In this joint honours course you’ll study English language and literature, alongside the German language and culture. This includes modules in literature, linguistics, history and politics, as well as practical language work. Even if you’re a beginner in German, an intensive beginners’ course will develop your language skills to degree level. The year abroad allows you to immerse yourself in German language and culture, developing your language skills and cultural awareness by studying at a German speaking university, or working in a school or on a work placement. For the English side, you’ll take modules covering drama and performance, English language and applied linguistics, literature (from 1500 to the present), and medieval languages and literatures. By the end of the course, you’ll have a broad understanding of both German and English literature and language.
You will normally divide your study time equally between German and English, totalling 120 credits of modules per year. In year one, if you start with us as a beginner in German, you will work on a structured language programme to enable rapid progress. If you start at post-A level, your modules are geared to improve your German language skills, and you will take options in culture, politics and linguistics. In English, you will choose three wide-ranging modules from four areas: Medieval English language and literature, literature since 1500, drama and performance and applied linguistics. They will give you a thorough grounding in the relevant areas and influence your studies in years two and four. Your core language modules in year two will prepare you for your year abroad. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules covering literature, culture, history, politics and society. In English, depending on your module choices in your first year, you will choose three modules in your second year that cover at least two areas of study, allowing you to begin to focus your studies while still spanning the rich range of topics encompassed in the discipline. Your third academic year is spent in Germany or Austria studying at one of our exchange universities, teaching on the British Council assistantship programme or undertaking a work placement with a company. In year four everyone takes the same German language classes and is assessed at degree level in the language. You will also choose optional modules from the areas of German literature, cinema, history, politics and society, with the option of writing a dissertation under expert supervision. In English you will choose optional modules across at least two of the main areas of the discipline (Medieval English language and literature, literature since 1500, drama and performance and applied linguistics). Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including 8.0 in English. If taking post A Level then 8.0 in French. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway. GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.