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German and Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: RR26

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Introducing MA German and Scandinavian Studies:

You will gain a profound insight into the languages and cultures of these neighbouring countries, whose histories, literatures and cultures have a global impact disproportionate to their size.

Study abroad:

During Year 3, you will spend a minimum of 30 weeks on approved work or study placement in the country/countries relevant to the language/s studied.

If you are studying more than one language you must complete a minimum of eight weeks in each country.

Career opportunities:

More people speak German as their native language than any other in Europe. An official language of seven European countries and provinces, German also plays an important role in communications in many other countries, particularly in central and eastern Europe, and is the third most popular foreign language taught worldwide.

German speakers are highly sought after by British employers, particularly those with links to the German economy, the third largest in the world. Seven out of 10 businesses in the UK value foreign language skills in their employees, and 49 per cent of them rate German as useful for their business, placing it ahead of Spanish and Mandarin.*

In Year 1, you will do a project in which you interview a German native speaker working in Edinburgh or Glasgow, giving you the opportunity to practise professional communication, find out about the value of languages in the workplace and gain some insights into possible career options. Our graduates have gone on to careers in journalism, translation, marketing, the finance industry, publishing, and the cultural and heritage sectors.

There are also opportunities to continue studying at postgraduate level, with Year 4 in particular developing the research skills you’ll need if you choose this path.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: German at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 36 3

    6th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    181 90%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    31st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    34th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    177 90%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    88th

    26

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