Queen Mary University of London
German and Comparative Literature BA (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 10 graduates of German and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) and other courses in German and Scandinavian Studies at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in German and Scandinavian Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
67 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Others in Language and Area Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of German and Scandinavian Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26500 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £30000 £19000 - £27000 £21000 - £32500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Others in Language and Area Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25932 £24361 £28587
25-75 percentile range £22767 - £30122 £18923 - £31260 £21799 - £38386

Course Description

Explore connections and interactions between cultural traditions with our BA in German and Comparative Literature.

Your time is split equally between the two subjects, with an equal focus on each. No prior knowledge of German is required.

Studying German at Queen Mary involves intensive engagement with the language, in conjunction with learning about the cultures and histories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You’ll develop a high level of linguistic competence, together with analytical skills and an understanding of intercultural issues.

At the same time, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies, choosing from a range of topics from modern fairy tales to First World War literature, and a host of themes from madness to migration.

You’ll spend your third year abroad, an exceptional opportunity to develop your language skills through immersion and boost your intercultural competence.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of German and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

25% Sales occupations
20% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Protective service occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework and exams, or coursework only, such as essays, independent projects, creative journals or a final-year dissertation. You’ll also be assessed through oral exams for language modules.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for German and Scandinavian Studies

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study German and Comparative Literature, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees German and Comparative Literature BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #24 
    • #31 
    German
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

See all 32 university rankings of Queen Mary University of London

About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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undergraduates:
17055
postgraduates:
8035
Total:
25090
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