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History of Art and German BA (Hons)

University of Bristol

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree combines history of art with the study of German, a language spoken natively by more than 100 million speakers and the second most important language for European business besides English. Knowing German will give you direct access to the cultural production and political debates in German-speaking countries. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests.Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.The course will give you a grounding in the key skills needed for a history of art degree, studying a wide range of visual and material culture and allowing you to explore some themes in greater depth, while developing your research skills.You will follow a structured language course in German, as well as explore the rich culture and history of German-speaking countries and communities, choosing from a range of units in literature, film, history, thought, politics, linguistics and visual culture. You will spend your third year abroad in a German-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the globalised workplace and in the sector of your choice.German can be studied from beginner’s level and post-A level (or equivalent). All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,100per 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 : BBC - ABB

Standard offer: ABB including a modern language.Contextual offer: BBC including B in a modern language.Please visit: bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/# for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 23 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    145 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    18th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    14th

    4

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