What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined German Studies and English Literature degree is taught by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of English and Creative Writing. You’ll also spend a year in a German-speaking country, immersing yourself in the language and culture.

Your German Studies programme aims to increase your fluency while exploring the country’s social, historical, political and cultural background in a European and global context. In English Literature you will study a range of poetry, drama, fiction and other prose.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including German Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) an Introduction to German Cultural Studies and an Introduction to English Literature. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism, and Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture.

Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will then finish your degree back at Lancaster by taking modules such as Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany; From Decadence to Modernism 1890-1945; and American Literature from 1900.