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Lancaster University

German Studies and Psychology

UCAS Code: CR82
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • German studies
Student score
79% MED
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.3k MED
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

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

£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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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

Lancaster's four-year German Studies and Psychology degree includes a year in a German-speaking country and is accredited by the British Psychological Society as the graduate basis for chartered membership. Your degree combines German language practice with a range of modules that explore the country's society, culture, history and politics. In Psychology, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the principles of Psychology and study more specific areas and research methods.

Modules

Year 1: German studies part I (intensive German for beginners); part I German studies (advanced); understanding psychology; investigating psychology. Year 2: German language: oral skills; German language: written skills; cognitive psychology; social psychology; research methods; developmental psychology; statistics. Year 3: Residence abroad: intercultural and academic reflection. Year 4: German language oral skills; German language written skills: brain and behaviour: project; personality and individual differences; writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience; literature and fame in contemporary Germany.

Lancaster University

Grizedale College at dusk

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

48%
52%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

45%
55%

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 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
396 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £17.3k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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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 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

100%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
424 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

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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