German Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules

  • Communication in a Global Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Applied Learning Language Skill 

BA (Hons) with a Modern Language

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 22% 0% 78%
Y1 15% 0% 85%
Y2 18% 0% 82%
Year Abroad 0% 83% 17%
Final 17% 0% 83%
Foundation 5% 22% 73%
Y1 34% 26% 40%
Y2 15% 27% 58%
Year Abroad 0% 0% 100%
Final 16% 24% 60%

About the course

Studying German at Hull combines the study of German language and its associated cultures as a gateway to understanding the German-speaking world. Through a varied interdisciplinary approach, it will equip you with the language skills, transferable skills, specialised knowledge and cultural insight necessary to access and engage intellectually with Germany’s vibrant cultural history and diverse contemporary landscape.

Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme, which allows you to practise even more with German native speakers. While studying for your degree, you have the opportunity to gain a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. Year 3 of the programme is spent abroad, experiencing the German-speaking world first-hand, either working or studying, and immersing yourself in both the language and its cultures.


BA (Hons)

5 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

German is spoken by approximately 110 million native speakers across the globe.

It's the most widely-spoken language of the European Union. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills lists Germany as one of the UK’s most important trading partners. As a result, German is one of the most sought-after languages in industry, meaning that a degree in German Studies could open up a wide range of careers.

Demand for linguists is expected to grow with the widening of the EU internal market. Some students become teachers (including TEFL) or translators and interpreters, while many choose to enter business and commerce of some kind, with accounting, banking and jobs involving computers becoming increasingly popular.

Marketing and exporting are also sought-after areas. Many of our students apply for management training of some kind, in either the private or the public sector, and around half of our graduates enter jobs which have a European or international aspect.