German is the language of inventors and innovators and an important language in academia. It is said that Germany is the country of poets and thinkers.
German Studies at UCL
From the fall of the Berlin Wall back to the teachings of Luther, the music of Bach and Beethoven, the writing of Goethe and Mann, and the theories of Marx and Nietzsche, Germany and the German-speaking tradition have occupied a central place in Europe and the world.
Our strengths include medieval, early-modern and modern literature, cultural studies, literary theory, Austrian studies, the practice and theory of translation and language acquisition, modern German history and politics, cultural, social and political theory, and film studies. We include a Fellow of the British Academy, the principal British historian of the German Democratic Republic, and acknowledged experts on women's writing, especially drama, Austrian literature, and feminist literary theory.
For a flavour of what studying a languages and culture degree entails, try our German Subject Spotlight.
A single-subject degree
Degree combining two modern languages
Degrees combining German and another subject
- German and English BA
- German and History BA
- German and History of Art BA
- German and Latin BA
- German and Philosophy BA
- German with Management Studies BA