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German and History

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including History. German also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the 45 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit or above and this must include 9 credits of History graded Distinction. A Level German grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including History. German also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including 5 points in History at Higher Level. If studying German post A Level you will also need either 5 points in German Higher Level or 6 points in German at Standard Level (Programme B). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level German (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level German (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

DDD

This qualification is considered alongside A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level German grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level German (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including History and German. No language is required for beginners pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including History and German. No language is required for beginners pathway.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level German grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

German studies

History

This course, combining history with degree-level study in German language and culture, is open to beginners in German as well as post-A level students. Absolute beginners, GCSE, AS (all beginners’ pathway), or A level students (advanced pathway) in German are warmly invited to apply. All students graduate with the same degree.

**Beginners’ German**

As a beginner you will follow an intensive language course designed to take you to degree level within four years.

**Post-A level**

If you already have A level German, your language classes will be at an advanced level.

You will normally divide your time equally between the two subjects. A wide choice of modules in German literature, linguistics, history, politics, culture and film will enable you to tailor the course to match your interests. In history, project work is introduced in the first year and developed through to the final year when you will undertake a year-long special subject study based on primary historical sources.

By the end of your course, you will have a broad knowledge of German history and culture, and will have acquired a high level of expertise in written and spoken German. Your international experience will demonstrate to employers that you are adaptable, flexible and able to cope in challenging situations.

Modules

In year one you will take 60 credits of German. The German core language module develops the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. If you are a beginner will work intensively on a structured language programme to enable rapid progress. In addition, you will take a core German Studies module introducing you to the study of German linguistics, literature, history and film. If you are Post-A level, you will choose further optional modules.

You will also take 60 credits in History. The Learning History core module introduces you to the discipline's practical and theoretical elements and you will take modules from the early medieval period to the 20th century.

In year two you will take 60 credits of German modules. Your German language skills will be consolidated to prepare you for the year abroad. You will also take modules in literature, history, politics and society, and may opt for modules in German linguistics, culture and media.

In history, you will be able to select optional modules from an extensive range covering an extremely wide chronological and geographical range.

Your third academic year is spent in Germany or Austria either on a programme of studies in a higher education institution, working as an assistant in a school or on a work placement. Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government.

In your final year you will take 60 credits of German modules. Whether a former beginner or post-A level student, you will take the same German language classes, and graduate at the same level in German. You will develop your command of German to a high level and use it in increasingly sophisticated contexts. You will also study optional modules drawn from the areas of literature, history, politics, society, media and linguistics and you may choose to write a dissertation.

In history you will take 60 credits of history modules.You will select a Special Subject (which involves in-depth study of a particular topic taught in seminars) and one optional module.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of English and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, and the Department of History, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of German 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.

77%
med
German studies
73%
low
History

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.

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

45%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

History

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

61%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

German 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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals

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.

History

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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.

History and archaeology

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

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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