The study of German at the University of Exeter is characterised by a wide-ranging approach to the society, literature and culture of the German-speaking world, in particular Germany and Austria. These countries have a rich cultural past and play a crucial role at the heart of today’s Europe. The German language, which can be studied both at post A level and beginners’ level, is a passport to a diverse community of 100 million speakers, to a treasure-house of European culture and to a major economy whose political and diplomatic influence reaches across the world.