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

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • German studies
  • Portuguese 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 (beginners German) pathway: AAB. Preferred subjects: English, History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian For applicants to the standard German & Portuguese programme: as above, but also note that German is required at Grade B (or take the TestDaF at level 3 - TDN3 - in all 4 components)

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

Ab initio (beginners German) pathway: AB in Advanced Highers and AAAAB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: English, History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian For applicants to the standard German & Portuguese programme: as above, but also note that German is required at AH grade B (or take the TestDaF at level 3 - TDN3 - in all 4 components)

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

Ab initio (beginners German) pathway: AB in Advanced Highers and AAAAB in 5 Highers. Preferred subjects: English, History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian For applicants to the standard German & Portuguese programme: as above, but also note that German is required at AH grade B (or take the TestDaF at level 3 - TDN3 - in all 4 components)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Ab initio (beginners German) pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Preferred subjects: English, History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian For applicants to the standard German & Portuguese programme: as above, but also note that German is required at HL5 (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

100%

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 on this joint degree in the heart of London and develop knowledge and understanding of the culture and society. Portuguese study embraces the language, history and culture of four continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

Modules

Year 1 examples: German language extension I; translation from and into German I; die sprechstunde (oral language class); literature, love and society in Portugal; Portuguese identities. Year 2 examples: German economic thought and literature; politics and everyday life in 20th-century Germany; religion, sex and politics (German literature of the 16th and 17th centuries); Portuguese literature before and after the revolution; leaders, legends and chivalry in medieval Portugal; Portuguese symbolism and realism. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: German economic thought and literature; politics and everyday life in 20th-century Germany; religion, sex and politics (German literature of the 16th and 17th centuries); translation into English; Portuguese modernism and Fernando Pessoa; Portuguese romanticism.

King's College London, University of London

Campus building

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

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
49%
41%
10%

Year 1

34%
63%
3%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

58%
39%
3%

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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we can't say anything definitively about what graduates go on to do with these degrees. That said, modern language grads usually have a range of opportunities available to them, both home and abroad. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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