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University of Bristol

Politics and German

UCAS Code: RL22
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • German studies
Student score
88% HIGH
81% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including a modern language* *German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent). Modern Foreign Language.

Scottish Highers
AAABB-AB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB including a modern language* *German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent). Modern Foreign Language at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including a modern language* *German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent). Modern Foreign Language.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD. All applicants should demonstrate a capacity for language learning.* *German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 5 in a modern language at Higher Level* *German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent).

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

25%

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

Politics staff at Bristol have internationally renowned expertise in development politics, international relations, and political theory, and an outstanding record in publication. Teaching is informed by the latest research, ensuring that you acquire relevant and up-to-date knowledge of the subject. You will study the politics of individual countries and governments as well as the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. You will become familiar with different views and methods of analysis, and learn to apply and evaluate them. British and German political and cultural history are closely intertwined. With the closer integration of Europe, the importance of the German language - the most widely spoken language in the European Union - has never been greater. Germany is the UK's biggest European trading partner and remains central to the European economy. This guarantees high demand for the increasingly rare commodity of fluency in German and familiarity with the diverse nature of the culture, history, politics and lifestyle of the German-speaking world. Our Multi-Media Centre for Modern Languages houses excellent self-study facilities including satellite television for watching foreign programmes, European newspapers and a small cinema. The centre also contains state-of-the-art teaching facilities, and supports online learning resources for German and other languages. The student societies for these departments both organise a variety of academic, cultural and social events.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
29%
4%

Year 1

58%
38%
4%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

13%
83%
4%

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 92%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
479 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are media professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

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 85%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
447 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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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