The Department of German Studies
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.
Learning Resources supplied by Deutsche Welle
- It has been an eventful year for the German Department. See the School blog for a review
- 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.
- Head of German Nicola McLelland was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham about language learning in the UK
- 17 - 18 September 2014
- Highfield House
- A two-day event for members of the Arts Faculty's Centres and Institutes, featuring a sandpit on day 2.
- 13 - 15 April 2015
- Highfield House
- 13-15 April 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).