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German & Management with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Our German & Management BA will allow you to achieve a high level of fluency in German, whilst acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad discipline of management that are key to so many graduate careers. With strong links to the business world surrounding our central London campus, our students have excellent networking opportunities and a wealth of entrepreneurial, business and economic societies to engage with and enhance their studies.

Choose from a range of German modules on cultural topics from the Middle Ages to the present day and Management modules including economics, organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, and business strategy. The degree includes a year in a German-speaking country.

 

German

  • You can study the German language either post A-level (or equivalent) or with no previous knowledge of German (ab initio).
  • Exceptionally wide range of modules covering literature, language, film, thought and history.
  • Central location offers you access to a variety of libraries and resources, including the Goethe-Insitut and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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    Year abroad in a German-speaking country offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and society and achieve language fluency.
  • Combination of language skills, cultural literacy and critical thinking means graduates of German are highly employable in a range of sectors.

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    Our small department offers a friendly feel and has a large common room for socialising.
  • King’s is ranked amongst the top 10 UK German Departments (Guardian University Guide 2018; QS World Rankings 2016).

Management

  • We use a broad approach to provide a foundation of core modules in the principal disciplines, and give you the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest.
  • Research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.

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    Students from over 50 countries create an international environment for learning, bringing a diverse range of perspectives to the course.
  • Central London location offers students closer links to the business world in the heart of London.

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    Graduates are highly employable, entering into careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

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 NR22

Duration 4 years FT

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities King's Business School

Department Department of German

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Description

Through our required language modules you will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German language, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of German culture and society.

Our course is designed to suit your level of language competence, and for the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our curriculum 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. Our exceptionally wide range of optional modules covers literature of all periods, German film, German history, German philosophical thought, and German political and social theory.

In Management you will study required modules in organisational studies, accounting, marketing, and international business, as well as a range of specialist optional modules. You will spend the third year of this course in a German-speaking country.

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Teaching style

We teach through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision. 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.

Assessment

We will assess you through a variety of methods, including précis (written or spoken summaries) 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 of German 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 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.

 

Structure

Year 1

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

In your first year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Management.

Required Modules

German

Ab initio

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

  • Introductory German (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts for ab initio (30 credits)
Non-native German pathway

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

  • German Core Language I (30 credits)
  • Texts & Contexts (30 credits)
Native German pathway

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

  • Translation from & into German I (15 credits)
  • Texts & Contexts (30 credits)

Management

You are required to take:

  • Accounting and Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Sociology of Work (15 credits)
Optional Modules

German

 All student take one 15 credit optional module from a range of options which may typically include:

  •  Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  •  One Hundred & Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  •  Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

Management

There are no optional Management modules in year one.

Year 2

You take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Management. 

Required Modules

German

All students are required to take at least 15 credits from modules that contain some pre-modern content, chosen from a range which may typically include:

  • The German Reformation (15 credits)
  • 18th Century German Thought: The Education of Humanity (15 credits)
  • Gender & Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
Ab initio

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

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)

 

Non-native German pathway

Additionally, if you are a non-native student, in your second year you are required to take:

  • German Core Language II (30 credits)
Native German pathway

Additionally, if you are a native German speaker, in your second year you required to take:

  • Translation from & into German II (15 credits)

Management

In your second year, you are required to take the following modules:

  • International Business (15 Credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (15 Credits)
Optional Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German Pathway

You are also required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • A Global Metropolis. London in German Literature & Film (15 credits)
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Hitler’s Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past & Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)
Native German Pathway

 

You are also required to take a further 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • A Global Metropolis. London in German Literature & Film (15 credits)
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Hitler’s Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past & Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)

Management

You will choose 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Technology & Innovation (15 credits)
  • Law & Management (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Government & Business (15 credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Managing your career (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Mircoeconomics (15 credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • International Economics (15 credits)

Year 3

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-Universität 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.

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Year 4

 You will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Management.
Required Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German pathway

If you are an ab initio or non-native speaking student, you are required to take:

  • German Core Language III (30 credits)
Native German pathway

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

  • Translation from & into German III (15 credits)

Management

There are no required modules in year four.

Optional Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German pathway

If you are an ab initio or non-native speaking student you will take 30 credits from a range of optional German modules, which may typically include:

  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • ­Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • ­Goethe: From Sturm und Drang to Classicism (15 credits)
  • German Capitalism: Business and Society (15 credits)
  • ­Religion, Sex, Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Cinema of Entanglement: Afro-German

     Moving Images (15 credits)

  • ­Contemporary German Politics [European & International Studies] (15 credits)
  • ­New German Cinema in East and West (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration 

    and Political Transformation (15 credits)

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    Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)
  • ­Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)
Native German pathway

If you are a native speaking student you will take 45 credits from a range of optional German modules, which may typically include:

  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • ­Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • ­Goethe: From Sturm und Drang to Classicism (15 credits)
  • German Capitalism: Business and Society (15 credits)
  • ­Religion, Sex, Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Cinema of Entanglement: Afro-German Moving Images (15 credits)
  • ­Contemporary German Politics [European & International Studies] (15 credits)
  • ­New German Cinema in East and West (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration and Political Transformation (15 credits)
  • Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)
  • ­Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)

Management

In your final year, you will take 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Communications in Organisation (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Globalisation & Employment (15 credits)
  • International Corporate Governance (15 credits)
  • International Financial Systems (15 credits)
  • International HRM (15 credits)
  • International Marketing (15 credits)
  • Leadership: Theory & Practice (15 credits)
  • Marketing Communications (15 credits)
  • Organisational Change (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • The Social Psychology of Financial Markets (15 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. 

Entry requirements

 

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. 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.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required grades

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

Required grades

D3 D3 M2

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

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

80% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

In addition, GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Preferred subjects

A language or English

Further information and other requirements

 

All candidates to this programme must have obtain or have obtained grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics

A-Level 

AAB 

German ab initio pathway: AAB

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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

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. 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.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 33 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 0 credits

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.

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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 D3 M2

German ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2.

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

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

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.

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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate 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.

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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate 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.

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) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

German ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that grade B in Advanced Higher German is required. 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.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

In addition, applicants must have Mathematics at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate

35 points

German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as at HL5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

In addition, applicants must have Maths / Maths Studies at Standard Level. 

Other International Qualifications

 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.

English Language requirements

Band B

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year is £18,900 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.

 

Additional costs/expenses

If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). 

If you are studying abroad at a non-partner university, you should expect to pay tuition fees to the host university as well as King’s.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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. 

In addition to the costs above, 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 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

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

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Career prospects

Studies of graduate employability 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 value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops 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. 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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