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King's College London, University of London

German and Spanish (with year abroad)

UCAS Code: RR24

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. German ab initio pathway: AAB including Spanish at minimum grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: AAB including German at minimum grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: AAB including Spanish at grade A and German at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German or Spanish, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German, and the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

German ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). In addition applicants must offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level Spanish at Grade A. Alternatively, if you meet the Access to HE grade grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma. In addition, applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). In addition applicants must offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level Spanish at grade A and German at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet the Access to HE grade grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

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. German ab initio pathway: Must include Spanish at Grade D3. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: Must include German at Grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: Must include Spanish at Grade D3 and German at M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you do not have academic study of German the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in 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 including Spanish at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet the IB total point score and HL grades, but do not have HL study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish an initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Spanish at HL6 and German at HL5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you do not have academic study of German the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

German ab initio pathway: must include Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet the grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: must include German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: must include Spanish and German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you do not have academic study of German the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in 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, including grade A in Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in Spanish and grade B in German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you do not have academic study of German the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

German ab initio pathway: must include grade A in Advanced Higher Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet the Advanced Highers and Highers grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish ab initio pathway: must include grade B in Advanced Higher German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German. Standard pathway: must include grade A in Advanced Higher Spanish and grade B in Advanced Higher German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you do not have academic study of German the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in 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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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subjects

German studies

Spanish studies

Through our required language modules you will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German and Spanish languages, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of culture and society.Our language course is designed for your level of language competence, and for the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our extensive list of cultural modules reflects our commitment to innovative and research-led teaching. The Departments of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and German are active in all fields of language, literature and cultural history, from the earliest times to the present day, and our wide range of modules will allow you to develop your personal interests. You will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The required language modules in every year will help you to refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near-native fluency.The year abroad is usually split between a German and a Spanish-speaking country. This will allow you to reach a very high level in both languages, whilst further developing your knowledge and critical understanding of the culture and society of the countries. Your study will help you develop transferable skills such as linguistic fluency and analytical and communication skills.TeachingModules are taught by our expert staff through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Our teaching style is interactive; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.AssessmentYou will be assessed in a variety of ways, including prcis (written or spoken summaries) and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays, and oral and written exams.

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:

German

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?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

Iberian 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
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

Iberian 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
89%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. About one in five got jobs overseas — often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in marketing, human resources, sales and project management. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

German 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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£29k

£29k

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.

Spanish 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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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