Studying the History and German programme offered at The University of Manchester, you will also develop a firm grounding the German language, and the opportunity to explore German culture, linguistics, history and literature. You will be equipped with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in a German-speaking environment.
- We offer one of the most diverse history courses in the UK, with o ur course units covering almost all of human history, including British, European, American, Asian and African history, and ranging from the classical era (Greece and Rome), through the medieval and modern periods, to the late 20th century.
- We offer a wide variety of approaches to history, from political and economic history, to gender, social, cultural, and colonial history.
- You will benefit from studying in the historically rich city of Manchester; itself is a living history book - from Peterloo to the anti-slavery movement, and from Roman and Anglo-Saxon forts to medieval monuments.
- You can draw on the abundant library, archive and museum holdings of the local area, including Chetham's Library, The Museum of Science and Industry, The People's History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library.
- You will also have access to one of only five National Research Libraries, including the special collections of The John Rylands Library, as well as the exclusive holdings of Manchester Museum.
- Our core German language courses (at post A-Level or beginners' level) are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics, and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of German-speaking countries.
- Specialisms in German include historical and contemporary linguistics, literary studies, screen studies, gender and sexuality, modern cultural history, minority cultures and Holocaust studies.
- Our teaching, praised in the Teaching Quality Assessment and by external examiners, is backed up by an innovative Independent Language Learning Programme, enabling you to take control of your own learning experience.
- Enjoy strong links with the Goethe Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum, which sponsor a varied programme of cultural events.
Studying History at The University of Manchester helps to develop transferable skills including analysis and critical reasoning, perception, judgment, critique, interpretation, and time management.
Our graduates enjoy success in a wide range of careers, which reflects the high regard in which employers hold a History degree from Manchester.
Employers include the BBC, KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture, and Barclays.
Professions include teaching and academia, heritage and museums, the civil service, policy and think tanks, media and journalism, marketing and public relations, and law and accountancy.
A degree in Modern Languages and Cultures paves the way for an exceptionally broad range of careers. You will develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- History in Practice
- Language, Culture and Society
- From Reconstruction to Reagan: American History, 1877-1988
- Constructing Archaic Greek History
- From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31BC
- The Roman Empire 31BC - AD235: Rome's Golden Age
- Politics and Society in Classical Greece
- Roman Women in 22 Objects
- The German Language Today
- Weimar Culture? Art, Film and Politics in Germany, 1918-33
- Translating New Writing
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAB including History (A) plus English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)
- AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
- The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available. Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application. Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.
International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
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