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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Winners of the 2014 Flash Fiction competition

CLAS is delighted to announce that the winners of the 2014 Flash Fiction competition are Sophia Danielsson-Waters and Isabelle Moss. Congratulations!

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

Landscape & Memory: October Reading Group Session

29 October 2014
Trent Building LG13

"Ich bin dann mal wieder Deutsch lernen!" – Linguistic and Pedagogical reflections on the German absentive

29 October 2014
Trent A19
Department of German Studies: Research Seminar

The Kino-Eye in Combat: German views of World War I

12 November 2014
Trent B4
Department of German Studies: Research Seminar

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Department of German Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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