University of Kent

German and Religious Studies

UCAS Code: RV26
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2016 | 2015
Ucas points guide

320-370

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • German studies
  • Theology & religious studies
Student score
78% MED
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB in three A levels required including a modern European language other than English or plus GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Grades AABBB in five highers required. If higher level a modern European language other than English is not taken Standard level 2 or intermediate grade B in an modern European language other than English is required

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB in three advanced highers required. If a modern European language other than English is not taken at higher level intermediate grade B/standard grade 2 in an modern European language other than English is required.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Applications considered individually. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Award
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Distinction distinction grades required. Additional qualifications equivalent to one A level also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Distinction distinction merit grades in BTEC required. Applications considered individually. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall OR 16 points at higher level including higher English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or standard English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6. 4 at standard or higher level in a modern European language other than English required

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). It is also frequently used as a second language in Eastern Europe, serving as a means of communication across international boundaries. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe. Religious Studies at Kent allows you to study religion and modern culture in dynamic and original ways. You study in a vibrant department, which offers a range of modules, from biblical to Asian traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, as well as cutting-edge methodology modules taught by scholars who are at the top of their field. These modules cover psychological, sociological, anthropological and philosophical methods.

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 â?? 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.

University of Kent

Students relax

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.

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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

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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 89%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

68%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
367 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

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.
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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 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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