Why study German at Birkbeck?
Birkbeck's Department of European Cultures and Languages is the only department in the UK that specialises in teaching German to part-time undergraduates.
- Our students come from a variety of educational backgrounds. Many are in full-time employment.
- We also offer a taught MA course in Modern German Studies and have a number of MPhil/PhD students working in a variety of fields.
- Our teaching takes place in the evening in two periods between 6pm and 9pm.
- We benefit from the significant number of native German speakers among the teaching staff and students.
- We teach a variety of courses covering German literature from the medieval period to the present day, German thought and history, and media and film.
- are taught in small groups with intensive conversation practice. Opportunity for individual language work is provided by the well-equipped computer-based language lab.
- All of the in the department are available part-time and taught in the evenings, enabling you to continue your prior day-time commitments.
- At postgraduate level, we offer an interdisciplinary MA in Comparative Literatures taught by experts from across Birkbeck’s various language departments.
- Birkbeck is a college of the University of London and awards prestigious University of London degrees.
- We take a multidisciplinary approach to German studies and are active in research and teaching in a wide variety of areas: German, Austrian and Swiss Literature; Germany history and though; film, media, cultural and memory studies.
- We have a lively, student-run German Society which organises social events as well as visits to concerts, films and theatre performances throughout the year.
- Located at 43 Gordon Square, the Department of European Cultures and Languages is close to some of the best cultural resources in the UK, including art galleries, museums, libraries and cinemas.