Loader
Course Image

Course Description

The BA German/ Spanish degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop linguistic competence in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society and culture of your chosen languages through our broad range of options.  If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the languages further within a social and cultural context, then German and Spanish is the course for you.

  • From the off-set, you will receive 4 hours of language work per week. This includes reading/writing, aural, listening and translation. These four areas of linguistic development provides you with the solid foundation to increase your fluency competencies in German and Spanish.
  • This degree is also available to students who wish to study German and Spanish at beginners level (minimum requirement is a GCSE C grade in the two languages). At beginners level and in your first year, you will be taught differently to the students who are entering the course at advanced level (A level or equivalent) will receive intensive language classes bringing you to the same linguistic level as our advanced students. In your second and final year, you will be continuing the course with all advanced students.
  • In addition to linguistic classes, we offer all students core and optional modules that expose you to literature, culture, language, politics and business.
  • All students in our department thrive in our multilingual environment. As a vibrant University, we attract students from all corners of the world. Many of our staff who will teach you are native speakers of the target language that they speak. We also teach most of our modules and classes through the target language, therefore the combination of departmental life and academic development will ensure that you have maximum exposure to the target languages that you're learning.
  • The highlight of this degree for all of our students is the year abroad. As you're studying two languages, you will be required to spend your year abroad (your third year) equally between Germany and Spain. Some students opt to spend their time equally studying with our partnered Universities in Spain (or a Spanish speaking country) and Germany or Austria. Others have spend their time equally undertaking a paid or unpaid work experience placement in the two countries.

The BA German/ Spanish degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop linguistic competence in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society and culture of your chosen languages through our broad range of options.  If you are interested in developing your language...

Read More

Course Content

In every year you will take a core language module and a range of optional modules. The language modules will cover oral, aural and writing skills. In the first year option modules may cover:

  • Introduction to literary studies and civilization;
  • European Film;
  • Language, Culture  and Identity in Europe.

In your second year you may choose from:

  • An independent research project;
  • Specialised languages modules (language of business etc.);
  • A large choice of content modules on literature, film and art;
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of other Languages. 

In your third year, you will study or work abroad, usually sharing the time between a German- speaking and a Spanish-speaking country.

In your final year, you can choose from modules such as:

  • Semantics and Lexicography;
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements;
  • German Literature;
  • German Linguistics;
  • Actualidades;
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of other Languages;
  • Independent research project.

In every year you will take a core language module and a range of optional modules. The language modules will cover oral, aural and writing skills. In the first year option modules may cover: Introduction to literary studies and civilization; European Film; Language, Culture  and Identity in Europe. In your...

Read More

 

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

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

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level German or Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish or German at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish or German

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in German or Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level German or Spanish (unless to be studied as a...

Read More