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Swansea University

TESOL and German

UCAS Code: RX23

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18

Access to Humanities Course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C, German Grade B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

B + BB at A-Level

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

German studies

Teaching english as a foreign language

Studying English Language and German gives you the opportunity to explore how language works and how societies communicate, alongside a study of German language, culture, fiction and vocational themes in translation and language teaching. You will spend a year in Germany where you can study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.This four-year BA English Language and German degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by giving students transferable and practical skills, which are highly valued by employers.Some 96% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 71% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills. English is ranked 7th in the UK for research (REF 2014) and ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2019). Our graduates in English Language and German have careers in fields such as education, archives, heritage and museums, business, media and public relations, law and public services.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will learn how language is used in everyday communication, how it has developed and how we learn our first language and subsequent languages. You will also study the rich diversity of German language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching. You will have the option to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA), and your third year is spent studying or working in Germany, providing more valuable experience and a further enhancement to your career prospects.In your final year, you can undertake an independent research project in an area of specialism supported by academic staff. Some of our students work is showcased at our annual conference and students have published their work in international journals and presented at international conferences.Teaching on the course is by leading academics and is informed by our world-leading research English at Swansea is ranked seventh in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/tesol/ba-gertefl-rx23/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.

Assessment methods

This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work.
We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Interdepartmental

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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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Teaching english as a foreign language

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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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

Teacher training

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.

17%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

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.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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.

Teaching english as a foreign language

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

£16k

£16k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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