What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined German Studies and History degree gives you the opportunity to learn in a department with a strong commitment to intercultural studies and to follow our redesigned History degree, taught in the department’s new state-of-the-art premises. You will also spend a year working or studying in a German-speaking country.

Your German Studies programme focuses on developing your fluency combined with an in-depth study of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background. Your History courses cover British, European and world history.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including German Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced), an Introduction to German Culture Studies, and From Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians. In your second and final years, you’ll be able to follow modules such as Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture; Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945; The World of the Black Death: Economy, Society and Religion, 1300-1500; and The Restless Nation: Germany in the Twentieth Century.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity, before finishing your degree back at Lancaster.