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German and Spanish with a year abroad BA

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Overview

We accept applications from those with qualifications in German or Spanish or complete beginners in either language. You will attain a high level of proficiency in both languages and develop knowledge and critical understanding of their cultures and societies. Based in London, the joint degree includes a year abroad usually in German and Spanish-speaking countries. Our required language modules cater for all levels.

 

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.

 


Spanish

  • One of the country’s most highly rated Spanish and Latin American studies departments for teaching and research.
  • Course taught by staff who are experts in their field.
  • Central location offers easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote Hispanic culture.
  • 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 Alicante, Cadiz, Carlos III (Madrid), Córdoba, País Vasco, Pompeu Fabra, PUC (Chile), Tec (Querétaro, Mexico), Santiago de Compostela (Lugo Campus), UNAM (Mexico), Pacifico (Peru), Salamanca, San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador). The year abroad also offers the opportunity to undertake an internship/work placement in a Spanish-speaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).
  • Lively department social life through the student-run Hispanic Society.

 

 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 RR24

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 Spanish languages, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of culture and society.

Our language course is designed for your level of language competence, and for the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our extensive list of cultural modules reflects our commitment to innovative and research-led teaching. 

The Departments of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and German are active in all fields of language, literature and cultural history, from the earliest times to the present day, and our wide range of modules will allow you to develop your personal interests. 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 you to refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near-native fluency.

The year abroad is usually split between a German and a Spanish-speaking country. This will allow you to reach a very high level in both languages, whilst further developing your knowledge and critical understanding of the culture and society of the countries. Your study will help you develop transferable skills such as linguistic fluency and analytical and communication skills.

Teaching
Modules are taught by our expert staff 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. 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 ways, including précis (written or spoken summaries) and oral presentation, work placement portfolios, longer academic essays, and oral and written exams.

Structure

Year 1

Each course is 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 Spanish.

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 and Contexts (30 credits)
Native German Pathway

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

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

Spanish

In your first year you are required to take:

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

German

Ab initio and non-native German Pathway

There are no optional German modules in Year One.

Native German Pathway

Native German speakers are  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)

Spanish

There are no optional modules in your first year.

Year 2

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

Required Modules

German

Ab initio

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

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)

At least 15 credits from modules that contain some pre-modern content, chosen from a range that 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)
Non-native German Pathway

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

  • German Core Language II (30 credits)

At least 15 credits from modules that contain some pre-modern content, chosen from a range that 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)
Native German Pathway

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

  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

You are required to take at least 15 credits from modules that contain some pre-modern content, chosen from a range that 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)

Spanish

Second year students are required to take:

  • Core Spanish Language II (30 credits)
Optional Modules

German

Ab initio

If you are an ab initio student, you are required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules that 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)
Non-native German Pathway

If you are a non-native German speaker, you are required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules that 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 required to take  30 credits from a range of optional modules that 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)

Spanish

In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional 15 credit modules which may typically include:

  • Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature and Culture (15 credits)
  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Language Acts and Worldmaking in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (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 Spanish-speaking country. Current partner institutions include:

German

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

Spanish

  • Alicante
  • Cadiz
  • Carlos III (Madrid)
  • Córdoba
  • País Vasco
  • Pompeu Fabra
  • PUC (Chile)
  • Tec (Querétaro, Mexico)
  • Santiago de Compostela (Lugo Campus)
  • UNAM (Mexico)
  • Pacifico (Peru)
  • Salamanca
  • San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

You will also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship or work placement in a German or Spanish-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 Spanish.

Required Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German Pathway

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

  • 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 and into German III (15 credits)

Spanish

In your fourth year, you are required to take:

  • Core Spanish Language IV (30 credits)
Optional Modules

German

Ab initio and non-native German Pathway

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional German modules, which may typically include:

  • Dissertation (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)
Native German Pathway

You are required to take 45 credits from a range of optional German modules, which may typically include:

  • Dissertation (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)

 

Spanish

In addition, you are required to choose two optional 15 credit modules, which may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Stereotypes in Modern Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • Key Terms & Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts (15 credits)
  • Journey through Spain: Travel Writing in Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • History & Imagination in 19th-century Spanish Narrative (15 credits)
  • Writing Women in Pre-Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Research Dissertation option
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • The Writer and the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages (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

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

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

Preferred subjects

A language or English

Further information and other requirements


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

A-Level 

AAB 

Standard pathway: AAB including Spanish at grade A and German at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German or Spanish, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German, and the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

German ab initio pathway: AAB including Spanish at minimum grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish ab initio pathway: AAB including German at minimum 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. In addition applicants must offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level Spanish at grade A and German at grade B. 

Alternatively, if you meet the Access to HE grade grade requirements, but do not have academic study of  Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

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. 
In addition applicants must offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level Spanish at Grade A.

Alternatively, if you meet the Access to HE grade grade requirements, but do not have academic study of  Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish 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. In addition, 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. 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 Spanish at Grade D3 and German at M2. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

German ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Spanish at Grade D3.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subject 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. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered. Please note Global Perspectives is not accepted as a Principal Subject.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in Spanish and grade B in German.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

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 Spanish.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish ab initio pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including 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) 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 grade A in Spanish and grade B in German.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

German ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in Spanish.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including 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) 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. 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 grade A in Spanish and grade B in German. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

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 Spanish.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish 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 grade A in Advanced Higher Spanish and 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 Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

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

Alternatively, if you meet the Advanced Highers and Highers grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish 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 Spanish at HL6 and German at HL5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and if you 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.

German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Spanish at HL6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet the IB total point score and HL grades, but  do not have HL study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants may only study one language at ab initio level.

Spanish an 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. 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.

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

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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 development.

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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