German and Comparative Literature – BA


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Explore connections and interactions between cultural traditions with our BA in German and Comparative Literature.

Your time is split equally between the two subjects, with an equal focus on each. No prior knowledge of German is required.

Studying German at Queen Mary involves intensive engagement with the language, in conjunction with learning about the cultures and histories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You’ll develop a high level of linguistic competence, together with analytical skills and an understanding of intercultural issues.

At the same time, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies, choosing from a range of topics from modern fairy tales to First World War literature, and a host of themes from madness to migration.

You’ll spend your third year abroad, an exceptional opportunity to develop your language skills through immersion and boost your intercultural competence.

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Careers - German and Comparative Literature graduates have a broad range of skills that can take them through to successful careers, such as analytical and critical thinking. Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering careers such as translating, editing and teaching. Recent graduates have been hired by: American Academy (Rome) Bloomberg British Council ESI International Kulturbrücke (Frankfurt Main) The Guardian.