BA History with German Language
UCAS Code VR12
The study of History in conjunction with German offers exciting academic opportunities as well as excellent employment perspectives. You will be able to take advantage of the Department of History’s strength in modern European, German and German-Jewish history. In addition, Queen Mary’s Center for Anglo-German Relations provides a stimulating environment for teaching and research. In the first year, a foundation course will introduce you to German culture, and you will follow the core courses designed to help you develop and strengthen your language skills.
After this you are free to select options of special interest to you, including courses on history, literature, arts and politics of the German-speaking countries. You will normally spend a year abroad, typically at a German university. Teaching methods include lectures, film screenings, field trips, seminars and an on-line learning environment. In the final year, you will have the chance to undertake an independent research project, choosing either a 15,000-word history research dissertation or a document-based special subject.
German-language skills and the knowledge of German culture are key assets in the job market and graduates in History and German Language are generally very successful in finding employment in which their language and analytical skills are of relevance: in commerce, law, government, tourism, teaching, academia and other fields.