can enrol in a more advanced course by submitting an enrolment concession request via Student Services Online.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying German, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.