the German Department at UCL, we aim to build on our traditional
strengths in language and literature, setting these in a broader
historical, social and cultural context.
History, politics, film,
cultural studies, in addition to literature and language, may
all be studied in their own right, taught by specialist lecturers.
In the last Teaching Quality Assessment, the teaching of German at UCL was rated 'excellent' by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. All teachers are at the cutting edge of research in their respective fields: in the last Research Assessment Exercise, the Department was awarded the highest score of 5* A.
Application and admissions
All undergraduate applications must be made through UCAS and cannot be made directly to UCL.
We want to be as sure as we possibly can that you would
find UCL a conducive learning environment and that you will enjoy and
profit from your time with us. We therefore invest a considerable amount
of time and care into our admissions procedures, ensuring that German is strongly represented the Open Days for SELCS (the School of European Languages, Culture and Society).
No prior knowledge of German is required; we teach at all levels from beginners to post-A Level. Typical offers are AAB at A Level or equivalent. A foreign language at A Level or equivalent is preferred.
UCL is committed to offering educational opportunities to all capable of benefiting, regardless of background (see UCL's Access Agreement).
Further information about admissions processes for all SELCS undergraduate courses can be found on the SELCS admissions pages.
- View or request hard copies of the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus and departmental booklets
- General information for prospective undergraduate students
- Information about accommodation options
Affiliate and International Students
For information about UCL fees, please check the Undergraduate Fees and Finance website.
We offer courses in the following subject areas:
language - discussion and essay, comprehension, translation, grammar, and a new menu of integrated language-literature and language-culture courses
linguistics - sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, history of the language
literature and literary theory - authors, themes, textual criticism
cultural studies - interdisciplinary analysis, diverse forms of representation
film - history, theory and analysis of film
history/politics - early modern to the present, East and West German politics and history, social and political theory
Details of courses available in 2012/13 and 2013/2014 are posted on the SELCS website.