Studying a language and its associated cultures opens up new worlds. In the era of globalisation, the value of mastering more than one language and having intercultural skills is on an all'time high, and there is a shortage of trained modern linguists. You will be taught the multiple language skills in a variety of class formats, making the fullest use of up to date technologies while not abandoning traditional methods such as formal grammar teaching. Language teaching at Queen Mary is fully integrated into a rich programme of social, philosophical, cultural, political and linguistic enquiry. The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film also includes the departments of Linguistics, Film and Comparative Literature and prides itself on its interdisciplinary research and teaching culture. You are encouraged to look beyond the confines of your subject and take some complementary modules to create links and widen your horizons. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge, you learn to contextualise information, develop analytical skills, become an experienced communicator and build up intercultural competence. Teaching typically involves a lecture per week for each module, followed by a seminar group session. You will spend about 12'16 hours a week in classes. Of these, 4'10 hours are language classes in small groups. Many more hours go into guided study outside the classroom. Languages at Queen Mary are taught and studied in a research intensive environment. All teachers are experts in their field ' be that language acquisition or German philosophy ' as evidenced the School's strong showing in the last Research Assessment Exercise. At the same time, National Student Survey results repeatedly show that we are 'good at explaining things'.
Year 1: Core units: German I; introduction to German studies; options include: German phonetics and phonology; German play; writing essays in German studies; Austrian literature. Year 2: Core units: German II; options include: drama in German in the twentieth century; German for business; reading German film; the works of Bertolt Brecht; women's writing in the nineteenth century; word and image in German culture. Year 3: Core units: German III; options include: dichtung und wahrheit: fictions of the self from Goethe to the present day; German literature in east and west; German Swiss literature and culture; power and the German language: the discourse of political extremism; Weimar cultures: mosaic of conflict and creativity (1918'1933).
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
Full Time With Time Abroad
|BA (Hons)||£28,200 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
Full Time With Time Abroad
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- European Baccalaureate 77%
- International Baccalaureate
- GCE A-level BBB-ABB
- SQA Higher
- SQA Advanced Higher ABB-BB
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma MD
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade