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German/Philosophy (with a Year Abroad) BA (Hons)

University of York

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Combine the study of German with investigations into major philosophical questions

​You'll be taught the language component of the course in German, and will become confident using German as a means of communication, as well as for critical thinking. You'll gain an understanding of German culture and society which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator in the language.

By combining the study of the German language with philosophy, you'll gain an unparalleled insight into the work of thinkers such as Kant and Hegel. You'll study the philosophical relationships between our language, our world and our minds and develop your skills in writing, reasoning and analysis.

The course has flexibility in terms of how much German and philosophy content you study over the four years. Your skills and understanding of how a language works, how we communicate and how we reason will give you a solid foundation for many careers.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Assessment and feedback

​You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, projects, written, oral and listening exams. Assessments include formative work which will help you practice or develop skills, but will not count towards your final degree mark.

Instructors provide you with feedback in a variety of forms eg written feedback on work that you have handed in, in-class discussion of common problems on an assignment, model answers, one-on-one discussion of research projects, or online responses to questions posted on the module discussion board.

Careers and skills

​Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of language and philosophy at York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.

Career opportunities

  • ​marketing and communications
  • publishing
  • broadcasting and journalism
  • local government and public service
  • business, finance and accountancy
  • teaching
  • translation and interpreting
  • IT and software development

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 52 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    144 68%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    1

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