Germanic Studies


Germanic Studies focuses on the German language and the culture for which that language is the medium. Language teaching is regarded as a central part of the curriculum, with cultural studies extending across the field of German literature, culture and society, in the German-speaking countries.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Germanic Studies consists of a thesis of 15000 words and 7000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the three seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 40% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%. Honours is a single unified program. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

Related subject areas

European Studies, Philosophy

Our courses that offer this honours subject area