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Italian and German BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you consider yourself to be a European and global citizen? If the answer is yes, our Joint Honours degree in Italian and German is the course for you. Grasp this opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the language and culture of two pillars of the European continent, each with its own unique characteristics. By studying for this degree, you will develop competence across the full range of linguistic skills in Italian and German. You will also explore the society and culture of Italy and Germany through our broad range of options. During your third year, you will embark on the biggest adventure of your life so far. You will live abroad and will be able to take advantage of a wealth of opportunities to hone your linguistic skills as you immerse yourself in the language and cultural richness of the Italian and German communities of your chosen destinations, and make new friends while you're at it. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, and there will be a broad range of careers open to you at home and abroad.**Why study Italian and German at Aberystwyth University?**Aberystwyth is a small town with a big heart and a cosmoplitan outlook. As a vibrant and friendly University, we attract students from all corners of the world, and the intimate atmosphere makes it a great place to get to know people. We're a small, friendly department and we get to know our students well. All students in our department thrive in our multilingual environment. We teach most of our modules and classes through the target language, many of our teaching staff are native speakers and all are experts in their respective languages. This degree is available to students who wish to study Italian from complete Beginners level together with German post-A level. For the Italian half of the course you will receive intensive language classes to bring you up to post-A level standard in your second year. The highlight of this degree for all of our students is the year abroad. As you will study two languages, you will be required to spend your year abroad (your third year) split equally between Italy (or an Italian-speaking country) and Germany (or a German-speaking country). There are a number of options for your year abroad, including studying as part of the Erasmus programme or undertaking a work placement. Find out what your options are by visiting our Studying Abroad page.**What will I learn?**In each year you will take a core language module where you will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and translating, and a number of optional modules which may include: Introduction to European Film; Language, Culture and Identity in Europe; Exploring German Cultural Identity; Extended Essay Module; the Language of German Drama; Rethinking Late 20th Century Italy; Italian Cities; Modern Italy; Short Prose in German; German-speaking Refugees from National Socialism in the UK; Dissertation Module; the Language of Current Affairs; Contemporary German Politics; Autobiography and Life Writing in German.**How will I be taught?**You will learn through a combination of small-group classes, lectures and a small number of seminars in Year 1, and increasingly seminar-based teaching in later years. Throughout, you will be encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and to consolidate taught learning and to broaden your individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. You will receive additional support through both assisted and self-access facilities for language learning in the Language Resource Centre.**How will I be assessed?**You will be assesed through oral presentations, listening tests, written reports and increasingly complex translations in language c

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Italian or German (unless to be studied as a beginner).

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 36 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

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