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German and English Literature MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    RQ23

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    26th

    1 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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    182

  • Graduate Prospects

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    64

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.73

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

Introducing MA German and English Literature:

You will study two world literatures, gaining an understanding of literature in its historical, social and political contexts, as well as engaging with the most up-to-date research topics in both areas.

Intensive language study on the German side will enable you to engage with texts from several centuries of German writing, from the medieval to the contemporary.

Study abroad:

During Year 3, you will spend a minimum of 30 weeks on approved work or study placement in the country/countries relevant to the language/s studied.

Career opportunities:

More people speak German as their native language than any other in Europe. An official language of seven European countries and provinces, German also plays an important role in communications in many other countries, particularly in central and eastern Europe, and is the third most popular foreign language taught worldwide.

German speakers are highly sought after by British employers, particularly those with links to the German economy, the third largest in the world. Seven out of 10 businesses in the UK value foreign language skills in their employees, and 49 per cent of them rate German as useful for their business, placing it ahead of Spanish and Mandarin.*

In Year 1, you will do a project in which you interview a German native speaker working in Edinburgh or Glasgow, giving you the opportunity to practise professional communication, find out about the value of languages in the workplace and gain some insights into possible career options. Our graduates have gone on to careers in journalism, translation, marketing, the finance industry, publishing, and the cultural and heritage sectors.

There are also opportunities to continue studying at postgraduate level, with Year 4 in particular developing the research skills you’ll need if you choose this path.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

Required subjects: A Level: English Literature or combined English at grade B. GCSEs: a language other than English at grade B or 6.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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