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Learn about German language, history and culture, and gain an overview of significant events, trends, places and people in German-speaking countries at the heart of modern Europe.

Developing competence in speaking, reading and writing German can expand your career options in fields such as business, engineering and law.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Senior travel consultant
  • Freelance translator/interpreter
  • German language teacher
  • Multilingual customer coordinator
  • German translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introductory German Language 1&2
  • Inside Germany - Contemporary German Cultures
  • Books the Nazis Burned: German Literature & Society 1914-1945
  • Advanced Special Topics in German Studies

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