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European Studies (German pathway) with a year abroad BA

UCAS code: RR82

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

The European Studies (German pathway) BA is an interdepartmental study course that allows you to study Modern Europe from a German perspective. You will study the politics, history, language and contemporary culture of Germany. This will prepare you for the third year, which is typically taught and examined in German at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin our current German partner.

Key benefits

  • No prior knowledge of German is required for the ab initio version of this pathway, you will learn the language from scratch.
  • Taught by research-active, multi-national team of academics with the opportunity to specialise in particular fields or politics, government and nation.
  • Your third-year will be spent studying abroad providing you with excellent opportunities to engage in German culture and society.
  • Opportunities to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular events, from lectures by visiting speakers to the student-organised annual ‘European Week’ where you will debate contemporary issues.
  • You will develop analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, opening up career opportunities in politics, diplomacy, administrations, business and journalism.
  • Enjoy an unrivalled range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms and government agencies.
EIS_Elise Lignieres_Testimonial

I particularly liked being surrounded by students and lecturers from all around Europe. I also really enjoyed the relatively small number of students in lectures and seminars, and the fact that everyone knew each other.

Elise Lignieres, Alumna, BA in European Studies - German Pathway, 2016

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The Strand Campus, where most of the teaching takes place, is located in the heart of London adjacent to the Thames and close to Covent Garden. No other place in the United Kingdom can compete with London with regards to the opportunities on offer for the study of modern Europe. Year 3 is spent at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The library and research facilities available, as well as the range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms, journalists, clubs and government agencies, far outstrip anything available elsewhere. Foreign language film showings, exhibitions, political talks and other cultural events take place continually.

Course Aims

  • This degree is a four-year study course that is composed of optional and required modules totaling 450 credits. Each year, you will take modules totaling 120 credits, except for your third year when you will take modules totaling 90 credits.
  • The European Studies (German pathway) BA degree course is split between European Studies modules and German-specific modules.
  • You will study a range of required modules that will include European politics, political economy, political thought, contemporary history, culture, economics, law, alongside of which you will focus on German politics, history, language and contemporary culture.
  • Your third year of study will be in Germany, developing your modern language skills and deepening your understanding of German culture and attitudes towards Europe.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

German ab initio pathway: AAB Standard pathway: AAB including German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

German ab initio pathway: including three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Standard pathway: including three Higher Level subjects at 665 with Higher Level German required 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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study, with about 15% of your week in scheduled learning and teaching activities and 85% spent in guided independent study. At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Assessed Essays
  • Individual or group presentations
  • Written Examinations
  • Coursework

The primary methods of assessment for this course typically are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations. Your oral exam in your third year will be taken once you return to King’s College London following your study abroad year

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates from the European Studies BA course have taken up posts with the Foreign Office, with leading financial institutions, with cultural organisations or with lobbying firms at the European Commission. Others have worked in public and private agencies and think-tanks in the UK, as well as further afield in countries ranging from Bosnia to Japan. Many students have undertaken work placements in the media, working for the French Newspaper Liberation, the Franco-German TV station Arte and Radio- France International.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Trade Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
  • Communications Consultant, Kreab Gavin Anderson
  • UK Civil Service (Fast track)
  • Compliance Analyst, Lawson Conner
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB)

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, 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.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows: • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year. • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The Strand Campus, where most of the teaching takes place, is located in the heart of London adjacent to the Thames and close to Covent Garden. No other place in the United Kingdom can compete with London with regards to the opportunities on offer for the study of modern Europe. Year 3 is spent at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The library and research facilities available, as well as the range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms, journalists, clubs and government agencies, far outstrip anything available elsewhere. Foreign language film showings, exhibitions, political talks and other cultural events take place continually.

Course Aims

  • This degree is a four-year study course that is composed of optional and required modules totaling 450 credits. Each year, you will take modules totaling 120 credits, except for your third year when you will take modules totaling 90 credits.
  • The European Studies (German pathway) BA degree course is split between European Studies modules and German-specific modules.
  • You will study a range of required modules that will include European politics, political economy, political thought, contemporary history, culture, economics, law, alongside of which you will focus on German politics, history, language and contemporary culture.
  • Your third year of study will be in Germany, developing your modern language skills and deepening your understanding of German culture and attitudes towards Europe.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

German ab initio pathway: AAB Standard pathway: AAB including German. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

German ab initio pathway: including three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Standard pathway: including three Higher Level subjects at 665 with Higher Level German required 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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study, with about 15% of your week in scheduled learning and teaching activities and 85% spent in guided independent study. At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Assessed Essays
  • Individual or group presentations
  • Written Examinations
  • Coursework

The primary methods of assessment for this course typically are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations. Your oral exam in your third year will be taken once you return to King’s College London following your study abroad year

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates from the European Studies BA course have taken up posts with the Foreign Office, with leading financial institutions, with cultural organisations or with lobbying firms at the European Commission. Others have worked in public and private agencies and think-tanks in the UK, as well as further afield in countries ranging from Bosnia to Japan. Many students have undertaken work placements in the media, working for the French Newspaper Liberation, the Franco-German TV station Arte and Radio- France International.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Trade Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
  • Communications Consultant, Kreab Gavin Anderson
  • UK Civil Service (Fast track)
  • Compliance Analyst, Lawson Conner
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB)

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, 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.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows: • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year. • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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