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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 15 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 15 2017.

Required grades:

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

Required subjects

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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision, through which you will have contact with our staff, who are experts in their fields. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Our teaching style is interactive; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.

Structure of course and assessment

Following Year 1 foundation modules in culture, history and politics, more specialised modules in Years 2 and 4 reflect the rich research expertise of Department staff.Research ratings have consistently placed us as the best German Department within London, and Modern Languages research at King's achieved a 'power' ranking of 9th in the UK according the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Our teaching is always inspired by our cutting-edge and world-class research, which means the best possible teaching for our students - you will be taught by genuine experts in their field.

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

Location

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

Special notes

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.


    In your first year, you will take 90 credits in German and 30 credits in English.


    Required Modules

    German

    If you are an ab initio student, you are required to take:

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

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

    • German Core Language I (30 credits)
    • Texts and Contexts (30 credits)
    • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society (15 credits)

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

    • Texts and Contexts (30 credits)
    • Translation from and into German I (15 credits)
    • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society (15 credits)

    English

    There are no required modules in your first year.

    Optional Modules

    German

    Two 15-credit optional modules from a range of options that may include:

    • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
    • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
    • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

    English

    You will take 30 credits from a wide range of options that may include:

    • Introducing Literary Theories (15 credits)
    • Writing London (15 credits)
    • Reading Poetry (15 credits)
    • Language in Time (15 credits)
    • Classical and Biblical Contexts (15 credits)
    • Medieval Literary Culture (15 credits)
    • Early Modern Literary Culture (15 credits)
    • Introduction to American Studies (15 credits)
  • In your second year you will take 90 credits in German and 30 credits in English.


    Required Modules

    German

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

    • German Core Language for ab initio (30 credits)

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

    • German Core Language II (30 credits)

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

    • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

    English

    In your second year there are no required modules.

    Optional Modules

    German

    You may then choose 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may include:

    • 18th Century German Thought: The Education of Humanity (15 credits)
    • A Year in the Life of German-language Film (15 credits)
    • Berlin Past and Present: the Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)
    • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
    • German in London. The City in Literature and Film (15 credits)
    • Hitler's Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)
    • Society and Popular Culture in Germany (15 credits)
    • The German Reformation (15 credits)
    • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany (15 credits)

     

    English

    You must choose two modules (30 credits) from a wide range of options that may include, but is not limited to:

    • Cultural Encounters (Medieval) (15 credits)
    • History, Politics & the Elizabethan imagination (15 credits)
    • The Rise of the Novel (15 credits)
    • Performance in Medieval Culture (Medieval) (15 credits)
    • Comedy and Revolution (15 credits)
    • London Literature 1380-1450 (Medieval) (15 credits)
    • The Poetry of Revolution (15 credits)
    • Prose Fiction (15 credits)
    • Literature and Psychoanalysis (15 credits)
    • Modern Theatre (15 credits)
    • Theatre Capital (15 credits)
    • Fin de Siecle (15 credits)
    • Shocks of the New (15 credits)
    • C19th American Literature (15 credits)
    • The Colonial Novel and British India (15 credits)
    • Mapping Modernism (15 credits)
    • American Popular Culture (15 credits)
    • Theory, Culture & Politics after the 1960s (15 credits)
    • Creative Writing Drama (15 credits)
    • Old English Poems and Modern British Poetry (Medieval) (15 credits)
    • Subjects of Desire (Medieval) (15 credits)
  • You will spend your third year abroad at one of our partner institutions which currently include:

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

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


  • In your fourth year you will take 90 credits in German and 30 credits in English.


    Required Modules

    German

    If you are an ab initio or non-native German speaker, you are required to take:

    • German Core Language Module III (30 credits)

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

    • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

    English

    There are no required modules in fourth year.

    Optional Modules

    German

    You may then choose 75 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may include

    • Dissertation (15 credits)
    • Aspects of post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
    • Goethe: From Sturm und Drang to Classicism (15 credits)
    • Religion, Sex, Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
    • German in the World: Afro-German Moving Images (15 credits)
    • Contemporary German Politics [European & International Studies] (15 credits)
    • New German Cinema in East and West (15 credits)
    • Writing in Tongues: Literature & Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)
    • Death and the Afterlife in Medieval and Modern German Literature (15 credits)
    • Women's Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)

    English

    You will choose 30 credits from a wide range of options that may include, but is not limited to:

    • Autobiography and Modern Self-Representation (15 credits)
    • Critically Queer (15 credits)
    • Jane Austen in context (15 credits)
    • Beowulf (15 credits)
    • Postcolonial Perspectives (15 credits)
    • Imagined Worlds (15 credits)
    • Victorians Abroad (15 credits)
    • George Eliot: Fiction and Context (15 credits)
    • Shakespeare's London (15 credits)
    • Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Reading (15 credits)
    • Modernist Short Story (15 credits)
    • Lost Worlds: Victorian Literature and Science (15 credits)
    • Testimony: The Holocaust and Rwanda (15 credits)
    • Poetry in America 1900 – 1950 (15 credits)
    • Imagining Britain: Medieval Places, Journeys, Maps (15 credits)
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Career prospects

Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees. Employers in UK and international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting, translating and others have been found repeatedly to value foreign language competence, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that fosters relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts.

Studying German, you will also gain fluency in a language and knowledge of a country and its culture that is increasingly in demand, given Germany’s central role in European economic and political. 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.

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. 

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

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

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

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

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

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

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

 

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

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