University of Aberdeen

German and Religious Studies

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: RV26
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2015 | 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

290-300

£9,000

No data

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
German studies
No Data No Data No Data
Theology & religious studies
MEDIUM 90% No Data No Data

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

32

including at least 5,5,5 at HL

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 290-300 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

No data

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

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Modules

Religious studies: Level 1: Introduction to world religions: major religions of the world including Primal; Judaic; Christian; Islamic; Indian. Level 2: Religion in the modern world: looks at the role of religion in society and in the politics of the modern world; religion in contemporary Britain: looks at Christianity, the religions of the ethnic minorities and at the New Age phenomena in Britain today. Levels 3 and 4 (Honours): Comparative study of religions; philosophy and theology of religions; choice of other related options from a range which includes: theories of religion; religion and the rejection of religion in the Western intellectual tradition; Judaism in the modern world; Islam in the modern world; fundamentalism in comparative perspective; religion and the media. German: Level 1: German language; German literature; German and Austrian history and institutions; modern German society. Includes written language work, computer assisted language practice classes in the Language Centre, oral practice classes with native speakers, listening comprehension. Level 2: German language work; social, political and cultural aspects of German-speaking countries; German linguistics including phonetics; German literature. Levels 3 and 4: Courses are designed to enable students to attain thorough proficiency in spoken and written German and to familiarise them with various aspects of German literature, history and culture; individual topics include: German classicism; romanticism; the 20th-century German novel; 20th-century drama; non-literary topics include: art; history; translation theory and practice; film and text; linguistics; computer-aided textual analysis; students spend 1/2 an academic year in a German-speaking country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

8%
92%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
50%
2%

Year 1

39%
54%
7%

Year 2

42%
53%
5%

Year 3

34%
54%
12%

Year 4

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

What do the numbers say for

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Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

4% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

4% of students are part-time

Male / Female

73% of students are female

Achievement

No Data

Typical UCAS points

0

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

German

83%

Most common grade was B (23%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction No Data
Student score No Data

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study No Data
Average graduate salary No Data

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are health professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. About one in six graduates got jobs in the EU – mostly as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. The German economy is faring rather better than ours at the moment, so there may be other opportunities for ambitious graduates over there. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, translation, finance and advertising. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

3% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

13% of students are part-time

Male / Female

51% of students are female

Achievement

31% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

340 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Religious Studies

68%

Most common grade was B (27%)

History

53%

Most common grade was B (19%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score MEDIUM 90%

Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study No Data
Average graduate salary No Data

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Theology is actually a very vocational subject – by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2012 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis – even sports coaching. Postgraduate study is also popular – a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study, so bear that in mind as you make your choice.

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