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University of Kent

English and American Literature and German

UCAS Code: QR32
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • German studies
Student score
88% HIGH
76% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Grades BBB in three A levels INCLUDING grade B in English Literature or English language and Literature. (English - Language & Literature at grade B or English Literature at grade B).

Scottish Highers
AABBB

AABBB in five Higher subjects including English at A. If higher level a modern European language other than English is not taken Standard level 2 or intermediate grade B in an modern European language other than English is required English at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Grades BBB in three advanced highers including English required. If a modern European language other than English is not taken at higher level intermediate grade B/standard grade 2 in a modern European language other than English is required. English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Applications considered individually. A level English Literature OR English language and Literature at B AND GCSE B in modern European language other than English is required.

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applications considered individually. A level B English Literature OR English language & Literature at B and GCSE B in modern European language other than English also required

BTEC Award
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels including A level B English Literature OR English language and Literature at B also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Distinction distinction grades required. A level English Literature or ENglish language and Literature also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels including A level English Literature or English language and Literature at B also required. Plus GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH (

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Distinction merit merit grades in BTEC required. A level English Literature or English language and Literature at B PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH also required

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall or 15 at higher level INCLUDING HL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 OR HL at 5 or SL at 6 English Literature A (or literature of another country) OR HL at 5 or SL at 6 English language & Literature A (or language & literature of another country).

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

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

£9,250

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

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

German and English and American Literature enables you to learn the language and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries, alongside gaining cultural insights from a broad range of writing, a combination that gives you a cultural understanding that crossGerman is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). It is also frequently used as a second language in Eastern Europe, serving as a means of communication across international boundaries. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe.English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory.

Modules

Stage 1: Critical practice; early drama; romanticism and critical theory; German post A level; images of Germany 1945-2000; varieties of German writing. Stage 2 and 3: Core modules including: German advanced; early American literature 1630-1880/modern American literature: from the closing of the frontier to the end of the cold war; 18th-century literature 1680-1770/18th-century literature 1770-1832; Shakespeare and his contemporaries 1: comedies/Shakespeare and his contemporaries 2: tragedies; medieval and Tudor literature/early modern literature; narratives from life/individual writing project; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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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 77%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

65%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £17k LOW
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

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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