This Graduate Diploma in German Studies is designed to develop your German language skills and/or increase your knowledge of German culture, as well as improving your research and study skills.

Study Details:

Grad Dip 1 year part-time

Module Details:


  • German 5


  • A Topic in German Thought: The Idea of Enlightenment
  • Beating Nature: Artificiality, Imitation and Simulation
  • Das Dritte Reich
  • Death: A Theme in German Culture
  • Die Deutschsprachige Presse
  • Extended Essay
  • Film and Politics
  • German Early Modern Literature
  • German Women’s Writing
  • Myth, Folk and Fairytales
  • The Age of Goethe
  • The Twentieth Century: Key Themes in Comparative European History (Level 5)
  • Wirtschaftsdeutsch

Student Destinations

Graduates go in to careers in international organisations or businesses, translating and teaching, research and journalism. Possible professions include translator, teacher, researcher, or journalist. This degree may also be useful in becoming a Diplomatic Services operational officer or interpreter.


Part-time home/EU students: £4175 pa Part-time international students: £7600 pa

Entry Requirements

Normally a first degree in a subject other than German or modern languages, and/or a BA not equivalent to UK honours standard.

Language skills in German equivalent to A-level plus two years (also equivalent to a pass in German 5).

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