German Studies

German has a long-established reputation at Swansea and can be studied either post-A level or from beginner’s level on our two single honours BA programmes ( and ) and a range of joint honours combinations.

In BA Modern Languages, you can study German by itself (what used to be called single honours German) or in combination with French, or Spanish. You choose from options including Berlin in the Twentieth Century and Underground Vienna, as well as modules in translation, second language teaching, introductory modules to Italian, Portuguese and Catalan, and, in your final year, a dissertation. We have partnerships with the following German universities where you can spend your year abroad: Augsburg,

Bamberg, Mannheim, Regensburg, and Würzburg. You can also work as a British Council Language Assistant or take a work placement.

In BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting you take German alongside another language and specialist modules such as Computer-Assisted Translation Tools, Simulated Translation Bureau and Concepts in Translation. You are obliged to split your year abroad, practicing Translation and Interpreting in two languages at two institutions from our list of prestigious partners. Those for German are based in Cologne, Innsbruck, Mainz, and Zurich.

All students of German can take part in the weekly Sprachcafé and join the University German Society.

You can specialise in German on the MA degrees in Translation and Interpreting and Professional Translation, which also have options of internships and study abroad. We currently have two research students writing projects on German topics in the Research Centre for Contemporary German Culture (CCGC).

Class of 2019

Final-year BA German students with staff, May 2019

Final-year BA German students with staff, May 2019