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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • German studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
93% HIGH
84% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.5k HIGH
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Ab initio (German beginners pathway) : AAB including Spanish at A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study Spanish, the Diploma de Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. For applicants to the standard German & Spanish programme: as above, but also note that one of your A-Levels must be in German at minimum grade B (or take the TestDaF at level 3 - TDN3 - in all 4 components) Spanish at grade A and

Scottish Highers
Not Available

For full details of entry requirements please see the programme information at the following webpage: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/german-and-spanish-with-a-year-abroad--ba.aspx

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Ab initio (German beginners pathway): Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Spanish at 6. Alternatively, if you meet the IB total point score and HL grades, but do not have HL study of Spanish, the Diploma de Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. For applicants to the standard German & Spanish programme: as above, but also note that German must be one of your Higher Level subjects at minimum HL 5 (or take the TestDaF at level 3 - TDN3 - in all 4 components)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

67%

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

Not available

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

Attain a high level of proficiency in German and Hispanic languages and develop knowledge and critical understanding of their cultures and societies. Based in London the joint degree includes a year abroad usually in German and Spanish-speaking countries.

Modules

Year 1 examples: German literature 1 (from Luther to Goethe); German literature 2 (from BÃŒchner to Grass); German politics and society; culture and society in imperial Spain; Latin American visual arts, 19th and 20th century; introduction to Spanish American narrative; Spain in the 19th century. Year 2 examples: Politics and everyday life in 20th century Germany; society, politics and popular culture in Germany after 1870; Germany since 1945 (politics, society, economics); Catalan language and culture; the Spanish civil war; the lyrics of love and hate. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: Society, politics and popular culture in Germany; Germany since 1945 (politics, society and economics); extended essay; religion, politics and violence in modern Spain; advanced topics in applied linguistics.

King's College London, University of London

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King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
48%

Year 1

49%
51%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

54%
46%

Year 4

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 100%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
450 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.5k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

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 95%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
426 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and 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 translation, finance, human resources 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.
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