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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • German studies
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A level in the relevant language at grade B for entry to advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to beginners' language).

Scottish Highers

Advanced Higher in the relevant language at grade B for entry to advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to beginners' language).

Scottish Advanced Highers

Advanced Higher in the relevant language at grade B for entry to advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to beginners' language).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM and A level in the relevant language at grade B for entry to advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to beginners' language).

International Baccalaureate

33 including no score less than 4. 6 at Higher Level in the relevant language for entry to advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to beginners' language).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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 is a major language of business, commerce and science as well as the gateway to a vibrant and modern multicultural society with a rich and complex past. Germany is Britain's biggest trading partner in the EU and the second biggest trading partner worldwide after the USA. German is the third official language of the EU after English and French, and, with over 90 million native speakers, the most widely spoken language in the European Union. The German subject group at Liverpool is a small and friendly unit with a high proportion of native speakers of German among its staff. Our team consists of dedicated language tutors and academic researchers who are international experts in their fields. 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 colonial history, the Holocaust, gender, German culture in the twentieth century, Berlin, linguistics and translation, and twenty-first century literature and film, and much more. You’ll have access to the excellent resources at The Sydney Jones Library in addition to the School’s own library, which is stocked with language learning materials and an extensive foreign language film collection and houses a satellite TV suite where students can watch television in any of a number of languages. In the Modern Languages Building there is also a language lab, recently refitted with state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated computer centre.


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.

University of Liverpool

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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall 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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
365 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


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. Nearly a quarter of working graduates from 2015 got jobs outside the UK — mostly as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. The relative strength of the German economy means there will continue to be opportunities there in the future. 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, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers.. 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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