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German and Legal Studies (5 yrs) 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

    5 Years

Course summary

German and Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your solid grounding in a major modern European language and culture. The programme takes a closer look at the legal world, including European law in issues both topical and controversial. You will spend the third year of this 5-year degree studying in Germany or Austria and graduate with highly-developed language and legal skills to open up options including careers in European affairs and business.You will gain a solid grounding in the German language whatever your level, in a programme with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will also develop a broad understanding of culture in the German-speaking world, with courses in social, historical and cultural aspects of these countries and encounter the world of German artistic expression in the form of literature, film and art, together with a deeper understanding of Germany’s complex history.Our Law school has an outstanding reputation, ranked 12th in the UK out of more than 90 law schools, positioned in the top five for graduate prospects and scores an impressive 95% for student satisfaction. You will add value to your studies in French language and culture by exploring what law teaches us about a society, including looking at European and international law and topical issues including human rights within the EU.As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in Germany or Austria.Studying law develops important academic qualities including clear, careful and independent thinking, adding value to your language skills and extending your already-bright career opportunities in European business and organisations, NGOs, charities and international development, government service, marketing, and much more.

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

    35th out of 40

    14th out of 104 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    38th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    37th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    194 87%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    39th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    33rd

    18

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