Lancaster's combined four-year German Studies and Theatre degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Culture and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This degree scheme includes a year spent in a German-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.
Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers.
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 Theatre Studies, you'll expand your understanding and creative abilities through a stimulating integration of theory and practice and with the option of more subject specific or interdisciplinary studies.
You'll begin your degree with core modules including German Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Introduction to Theatre Studies. In your second year, you will follow courses in German Language Oral Skills, German Language Written Skills and the core German culture course, Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture. You can also take courses on Post-war European Playwrights, Performance Composition, Media and Performance or TV Drama and take a Work Placement through a dedicated module.
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 Contemporary European Theatre, Applied Theatre Practice, Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany along with further German Language Oral and Written modules.
- German Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- German Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- German Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Marketing and Design : BSc Hons
- Film : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology : BA Hons
- Film and English Literature : BA Hons
- Film and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Film and Theatre : BA Hons
- Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- English Language and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and German Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Film : BA Hons
- German Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Modern Languages : BA Hons
- French Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Management Studies and European Languages : BA Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and German Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and History : BA Hons
- French Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- German Studies and History : BA Hons
- German Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and History : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Fine Art : BA Hons
- Theatre : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Film : BA Hons
- Dance and Film : BA Hons
- Theatre and English Literature : BA Hons
- Dance and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Dance and French Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and German Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Theatre : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Dance : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and Theatre : BA Hons
- Theatre and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and Creative Writing : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied. For a full list contact the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts department.
- German Studies Part I (Intensive German for Beginners)
- Part I German Studies (Advanced)
- German Language: Oral Skills
- German Language: Oral Skills (post-intensive)
- German Language: Written Skills
- German Language: Written Skills (post-intensive)
- Becoming German: Post-War German-language, Culture and Identities
- Residence Abroad: intercultural and academic reflection
- German Language Oral Skills
- German Language Written Skills
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three modules of study which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
For further information about the department, staff and courses please visit the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts department website.
A level: AAB.A level German at grade B is required unless German is to be studied from beginners' level, in which case we require evidence of language learning ability.
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects
Mature students: Applications welcomed from mature students who can provide evidence of language-learning ability. Recent formal study of dance, theatre, media, film or a related subject an advantage but not required. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
A combined degree is highly valued by employers looking for independent, forward-thinking and multi-skilled graduates and they particularly value the strong communications and interpersonal skills gained on a degree programme with a foreign language.
Theatre Studies at Lancaster ranks highly for its graduate prospects. Many of our graduates find jobs within theatre - as performers, directors, writers, technicians and administrators - as well as associated fields such as journalism, the media, publishing and advertising. Others choose to work in areas concerned with the social applications of theatre and drama, such as teaching, social work, community arts and drama and dance therapy. A number of our alumni have gone on to postgraduate study at Lancaster and elsewhere, whilst others have used their skills in careers such as personnel and the Civil Service.
The valuable language and communication skills gained on this course, along with the advantage of a year spent abroad enable our language graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of areas. Many of our language graduates also find openings in business, based in Europe and other countries.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page