Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

German

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Course summary

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Learning a language opens a door to another culture. Our BA German allows you to combine studying the culture of German-speaking countries with gaining a near-fluent command of the German language. You will be able to choose from modules on German literature, film, history, philosophy and memory studies covering topics from the sixteenth century to the present day. Our graduates go on to careers in international organisations or businesses, in translation or teaching, and as researchers or journalists. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Birkbeck's BA programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to studying the language, culture and history of German-speaking countries.
  • The variety of research interests and teaching experiences of our academic staff means that we offer a wide range of courses and topics, ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, covering literature, film, philosophy, history and memory studies.
  • Our Department of Cultures and Languages brings together research and teaching in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, making it an outstanding interdisciplinary department.
  • As part of the Department you can also choose modules beyond the confines of German studies, thus integrating your particular field of study into a wider European cultural context.
  • The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Language modules are assessed by oral and written examination and, in some cases, by coursework. All other modules are assessed either by coursework or a mixture of coursework and in-class test.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. This programme is suitable for applicants at all language entry levels, from beginner to proficiency, including native speaker level. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BA German with Foundation Year degree, which provides two extra years of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES Credits gained on the Certificate of Higher Education in Culture and Language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) can be counted towards the degree.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2021/undergraduate/programmes/UBAGERMN_C/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6935 Year 1
England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 Year 1
International £10710 Year 1

Additional fee information

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