GERMAN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Deutsch in Swansea: Studium mit Aussicht
German degree programmes at Swansea University focus on developing your language skills to a high level. We also enable you to acquire a wide-ranging knowledge of the society and culture of German-speaking countries. Modules on social, political and cultural issues, literature, cinema, or the history of ideas are taught by expert researchers. We are especially proud of the Centre for Contemporary German Culture (CCGC). The Centre brings some of the most famous writers in the German-speaking world to Swansea, to give readings and participate in our teaching.
At undergraduate level German can be studied on its own as a Single Honours degree or in combination with a wide range of other subjects in Arts and Humanities or with Geography, Economics, or Law.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
We welcome all enquiries and applications. Our preferred offer for Single and Joint Honours is BBC at A level. However, we look at each application and review the subjects studied, the predicted/achieved grades, the reference and personal statement and will then make a flexible offer. We will consider AS level qualifications. Candidates pursuing Scottish Highers, the Irish Leaving Certificate, Access courses, the International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate or Welsh Baccalaureate qualifications, are also eligible. We welcome applications from candidates with non-traditional qualifications. Swansea University has one of the best records in the UK for facilitating access to higher education for disabled students.
We particularly welcome applicants from outside the United Kingdom. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate, a typical offer would be 30 points. International candidates studying for American qualifications would have obtained their High School Diploma and in addition to this we normally look for a minimum of 550 in each part of the SAT reasoning and subject tests (or 1650 overall) and/or a minimum IELT score of 6.0.
VISIT DAYS AND OFFERS
We normally make offers according to the information contained in your UCAS form. We look at your predicted grades and in particular at your personal statement. We make flexible offers as we treat your application individually and assess you on your merits. If our Admissions Tutor decides to make you an offer, we will then invite you to attend a Modern Language visit day where you will have the chance to meet staff and students who will answer any questions you may have about German, other European languages, and what it's like studying and living at Swansea. Preference is given to candidates who have made Swansea their first-choice university by firmly accepting our offer and we also refer to visit day attendance during the A level intake.
HOW IT WORKS
Our degrees are built around "compulsory" and "optional" modules. If you have an A level or equivalent in German, in the first year you will follow a compulsory language module which builds on your knowledge of spoken and written German and a compulsory module in German culture. In the second year you continue to develop your language skills. You will spend your third year of study in Germany, where you can work as an assistant, teach English in a German school, or you can study at one of our partner universities. In your final year, you have the opportunity to write a specialised dissertation on one of your modules.
All of our students have an academic adviser who is responsible for guiding them along an academic pathway which takes into account the requirements of the degree schemes and the individual's interests.
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