University of Kent

German and Religious Studies

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

320-370

£9,000

100%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
German studies
MEDIUM 75% No Data No Data
Theology & religious studies
MEDIUM 79% MEDIUM 95% MEDIUM £19.1k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

ABB

German at grade B.

AAABB

German at grade A.

ABB

German at grade B.

33

33 overall OR 16 points at higher level including higher English & German A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 OR standard English & German A1/A2/B at 5/5/6

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 320-370 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

100%

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

The German course aims for fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of the political and cultural development of the German-speaking world which opens up career opportunities in many parts of the continent; the course teaches the language, literature and culture of the German-speaking world of today, and exploring its literary and social history; religion is a vital element in human culture, and today religious issues are everywhere from current affairs and international events, to the history of ideas, art and literature, and the immediate experience and environment; religious studies involves investigating and discussing these ideas, experiences, practices and institutions, through texts, films, historical data and directly observing the world today.

Modules

Stage 1: German post A-level; images of Germany 1945-2000; varieties of German writing; options including: Gods of the desert: Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Hinduism and Buddhism; myths, symbols and mysteries in world religions; New Testament Greek; religion and sex; what is religion?. Stages 2 and 3: German advanced; dissertation; options including: contemporary German literature; gender and identity in the age of Goethe; German dissertation; German fiction and the Third Reich; the German novella and short story; investigations into the German language; love and sex in modern Germany; modern German political drama; 3 German modernists: Mann, Kafka, Brecht; Buddhism: its essence and development; Christianity and ethics; Christianity in the Roman world; classical and Christian political philosophy; cosmology and divination; death of God? Christianity and the modern world; Greek philosophy: Plato and Aristotle; gurus and disciples; Hindu religious thought; issues in religious studies; myth into tragedy; New Testament texts; philosophy of religion; psychoanalysis – post-Freud; psychology and religion; religion and film; religion and globalisation; religion and story; science and religion; the self and authenticity; sociology of religion; texts and traditions in western Christianity; theology and economics. Year spent abroad between stages 2 and 3.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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University of Kent

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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

7% 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

2% of students are part-time

Male / Female

65% of students are female

Achievement

No Data

Typical UCAS points

320 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.

German

98%

Most common grade was C (43%)

French

40%

Most common grade was C (38%)

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 85%
Student score MEDIUM 75%

Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

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

0% 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

31% of students are part-time

Male / Female

69% of students are female

Achievement

61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

335 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

86%

Most common grade was B (35%)

History

39%

Most common grade was C (38%)

English Literature

41%

Most common grade was C (37%)

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 86%
Student score MEDIUM 79%

Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

62%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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 MEDIUM 95%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £19.1k

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

17%

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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