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German and Linguistics (4 years)

Nottingham Trent University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. GERMAN at NTU is offered as a post A-level subject. Our German course covers language and life in Germany as well as exploring the implications of history, society and politics. You'll examine a range of contemporary German Film and Literature. LINGUISTICS will enhance and directly influence your understanding of human communications, identity and how language constructs and constrains meaning. NTU’s linguistics courses are in the UK’s Top 15 for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). German at NTU is offered as a post A-level subject, you'll focus heavily on the German language, life in Germany and the history of the country. It has been created to ensure that you quickly learn the language through language classes before delving into an in-depth understanding of the cultures and societies in which it is spoken.

In Year Three you can spend time working or studying in Germany or Austria. Our partner universities are found in Bremen, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Paderborn, Potsdam and Innsbruck. You'll be taught through the use of lectures, seminars and the latest methodologies and CALL technologies. This course will help you to gain impressive communicative skills whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. Linguistics will provide you with the knowledge which is required to analyse language on a larger and more detailed scale, paying attention to the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll learn language structure, the study of meaning and the social functions of language. To study this course we will not expect you to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender and then be taught how to carry out research like linguists do. NTU has a 91% student satisfaction rate for linguistics (NSS 2017).

You'll develop vital skills which will help you transition into the globalised world of work much easier, such as being able to communicate in English and German. You'll be able to work effectively both independently or within groups, be able to manage your time well, be self-motivated and possess a variety of IT skills. You'll be able to understand the power that language has to construct and constrain meaning in our worlds. In today's globalised world your; language skills, cultural skills, maturity, organisation, confidence and self-reliance will place you at an advantage for the varied job opportunities which are available in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Both subjects will strengthen your writing and understanding of the English language and German language and you'll understand how language can create and constrain meaning within different societies and cultures. 92% of our linguistics joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Some of our most recent graduates have followed careers within business, various government corporations, politics and the education system both in the UK and abroad. Other students have pursued careers as speech and language therapists or are working in broadcasting.

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Nottingham Trent University is a teaching intensive university. Our students are our first priority. This focus has led us to being named University of the Year 2017 by Times Higher Education and The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide Modern University of the...

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