German Studies at The University of Manchester
As one of the oldest departments of its type in the UK, German Studies has a rich and renowned heritage. Our staff are experts in an unusually wide range of areas, including linguistics, literature from the 19th to 21st centuries, film studies, gender studies, Holocaust studies, Turkish-German culture, GDR culture, translation, and cultural history.
With dedicated native-speaker language tutors, as well as world-leading scholars, our courses put the practical study of the German language at the heart of a degree programme that focuses on the highest intellectual standards alongside future employability.
As part of a large and diverse academic School, we provide you with a personalised learning environment and a wealth of choice and flexibility. You will also benefit from regular trips and longer-term residencies in German-speaking countries. And studying in Manchester means you you’ll live in a vibrant city that hosts an exciting range of German cultural events.
We cater for both post A-level students and beginners in the language, who take an intensive programme of specialist teaching.
Why study German with us?
We offer courses on an impressive range of topics and, whatever your particular interests, you will be taught by academics who are leaders in their field. Our course units are evaluated at the highest level by students and are recognised for their innovative use of e-learning approaches. In this year’s National Student Survey we received an impressive satisfaction score of 93%, while in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008), we were ranked in the top three German departments in the UK.
As an essential part of any language study, our mother-tongue language tutors from both Austria and Germany and residence abroad placements give you the opportunity to encounter a wide range of linguistic and cultural experience.
We have one of the most active student societies at the University. It organises frequent ‘Stammtisch’ meetings, an annual German play at the Contact Theatre and regular trips to German-speaking countries. The German Society helps to foster a lively and close sense of identity between students, staff and the department as a whole.