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University of Sheffield

German and Economics

UCAS Code: RL21
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • German studies
Student score
71% LOW
87% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB including German or another modern foreign language.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

in a relevant subject area

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

in a relevant subject area

International Baccalaureate
34

6 in Higher Level German or another modern foreign language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

£9,250

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

Modules

Grundsprachkurs; aufbausprachkurs; German studies: basiskurs; German studies: Aufbaukurs ; beginners' German a; beginners' German b; beginners Dutch 1 and 2; Dutch intermediate; German language (foundation); German language (continuation); German post-beginners' language; introduction to Dutch linguistics; contemporary literature and culture in Dutch; Dutch intermediate; Dutch advanced. Economic analysis and policy 1; economic analysis and policy 2; statistical methods for economics; mathematical methods for economics 1; mathematical methods for economics 2; microeconomic principles; macroeconomic principles ; further mathematical methods for economics; econometrics; applied microeconomics; applied macroeconomics; research methods and introductory econometrics; money, banking and finance; the economics of social issues; topics in advanced microeconomics; economics of cities ; education economics; industrial organisation; labour economics; international trade; monetary economics; further econometrics; mathematical economics; development economics; the international economy; health economics; modern finance; economic analysis of inequality and poverty.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

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

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 78%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

60%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

53%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

28%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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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 97%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
398 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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