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German & Portuguese with a year abroad BA

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Overview

The German and Portuguese degree allows for those with A Levels or complete beginners in each language. Attain a high level of proficiency in the German and Portuguese languages on this joint degree in the heart of London and develop knowledge and understanding of the cultures, histories and societies of German and Portuguese-speaking countries (Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa). Our core language modules cater for all levels from beginners to native speakers.


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-Institut 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.

Portuguese Studies

  • Opportunity to learn Portuguese from beginners' level.
  • Programme taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly environment.

  • Wide range of modules is unique in the UK.

  • King’s library contains the most complete collection of material on Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa available in any UK university.

  • Central location offers students the opportunity to make use of the library of the Luso-Brazilian Council.

  • Opportunity to study abroad for a year offers students the chance to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities currently including Lisboa, Nova de Lisboa, Coimbra, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. The year abroad also offers the opportunity to undertake an internship/work placement in a Portuguese-speaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).

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 RR25

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 Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

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

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian

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: AAB. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German 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: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (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: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2.
Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered
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: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): 
German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010):
German ab initio pathway:  Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German. 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. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B is required in Advanced Higher German. 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; Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Preferred other subjects: History, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 6. 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

Application deadline: January 15 2017.
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Course detail

Description

You will have the opportunity to attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German language, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of German culture and society. Our exceptionally wide range of modules covers literature of all periods, German film, German history, German philosophical thought, and German political and social theory.

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies offers a wide variety of courses on Lusophone studies covering Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures, music and cultural histories as well as Brazilian and European variants of Portuguese language.  Beginning with our first-year compulsory module, Global Iberias, you will have a broad introduction to the Hispanic world. In this first year you will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds.  The core language modules on every year will help students refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near native fluency.

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

For more about the departments of German and Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, follow the departmental contact links.

Teaching style

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision by expert staff. 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; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, 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.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, our 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 our Department’s internal film screenings, open seminars, exhibitions, and annual departmental play.

Special notes

If you take joint honours in German and Portuguese your year abroad will usually be split between a German-speaking country and a Portuguese-speaking country. 

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.


    In your first year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Portuguese.

     


    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)

    Portuguese

    In your first year, there are no optional modules. You are required to take:

    • Core Language (30 credits)
    • Global Iberias (30 credits)

    Optional Modules

    German

    One 15 credit optional module from a range of options that may typically include:

    • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
    • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
    • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society (15 credits)
    • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

     

     

  • In your second year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Portuguese.


    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)

    Portuguese

    All students are required to take:

    • Core Language (30 credits)

    Optional Modules

    German

    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 select a further 15 credits, native speakers select a further 30 credits from optional modules list which may include but is not limited to:

    • 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)

     
    Portuguese


    You will also take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may include:

    • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
    • Introduction to Brazilian Popular Music Studies (15 credits)
    • Portuguese Short Fiction in the Twentieth Century (15 credits)
    • Leader’s Legends and Chivalry in Medieval Portugal (15 credits)
    • Brazilian Poetry & Song I: Modernism Samba and the Estado Novo 1915-1945 (15 credits)
    • Portugal: Modernity, Traditionalism & National Identity (15 credits)

     

  • You will spend your third year abroad, for one semester in a German-speaking country and the other semester in a Portuguese-speaking country. Our current partner institutions include:

    German

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

    Portuguese

    • Lisboa
    • Nova de Lisboa
    • Coimbra
    • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
    • Universidade Federal da Bahia
    • Universidade de São Paulo
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/work placement in a German or Portuguese-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 Portuguese.


    Required Modules

    German

    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)

    Portuguese

    In your fourth year, you are required to take:

    • Core Language (30 credits)

    Optional Modules

    German

    If you are an ab initio or non-native speaking student, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional German 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)

    If you are a native German speaker, in your fourth year, you are required to take 45 modules from the list above.

     

     

    Portuguese

    30 credits from a range of optional 15-credit modules, which may include:

    • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)
    • Brazilian Poetry and Song II: 1958 to the Present (15 credits)
    • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
    • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas (15 credits)
    • Love, Dictatorship & Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction (15 credits)
    • Voicing Love and Dissent in the Sixteenth Century (15 credits)
    • Dissertation (15 credits)
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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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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:

£17,050 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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