What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined German Studies and Philosophy degree is taught by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. This degree scheme also includes a year abroad in a German-speaking country.

Your German Studies programme focuses on developing fluency in the language, complemented by courses on the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background. In Philosophy, you can choose from a range of options to suit your interests.

You’ll begin your degree with courses such as German Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced), Introduction to German Culture Studies, and Introduction to Philosophy. You’ll move on to language specific culture studies with second and final year modules covering Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture, and Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation. Your Philosophy subjects include Knowledge and Reality; Continental Philosophy, Modern Political Thought, and The Ethics of Communication.

In your third year, you’ll study or work in a German-speaking country before returning to Lancaster to finish your degree.