What Will You Study

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. This degree scheme includes a year spent working or studying abroad in a German speaking country.

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) you will also be introduced to language-specific culture studies; as well as  Software Development, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Information Systems and Digital Systems.  In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Becoming German: Post-War German-language, Culture and Identities alongside comparative cultural studies and Databases, HCI, Networking and Software Design.

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, Culture and Politics in the GDR, Advanced Internet and Mobile Applications, Distributed Systems, Languages and Compilation, and Artificial Intelligence.