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GERMAN STUDIES (GRADUATE DIPLOMA)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4175.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Graduate Diploma in German Studies is designed to develop your German language skills and/or increase your knowledge of German culture, as well as improving your research and study skills.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

This Graduate Diploma in German Studies is designed to develop your German language skills and/or increase your knowledge of German culture, as well as improving your research and study skills. This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two,...

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Course Content

You take a high-level German language module, German 5, and two option modules (or the equivalent of four half-modules) from a selection, one of which can be an extended essay on a topic chosen by you.

GERMAN LANGUAGE MODULE

  • German 5

OPTION MODULES

  • A Topic in German Thought: The Idea of Enlightenment
  • Beating Nature: Artificiality, Imitation and Simulation
  • Das Dritte Reich
  • Death: A Theme in German Culture
  • Die Deutschsprachige Presse
  • Extended Essay
  • Film and Politics
  • German Early Modern Literature
  • German Women's Writing
  • Myth, Folk and Fairytales
  • The Age of Goethe
  • The Twentieth Century: Key Themes in Comparative European History (Level 5)
  • Wirtschaftsdeutsch

You take a high-level German language module, German 5, and two option modules (or the equivalent of four half-modules) from a selection, one of which can be an extended essay on a topic chosen by you. GERMAN LANGUAGE MODULE German 5 OPTION MODULES A Topic in German Thought: The Idea of...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£4175.00

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Entry Requirements

Normally a first degree in a subject other than German or modern languages, and/or a BA not equivalent to UK honours standard.

Language skills in German equivalent to A-level plus two years (also equivalent to a pass in German 5).

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Normally a first degree in a subject other than German or modern languages, and/or a BA not equivalent to UK honours standard. Language skills in German equivalent to A-level plus two years (also equivalent to a pass in German 5). INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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