German MA (Hons) 2021 entry
As an MA (Hons) student of German, you will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. By studying German at St Andrews, you have scope to follow your own particular interests by choosing from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of the German-speaking lands, including:
- medieval studies
- intellectual history
- literature and society from the 18th century to the present day.
The MA (Hons) in German at St Andrews uses a specially designed language teaching programme that caters both for students who have already studied German as a main subject at school and for beginners.
The MA (Hons) in German is also available as a five-year course with an integrated year abroad. The integrated year abroad is an opportunity for students to spend a year working in a German-speaking country between second year and third year. Find out more about integrated year abroad options.
The School of Modern Languages has a long-standing reputation for innovative research in an exceptionally broad variety of interests including world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender and identity studies.
In the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School of Modern Languages was ranked first in Scotland on the quality of publications, with over 70% of research work rated as world-leading and internationally excellent.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying German at St Andrews.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take German as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects. Combinations involving Biblical Studies or Management are only available to those with previous knowledge of German.
Modern language degrees
You can also take German as part of a Modern Languages joint Honours degree with two modern languages and one additional subject.
You can take German as part of a "with" Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first-named subject.
“Studying German here is a wonderful experience – there is always an exciting aspect of the language, history, or culture to explore. The constant support of staﬀ, coupled with the opportunity to study with students from all over the world in small classes, creates a very welcoming atmosphere both in and outside the classroom.”
Zoë (Glasgow, Scotland)