German Studies

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German Studies is a three-year major subject which may be studied for degree curricula in the Faculty of Humanities. In the literature and cultural studies sections the medium of instruction and examining is primarily English, though texts have to be read and studied in German. One, or in some cases two courses in German Studies are allowed as credits for degree and diploma curricula in the Faculties of Commerce, Science and Law. As both staff members of the German Studies Section are Goethe Institute accredited examiners, students who have proceeded to German Studies 3 will be given the option to sit an additional examination set by the Goethe Institute in Germany which, if passed, leads to the internationally recognized “B1” Certificate (former Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache). Students in German Honours may sit the Goethe Institute “B2” or “C1” examination.

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