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Diploma in Arts

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 is an asset for many careers, including international relations, international business, tourism, interpreting/translation, teaching and the sciences. Learning to speak the language and to understand the German culture will give you a competitive edge in the 21st century. It will also enable you to read the works of great thinkers and writers in the language in which they are written.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2020

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
  • German translator/interpreter
  • Head of languages
  • Multilingual customer coordinator
  • International business translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • 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
  • Books the Nazis Burned: German Literature & Society 1914-1945
  • Advanced Conversational German
  • Inside Germany - Contemporary German Cultures

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