This section provides an outline of the content of this German BA (Hons) course. Each year you'll study a series of modules, some of these are compulsory and others can be selected from a range of optional modules.
As well as the core language modules, the syllabus of our German degree includes a wide range of stimulating options; students of single honours are able to study a full range of these. First-year courses include an introduction to the history, culture, cinema, and literatures of Europe. Second- and final-year options offer increasing levels of specialisation as you progress towards your degree. The topics cover a range of cultural and literary material and reflect staff research specialisms. The current syllabus includes modules devoted to the modern novel, German national identity, modern Austria, the history of East Germany and German film.
The third year is spent in a German-speaking country. Your options are:
- A paid work placement as an English assistant in schools. Our students have an excellent track record in getting their first choice of placement, whether in Germany or Austria.
- Study at one of our Erasmus partner universities, which include Leipzig, Passau, Tübingen, Heidelberg, Chemnitz, Mainz and Jena in Germany, and Vienna, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt in Austria.
- An approved work placement.
In each case you also complete a dissertation whilst abroad, which counts towards your Bangor degree.
Modules our students are currently studying...
If you'd like a closer look at the content of the modules our current students are studying this year please click on the links below;
German degree (BA/GER)
* Please note that due to the dynamic nature of our degree programmes specific topics of study/modules are occasionally subject to change.
Please also note that some degree programmes have placements or study periods in other institutions, and during those years no module content is listed.