German is trendy. This applies to everything from food, wine, beer and popular culture to art and theatre.
The German-speaking countries are known as prominent cultural nations with countless famous names: Goethe, Kafka, Mann, Grass, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud are but a few.
Many of the world's leading intellectuals – from Jürgen Habermas to Pope Benedikt XVI – write in German. No other culture is as closely linked to Denmark as is the German. Half the words in the Danish language are derived from German. The Reformation came to us from Germany, and Berlin has been very important to Scandinavian intellectuals for a number of years.
The entire spectrum
The German language is the key to understanding the history of Europe, e.g. the Nazi era and the Cold War. German, or "Germanistics" as it has been labeled across the world, is one of the university programmes most rich in traditions and it is the epitome of the academic establishment. You will cover the entire spectrum as you will delve into not only the language and the literature, but also the history, philosophy, society and media. German is a programme that contains theoretical and factual substance, and there are many reasons for studying German.
German is in demand
Within the framework of the EU, Germany plays a crucial financial part, and German is one of the largest languages of Europe. Thus, the coming years will see an increasing demand for graduates with a thorough knowledge of the German language and culture. This is true of the executive world as well as of the educational system. Also, German is a cultural language and is thus responsible for a large part of the European cultural heritage.
A BA in German takes 3 years – subsequently you may continue your studies on one of our many Master's degree programmes or continue studying German on the Master's degree programme.