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BA Hons German Studies and Geography

Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: LR72 Duration/Length: 4 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr AM Folkard
Total Credit Points: 390 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 30 Credit Points Year 4: 120

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • PartI
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 2)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 2 modules from the following group:
  • The student must take 2 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 3)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 4)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 3 modules from the following group:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    The Modern Languages and Geography Programmes combine modules from two cognate disciplines to provide a broadly-based integrated programme of study focused on the analysis of economy, society, culture and language. Their aims are: 

    -         To provide a flexible but structured training in German and Geography which will provide students with knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate

    -         To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment

    -         To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training

    -         To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

    -         To offer a choice of modules which will give students experience across the spectrum of German Studies and Geography

    -         To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    Knowledge and Understanding

    Although using modules available to all students in the two departments, this degree is distinctive in that it utilises a restricted range of relevant year two and year three courses, entails a year abroad acquiring language skills and requires students to undertake a project that is focused on an approved topic that integrates material from geography and modern languages.

    Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules

    Intellectual skills

    -           Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

    -           Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

    -           Assessing the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies in geography

    -         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

    -         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

    Practical skills

    -         High-level German language skills and a detailed knowledge of the society and culture of Germanic countries, particularly through their third year spent in an appropriate 

    -         Plan, execute and report on fieldwork and geographical research in the human and physical realms, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

    -         Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

    -         Appreciate the ethical issues in geographical debates, as a citizen and researcher

    Transferable skills

    -           Work independently or as part of a team

    -           Use relevant Information Technology

    -           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

    -           Design and prepare project proposals

    -           An ability to learn new, diverse and complex material

    -           Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life

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