History and German

Open University in Scotland


Combining History with German will provide you with a truly unique understanding of the history and cultures of European and North American countries from the Middle Ages to the present. By the time you graduate, you will be able to communicate fluently and competently with German speakers. The study of a modern language can be the key to the global workplace.

Allows you to explore a wide range of historical topics, periods and places.

Gives you an understanding of what it means to be a historian, understanding history as a systematic and reflective discipline.

Helps you become proficient in German, reaching level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Develops advanced knowledge of cultures that use German, and intercultural communication competence.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.

Progression Routes

Many of these skills translate very smoothly into the modern workplace, which is increasingly concerned with effective knowledge management and communication technology.

Start Date

October, February




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length





Arts and Humanities

SCQF Level