German and Business at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

Over one third of Europeans are native speakers of German, and the language ranks in the world's top 20 most widely spoken. As a working language for many international organisations, German makes an excellent partner subject to Business. German Across all four years of our programme, including a year abroad, your studies will give you the chance to gain professional skills in all aspects of German, including:

  • reading and listening
  • writing and translating
  • speaking and presenting
As well as language learning, you will also explore German-language literature, film and theatre. You will study these in the context of historical and political developments, from the eighteenth century to contemporary times. On joining us, beginners take our German 1A course; students with substantial prior experience of learning the language typically take German 1B. By your final year, you will have developed the linguistic, critical and analytical skills to the standard of completing a dissertation or long essay. Business Studying business will prepare you for the social, political, environmental and cultural challenges facing contemporary businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations. Our programme is taught by world-leading industry professionals and researchers who will help you develop personal and professional competencies such as:
  • authentic leadership
  • ethical, responsible, sustainable business behaviour
  • entrepreneurial practice
  • effective communication.
This will enable you to work across a range of roles in contemporary business including:
  • accountancy and finance
  • strategy
  • marketing
  • human resource management
  • data analytics
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
The Business School Student Development team provide opportunities for you to develop a range of essential business graduate competencies. You may take undergraduate Edinburgh Awards supported by an alumni professional mentor and trained coaches:
  • Personal and Professional Development (Year 2)
  • Effective and Responsible Leadership (Year 3 or 4)
You can also participate in a large number of business societies, business events and peer-support schemes. Business or International Business? This programme is a more wide-ranging alternative to the International Business with German programme. Alongside courses in local and global business, you will study German and associated cultures over the full four years, and be able to take more option courses in Years 1 and 2. On your year abroad (Year 3), you will not necessarily study business courses, but you will complete an independent piece of research on a contemporary business issue relating to the country in which you are studying or working (usually Germany or Austria). In Year 4, in addition to German language and cultural study, you will choose three honours-level courses from options on different aspects of business. Why Edinburgh We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working. Our programmes are highly sought-after and accredited by a wide range of leading business education organisations and professional bodies. We have leading graduate employers involved across the curriculum. Our four-year degree is also flexible. In Years 1 and 2, as well as your core subjects, you will choose option courses from a wide range of disciplines. You will then specialise as you move through your honours years, the first of which is spent abroad. When you graduate, you will have the combination of broad cultural education and specialist business and language skills valued by employers worldwide.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
RN21
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

For degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

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

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2024/degrees

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/RN21


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £26500 Year 1
International £26500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
German and Business at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS