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German and Japanese (4 years) BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The School of Modern Languages aims to develop and educate its students to become ‘global citizens’. With in-depth study of both German and Japanese you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths. German is the native language of nearly 100 million people. To speak German is to be part of a vibrant cultural, economic and political world. Not surprisingly therefore, a recent survey by the UK’s leading employers’ organisation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), rated German as the language most valued by UK managers. Germany is also regarded as the lynchpin of the European Union, making knowledge of the language as important in Brussels as it is in Berlin.Japan is one of the most powerful economies in the world, with Japanese businesses and organisations continuing to need English-speaking graduates who can understand Japanese and who are knowledgeable of Japanese culture and society.We offer German and Japanese for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to German and Japanese history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves exploring many aspects of a country and its culture, its social structures and institutions, politics, history, literature and cinema. Through the study of such areas you are able to gain a better understanding of both German and Japanese culture and how it has evolved over the centuries, becoming what it is today.On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of language proficiency, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of German and Japanese history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society. Distinctive features•The option to begin your study at either beginner or advanced level (meaning an A-level in your chosen language may not be required) •Optional modules in film, literature, history of art, politics and history•Emphasis on strengthening reading, writing, oral and aural skills through regular classwork exercises, written work, use of video and audio material, and interaction with native speakers (including Erasmus students hosted by the department) •Core language modules delivered by native speakers•The chance to spend your third year either studying or working in a country that predominantly operates in your chosen language of study

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 18,200per 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 : BBB - ABB

Applicants holding a B in relevant language A-levels will have access to the Languages advanced pathwaysExcludes General Studies and Critical Thinking

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

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    13th out of 15 1

    16th out of 36 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    138 66%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    4th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    133 66%

    22nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    7th

    7

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