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Welcome to German.

The German section is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

The German section is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail with any questions.

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Watch the inspiring keynote from our annual Undergraduate Conference by filmmaker Sheri Hagen, entitled ‘Die selbstverständliche Unterbrechung'.

Watch our annual Schröder event, a conversation with leading German theatre director, Thomas Ostermeier.

 

Listen to current student experiences with our new series of Podcasts. Students talk about the Cambridge interview, Year Abroad, learning a language from scratch, a 'typical day in Cambridge' and much more!

Take a look at this short video produced by some of our current students of German.

On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures

 

Listen to this sample German lecture by Dr Charlotte Woodford

 

 

Listen to this talk on translation by Silke Mentchen 

 

Latest News

German Doctoral Dissertation Won Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize

24 September 2021

Congratulations to Dr Margarete Tiessen whose doctoral dissertation, entitled "Creating Liberal Germany from Empire to Exile: The Fischer Circle, 1908-1950" and supervised by Professor Joachim Whaley from 2016 to 2020, won this year's Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize.

Book announcement

30 August 2021

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of a fine collection of essays by Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, Roger Paulin: From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture . The book is available with open access at: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1425 .

New publication: Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique

20 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique .

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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