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University of Nottingham

German and Politics

UCAS Code: RL22

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including German if taking post A Level. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed at Merit. This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including German 5 points at Higher Level or 6 points at Standard Level (B Programme). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DDM

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway. 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 for post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

German studies

Politics

The German language element of this course is open to students of all levels. This course combines studies in German literature and culture with a range of political topics, tailoring the course to suit your interests with many optional modules. Studying politics will equip you with a fundamental understanding of core political theories and debates, which can be applied to Germany and globally. This is highly relevant knowledge in today’s world considering the influence that Germany has, particularly on the European Union and its relations with the rest of the world. You will practise your language skills and gain an international perspective on your academic studies by spending a year studying or working in Germany or Austria.

Modules

In year one, core modules develop your language skills and you are introduced to German literature, history, and linguistics. Optional modules for post-A level students of German include beginners’ Dutch. In politics you study contemporary political theory, comparative politics and international relations, gaining an understanding of the history of political ideas. In year two you will consolidate your language skills to prepare for your year abroad and take modules in German literature, history, politics and society and options in culture, media and linguistics. In politics, you will take options within political theory, comparative politics and international relations. Your third year is spent in Germany or Austria. In year four you will develop your command of German and study a range of optional modules within German studies and politics, including a dissertation option.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,550
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.

81%
med
German studies
75%
low
Politics

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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

81%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Politics

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

82%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Public services and other associate 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.

Politics

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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.

Politics

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

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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