Department of German Studies

The Department of German Studies

Undergraduate students in the quadrangle outside the Trent Building, University Park
We promote excellent German language skills supported by native speakers and are committed to teaching in small groups.

With an excellent national and international reputation for teaching and research, we offer a first-class environment for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Our students are part of a vibrant research culture where a wide range of module choices reflects the specialist expertise of our academics in the areas of German Literature, Film, Media, History, Politics, Linguistics, Philosophy and Gender Studies. We are also one of the few departments in the UK offering Dutch to degree level.

All students are supported in their individual strengths and interests by our dedicated team of teachers: lecturers who are recognized experts in their field, committed personal tutors, experienced language teachers (many of them native-German speakers), and a highly supportive year abroad team with a dedicated Work Placements Officer.

Home to a lively student community we offer a broad range of co-curricular activities: our student-run German-language newspaper and annual German play production, and our active French & German society organizes regular social events and trips.



Nottingham Business Consultancy Challenge

Gain experience in business with this opportunity to work on a consultancy project with a local SME over a four week period. Application deadline 28 Jan 2015.

Research Excellence Framework

Outstanding recognition for the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies in the 2014 REF rankings

Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters Studentships

We have14 Research Preparation Masters studentships for study commencing September 2015. These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.

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Liminal space

28 January 2015
Trent C40
Liminal space in the work of Derek Mahon and Sarah Kirsch

Memory and Austria's past

04 February 2015
Trent A19
„Was soll Erinnerung?" Memory and Austria's past in the documentary films of Ruth Beckermann

Nationaloekonomie and literature

11 February 2015
Trent B76
Narrative forms and functions of political economy and the interrelations between economic discourse and literary fiction of 'Bourgeois Realism' in Germany 1850-1900

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Department of German Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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