Course Overview

Lancaster's combined German Studies and Computing degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our School of Computing and Communications, ranked tenth for its research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 2008. This degree scheme includes a year spent working or studying abroad.

Your German Studies programme aims to increase your fluency while exploring the country's social, historical, political and cultural background as well as its European and global context. In Computing, you'll focus on developing professional skills, including extensive study of software and systems development.

You'll begin your degree with core courses including German Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced); Java Programming; Systems Architecture, and Computational Fundamentals.  In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Becoming German: Post-War German-language, culture and Identities.  

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will finish your degree back at Lancaster with modules covering Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany and Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film.

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