Spoken by over 120 million people and of growing importance in central and eastern Europe, German opens up numerous opportunities for language graduates.
An integral member of the European Union, with a fascinating and distinctive culture and the world’s third largest economy, Germany is at the heart of Europe.
Studying modern languages opens your mind to different people and cultures. You will learn to adapt to new surroundings during your year abroad and develop a range of practical skills which you can use in almost any career – a second language is a demonstrable asset that will give you the edge over your competitors.
We place great importance on the development of graduate skills vital for future employment through the integration of transferable skills into learning and teaching, in particular the language skills and strategy training for all first-year students. Our programmes offer considerable choice, although language learning will be a core component throughout your course.
A student talks about her year studying abroad in a German university
For details of individual courses and modules, please visit the German website.
Typical entry requirements
A levels: AAB, including grade A in German
IB: 34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 at higher level in German
Selection process: UCAS application and one-to-one interview
Degree | UCAS code | Duration
BA German | R220 | 4 years
BA German and Music | RW23 | 4 years
BA German and Philosophy | RV25 | 4 years
BA German and Spanish | RR24 | 4 years
BA Politics and German | LR22 | 4 years
BSc Management Sciences and German | NR22 | 4 years
BA English and German | QR32 | 4 years
BA Film and German | RW26 | 4 years
BA French and German | RR12 | 4 years
BA French and German (Linguistic Studies) | RRC2 | 4 years
BA German (Linguistic Studies) | R201 | 4 years
BA German and History | RV21 | 4 years
BA German and Spanish (Linguistic Studies) | RRF4 | 4 years
MLang German Linguistic Studies
MLang German and Spanish
MLang German and Spanish Linguistic Studies
- Ranked in the top five UK modern languages divisions by The Guardian for the past six years
- Ranked in the top 10 modern languages divisions in the country in the National Student Satisfaction Survey (2011)
- Opportunity to learn another language from scratch, such as Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Arabic or Russian
- Opportunity to study German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese in accelerated mode, allowing beginners to reach graduate-level competence over four years
- Modern Languages at Southampton was in the top two for European Studies in the 2008 RAE
- Wide range of learning and teaching resources, including multimedia labs, electronic whiteboards and language-specific resource rooms.
- Employment figures from 2008 show that 95 per cent of language graduates found a job six months after graduation.
- Recent graduates have found jobs in management, banking, marketing, public relations, European institutions, local government, the civil service, radio, television, publishing, translation and teaching.
- Others go on to postgraduate courses in European studies, politics, international finance, law, management, education, translating, interpreting and librarianship.
For information on scholarships, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/scholarships.