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German & Portuguese with a year abroad BA

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Overview

The German and Portuguese degree allows for both those with previous qualifications or complete beginners in each language. Attain a high level of proficiency in the German and Portuguese languages on this joint degree in the heart of London and develop knowledge and understanding of the cultures, histories and societies of German and Portuguese-speaking countries (Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa). Our required language modules cater for all levels from beginners to native speakers.

 

Key benefits

German

  • Highly-rated department with world-leading research in German literary, film, cultural, and historical studies.
  • Ranked amongst the top 10 UK German Departments (Guardian University Guide 2018; QS World Rankings 2016).
  • Teaching informed and delivered by research-active staff.
  • Consistently excellent student satisfaction ratings.
  • Exceptionally wide range of literature, language, film, and history modules.
  • Central location offers access to libraries and resources including the Goethe-Institut and Austrian Cultural Forum.
  • Year abroad in a German-speaking country offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in German-speaking culture and society and achieve language fluency.

 

Portuguese

  • Opportunity to learn Portuguese from beginners' level.
  • Course taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly environment.

  • Wide range of modules is unique in the UK.

  • King’s library contains the most complete collection of material on Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa available in any UK university.

  • Central location offers students the opportunity to make use of the library of the Luso-Brazilian Council.

  • Opportunity to study abroad for a year offers students the chance to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities currently including Lisboa, Nova de Lisboa, Coimbra, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. The year abroad also offers the opportunity to undertake an internship/work placement in a Portuguese-speaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).

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 RR25

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of German Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

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Course detail

Description

Through our required language modules you will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the German and Portuguese languages, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of German culture and society. Our four-year course is designed for your level of language competence, and to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The German Department 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 options covers literature of all periods, German film, German history, German philosophical thought and German political and social theory.

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies offers a wide variety of courses on Lusophone studies covering Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone-African literatures, music and cultural histories as well as Brazilian and European variants of Portuguese language. In your first year you will acquire a broad introduction to the Hispanic world through the required module Global Iberias. You will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The required language modules in every year will help students deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near native fluency.

You can take this course either with an A-level (or equivalent) in German or Portuguese, or as a beginner, in which case you will follow a specially-designed ab initio language course for one of the languages.

Teaching style

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and one-to-one supervision by expert staff. 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; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of forms, 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 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

If you take joint honours in German and Portuguese your year abroad will usually be split between a German-speaking country and a Portuguese-speaking country. 

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 Portuguese.

 

Required Modules

German

Ab initio

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

  • Introductory German (30 credits)
  • Texts & 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 the following modules:

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

If you are a native German speaker, you are required to take the following modules:

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

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

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

 

Portuguese

You are required to take:

  • Core Language (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias (30 credits)
Optional Modules

German

In your first year there are no optional German modules.

 Portuguese

In your first year there are no optional Portuguese modules.

 

Year 2

In your second year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Portuguese.

Required Modules

German

Ab initio

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

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)
Non-native German pathway

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

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

  • Translation from & into German II (15 credits)

 

Portuguese

All students are required to take:

  • Core Language (30 credits)
Optional Modules

German

Ab-initio and non-native German pathways

If you are an ab intio or non-native German students select a further 15 credits, and native speakers select a further 30 credits from a list of optional modules list which may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • A Global Metropolis: London in German Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Hitler’s Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)
Native German pathway

If you are a native German speaker you are also 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 and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)

You also select a further 30 credits from a list of optional modules list which may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • A Global Metropolis: London in German Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Hitler’s Victim? Modern Austrian Literature & Film (15 credits)

 

Portuguese
You will also take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Brazilian Poetry & Song I: Modernism Samba and the Estado Novo 1915-1945 (15 credits)
  • Nineteenth-Century Fiction in Brazil and Portugal
  • Modernism: Outside In (15 credits)

Year 3

You will spend your third year abroad, for one semester in a German-speaking country and the other semester in a Portuguese-speaking country. Our current partner institutions include:

German

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

Portuguese

  • Lisboa
  • Nova de Lisboa
  • Coimbra
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/work placement in a German or Portuguese-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

In your fourth year, you will take 60 credits in German and 60 credits in Portuguese.

Required Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German pathways

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

  • German Core Language III (30 credits)

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

  • Translation from & into German III (15 credits)

 

Portuguese

In your fourth year, you are required to take the following module:

  • Core Language (30 credits)
Optional Modules

German

If you are an ab initio or non-native speaking student, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional German modules, and native speaking students are required to take 45 credits from the same range of optioonal 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 (15 credits)
  • New German Cinema in East & 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)

 

 

 

Portuguese

You will take 30 credits from a range of optional 15-credit modules, which may typically include:

  • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Brazilian Poetry and Song II: 1958 to the Present (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas (15 credits)
  • Love, Dictatorship & Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction (15 credits)
  • Voicing Love and Dissent in the Sixteenth Century (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

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) and Portuguese (except for applicants to the ab initio Portuguese pathway)

Please note, applicants may only study one language at ab initio level

Preferred subjects

History, French, Spanish or Italian

Further information and other requirements


A-level

AAB

Standard pathway: AAB including German and Portuguese. 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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

German ab initio pathway: AAB including Portuguese at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese ab initio pathway: AAB including German 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

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

Standard 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. Must include A-level (or equivalent) German and Portuguese.

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

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. Must include A-level (or equivalent) Portuguese at grade B.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese 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. Must include A-level (or equivalent) German 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 D3 M2

Standard pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German. Note that A-Level Portuguese is required in place of a third Pre-U Principal subject. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 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.

German ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2. Note that A-Level Portuguese grade B is required in place of a third Pre-U Principal subject. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including German 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB, including German and Portuguese.

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

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 A-level Portuguese.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese 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 A-level 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB, including German and Portuguese.

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including Portuguese at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including German 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AB, including German and Portuguese.

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

German ab initio pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AB, including Portuguese at grade B.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese ab initio pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AB, including German 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

Standard pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher including Advanced Higher German and A-level Portuguese (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

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

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

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

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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

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

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. The Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Portuguese at HL5. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Portuguese ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including German at HL5. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio 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). 

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.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

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 value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops relationshipbuilding, 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. 

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment in sectors including media production and journalism, human relations, finance, business development, retail and marketing, the civil service, teaching and lecturing. A considerable number have continued to further study.

Recent employers of King’s German graduates include Goldman Sachs, Astra Zeneca, the National Assembly of Wales, CNN, the American University in London, and the University of Oxford.

 

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