Undergraduate

German Studies

German is one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe and, as a result, can open doors to many enriching cultural experiences.
3
Years Full Time

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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

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8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

European language graduates are well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching and training, interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, manufacturing, law and international relations. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts. Employment opportunities are also found in the public sector.
European language graduates are well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching and training, interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, manufacturing, law and international relations. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking, journalism and communications, medical areas, music and the arts. Employment opportunities are also found in the public sector.
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Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
POSTGRADUATE

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$95,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major caters for students at all levels, from absolute beginners to intermediate and native speakers. While becoming fluent in the German language, you will also explore centuries of German history and culture, contemporary film and media, as well as Germany’s profound impact on the sciences, music and philosophy, both in Europe and around the world.

About the course

Whatever plans you have for the future, studying German will increase your options. This major caters for students at all levels, from absolute beginners to native speakers. It offers a wide perspective as you will explore not only centuries of German history and culture, but also contemporary film and media, as well as Germany’s profound impact on the sciences, music and philosophy, both in Europe and around the world.

 

German Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-GRMNB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
German Studies
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-GRMNB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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Course Structure

This major is available in three streams, catering from beginner to intermediate to advanced speakers. It is possible to combine German Studies with a second major from within Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science.

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You'll learn to

  • read, write, listen and speak in German
  • interact confidently and successfully in situations involving German cultural conventions
  • interpret German language texts – written, audio, visual – in the light of German culture and society
  • move with accuracy and skill between the English and German languages and cultures

German Studies Special

Do you want to make good use of your winter break and interest in languages?

Why not enrol in a 6-point unit in German Studies by studying online for an intensive two-week period in June or July 2020? Sign up for German Studies 14 (GRMN2814/3814).

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Why study this course?

  • Gain a competitive advantage in almost any field (both internationally and in Australia) through knowledge of a language other than English
  • Germany is a world leader in research, development and innovation, as well as in information and communication technologies, all of which will become increasingly important in the future
  • Get to know students from a wide range of disciplines and work closely with supportive tutors in interactive, engaging language classes

Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in Western Australia

Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in Western Australia

Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love Marketing? Law? History of Art? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

Check out the popular combinations for this major to get some inspiration on complementary areas to study.

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If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Graduate Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.