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King's College London, University of London

European Studies with a year abroad - German Pathway (4 years)

UCAS Code: RR82

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway).

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

German ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include German.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required at HL 5.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include German. Applicants for the ab initio pathway do not need German.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

German ab initio pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade B in German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, note that we will also accept the TestDaF at level 3 (TDN3) in all 4 components.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade B in Advanced Higher German. Applicants for the ab initio pathway do not need German.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

93-136

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subjects

German studies

European studies

Description
The European Studies (German pathway) BA degree course is split between European Studies modules and German-specific modules. You will study a range of required modules that include European politics, political economy, political thought, contemporary history, culture, economics, geography, law, alongside of which you will focus on German politics, history, language and contemporary culture.

This degree is a four-year study course that is composed of optional and required modules totalling 450 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, apart from your third year where you will take modules totaling 90 credits. Your third year of study will be in Germany at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, developing your modern language skills and deepening your understanding of German culture and attitudes towards Europe.

Key benefits
The department is a founding member of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, which regularly hosts high-profile scholars and practitioners at King's.
Taught by research-active, multi-national team of academics with the opportunity to specialise in particular fields or politics, government and nation.
Your third-year will be spent studying abroad providing you with excellent opportunities to engage in German culture and society.
Opportunities to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular events, from lectures by visiting speakers to the student-organised annual ‘European Week’ where you will debate contemporary issues.
You will develop analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, leading to careers in politics, diplomacy, administrations, business and journalism.
Enjoy an unrivalled range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms and government agencies.

Teaching
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment
The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations. Your practical exam in your third year will be taken once you return to King’s College London following your study abroad year.

Location
The Strand Campus, where most of the teaching takes place, is located in the heart of London adjacent to the Thames and close to Covent Garden. No other place in the United Kingdom can compete with London with regards to the opportunities on offer for the study of modern Europe. The library and research facilities available, as well as the range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms, journalists, clubs and government agencies, far outstrip anything available elsewhere. Foreign language film showings, exhibitions, political talks and other cultural events take place continually.

Other related course
European Studies (French pathway) BA
European Studies (Spanish pathway) BA
European Politics BA

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

European and International Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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German and scandinavian studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A
446

Others in language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

31%
UK students
69%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
466

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

German and scandinavian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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. Nearly a quarter of working graduates from 2015 got jobs outside the UK — mostly as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. The relative strength of the German economy means there will continue to be opportunities there in the future. 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, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers.. 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.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Media professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a fairly broad but rare subject and just over 200 UK graduates gained a degree in this area in 2015. Most of the degrees were offered by Cambridge. Most went into work when they graduated, but over a quarter of graduates went on to take a further qualification, with law, translation and teaching the most common. Graduates who went into work are broadly spread across a range of jobs — there's not many jobs other than teaching you can point to and say 'this is what European Studies graduates are particularly likely to go into', although finance, teaching, marketing and the arts and media feature strongly - the subject gives a broad range of skills and you can get a wide variety of jobs with it.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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