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Studying German

We are one of the UK's leading German departments, with specialisms in German language, linguistics, translation studies, history, politics, literature and film. German is a major language of business, commerce and science, as well as the gateway to a vibrant and modern multicultural society with a rich and complex past.

You can take German in the following ways through Open Languages:

  • Beginners 
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Before selecting your module and to make sure you choose the right route into this language for you, please review your existing language level against our criteria.

To register, choose your module:

 ModuleSemesterEquivalent language levelNumber of contact hoursChoose this module if...

GRMN001

Semester 1 Complete beginners - A1.1 2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
1 - 3pm
You have no knowledge at all of the language. 
GRMN002

Semester 2

Beginners - A2.2

2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
1 - 3pm
 You have a little knowledge of the language or you have not studied it formally. 
GRMN003 Semester 1  Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.1  2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
3 - 5pm 
You have studied the language formally for one course only - approximatley 60 hours or up to GCSE.  
GRMN004 Semester 2 Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.2  2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
3 - 5pm 
You have studied the language formally up to GCSE - at least 90 hours.  
GRMN005  Semester 1  Advanced (AS-Level) - B1.1  3/4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students.   You have studied the language formally up to AS or A-Level - at least 120 hours.  
GRMN006  Semester 2  Advanced (A-Level) - B1.2  3/4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students.   You have studied the language formally up to A-Level - at least 150 hours.  
GRMN007  Semester 1  Advanced - B2.1  3/4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students.   You have studied the language formally beyond A-Level - please seek advice from the module convenor.