Course Overview

Lancaster's four-year German Studies and Linguistics degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

You'll spend the third year studying abroad, giving you an intensive exposure to the language as well as the opportunity to experience German culture first hand. Your Linguistics courses complement your language studies by focusing on the sound, grammar and meaning systems of different languages.

You'll begin your degree with courses including German Studies (Advanced or Intensive for Beginners); Introduction to Linguistics, and Linguistic Fieldwork and Analysis. At the end of your first year, you'll choose which areas to focus on. Second-year modules include Discourse Analysis: Looking at Language in Use; Stylistics; German Language, and Becoming German: Post-War German Language, Culture and Identities.

You will spend your third year abroad and this will make 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: German Language Oral Skills; German Language Written Skills, and Topics in Linguistic Theory.

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