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German with English with a year abroad BA

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Overview

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


Key benefits

German

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

  • Teaching informed and delivered by staff who carry out that research.

  • Exceptionally wide range of modules covering literature, language, film, and history.

  • Central location offers students access to a variety of libraries and resources, including the Goethe-Insitut and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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

English

  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

  • Personal attention given to each student, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and a network of support.

  • Offers a wide range of modules, and diverse approaches.

  • Central location offers access to Shakespeare’s Globe, and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.

  • Graduates develop transferable analytical and communications skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.

 

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 R2Q3

Duration Four years FT

Study mode Full-time

Course type Major/minor honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of English,Department of German

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAB

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

35 points overall with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 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

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

D3 D3 M2

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017

Required grades:

80% overall

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

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

Required subjects

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

Preferred subjects

A language or History

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer

A-levels: 
German ab initio pathway: AAB including English at grade A.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is requried 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. Substantial Level 3 study at Distinction to focus on English/English Literature.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). 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 including English at D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
Standard pathway: As above, but that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2l. 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, including grade A in English.
Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in English and 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.

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

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

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers:
German ab initio pathway: AB in Advanced Highers including English at grade A, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers.
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required at Grade B. 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 including English at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Standard pathway; As above, but note that German is required as a HL at Grade 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2017
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Course detail

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our rigorous three-year language programme is tailored both to your own level of language competence, and to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Non-native speakers take core language modules covering the key skills of reading, writing, listening, spoken interaction and production, and translation. Native speakers currently take a separate module in Translation from and into German. Assessment is in a variety of forms including précis and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays in both English and German, and oral and written exams.

Location

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

Special notes

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

 

Structure

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


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


    Required Modules

    German

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

    Optional Modules

    German

    Milestones of German History
    One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema
    Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society (compulsory for non ab initio students)
    An Introduction to German Politics


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

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


    Required Modules

    German

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

    Optional Modules

    German

    Students must take at least one of the optional 15 credit modules that contain some pre-modern content from a selection that may typically include:

    The German Reformation
    18th Century German Thought: The Education of Humanity
    Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance

    Students then take the rest of their required credits from optional modules, which may typically include:

    The modules that contain some pre-modern content
    German in London. The City in Literature and Film
    Society and Popular Culture in Germany
    A Year in the Life of German-language Film
    Hitler's Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film
    Berlin Past and Present: the Reconstruction of a Capital City

    English

    A Mad World, My Masters: Performing Culture in Jacobean London
    Australian Literature & Film
    Creative Writing: the Novel
    Cultural Encounters: Literature & Language in Anglo-Saxon England
    Early Modern Sexualities
    Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing
    First World War Literature
    History, Politics & the Elizabethan Imagination
    Irish Literature & Culture
    Language of Dance
    Modernist Fiction
    Rise of the Novel
    Narrating the Nation
    Performance in Medieval Culture
    Romanticism, Revolution & Representation 1776-1832
    Shakespeare in London
    Subjects of Desire in Medieval Religious Writings
    The Fin de Siecle
    Theatre Capital
    Victorians & Social Change 1840-1870

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


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


    Required Modules

    German

    German Language Core Module III (non-native speakers)

    OR

    Translation from and into German III (native speakers)

    Optional Modules

    German

    Students must take at least one of the optional 15 credit modules that contain some pre-modern content from a selection that may typically include:
    Goethe: From Sturm und Drang to Classicism
    Religion, Sex, Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries

    Students then take the rest of their required credits from optional modules, which may typically include:
    The modules that contain some pre-modern content
    Dissertation
    Aspects of post-1945 German Culture
    German in the World: Afro-German Moving Images
    Contemporary German Politics [European & International Studies]
    New German Cinema in East and West
    Writing in Tongues: Literature & Migration in the Modern German Context
    Death and the Afterlife in Medieval and Modern German Literature
    Women's Writing: Then and Now

    English

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

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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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