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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
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

This European Studies (German Pathway) BA will teach you all about the history and politics of Europe and equip you with the language skills to truly understand the German perspective. You’ll spend a year studying in German at a Berlin university and graduate as both a German speaker and an expert in European Studies.

Key benefits

  • Choose the ab-initio pathway to become a German speaker even if you’ve never studied the language before.
  • Shape your studies and specialise in particular fields, such as German politics, government and national identity.
  • Learn from a research-active, multi-national team of academics.
  • Spend a year studying at the prestigious Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin.
  • Join a broad range of extracurricular events, from lectures by visiting speakers to the student-organised annual ‘European Week’, where you will debate contemporary political issues.
  • Enjoy an unrivalled range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms and government agencies.
  • Develop analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, opening up career opportunities in politics, diplomacy, administration, business and journalism.
Elise Lignieres

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

Employability

As a European Studies (German Pathway) BA graduate, you’ll possess a level of language skills and an understanding of culture that is sufficient for a German-speaking role. In fact, some graduates have completed placements in media companies within Europe.

 

You’ll also develop analytical and presentational skills that employers value, and can be applied to a number of roles.

 

Previous European Studies BA graduates have worked with the Foreign Office, with lobbying firms at the European Commission, in public and private agencies and think tanks, and with leading financial institutions. Many students have also undertaken work placements in the media, working for the French Newspaper Liberation, the Franco-German TV station Arte and Radio-France International. Some have worked as far afield as Bosnia and Japan.

Recent European Studies (German Pathway) BA graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

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)

Employability

As a European Studies (German Pathway) BA graduate, you’ll possess a level of language skills and an understanding of culture that is sufficient for a German-speaking role. In fact, some graduates have completed placements in media companies within Europe.

 

You’ll also develop analytical and presentational skills that employers value, and can be applied to a number of roles.

 

Previous European Studies BA graduates have worked with the Foreign Office, with lobbying firms at the European Commission, in public and private agencies and think tanks, and with leading financial institutions. Many students have also undertaken work placements in the media, working for the French Newspaper Liberation, the Franco-German TV station Arte and Radio-France International. Some have worked as far afield as Bosnia and Japan.

Recent European Studies (German Pathway) BA graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

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)

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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