Aston University, Birmingham

German and Spanish Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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By the end of our programme you will be able to work effectively in professaion German or Spanish-speaking environments. Our focus is on the practical application of a range of skills within their wider context.

Your linguistic skills will reach near-native proficiency, acquired through a combination of up-to-date modules and a well structured and supervised year abroad. You will also acquire transferable skills such as teamwork and independent research. These will be essential for any of the career choices the course will open up for you. Teaching is conducted in a stimulating environment by internationally renowned experts in their field. Almost all courses are taught in the target languages and provide in-depth insights into current affairs. Subject specialisms include society, film studies, socio-linguistics, translation studies, popular culture, literature, history and politics, and business studies.

Course details

Modules

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

Year 1
Core
Spanish Language Skills I
German Language Skills I
Introduction to the German -Speaking Countries
IBE (German)

Options
Introduction to Spain and Latin America
IBE (Spain)

Year 2
Core
Spanish Language Skills II
German Language Skills II
Politics and Society (German-speaking countries)
IBE (German)

Options
Politics and Society Spain and Latin America
Culture and Conflict Spain and Latin America
IBE (Latin America)
TESOL

Year 3
Integrated placement year

Final Year
Core
Dissertation
Spanish Language Skills III
German Language Skills III

Options
Cultural Studies in the Spanish-speaking countries
National and Transnational Identities in Spanish-Speaking Countries
IBE (Spain)
Cultural Identities in the German-speaking countries
Global Germany
IBE (German)

Please visit our website for module information: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/german-and-spanish-bsc

Assessment method

You will take part in interactive seminars, presentations and group work as well as attending lectures and tutorials. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. We teach our courses in German and Spanish, which means that our students are at a real advantage when it comes to gaining maximum benefit and experience from the year abroad.
You will be allocated a Personal Tutor when you join us and you will be encouraged to make regular contact with them throughout your studies. Personal Tutors are there to help discuss academic and, in some cases, personal issues. Personal Tutors can also often offer support by writing references for placement/graduate employment and academic research.

Assessment is through a combination of written and oral exams, coursework, essays, translation tasks, presentations and an extended dissertation during your Final Year. Exams take place in January and May/June.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code RR2K
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC - ABB Applicants must achieve an A-Level grade B in either German or Spanish; the second language can be studied from beginners level or post A-Level. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen course via the personal statement. Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk. If you already have your grades and would like to check your suitability for one of our courses please contact us via e-mail. Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Applicants must achieve an A-Level grade B in either German or Spanish; the second language can be studied from beginners level or post A-Level.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities, Social Sciences or Business Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis. Applicants must achieve an A-Level grade B in either German or Spanish; the second language can be studied from beginners level or post A-Level.
Scottish Higher ABBBB Applicants must achieve an Advanced Higher grade B/C in either German or Spanish; the second language can be studied from beginners level or post Advanced Higher.

GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4 is required.

We accept a wide range of UK, EU and International qualifications. The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

0121 204 3000