Skip to main content
Courses / Undergraduate / Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics (BA)

Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Become fluent in German while studying a range of topics within German studies, including contemporary culture, society and politics, history, literature and cinema. You'll also specialise in German linguistics and explore the structure, use and psychology of language around the world.

Following our system of language development you’ll start at a level that matches your ability in German. This means we can personalise your learning so you make the best progress.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • explore the linguistic and sociocultural dimensions of the German language
  • spend a year abroad in year 3 in either a work placement, a British Council placement or at one of Southampton’s partner universities
  • develop the analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers and professions, including those for which German is a key requirement

By studying linguistics alongside German, you'll explore topics like the principles underlying the structure of sentences and the articulations of the mouth involved in speech.

You'll also be able to tailor your degree to your liking with a range of optional modules exploring anything from culture and history, to psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, or even media perspectives on a post-68 Germany. 

You’ll have excellent resources to support you, including the Centre for Language Study, which can offer support in the form of language and academic advising.

The transferable skills you’ll gain on this course mean after graduation your employment opportunities are highly varied, both in the UK and abroad.

Course lead

Your course lead is Dr Michael Kranert.

His research interests range from comparative discourse analysis to language ideologies, with a particular focus on English and German speaking countries.

Find out more on his staff profile.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Back to top