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German Studies // Structure

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100 credit points

A 100-point major and 75-point minor sequence is available. The sequence is as follows for the four most common entry points for the Major and Minor.

Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the German Studies program, based on the results of the online placement test. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/language-placement-testing

The following description of the entry points below is indicative only:

  • German Studies 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no background in the German language.
  • German Studies 3 entry point: usually for students who have undertaken four or five years of secondary school German or who have obtained a low VCE German score.
  • German Studies 5 entry point: usually for VCE German students.
  • German Studies 7 entry point: usually for native speakers or near-native speakers of German, or for candidates who have spent a number of years in a German speaking country.

Students completing a major in German Studies will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 37.5 points at level two and 37.5 points at level three. Students completing a minor will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 25 points at level two and 25 points at level three.

Last updated: 1 May 2019