German with English with a year abroad

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BA

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Full Time

| UCAS code: R2Q3
Attain a high level of proficiency in German, and develop knowledge and understanding of the culture and society. You may also choose from a diverse and comprehensive choice of English modules. The degree is based in central London and includes a year in a German-speaking country. Our compulsory language modules cater for all levels.

KEY BENEFITS
German
  • Highest-rated Department in German within London and nationally on the strength of its world-leading and internationally excellent research.
  • Teaching informed and delivered by staff who carry out that research.
  • Exceptionally wide range of modules covering literature, language, film, and history.
  • Central location offers students access to a variety of libraries and resources, including the Goethe-Insitut and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
  • Opportunity to study in a German-speaking country offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency.

English
  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.
  • Personal attention given to each student, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and a network of support.
  • Offers a wide range of modules, and diverse approaches.
  • Central location offers access to Shakespeare’s Globe, and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.
  • Graduates develop transferable analytical and communications skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.
UCAS code
R2Q3
Programme type
Major/minor honours
Duration
Four years FT (with third year abroad in a German-speaking country)
Location
Strand Campus
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of English
Department of German
Closing date
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice
Fees & funding
For information on fees and funding for undergraduate programmes at King's go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ug/funding/
CONTACTS
Address
Strand Campus
Email
Tel
020 7848 2350/2374
Fax
020 7848 7200


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Our exceptionally wide range of modules in the Department of German covers literature of all periods, German film, German history, and German philosophical thought and political and social theory.

The third year of this programme will be spent in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, normally as an exchange student or as a teaching assistant in a school. We have exchange links with universities in Munich, Frankfurt (Main), Berlin and Vienna (under the European Socrates-Erasmus scheme).

The Department of English prides itself not only on the range and diversity of the modules it offers, from medieval literature to modern poetry and women's writing, but also on the diversity of the approaches it employs, from contemporary literary theory to close textual examination and historical scholarship.

Students can take this programme either with an A-level (or equivalent) in German, or as a beginner, following a specially-designed ab initio language course.

For more information about the departments of German and English Language & Literature, follow the departmental contact links.




ABOUT THE Department of English

CAREERS
English is a flexible and adaptable subject that equips you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates in English possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Applicants may be interested in a career in journalism, publishing and the creative industries, or in education and research. Many graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services. Recent graduates have found employment as…. • Lecturer, King’s College London • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet • Marketing Executive, Ensphere • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc • English Teacher, St Giles College • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby’s • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing, cancer research uK • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne

TEACHING STYLE
The department attaches great importance to the personal attention it gives to each student. All modules involve seminars, and on a typical module your time is equally divided between these and more formal lectures. We have an effective personal tutor system and a staff-student committee. The department has an international reputation for the quality of its scholarship and all members of staff are actively involved in research. Tutors aim to connect research and teaching, both in the classroom and at the many extra research seminars, poetry readings and literary events held in the department. Individual staff members are frequently called upon to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media. The Arden Shakespeare is edited from King’s, and there are major recent publications on medieval literature and visual culture, early modern drama, 18th-century and Romantic cultural history, Victorian literature and culture, urbanism, 19th and 20th-century American literature, Australian literature and postcolonial literature and textual editing.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Your final degree classification is determined by the marks you obtain in each of the three years of the degree. Second- and third-year modules may be chosen from a wide range of options. The department makes use of a variety of assessment methods including both essays and examinations.

LOCATION
More than any other capital, London is a city of words, and to study English at its centre is to be reminded continually of the power of language to shape our sense of history and of place. Within 20 minutes’ walk of the Department of English at King’s Strand Campus are Shakespeare’s Globe and the site of the Tabard Inn, where Chaucer’s pilgrims started out on their journey. Even closer at hand are the Inns of Court, Covent Garden, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (London’s oldest working theatre) and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.


ABOUT THE Department of German

CAREERS
Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees. Employers in UK and international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting, translating and others have been found repeatedly to value foreign language competence, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that fosters relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts. Studying German, you will also gain fluency in a language and knowledge of a country and its culture that is increasingly in demand, given Germany’s central role in European economic and political development. Recent graduates have found employment in sectors including media production and journalism, human relations, finance, business development, retail and marketing, the civil service, teaching and lecturing. A considerable number have continued to further study. Recent employers of King’s German graduates include Goldman Sachs, Astra Zeneca, the National Assembly of Wales, CNN, the American University in London, and the University of Oxford.

TEACHING STYLE
In 2011-12, the Department launched a new curriculum that reflects our commitment to innovative and research-led teaching. Staff across the Department contribute introductory and specialist modules that draw from their own research in German literature, culture and history. Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision. This brings you into close contact with tutors in a department that is regularly ranked among the top three research departments in the UK. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Teaching is in German and English, according to the subject area. Our teaching style is interactive; students participate informally in small group discussions in seminars or online discussion fora, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Following Year 1 foundation modules in culture, history and politics, more specialised modules in Years 2 and 4 reflect the rich research expertise of Department staff. The King’s German Department ranked joint second in the country in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and the commitment of our staff to research excellence is matched by our enthusiasm for teaching. Our rigorous three-year language programme is tailored both to your own level of language competence, and to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Non-native speakers take core language modules covering the key skills of reading, writing, listening, spoken interaction and production, and translation. Native speakers currently take a separate module in Translation from and into German. Assessment is in a variety of forms including précis and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays in both English and German, and oral and written exams.

LOCATION
Located in the heart of London, the department can draw on unparalleled print, audio-visual and online resources, including the King’s Maughan Library and Senate House Library, the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, the British Film Institute and the British Library. All are within easy walking distance of the Strand Building. The Goethe-Institut and Austrian Cultural Forum also have extensive media and library holdings, and run lively programmes of films, readings, seminars and exhibitions which complement the Department’s internal film screenings, open seminars, exhibitions, and annual departmental play. All teaching takes place at the Strand Campus.

SPECIAL NOTES
The third year of this programme is spent in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, normally as a student at university or as a teaching assistant in a school or on an approved work placement. We have exchange links with universities in Munich, Frankfurt (Main), Heidelberg, Berlin and Vienna (under the European Union Socrates-Erasmus scheme).

 

Currently, students study the following core modules. If there are options available the current choices are also shown. King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the Department(s) for further advice.

YEAR 1

You should take the core modules outlined plus two options in English and two or three options in German (depending whether you are a non-native or native German speaker). Those studying beginners' German (ab initio) take a different, specially-designed core language module.



YEAR 1 CORE

German

Texts and Contexts: an introduction to German literature and culture (compulsory)
OR
Texts and Contexts for ab initio
AND
German Language Core Module I (non-native speakers only)
OR
Translation from and into German I (native speakers only)
OR
German Language Core Module I (ab initio)



YEAR 1 OPTIONS
German
Milestones of German History
One Hundred Years on German Cinema
Medieval Germany: Language, Litertaure and Society
German Politics and Society

English
Aspects of Language
Classical & Biblical Contexts of English Literature
Introducing Literary Theories
Medieval Literary Culture
Reading Poetry
Renaissance Literature
Writing London


YEAR 2

You should take the core module outlined plus two options in English and four or five options in German (depending whether you are non-native or native German speaker).



YEAR 2 CORE

German

German Language Core Module II (non-native speakers)
OR
Translation from and into German II (native speakers)
OR
German Language Core Module II (ab initio)



YEAR 2 OPTIONS
German
  • The Beginnings of the Arthurian Tradition in Germany
  • Women in the early modern period: representations and responses
  • German Realist fiction in the nineteenth century
  • History into literature
  • Modernism and the Avant-garde
  • A year in the life of German-language film
  • Politics and popular culture in Germany after 1870
  • Germany since 1945: politics, society, economics
  • 18th-century German thought: the education of humanity  
English
  • A Mad World, My Masters: Performing Culture in Jacobean London
  • Australian Literature & Film
  • Creative Writing: the Novel
  • Cultural Encounters: Literature & Language in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Early Modern Sexualities
  • Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing
  • First World War Literature
  • History, Politics & the Elizabethan Imagination
  • Irish Literature & Culture
  • Language of Dance
  • Modernist Fiction
  • Rise of the Novel
  • Narrating the Nation
  • Performance in Medieval Culture
  • Romanticism, Revolution & Representation 1776-1832
  • Shakespeare in London
  • Subjects of Desire in Medieval Religious Writings
  • The Fin de Siecle
  • Theatre Capital
  • Victorians & Social Change 1840-1870


YEAR 3

This is normally spent in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, either as a student at one of our Erasmus partner institutions, as a language teaching assistant, or on an approved work placement. We have links with universities in Munich, Frankfurt (Main), Berlin and Vienna under the European Erasmus-Socrates scheme.



YEAR 4

Students should take the core modules outlined plus two options in English and up to three options in German.



YEAR 4 CORE
German

German Language Core Module III (non-native speakers)
OR
Translation from and into German III (native speakers)


YEAR 4 OPTIONS
German
  • Religion, sex and politics: German literature of the sixteenth and
    seventeenth centuries
  • Goethe: from Sturm und Drang to Classicism
  • Heinrich Heine
  • Kafka
  • Aspects of post-1945 German fiction
  • The Third Reich in the post-war German novel
  • Brechtian cinema and political modernism
  • Power and everyday life in the GDR
  • German reunification: culture and politics
  • Politics and everyday life in twentieth-century Germany
  • Death and the Afterlife in Medieval and Modern German Literature
  • Writing in Tongues: Multilingual Literature in the German Context
  • Contemporary German Politics
  • Dissertation

     


English
  • Ancient Lyric & Poetry
  • Autobiography & Modern Self-Representation
  • Beowulf: Heroes & Other Monsters
  • British Literature & Film
  • Court Cultures in the Age of Elizabeth I
  • Creative Writing: Drama
  • Critically Queer: Literature, Culture & Queer Theory
  • Elizabethan Shakespeare 
  • Gender & Performance
  • Imagined Worlds, 
  • Jacobean Shakespeare 
  • James Joyce & Ulysses 
  • Jane Austen in Context
  • Literature & Impressionism
  • Medieval Body in Pain, 
  • Medieval Romance, 
  • Memory & Time in the 19th Century
  • Performance Philosophy
  • Post Colonial Australian Literature
  • Post Colonial Perspectives


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Australia
Tertiary Entrance Ranking
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See entry requirements for Australia
Austria
Reifezeugnis (Matura)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Austria
Belgium
Certificat D
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Belgium
Brazil
Brazil
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Brazil
Bulgaria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Bulgaria
Canada
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Canada .
Chile
Chile
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
China
Gao Kao (University Entrance Examination)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from China
Cyprus
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Czech Republic
Maturita
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

Denmark
Studentereksamen or Hjere Forberedelseseksamen
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Denmark

Estonia
Gmnaasiumi lputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office

Finland
Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (National Matriculation)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Finland
France
Baccalaureat (including the option internationale baccalaureat)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from France
Germany
Abitur
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Germany

Ghana
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

Greece
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Greece

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with the HKDSE

Hungary
Erettsegi
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Hungary

India
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from India
Iran
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Ireland
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level unless otherwise stated)

German ab initio pathway: Six subjects at Higher Level with grades of A1 A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 including English at A.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Higher Level at Grade B

Italy
Esame di Stato
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Italy
Japan
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Latvia
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Lithuania
Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Luxembourg
Diplome de Fin D
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Malaysia
Malaysia
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Malaysia
Malta
Matriculation Certificate - Advanced level
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Mexico
Mexico
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Moldova
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Netherlands
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from the Netherlands
New Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Nigeria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Nigeria
Norway
Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Pakistan
High School Certificate (HSSC)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Poland
Matura
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Poland
Portugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Portugal
Romania
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Russia
Attest o (Polnom) Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Russia
Saudi Arabia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Singapore
Singapore A Level
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Singapore
Slovakia
Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Slovenia
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
South Africa
South African Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Spain
Titulo de Bachiller
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Spain
Sweden
Fullständigt Slutbetyg (School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Switzerland
Federal Maturity Certificate
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Turkey
Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
United Kingdom
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)
Preferred subjects
A language or History
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy
Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
A levels

German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried at Grade B

Access to HE Diploma

German ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

Cambridge Pre-U
German ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including English at D3.
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2

 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)
German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - with Distinctions - is likely only to be considered when offered in combination with other qualifications in English such as A-Level English Literature at grade A.

Combinations of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (with Distinction) and other qualifications (such as two A-levels) considered

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)

German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3  Diploma - with Distinctions - is likely only to be considered alongside A-Level English Literature at grade A.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)
German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma - with Distinctions - is likely only to be considered alongside two A-levels at AB including A-Level English Literature at grade A.

Combinations of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (with Distinction) and other qualifications (such as two A-levels) considered

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B

International Baccalaureate
German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including English at HL6.
Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6

European Baccalaureate
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
USA
Advanced Placements/SAT-R and SAT/ACT
Compulsory subjects
English (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subject
A language or History

See our Entry Requirements for applicants  from the USA and/or Advanced Placement qualifications. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Aptitude testing
No test required

APPLYING TO KING'S
If you are interested in coming to King’s, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King’s is KCL, and the institution code is K60.

There are a few programmes which require direct application to King's, this will be stated above

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Most applicants are considered between November and March. Admission requirements are flexible, but evidence of study in German to an appropriate level is always required. A detailed list of the additional credentials and musical skills required for the BA German & Music can be found on the web page of the Department of Music.

Student profiles

German with English with a year abroad BA
I chose King’s because of its great reputation, location and an open day where I met other prospective students and the German department staff. I remember being impressed with King’s facilities, particularly the Maughan Library.

The course offers a great selection of different modules and the opportunity to spend some time in Germany, Austria or Switzerland in the third year. I also really like the fact I could continue to study English as well as German as part of my course.

So far my experience at King’s College has been very positive. My third year which was spent in North-west Germany working as an English Language Assistant was definitely a highlight. I was paid to work at a college which was really fun and I learnt so much there.

Although London can be an expensive place to live, the benefits of living here definitely outweigh the downside of the extra cost. There is always something going on in London and you can go somewhere different every night whereas at other universities the nightlife and entertainment can be a lot more limited.