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German

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including German if taking post A Level. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit. A Level German grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study. No language required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification 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 German 5 points at Higher Level or 6 points at Standard Level (B Programme). 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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is 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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DDD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is 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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification 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 German for post A Level pathway. No language qualification 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 including German if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

German studies

Do you want to equip yourself with a knowledge and understanding of this vital European language and understand the impact the country has had on the world? Our BA in German offers one of the widest ranges of modules in the UK in German and Austrian literature, culture, media, history, politics, society, and linguistics. The flexibility of this degree course allows you to narrow your focus or pursue a broad range of subjects according to your interests.

If you have an A Level in German, you will continue to develop your language skills to degree level. If you are a beginner, you will follow an intensive language course designed to take you to degree level within four years.

In year three, you live the life and culture of Germany or Austria for yourself on your year abroad. This exciting experience develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers. You can teach English in a school, undertake a work placement or study at one of our partner universities.

**Other ways to study German:**

This course is also available with a Foundation Year. You may also combine German with English, International Media and Communication Studies, Contemporary Chinese Studies or History in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts. German is also an option in Modern Languages, Modern Language Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Modern Languages with Translation, and Modern European Studies.

Modules

At Nottingham, German can be taken at beginners’ level, GCSE level or from an A level starting point. This course also offers you the option to take modules in Dutch language as a beginner, another valuable skill and one rarely offered by UK graduates. We complement our language teaching with a range of optional modules in areas such as German literature, linguistics and history, allowing you to put your language skills into context and tailor your degree. Year abroad options for the third year spent in Austria or Germany currently include a wide range of university partnerships, as well as the option of a British Council teaching assistantship or a work placement with a German or Austrian company.

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
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern 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

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
German 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.

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

69%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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
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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.

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

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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