Course Overview

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 - ranked first for Philosophy in the Northwest in The Guardian University Guide 2013. This degree scheme also includes a year abroad.

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 including German Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) 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 Cross-Cultural Ethics.

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

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