Department of German Studies

The Department of German Studies

Undergraduate students in the quadrangle outside the Trent Building, University Park
The Trent building, where German Studies is housed, lies at  the heart of the University Park Campus 

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.

We promote excellent German language skills supported by native speakers and are committed to teaching in small groups.

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.


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Evening language classes

A wide range of languages and levels available to study this autumn. Enrolment deadline 29 September.

Sinterklaas, Cinderella and Sauerkraut

It has been an eventful year for the German Department. See the School blog for a review

Congratulations to Jeanne Lim (UNMC)

The Dearing Award Panel has chosen one of our Malaysian colleagues - Joanne Lim - as one of the winners of this year's Lord Dearing Awards.

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Upcoming Events

Being Human Festival: Being Arthur

22 - 23 November 2014
Nottingham City Centre
Assume a character from Sillitoe's Saturday Night Sunday Morning and join in the world's first 24-hour 'street tweet' of a film script.

Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture - International Conference

13 - 15 April 2015
Highfield House
13-15 April 2015

A Germanic Sandwich 2015

24 - 25 April 2015
A Germanic Sandwich 2015 will be the fifth in a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its closest Germanic neighbours, English and German. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2005 to commemorate the appearance of Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels ('Dutch between German and English'), a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. Subsequent editions were held in Sheffield (2008), Oldenburg (2010) and Leuven (2013). This two-day conference will take place on 24 and 25 April 2015 at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus).

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Department of German Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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