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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. 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:

AAA

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be 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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

85% 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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

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 AAA at A-Level including A in Music or AAA 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 A. 

Access to HE Diploma:
German ab initio pathway: Either: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma including study of Music at Level 3 with 36 Level 3 credits from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 9 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 36 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 A (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U:
German ab initio pathway: Either 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 including Music. Or 3 Pre-U principle subjects with grades D3 D3 D3 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway: Either DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Music or DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, 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 at grade A.

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 AA including grade A in Music or D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA 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 at grade A. 

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: EitherAAAAB in Highers and AA at Advanced Higher including A in Music. Or AAAAB in Highers and AA 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 requried at Grade B.

International Baccalaureate:
German ab initio pathway: Either 35 points and HL 666 including HL6 in Music. Or 35 points and HL 666 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 6.

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 15th 2016

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

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 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 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 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).

 

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

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

    Optional Modules

    German (for native German speakers only)

    Milestones of German History

    One Hundred Years on German Cinema

    Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society

    German Politics and Society

     

    Music

    Musical Performance

    Musical Analysis

    Techniques of Composition (harmony & counterpoint)

    Issues & Topics in Music History

    Music and Globalisation since 1900

    Aural Training

    Writing about Music
  • 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

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

    Optional Modules

    German

    • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance
    • The German Reformation
    • German Realist Fiction in the Nineteenth Century
    • History into Literature
    • A Year in the Life of German-language Film
    • Politics and Popular Culture in Germany after 1870
    • Berlin: Past and Present
    • 18th-century German Thought: the education of humanity

    Music

    • Musical Performance 
    • Musical Analysis 
    • Techniques of Composition (fugue & nineteenth-century Lieder) 
    • Free Composition 

    History of Music modules - in any one academic session, several of the following will be offered:

    • Introduction to Medieval Music I & II 

    • Western Music & Race

    • Keyboard Music from JS Bach to Beethoven 

    • Wagner 

    • The Symphony from Berlioz to Mahler 

    • Narrative & Lyricism in 19th-century Song 

    • Musical Modernism and New Media since 1945 

    • Music & Worship in England 1470-1605 

    • Performance Practice 

    • Early Renaissance Music, 1420-1520 

    • The Jazz Tradition: Fact or Fiction?

    • Italian Opera in the 19th Century

  • 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, Heidelberg and Vienna under the European Erasmus-Socrates scheme.


  • You should take the core module outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music and up to three optional modules in German.


    Required Modules

    German

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

    Optional Modules

    German:

    • Religion, sex and politics: German literature of the sixteenth and

      seventeenth centuries

    • Goethe: from Sturm und Drang to Classicism

    • Kafka

    • Aspects of post-1945 German-Language Culture

    • New German Cinema in East and West

    • 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: Literature & Migration in the Modern German Context

    • Contemporary German Politics

    • Dissertation

    Music

    • Advanced Performance Studies (by audition) (45 credits)

    • Advanced Free Composition (admission by portfolio) (45 credits)

    • Techniques of Composition III (30 credits)

    • Musical Performance III 

    • Dissertation (30 credits)

    History of music modules - in any one academic session, several of the following will be on offer:

    • Sacred Continental Polyphony between Josquin & Monteverdi 

    • Music & Society in France 1789-1870 

    • Mozart in Vienna 

    • Performance Practice on Record 

    • The Beethoven Myth

    • Opera and Reason

    • Origins of Twentieth Century Music 

    • Debussy 

    • Introduction to Twentieth-century Opera 

    • The Philosophy & Psychology of Musical Perception 

    • Musical Quality & Musical Taste 

    • The Broadway Musical from Showboat to West Side Story

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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

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.

 

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