- Our German courses at Manchester give students a solid grounding in German language and the opportunity to explore in depth German culture, linguistics, history and literature. They equip students with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in German-speaking environments, both during their period of residence abroad and following graduation.
- Core German language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics that teaches you how the language works and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of the German-speaking countries.
- The third year includes a period spent in a German-speaking country. You can choose a work placement, teach English in schools as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme or study at our prestigious partner institutions in Berlin, Freiburg, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Basle and Innsbruck.
- We have specialists in an unusually wide range of German-related subjects, so that you can focus on subjects that really appeal to you in your final year of study.
- All our units include a focus on key transferable skills that help to prepare you for the world of work, as well as encouraging you to develop your academic talents.
- Students develop detailed knowledge of the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day.
- The range of units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture of the peninsula and are taught by specialists in the fields.
- We offer a linguistics pathway through the programme for those interested in the history of the Italian language and its dialects.
- Assessment comprises methods including essays, commentaries, presentations and exams. Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar and oral work.
- Part of the third year is spent abroad in Italy. Students can choose to complete work placements, teach English in schools through the British Council assistantship scheme, or take advantage of our variety of Erasmus exchanges, which include: Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Ferrara, Macerata, Naples, Palermo, Perugia and Siena.
The degree is awarded as a single class, based on the marks achieved in both languages.
We offer both German and Italian at post-A-level or beginners' level.
Specialisms in German include historical and contemporary linguistics, literary studies, screen studies, gender and sexuality, modern cultural history, minority cultures and Holocaust studies. Our teaching, praised in the Teaching Quality Assessment and by external examiners, is backed up by an innovative Independent Language Learning Programme, enabling students to take control of their own learning experience. The quality of our online teaching and learning resources is highly praised by students and its excellence recognised within the University.
Excellence in teaching and learning in Italian recognised internally and nationally: a colleague won a Teaching Excellence Award and another has secured national funding to develop use of digital resources in teaching by bringing our libraries' Special Collections into the age of the app. Emphasis placed on Italian cultural analysis through history, film, and literature. Extensive interaction with Italian cultural agencies in the North West.
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For a great student experience Manchester is the place to be, the main student halls only a ten minute magic bus ride from uni, be out of bed and in lectures within half an hour (great after a night out!) With the biggest students union in the UK there is always something to do, try out a 'Why Not Wednesday?' or join a society, there's more than 400 to choose from, including Quidditch! The city centre has all sorts of surprises, loads of opportunity for shopping, sightseeing and eating out. The Northern Quarter is somewhere to be explored for newcomers will a whole host of quirky bars, pubs and restaurants. The city centre is again only a 20 minute magic bus ride from halls. Manchester is is where you want to be!
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