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European Studies: German Pathway with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

DescriptionThe European Studies (German pathway) BA degree course is split between European Studies modules and German-specific modules. You will study a range of required modules that include European politics, political economy, political thought, contemporary history, culture, economics, geography, law, alongside of which you will focus on German politics, history, language and contemporary culture.This degree is a four-year study course that is composed of optional and required modules totalling 450 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, apart from your third year where you will take modules totaling 90 credits. Your third year of study will be in Germany at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, developing your modern language skills and deepening your understanding of German culture and attitudes towards Europe. Key benefitsThe department is a founding member of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, which regularly hosts high-profile scholars and practitioners at King's.Taught by research-active, multi-national team of academics with the opportunity to specialise in particular fields or politics, government and nation.Your third-year will be spent studying abroad providing you with excellent opportunities to engage in German culture and society.Opportunities to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular events, from lectures by visiting speakers to the student-organised annual ‘European Week’ where you will debate contemporary issues.You will develop analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, leading to careers in politics, diplomacy, administrations, business and journalism.Enjoy an unrivalled range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms and government agencies.TeachingWe use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.AssessmentThe primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations. Your practical exam in your third year will be taken once you return to King’s College London following your study abroad year.LocationThe Strand Campus, where most of the teaching takes place, is located in the heart of London adjacent to the Thames and close to Covent Garden. No other place in the United Kingdom can compete with London with regards to the opportunities on offer for the study of modern Europe. The library and research facilities available, as well as the range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms, journalists, clubs and government agencies, far outstrip anything available elsewhere. Foreign language film showings, exhibitions, political talks and other cultural events take place continually.Other related courseEuropean Studies (French pathway) BAEuropean Studies (Spanish pathway) BAEuropean Politics BA

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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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 German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway).


University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

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  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 37 3

    8th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    172 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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