English Language and German Studies BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
QR32

Entry Year
2018

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

Lancaster’s four-year combined degree scheme, taught jointly by the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language mixes lecture room tuition with a year abroad, giving you valuable experience speaking German in its native context.

Your language studies are complemented by a wide range of options that explore German society, culture, history and politics. You’ll also take comparative courses which place your learning in a broader European context.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including English Language as well as German Studies (Intensive or Advanced). In your second year, you’ll take subjects such as English Sounds and Structures and German Language: Oral Skills. Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.

Your final year modules include German Language: Written Skills and Contemporary Methods in English Language Studies.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Lancaster’s four-year combined degree scheme, taught jointly by the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language mixes lecture room tuition with a year abroad, giving you valuable experience speaking German in its native context.

    Your language studies are complemented by a wide range of options that explore German society, culture, history and politics. You’ll also take comparative courses which place your learning in a broader European context.

    You’ll begin your degree with courses including English Language as well as German Studies (Intensive or Advanced). In your second year, you’ll take subjects such as English Sounds and Structures and German Language: Oral Skills. Your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.

    Your final year modules include German Language: Written Skills and Contemporary Methods in English Language Studies.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Required Subjects A level German, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native German speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability 

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction accepted alongside appropriate evidence of language ability 

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit, alongside appropriate evidence of language ability 

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

    Year 4

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Employers increasingly recognise the invaluable linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills acquired by graduates with language degrees and your English Language degree is of relevance in many areas, from education and speech therapy to the creative arts, social work and counselling.

    Our graduates have found employment in journalism, library work, advertising, business, management, EU sales and marketing, computing and accountancy. Many of our graduates become teachers of foreign languages in this country or teach English overseas. The Civil Service, Diplomatic Service, British Council and other international agencies also offer interesting career opportunities for graduates with good language skills.

    Some of our graduates continue their studies to a higher level, at Lancaster and elsewhere. A postgraduate degree can open up opportunities in higher education, while others take specific professional qualifications, such as interpreting.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,080

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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Average time in lectures, seminars and similar

64%

Average assessment by coursework