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German with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Attain a high level of proficiency in the German language, and develop your knowledge and critical understanding of German culture and society through an exceptionally wide choice of modules. The degree programme is based in London and includes a year in a German-speaking country.


Key benefits

  • 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, thought, 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 ability to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency.

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 R220

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of German

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 


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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

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

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

German

Preferred subjects

None

 

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: AAB including German at minimum 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: 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. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in German or, take the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German at minimum 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.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in German; or M and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A 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.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AB in Advanced Highers including German at minimum grade B, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. 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: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. 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. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2016
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Description

You will 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 from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as German film, German history, German philosophical thought, and German political and social theory.

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).

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 for further advice.


    The degree structure in the German Department differs slightly depending on whether you are a native or non-native German speaker. Each year students take modules totalling 120 credits. Native speakers will take more optional modules because their language modules are worth 15 credits, rather than the 30-credit core language modules for non-native speakers.


    Required Modules

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

    Optional Modules

    In addition, non-native German speakers choose four of the following. Native German speakers also choose an elective outside of the department.

    Milestones of German History
    One Hundred Years on German Cinema
    Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society
    German Politics and Society

    Single Honours students may take an elective module taught outside the Department.
    (Many students choose a language module taught in the Modern Language Centre.)

  • Students (except for German native speakers) take the core language module plus seven optional modules from the list below, including up to two further language modules. One module may be taken outside the Department.


    Required Modules

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

    Optional Modules

    Students will choose either six or seven optional modules from the following list, depending on whether they are non-native or native German speakers.

    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


    Single Honours students may take an elective module taught outside the Department.
    (Many students choose a language module taught in the Modern Language Centre.)

  • 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.


  • Students should take the core modules outlined plus up to six or seven options (depending whether you are a non-native or native speaker).


    Required Modules

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

    Optional Modules

    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

     

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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 - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

The current King’s fee payable during your year(s) abroad is £1,350 p.a.*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**

The current King’s fee payable during your year(s) abroad is 1/3 of the full-year fee p.a.**

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*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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