Combined Honours



German study as part of your Combined Honours degree combines practical language skills such as writing, translating, and listening. There is also liaison interpreting and oral work.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Subject summary

Throughout your study of German in Combined Honours, your understanding is reinforced through optional modules about:

  • the cinema
  • culture
  • history
  • literature
  • politics

of Germany.

All Combined Honours students studying a language, go abroad for an Intercalating Year between Stages 2 and 3. You'll be based in Germany or Austria, to develop your language knowledge and expertise.

When you return in Stage 3, you'll continue to study German language and optional non-language modules. You can also choose to write a dissertation on an approved topic relating to Germany.

German is offered by the School of Modern Languages.

You can meet people from different cultures and all over the world by joining our Modern Languages Society or the Erasmus Society.


German can be studied as part of your Combined Honours from scratch, post-GCSE or post-A level (or equivalent) standards.

A maximum of two language subjects can be taken together, but only one of these can be at beginner's level.

It's not possible to study two language subjects on their own without a third non-language subject.


For more information on modules available visit the German Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing French as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

Ask the subject adviser for German.