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German and Philosophy (4 years) BA (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Combining German with philosophy allows you to explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions while studying a leading language of European philosophy. Apart from being the largest native language in Europe, German is famously the language of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Marx. German and philosophy both require a strong critical mind, imagination and the ability to communicate clearly and with flair. Southampton has research strengths in 19th and early 20th century German philosophy and you will have the opportunity to engage with the works of famous German philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Heidegger. You will spend year three in a German speaking country. Modern languages and linguistics at Southampton is ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014). Teaching and learning is supported by three research centres, Transnational Studies, Global Englishes and Applied Language Research. Philosophy offers a high number of contact hours with teaching conducted in small groups. Our research-led teaching is delivered by recognised world experts on contemporary philosophy and the history of the subject, and we achieved the seventh highest score in the UK for published work (REF 2014).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per 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 : ABB

Typical Offer: ABB including GermanIf you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:BBB including German and grade A in the EPQWe are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 36 4

    16th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    154 76%

    16th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    5th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    139 66%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    2

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