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German Studies and Spanish Studies BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    RR24

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    7th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    4th

    4 (German)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    n/a

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.43

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

This course is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our distinctive approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. You’ll begin your degree with German and Spanish courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.

Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Spain in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. Spending your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a German- or Spanish-speaking country, or split the year between the two.
In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games’.

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills.

Careers

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages can help you to develop rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

Spanish Studies has been ranked 1st and joint 1st in the UK respectively by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2020.

Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our postgraduate research facilities. We offer Masters degrees in Translation and Languages and Cultures, which can lead on to a variety of careers including translation, and teaching.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

A level German and/or Spanish. Native German or Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

7th

About this University

Lancaster University has consistently shown commitment to inspiring teaching and research. Ranking in the top ten UK universities overall in the Complete University Guide 2020, it is also in the top ten for graduate prospects. Being recognised for gold standard teaching (TEF 2017) Lancaster proves itself to be among the best in the country by any objective measure.

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Bailrigg

Lancaster

LA1 4YW

UNITED KINGDOM