King's College London, University of London

French and German (with year abroad) King's College London, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: King’s College London

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Our French with German BA involves you following required language modules throughout the programme, and also selecting from a diverse range of optional modules for both languages. Your optional modules in French cover Francophone literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, as well as further modules in French history, contemporary French institutions, film, politics and philosophy. Your German modules will include literature from all periods, German film, German history and German philosophical thought, as well as German political and social theory. The interdisciplinary nature of this course aims to develop a broad and profound critical understanding of both French and German history, society and culture while helping you to attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading in both languages.

Teaching style
We use lectures, seminars and small group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. French and German language modules concentrate on high standards in written, oral and translation skills, and will involve demanding tutorials with experienced native French and German lecturers

Assessment
We will assess your progress and attainment on all modules you take on both the French and German sections of the programme through a range of techniques including written exams and coursework. The final degree classification you will receive is dependent on which modules you choose to study in the last two years of the programme.

Location
Located in the heart of London at the Strand Campus, the modern languages centre is close to excellent resources for students, with specialist libraries including the Institut Français, as well as exceptional galleries, theatres and cinemas.

Special notes
If you take joint honours in French and German your year abroad will usually be split between a French-speaking country and a German-speaking country.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Ab Initio German
  • Standard Language Pathway

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 RR12
Institution code K60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include French at grade A and German at grade B (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French or German, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2) and the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits
M: 12 credits
P: 0 credits
German ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities (or similar subject). In addition applicants must offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in French. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French or German, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2) and the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.
Scottish Higher AAB Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. German ab initio pathway: Must include French at D3. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2). Standard pathway: As above, but note that German required as a Principal Subject at Grade M2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including grade 6 in HL French. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that German required at HL 5. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 German ab initio pathway: Must include French. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that Advanced Higher German is required at grade H2. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
German ab initio pathway: Must include grade A in Advanced Higher French. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
Standard pathway: As above, but note that Advanced Higher German is required at grade B. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of German, the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.

Required Subjects: French (all applicants) and German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French or German, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2) and the TestDaF Level 3 (TDN3, all four components) or the Goethe-Institute B2 certificate will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in German.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
Institution's Own Test Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7
PTE Academic 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT) 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Trinity ISE Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill

We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/english-language.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For International fees, please visit our tuition fee pages for more information: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees.aspx All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 (this will be £5,000 for Medical and Dental programmes) against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

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