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University of Essex

European Studies with German

UCAS Code: R9R2
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
  • German studies
Student score
86% HIGH
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

Not Available

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

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Course description

By taking a European studies degree at Essex, you will be taught by leading experts and researchers to understand the nature of contemporary Europe from an economic, political and sociological perspective. You also explore Europeâ??s history and diverse traditions, as well as the artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, composers and filmmakers whose influences still dominate the world around us. You acquire the knowledge to make an active contribution to one of the most important political and cultural processes of our time and, by learning European languages (if your course includes language study) and studying abroad at a European university, you gain skills and experience that set you apart from other graduates. European studies at Essex gives you the freedom to tailor the course to your interests and allows you to choose the options that will be most useful to your future career. You can select from modules in art history, economics, film, history, literature, philosophy, politics and sociology, as well as a variety of European languages. Depending on what modules you have taken in the first year, you also have an opportunity to change from one European studies course to another at the end of your first year. This multidisciplinary approach encourages you to work and think across traditional subject boundaries. This not only gives you the knowledge and the skills to understand contemporary European politics and society from different perspectives, but also the confidence and flexibility to apply yourself successfully to whatever professional field you choose to enter. Language skills are particularly advantageous in todayâ??s graduate job market. With our European studies courses you can choose to study Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Spanish, and in the case of the last three, you can start learning these languages from scratch.

Modules

Year 1: Europe: myth and idea; 1 language option; language module. Year 2: 1 language option; 2 European options; 1 outside option or 1 language option. Year 3: year abroad. Year 4: 1 language option; 2 European options; 1 outside option or a project.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

1%
99%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

30%
70%

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?

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Student score Not Available

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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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

7%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

18%

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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