Studying German at Swansea
Deutsch in Swansea: Studium mit Aussicht
German at Swansea University has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We are dedicated to helping every individual student achieve to the best of their ability.
The German BA degree programme at Swansea falls into two overlapping and mutually enriching areas. In the first you practise advanced language skills in a variety of practical and intellectual contexts. In the second you expand your knowledge of the German language to explore selected aspects of the German-speaking states, their culture, cinema, history, and literatures in the modern and contemporary era.
The teaching of language skills is led by our dedicated German language tutor, Frau Ute Keller, and a Lektorinwho is part-sponsored by the DAAD (the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or German Academic Exchange Service), currently Frau Christiane Günther from Berlin. Developing language skills always entails some element of intercultural study, or finding out about aspects of life, society, business, and culture in the German-speaking countries. In joint honours and single honours degrees the other half of your study time is taken up exclusively with modules dedicated to the understanding of modern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Look at our German Undergraduate Brochure
or click here to find out further information about our undergraduate programmes / UCAS codes or postgraduate programme options.
Robert Bishop, German and French graduate, 2008
"After I had decided to study French and German at university I started doing research into various institutions. Swansea appeared high in the league tables for both French and German, and after applying was the only university to invite me to an interview. It was only after seeing the campus and personally meeting the academic staff that my decision was made to study in Swansea, and I have not looked back. From the academic tuition through the first and second years to the guidance and support offered during the whole year abroad process, Swansea has treated me like an individual. Every year in both departments there are modules offered which interest, stimulate and challenge students, such as European history modules and literature from various time periods, which interested me. The year abroad gave me the opportunity to experience the atmosphere and culture of a completely different country; it was an unforgettable experience and I would thoroughly recommend it. During my studies, I have come to love Swansea not only as a university but as a city, which is why I decided to stay on to do postgraduate studies in German."