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University of Liverpool

German

UCAS Code: R220

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A Level in the relevant at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

45 credits at level 3 to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit for entry to Beginners’ language

Extended Project

A

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ. Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 including 6 at higher level in relevant language (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language), with no score less than 4

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

H1, H1, H2, H2 including relevant language for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)

Applications encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits, entry to Advanced language with an A level or equivalent in relevant language (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade B (in relevant language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade B (in relevant language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Accepted with A Level grades BB including relevant language (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

German literature

German is, with over 90 million native speakers, the most widely spoken language in Western Europe, and Germany is second only to the United States as a trading partner to the United Kingdom. We will help you to become highly proficient in writing, reading, speaking and listening to contemporary German, but also help you to understand the society, history, politics, linguistics, culture, literature and cinema of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
German graduates are some of the most highly sought after by employers and our German students are particularly well-placed to achieve their full potential in the workplace. We have excellent links with a wide-range of German employers across all sectors: from financial to energy companies, manufacturers to retailers, including AbeBooks, Bayer Pharma AG, Bloomberg, Google, Henkel, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Pysma, Siemens, KERN Global Language Services, Bosch and Zänker & Kollegen.
These links are used frequently to help students find work placements on the year abroad or to secure graduate jobs.
Whilst the perfection of language skills is at the heart of modern languages degrees in Liverpool, all our degrees demand a full intellectual engagement with a wide selection of areas in German studies. We research and teach German culture, literature and film in the 19th to 21st centuries, the Holocaust, contemporary Berlin, linguistics and translation, and much more.
Our students participate in a number of extracurricular activities, including the regular writer-in-residence programme, the annual translation workshop organised across the Department and the Sauerkraut Cup inter-university football tournament run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). They regularly win prestigious DAAD Summer School Grants.

Modules

Students who take a Single Honours degree in this subject are required to take a 25% minor subject in their first year of study. Please visit the academic department’s website to see the latest listings and information about available about minor subjects.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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German and scandinavian studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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German and scandinavian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

German literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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