Film Studies and German (4 years)

Course Introduction

Develop your passion for film while exploring German language, history and culture in depth.

Our Film Studies and German degree allows you to pursue an understanding of film within the context of a wider knowledge of Germanic language and culture. No prior knowledge of German is needed.

Film Studies fosters an understanding of visual aesthetics and leads students into areas of study as diverse as history, politics, philosophy, technology and performance. You’ll study the history and theory of cinema across a broad range of modules and have the opportunity to write your own film script.

Studying German at Queen Mary involves intensive engagement with the language, in conjunction with learning about the cultures and histories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You’ll develop a high level of linguistic competence, together with analytical skills and an understanding of intercultural issues.

You’ll spend your third year studying or working in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, an exceptional opportunity to develop your language skills through immersion and boost your intercultural competence.

Course Modules

Year 1

Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign Language Students

Film: Approaches and Analysis

Film: Concepts and History

Foundations of German Studies (for post-A-level and native speakers) OR European Literature and its Contexts (for beginners). GCSE entrants may take either option

German language module (streamed according to entry level - for all levels apart from native speakers)

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees