Europe is geographically, linguistically and culturally diverse. It is also at the centre of many contemporary political debates. European Studies at Kent is based in the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) and benefits from the interdisciplinary culture within the School.
This programme gives you the opportunity to study German langauge to an advanced level. In addition to your language modules, there is a wide range of options available to you covering the history, culture and politics of Europe and European nations.
German is the most widely spoken native language in the Europe Union. Not only is it the official language of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but is also spoken in parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe.
Along with our other European language departments, German has native-speaker language assistants and state-of-the art computing and audio-visual facilities. Many classes are taught in German, and your year abroad enables you to immerse yourself in the language.
You can also take our European Studies programme with a focus on French, Italian or Spanish, or choose to study two languages in our combined languages programme. For details, see:
- European Studies (Combined Languages)
- European Studies (French)
- European Studies (Italian)
- European Studies (Spanish).