German Studies

German Studies has a strong reputation in both teaching and research, and an impressive publishing record over a broad range of topics.

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Students walking on Professors Walk

Our program has a proud history of more than a century at the University of Melbourne. It provides an intimate study environment with excellent access to talented and enthusiastic teaching staff with wide ranging interests in German language and culture.

Undergraduate students can study German language at beginner, intermediate or advance, and choose from a range of advanced background study options on a broad range of linguistic, literature, film and cultural topics.

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German is a major world language, and a knowledge of German opens up the rich culture of German-speaking Europe and its history. Learn more about our:

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Study overseas

Our strong links with universities in German-speaking countries give students the opportunity to complete part of their studies overseas through scholarships and exchange programs. We have exchange agreements with:

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Explore our research projects

We have research strengths in German literature from 16th to 20th Centuries; current German literature from the former GDR; German culture and philosophy; European studies; Historical linguistics and aspects of German; German teaching methodology; and structural linguistics.

Meet our German Studies staff

Our academics are leading teachers, researchers and industry professionals.

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A/Prof Heather Benbow

Associate Professor in German Studies
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Prof Birgit Lang

Professor in German in the School of Languages and Linguistics
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Leonetta Leopardi

Associate Lecturer in German Studies +61390355672

German Studies honorary staff