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Main entry requirements
Including A-Level/B2 (CEFR) in German. The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers50%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Learning a language opens a door to another culture. On this course you will gain a near-fluent command of the German language and combine it with study of the culture of German-speaking countries. We offer courses on German literature, film, history, philosophy and memory studies covering topics from the 16th century to the present day. Our graduates go on to careers in international organisations or businesses, in translation or teaching, and as researchers or journalists.
You take 12 modules (a module is 30 credits, and we also offer modules at 15 credits), one of which is a Level 4 module on cultural issues or the study of language. After the first year, you choose modules from an extensive range of topics in German literature, film, thought, history, and contemporary culture and society. You may also take a Level 5 or Level 6 module from a range of culture modules on themes and concepts of cultural analysis, taught by experts in a range of different languages and cultures. In the final year, you submit an independently researched extended essay. You follow a language pathway, depending on your language level at entry. Although this programme offers a great deal of flexibility - particularly in relation to the options you are able to choose - a typical set of modules, divided by year, might look like this: Year 1 (two core modules and two option modules): German 3; Cultural Perspectives on German History; Transformation, Transgression and Tradition: German Literature from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century; Understanding Culture: Theories and Texts. Year 2 (core language module and three option modules): German 4; A Topic in German Thought: The Idea of Enlightenment; Film and Politics; The German Novelle; Wirtschaftsdeutsch. Year 3 (core language module and two option modules and a core extended essay module): German 5; Death: A Theme in German Culture; Extended Essay; German History 1945 to 1990: From Occupation to Unification; Literature and Society since 1945. Please note that not all modules are available every year; the list above is indicative.
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