Lancaster's combined four-year Dance and German Studies degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Culture and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This degree scheme includes a year spent in a German-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.
Your German Studies courses will develop your proficiency in written and spoken German while exploring the society, culture, history and politics of Germany. In Dance not only will you develop as a dancer through weekly technique classes across all three years, but through lectures and choreographic projects you will study the methods and significance of modern and contemporary dance in terms of the environments in which it occurs:
- The site: dance in unusual rural and urban locations
- The stage: dance in relation to costume, lighting, set and sound
- The screen: dance for the camera, motion capture and telepresence
You'll begin your degree with core modules including German Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Modern Dance. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as German Language: Oral Skills; Becoming German; Postmodern Dance and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.
Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity before returning to finish your degree back at Lancaster. Your final year will include modules such as German Language: Oral and Written Skills; Contemporary Dance and a Dance Project.
- German Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- German Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Information Technology for Creative Industries (with Industrial Experience) : MSci Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- German Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Marketing and Design : BSc Hons
- Film : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology : BA Hons
- Film and English Literature : BA Hons
- Film and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Film and Theatre : BA Hons
- Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- English Language and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and German Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Film : BA Hons
- German Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Modern Languages : BA Hons
- French Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Management Studies and European Languages : BA Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and German Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and History : BA Hons
- French Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- German Studies and History : BA Hons
- German Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and History : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Fine Art : BA Hons
- Theatre : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Film : BA Hons
- Dance and Film : BA Hons
- Theatre and English Literature : BA Hons
- Dance and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Dance and French Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and German Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Theatre : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Dance : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and Theatre : BA Hons
- Theatre and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and Creative Writing : BA Hons
Detailed module information for this new undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
A level: ABB. A level German, at grade B, is expected unless German is to be studied from beginners' level, in which case we require evidence of language learning ability. A Level Dance Studies and Film Studies, Performing Arts or Theatre Studies are desirable but not essential
Scottish Highers: BBBBB
International Bacc: 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects
Mature students: Applications welcomed from mature students who can provide evidence of language-learning ability. Recent formal study of dance, theatre, media, film or a related subject an advantage but not required. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
A degree in Dance and German gives graduates the capability to work independently and collaboratively in a wide range of professions. Our graduates have become professional dancers and choreographers; community artists; and administrators and producers of arts events. They have also gone on to work in the media industries, film production, journalism, accountancy and finance, promotion, marketing and advertising.
A career abroad is also a popular option. Our graduates have work abroad in schools and universities and in international organisation such as the British Council, Civil or Diplomatic Service. Many graduates also find openings in businesses based in European or other countries.
You will also be able to develop key transferable skills, such as creative thinking, communication, project design and group management, as well as research, analysis, and critical writing. These skills will make you extremely attractive to a wide range of employers, including those within the different creative and cultural industries which now forms a large part of the UK’s economy. In addition, you will gain the invaluable qualities of a sharp kinaesthetic, linguistic and literary intelligence, honed through constant creative practice and academic analysis, which will enable you to respond to any situation with a greater clarity and confidence that would otherwise have been possible.
Many of our graduates progress to postgraduate degrees to become therapists, academics, lecturers and teachers, or pursue vocational training in performance.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page