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English and German MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

English and German at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for English literature, language and creative writing. You will study this programme within a European, historical and contemporary context through top-rated study of the German language and literature, history and culture. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career across the creative arts and media, and with the international dimension opening other options too.Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and will be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills.German at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will gain a broad understanding of Germany’s complex history and culture in today’s German-speaking world and enjoy many opportunities to practice your developing language skills informally through the German Society and Drama Group.As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a German-speaking country.You will graduate prepared for careers across the arts, publishing, or media, with the international dimension opening opportunities in business, international organisations, tourism and many other options.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 100 28

    35th out of 40

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    172 84%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    87th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    42nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    38th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    37th

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