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Modern Languages (Japanese and German)

Entry requirements


96 - 112 UCAS points at A2 including A2 German

96 - 112 UCAS points and A2 German required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 96 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects and Higher Level German

96 - 112 UCAS points including German

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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A2 German required

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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A2 German required

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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A2 German required

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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A2 German required

96 - 112 UCAS points including German

96 - 112 UCAS points including German

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A2 German or equivalent is required for entry to this course

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Japanese studies

German studies

**Course overview**
- Our BA (Hons) Modern Languages course gives you the chance to study two languages – with an optional third later on. You’ll work on both formal and informal skills, not only developing academic knowledge of your chosen languages but also a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life – including in translation and interpretation.

- The units you’ll study will help you look beyond the mechanics of language, by focusing on the social and cultural contexts – debating history, politics, film, literature and more. And, while a language is the ultimate transferrable skill, you’ll also have the chance to develop skills that will serve you well in professional life, from time management to team working.

- You’ll learn in small groups, offering maximum interaction with your lecturers and plenty of opportunity to practise with our language assistants and your fellow students. And, whichever languages you choose to study, you’ll be part of a community of Modern Foreign Language students that studies, socialises and succeeds together.

**Why study this course**
If you are looking for a course that gives you the ability to communicate freely in Japanese and German, together with an understanding of cultural, political and economic contexts within those countries where the languages are spoken, the UCLan Modern Languages degree is not only a personally enriching experience but also develops your understanding of the recent history, contemporary society, culture and economy within foreign countries. The two languages are combined; you may be able to study from ab-initio level where no prior knowledge of the language is required, but you should have experience in at least one of your languages. For this language combination, German is available at post A-Level study only, and Japanese at ab initio level only.

You could move on to a variety of successful careers in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching. Our graduates are enjoying careers in many international organisations including Merill Lynch, Reuters and diplomatic embassies.

If studied over four years, your third year is normally spent abroad in the country/countries of the main target language on a work placement, a study placement at a partner institution or as a Foreign Language Assistant in a school. This will enable you to greatly enhance your language skills and improve your confidence when communicating in the language in the international environment.

Modules

Japanese

Year 1: Background to Japan, Japanese Language

Year 2: Japanese Language, Aspects of Japanese Society, Investigating Japan Project

Period Abroad (four-year course)

Final Year: Japanese Language, Interpreting Japan through Literature and Cultural Readings, Optional modules in the Asia Pacific Studies

German

Year 1: Introduction to German Studies

Year 2: German Language & Society, Introduction to Theory and Techniques of Translation, The Short Story in German-speaking Countries

Period Abroad (four-year course)

Final Year: German Language, Contemporary German Literature and Society, Marketing in Germany, Translation Project in a Foreign Language, Germany Under the Nazis, Techniques and Practice of Interpreting

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Japanese studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

German studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Teaching and educational professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

In 2015, only 150 students graduated from the UK with degrees in Japanese, so anyone studying the subject will get a very rare qualification — so take that into consideration when drawing conclusions from the data above. This subject does seem to have a higher unemployment rate than the average, but this may be more to do with the very small number of graduates than any lack of demand for the degree. A third of graduates went to work abroad, and those working in the UK tended to be in London and in jobs in business and the media. Employers rate graduates who have more than one language, but you'll need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. Nearly a quarter of working graduates from 2015 got jobs outside the UK — mostly as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. The relative strength of the German economy means there will continue to be opportunities there in the future. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers.. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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