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Study German as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore German culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

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

  • cinema
  • culture
  • history
  • literature
  • politics

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


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

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.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Patricia Oliart - School of Modern Languages

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479