German and History at Aberdeen brings together two top-rated subjects, which set the in-depth study of a modern European language and culture in the context of a broad and fascinating study of European and world history. You will study at a university that is ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research. The language and transferable skills you will gain will open up a wide spectrum of careers including international opportunities.
You will gain a solid grounding in the German language whatever your level, in a programme with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will also develop a broad understanding of culture in the German-speaking world, with 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.
History research at Aberdeen is rated top in Scotland for its impact and 2nd in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework and with student satisfaction of 95%.
You will be surrounded by 500 years of national, international and local history, enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia and be enthralled by our wonderful collections of historic treasures from all over the world.
As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in Germany or Austria. Your language ability added to your highly-developed transferable skills in research, critical analysis and communication will open opportunities in many fields including international business and other organisations, politics, education, journalism, NGOs and the heritage sectors.
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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