What will I learn?
Building on the strong links between the two departments, this degree combines in-depth study of German language and culture with a wide range of historical topics.
Germany has always been at the heart of the European intellectual tradition and is now the driving force of its economy and the EU. Our modules reflect the range and diversity of Germany’s culture, history and society. Intensive language work from advanced or beginner level opens up the richness of German language and cultural life, enabling you to graduate as a highly qualified linguist with intercultural skills and a deep understanding of key issues and developments in Germany’s past and present. Core modules that focus on aspects of German culture, society, literature, film and history in your first year feed into a range of themed options in the following year. Your year abroad is spent either as a language assistant, or working or studying at one of our partner universities (including Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Dresden and many more). We hold a residential course in Germany, open to all of our students on their year abroad. In the final year, we offer research-led modules taught by experts in their field and supported by the wealth of material in our Transnational Resources Centre.
Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.
How will I be taught?
You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will spend a year of your course abroad, normally in year 3. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A Level AAB including grade A in History and grade B in a modern or classical language
International Baccalaureate 36 points including 6 in Higher Level History and 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Interviews We do not normally interview, but applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department.
Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants include an invitation to a choice of Departmental Offer Holder Days in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring German language, culture, society and history and Sociology.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
What careers can a Warwick degree in German and History lead to?
Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.
GERMAN STUDIES R220 BA/Ger4
ENGLISH AND GERMAN LITERATURE QR32 BA/EGe
FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe
GERMAN AND BUSINESS STUDIES RN21 BA/GeBS4
GERMAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R2L1
GERMAN AND THEATRE STUDIES RW24 BA/GeThS
GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr
GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt
GERMAN WITH SPANISH R2R4 BA/GewSp
GERMAN WITH FILM STUDIES R2P3 BA/GeFS
FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe
GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt
HISPANIC STUDIES AND GERMAN RR42 BA/HSGr
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH GERMAN RR4F BA/HSwGr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH GERMAN N1R2 BSc
LAW WITH GERMAN LAW M10C BA
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND GERMAN (M164)
HISTORY (RENAISSANCE/MODERN AND MODERN) (V100)
HISTORY AND POLITICS VL12 BA/HiPol
HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY VL13 BA/HiSoc
HISTORY, LITERATURE AND CULTURES OF THE AMERICAS T704 BA/CAS4
FRENCH AND HISTORY RV11 BA/FrHi
HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI
A level: AAB, including A in History and B in a modern or classical language
IB: 36 points, including 6 in Higher Level History and 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.