This joint language degree combines French Studies and German Studies is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.
You’ll begin your degree with French and German courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.
Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of France and Germany in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.
Spending your third year abroad gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or German-speaking country, or split the year between the two.
In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core French and German language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature: 1850-2000’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’.