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University of Kent

German and Hispanic Studies

UCAS Code: RR24
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • German studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
76% MED
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
100% HIGH
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

BBB including at least one of: German at B OR Spanish at B

Scottish Highers
AABBB

German at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

German at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Applications considered individually. A level German at grade B required in addition to BTEC.

BTEC Certificate
MD

Applications considered individually. A level German at grade B required in addition to BTEC.

BTEC Award
M

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall or 15 points at higher level INCLUDING At least one of: HL German A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL German A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 or HL Spanish A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL Spanish A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 PLUS HL English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6.

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

Hispanic Studies and German enables you to learn the languages and culture of both the Spanish and German-speaking world. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your Spanish-language skills. German 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). 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. Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a wide range of resources.

Modules

Stage 1: German post A-level; images of Germany 1945-2000; varieties of German writing; introduction to Hispanic culture; either Spanish: beginners or Spanish post A-level; 1 or 2 from: the modern Spanish-American short story; the modern Spanish novel; modern Spanish theatre. Stages 2 and 3: German advanced; either Spanish post A-level or Spanish advanced 1; Spanish advanced 2; at least 2 from: Catalan culture; contemporary Spanish cinema; experiment and innovation in golden age Spanish and French drama; Spanish America and the idea of the nation; Spanish literature: censorship; Spanish literature: identity; voices of a continent: 20th century Latin American poets; women in Spanish American narrative and film; at least 2 from: the carnivalesque in modern Spanish theatre; culture and modernity in 20th century Spanish America; reading monstrosity in Iberian culture; the Spanish avant-garde; Spanish extended essay; Spanish literature: sexuality; writing the Cuban revolution; options including: contemporary German literature; gender and identity in the age of Goethe; German dissertation; German fiction and the Third Reich; the German novella and short story; investigations into the German language; love and sex in modern Germany; modern German political drama; 3 German modernists: Mann, Kafka, Brecht. Year spent abroad between stages 2 and 3.

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.

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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 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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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 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. 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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