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German & Music with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Attain a high level of proficiency in German on this joint honours degree programme based  in the heart of London. Develop knowledge and understanding of the German-language, culture and society and study the central role of music in today’s culture as a creative mode of self-expression and a significant form of knowledge. Our compulsory language modules cater for all levels.


Key benefits

German

  • Highly-rated department in German with an international reputation for the strength of its world-leading and 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.

  • Year abroad in a German-speaking country offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency.

Music

  • One of the most prestigious music departments in the UK.

  • Ranked second in the country for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2008).

  • Students benefit from firm links with the Royal Academy of Music, English National Opera (ENO), the British Library, the Opera Group and the BBC.

  • Flexible programme offers students the opportunity to choose the types of modules that suit their interests.

  • Central location offers access to London’s rich music scene, alongside numerous libraries and cultural institutes.

Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.


Key information

UCAS code RW23

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of German,Department of Music

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Music (required of all applicants) German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

 

Preferred subjects

A language, English or History.

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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: Either AAB at A-Level including grade A in Music, or AAB at A-Level in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is also required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Access to HE Diploma: German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits awarded at Merit. Supplementary information and achievement e.g marks for certain credits/subjects may be required depending on course content. Or: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma at Level 3 with 33 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examination or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Music. Or 3 Pre-U principal subjects with grades D3 D3 M2 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): German ab initio pathway: Either D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA, including either grade A in Music or in addition to Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German A level is required at grade B or above. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: German ab initio pathway: Either AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher including A in Advanced Higher Music, or AAABB in Highers and AB at Advanced Higher in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is required at Advanced Higher Grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate: German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 665 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 665 in addition to a Grade 8 Pass in Music Theory (e.g. through ABRSM examinations or similar).

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results, which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

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Course detail

Description

This programme is committed to an individual approach to each student within a coherent but flexible modular degree course. In the first year the choice of modules is limited, creating a broadly based foundation for later study. As each year progresses, you are given increasing freedom to choose the types of modules that suit your interest, including modules outside the department. In the final year you can continue to pursue a broadly based programme or study two or three fields in-depth.

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

Studying Music at King’s enables you to encounter the world of sound up close and as part of a network that stretches across the centuries and across the globe. Today Music is the most global cultural commodity, and we pride ourselves not only on the range and diversity of the modules we offer, but also on the diversity of the approaches we employ, combining compositional creativity, close reading of scores, aural training, contemporary critical theory and historical scholarship, ethnographic and scientific studies. A particular strength of the Music Department is that it offers you individual lessons tought by teachers from the Royal Academy of Music. In your first year you will study with an Academy postgraduate student. Depending on your performance level, you may be able to subsequently change to an Academy professor. There is ample opportunity at King's or the Academy to participate in concerts and chamber music groups and receive first-rate coaching. Our students play a leading part in the College Orchestra and sing in the Departmental choir. Recitals take place throughout the year.

For a detailed list of the personal qualities, activities, and credentials other than examination results which will increase your chances of being selected for the undergraduate Music programme please consult the Music Department's webpage.

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 further information about the Departments of German and Music, follow the links below.

Teaching style

In 2011-12, the Department of German 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.

The Music Department attaches great importance to the personal attention it gives to each student. Modules in music history involve lectures and seminars or tutorials. Others consist largely of seminars, with students making presentations followed by group discussion. A few modules are taught through small tutorial groups of four or five. Lessons in Advanced Composition and in Performance are taught one-to-one. We have an effective personal tutor system and a staff-student committee. The Music Department has an international reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. Staff aim to connect research and teaching, both in the classroom and at the many research seminars held in the Department.

 Structure of course and 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 German Department staff.Research ratings have consistently placed us as the best German Department within London, and Modern Languages research at King's achieved a 'power' ranking of 9th in the UK according the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Our teaching is always inspired by our cutting-edge and world-class research, which means the best possible teaching for our students - you will be taught by genuine experts in their field.

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.

London is a city of music. We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful building overlooking the River Thames at the heart of its arts district. You will have easy access to London’s endless live music offerings at the South Bank arts complex, at the Barbican Centre, at London opera houses and the innumerable music clubs and concert venues. Within 20 minutes’ walk of the Music Department are the West End Theatres, Cinemas and Art Galleries. The Maughan Library with its extensive music holdings will be at your disposal as well as the Senate House Library of the University of London.

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, Mannheim and Vienna (under the European Union Socrates-Erasmus scheme).

 

Structure

  • 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.


    You should take the core modules outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music. Native German speakers also choose one optional German module. (This is because their German language module is worth 15 credits, rather than the 30-credit core language module taken by non-native speakers.) Those studying beginners' German (ab initio) take a different, specially-designed core language module.


    Required Modules

    German

    If you are an ab initio student, in your first year you are required to take:

    • German Core Language for ab initio I (30 credits)
    • Texts and Contexts for ab initio (30 credits)

     

    If you are a non-native German speaker, in your first year you are required to take:

    • German Core Language I (30 credits)
    • Texts and Contexts (30 credits)

     

    If you are a native German speaker, you are required to take:

    • Translation from and into German I (15 credits)
    • Texts and Contexts (30 credits)

    Music

    In your first year, there are no required modules.

    Optional Modules

    German (for native German speakers only)

    Milestones of German History

    One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema

    Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society

    An Introduction to German Politics

     

    Music

    You will take four optional modules from a list that may include:

    • Musical Performance (15 credits)
    • Musical Analysis (15 credits)
    • Techniques of Composition (15 credits)
    • Issues & Topics in Music History I-IV (15 credits each)
    • Aural Training (15 credits)

     

  • You should take the core module outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music and two or three options in German (depending on whether you are a non-native or native German speaker).


    Required Modules

    German

    If you are an ab initio student, in your second year you are required to take:

    • German Core Language for ab initio II (30 credits)

    If you are a non-native student, in your second year you are required to take:

    • German Core Language II (30 credits)

    If you are a native German speaker, in your second year you required to take:

    • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

    Music

    In your second year, there are no required modules.

    Optional Modules

    • You will take at least 15 credits from modules that contain some pre-modern content, chosen from a range that may include:

      • The German Reformation (15 credits)
      • 18th Century German Thought: The Education of Humanity (15 credits)
      • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)

      Non-native and ab initio students will be required to choose a further 15 credits from the optional range of modules. Native German speaking students will be required to select 30 credits from the same range of modules which may include:

      • The pre-modern modules listed above
      • German in London. The City in Literature and Film (15 credits)
      • Society and Popular Culture in Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
      • A Year in the Life of German-language Film (15 credits)
      • Hitler's Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)
      • Berlin Past and Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)

    Music

    You will take 60 credits from a range of optional modules that may include:

    • Musical Performance II (15 credits)
    • Musical Analysis II 15 credits)
    • Techniques of Composition (15 credits)
    • Composition Studies II (minor, 15 credits, major 30 credits)
    • Love Song: The Troubadours and their Legacy (15 credits)
    • Wagner (15 credits)
    • Opera in the 20th Century (15 credits)
    • Music in British Film (15 credits)
    • Post-War Jazz (15 credits)
    • Global Popular Music (15 credits)
  • You will spend your third year abroad at one of our partner institutions, which currently include:

    • Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
    • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    • Universität Wien
    • Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg
    • Universität Mannheim

    You will also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/work placement in a German-speaking environment, which you will normally be expected to organise independently, allowing you to explore career prospects and personal interests.


  • In your fourth year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Music.


    Required Modules

    Compulsory modules:

    If you are an ab initio or non-native speaking student, you are required to take:

    • German Core Language III (30 credits)

    If you are a native-German speaker, in your fourth year you are required to take:

    • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

    Optional modules:

    Ab initio and non-native German speaking students will take 30 credits from the an optional range of modules. Native German speaking students will be required to select 45 credits from the same range of modules which may include:

    ­   Dissertation (15 credits)

    ­   Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)

    ­   Goethe: From Sturm und Drang to Classicism (15 credits)

    ­   Religion, Sex, Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)

    ­   German in the World: Afro-German Moving Images (15 credits)

    ­   Contemporary German Politics [European & International Studies] (15 credits)

    ­   New German Cinema in East and West (15 credits)

    ­   Writing in Tongues: Literature & Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)

    ­   Death and the Afterlife in Medieval and Modern German Literature (15 credits)

    ­   Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)

    Music

    In your fourth year, there are no required modules.

    Optional Modules

    German:

    You take 60 credits of optional modules from a range that may include:

    • Advanced Performance Studies (admission by audition) (45 credits)
    • Advanced Free Composition (admission by portfolio) (45 credits)
    • Musical Performance III (15 credits)
    • Techniques of Composition III (30 credits)
    • Contemporary Musicology
    • Music, Gender, Sexuality (15 credits)
    • Sound Studies (15 credits)
    • Performance Practice (15 credits)
    • Sacred Continental Polyphony (15 credits)
    • The Beatles
    • Broadway from Showboat to West Side Story
    • Dissertation (30 credits)

     

    Please note: there are prerequisites for all performance and composition modules.

    In addition, you may take up to 30 credits in modules offered by other departments.

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Career prospects

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.

 

Career destinations

Studies of graduate employability 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 value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops 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 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.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£22,800 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

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