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Swansea University

Politics and German

UCAS Code: LR22
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • German studies
Student score
81% MED
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Modern Foreign Language.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

£9,000

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

As a result of the sweeping changes to PGT funding already implemented for English domiciled students and now proposed for Welsh domiciled students, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is bringing the Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards to a close. The scheme will continue to operate as was advertised for students who enrolled on undergraduate schemes up to and including September 2016. The College intends to promote full details of future PGT funding sources to all students as soon as government policy becomes legislation. We have a wide range of employability opportunities that enhance the career prospects for our students. We offer a year abroad in the US or Europe; we have a credit bearing internship with the Welsh Assembly Government and work placements. Students can study a 'Parliamentary Studies' module which includes sessions with members of parliament and the House of Lords, visits to the Palace of Westminster. Staff from the Houses of Parliament will deliver some classes and will be available to act as informal project advisors to students who take the follow on Dissertation in parliamentary studies module. All students in the College have a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support.

Modules

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
45%
8%

Year 1

47%
45%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

29%
63%
8%

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 86%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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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 90%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
274 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

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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