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University of Reading

German and Italian

UCAS Code: RR23
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
Student score
80% MED
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

German at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

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

£9,000

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

A more connected world demands language skills. Expand your horizons by immersing yourself in the history and cultures of Italy and the German-speaking world. Through this course you will master the fundamental elements of each language and can expect to become confident and highly skilled in German and Italian, both written and spoken. You will learn both languages in the political, social and cultural contexts of the countries in which they are spoken. This considerably enhances your understanding of the languages, and also provides you with the knowledge to live and work in these countries, as well as enter professional roles with global companies which operate in and interact with them. In German, you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as German cinema, the portrayal of Berlin in German literature, the impact of the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 and the history behind and current debates about immigration to Germany. In Italian, you will have the opportunity to study with leading academics on topics including Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, and covering fascism, the history of the language, the resistance, Fellini and contemporary culture.

Modules

University of Reading

Wantage Hall

The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
53%
37%
10%

Year 1

38%
55%
7%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

54%
36%
10%

Year 4

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 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

74%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

16%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

12%

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 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. 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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