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University of Nottingham

German and Contemporary Chinese Studies

UCAS Code: RT21

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including German.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed with Merit. A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including German.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including German Higher Level 5 points or German Standard Level 6 points (B Programme)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels . A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including German. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including German.

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

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level German grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

German studies

Chinese studies

This course offers you the opportunity to combine studies in German and Chinese languages, literatures, societies and cultures. There is a wide range of optional modules available in literature, history, politics and society, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own specialist interests. By the end of your course, you will have a high level of expertise in German and Mandarin, and your international experience will help you stand out as a graduate.

Modules

In year one, you will take core modules in German and Mandarin, plus introductions to German, Austrian and Chinese history and culture. In year two you will also take modules in literature, history, politics and society from a wide choice of modules in both German and Chinese Studies. Your third year is spent abroad – options for Germany or Austria currently include university study at one of our partner universities, a work placement, or a school assistantship. In China you will study at China Campus in Ningbo. In year four you will develop your command of both languages and will also study optional modules drawn from the areas of literature, history, politics, society, media and linguistics. In German, you may also choose to write a dissertation.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of German Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
German studies
66%
low
Chinese studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Asian 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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

China plays an important role in world economics and politics, and business can be very interested in graduates with good Chinese language skills. In 2015, just over 180 degrees were awarded in this subject to UK graduates, so it is still an unusual and specialist degree to take - take that into consideration before drawing definitive conclusions from the data. About one in five graduates went on to further study (mostly at Masters level) and of those who were working, a quarter went to work abroad. Most of the rest were working in the UK after six months, mainly in London. 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, even if that language is rare and valuable to business.

What about your long term prospects?

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

German studies

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

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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.

Chinese studies

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

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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