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Arts with a major in German Studies, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in German Studies at Macquarie University provides a sound knowledge of the German language and culture through: intensive language teaching a critical analysis of Germany's literature, history and culture. German units are for beginners to advanced. They cover German language and its varieties in literature, film, history, culture and its major city Berlin.


If you want to use German professionally you could consider combining your study with disciplines such as politics, science, education, international communication, media, law or economics and finance.

Key features of this Bachelor of Arts with a major in German Studies at Macquarie University:

  • Travel scholarships are available for study in Germany, in a University-run course or under exchange agreements.
  • Develop the level of complexity in speaking, listening, reading and writing German required for the Zertifikat C1, the upper-intermediate exam set by the Goethe-Institute. Held globally, this is recognised worldwide in business and education.

Career Opportunities

  • art consultant
  • communications coordinator
  • community support worker
  • cultural adviser
  • government and business consultant
  • international trade consultant
  • journalist
  • language teacher (with further study)
  • public servant
  • tourism and travel consultant
  • translator and interpreter (with further study)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Apply early! It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins, to have enough time to organise your student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced German 
  • The German Language in Use - Variation and Change
  • Berlin - A Window to German Culture and History
  • Advanced German Short Term Residential Program
  • Unity and Diversity: International Studies Research Option

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements


To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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