What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB preferably including a language other than English.
Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A language other than English preferred.
Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: A language other than English at 5 (if not at HL), English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers37%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- 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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The study of German at Edinburgh covers a broad range of topics, including German-Jewish writing, Medieval studies, East German studies, the third Reich and the Holocaust, gender and politics, disability, travel writing, theatre and translation. â?¢ Students benefit from being taught by world-leading research academics. The department offers extensive audio-visual and web resources and students further benefit from its relationship with the Goethe Institut in Edinburgh and the German Society. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 25 per cent of our research in German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages was rated 4* world-leading, with a further 25 per cent rated 3* internationally excellent. â?¢ German at Edinburgh is rated consistently highly for teaching quality in the National Student Survey. â?¢ Students benefit from the Universityâ??s close links with the Goethe- Institut in Glasgow and also have access to an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, including opportunities to perform German theatre, join the German Society and attend German film evenings. â?¢ Students spend their third year studying or working in a German-speaking country.
Year 1: Modern German language and literature; some teaching in German; beginners' course available. Year 2: Language work; oral and written; literature of the later 18th and earlier 19th centuries; medieval literature and language. Year 3: Minimum of 8 months is spent in a German speaking country, as a student, or as a part-time assistant in a school. Year 4: Options range from earliest texts in German to the work of contemporary writers.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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