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English Literature and German BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: Q3R2

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our innovative English Literature degree aims to cover the breadth and depth of English Literature across the world, whilst also allowing you to develop your own interests in specific areas. As an English student, you will study literature, culture, history, have the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills and investigate how new technologies impact upon the study of literature. Your First Year of studying English Literature at Aston will give you a broad introduction to literary genres and periods from the seventeenth century to the present day. In the Second Year you build upon the themes introduced in your First Year through the study of core and elective modules designed to broaden your understanding of the breadth and range of English literature and equip you to critically engage with a variety of literary texts across both literary genres and periods. In the Final Year you can choose from a wide range of elective modules to suit your interests. **Turn your talent for languages into serious future employment prospects.**Acquire near-native linguistic fluency and the high-level political, social and cultural insights that make Aston’s students stand out.Spend a year abroad on a study, or work placement and return equipped with the experience, resilience and emotional intelligence needed to flourish in the world of work.Whether you are coming to us post-A-level or picking up a new language from beginner’s (or ab initio) level, a BSc joint honours degree in Modern Languages at Aston offers something quite different: - A GOLD standard ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework; - World-leading academics with cutting-edge research and teaching experience on French, German, Spanish and Mandarin-speaking regions of the world (from Beijing to Brussels to Berlin to Bogotá);- Teaching almost exclusively in your chosen language(s) to work quickly towards the kind of fluency and adaptability that employers value;- Innovative assessment techniques tasks based on real-world professional scenarios;- A small and friendly department where you’ll be at the heart of a supportive academic community.**What jobs can I get with a languages degree?**Our recent graduates are often our best ambassadors, with former Aston students now working at companies such as Bloomberg LP, Deutsche Bank and Apple, as well as for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and in schools, colleges and universities across the UK and overseas.**Key benefits of the Aston Modern Languages Joint Honours BSc:**- Modern Languages at Aston are ranked 5th for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian, 2020)- Comparing our students’ entry grades (A Levels/BTECS/IB etc) with their final degree shows the quality of our teaching: We’re ranked 1st in the UK by this measure (Guardian, 2020)- 84% of Aston students achieve first or 2:1 degrees, ranking us 20th in the UK (CUG, 2020)- Employed Aston languages graduates are ranked 12th in the UK for earnings one year after graduation (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2018).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : CCC - BBC

BBC (including B in German): Standard offer BCC (including B in German) : If student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B CCC (including C in German): Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)Applicants for beginners German are not required to have any previous experience of language learning but we would anticipate that applicants receiving an offer would demonstrate a clear commitment to studying languages via the Perso

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 106 4

    26th out of 36 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    120 59%

    45th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    42nd

    53
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

    11

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