Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and German is an excellent subject combination, setting the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian peoples within a deeper European language, historical and contemporary context through study of the German language, history and culture. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career in the arts, broadcasting, or heritage management, and also adds the international dimension to open options including business or tourism.
Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and is now a leading research centre in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples. You will study literature, culture, history and languages, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the middle ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature, and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England.
German at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will gain a solid grounding in the German language and a broad understanding of culture in the German-speaking world. You will take courses in social, historical and cultural aspects of these countries, and encounter the world of German artistic expression in the form of literature, film and art, together with a deeper understanding of Germany’s complex history.
As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a German-speaking country. On graduation, you have many choices, including a career in the arts, heritage management, or broadcasting and media. The international dimension widens your choice, for example to European business and organisations, and tourism.
About this institute
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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