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Language Studies with English and German (Q30-EG) BA (Hons)
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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is one of several subject combinations available in our BA (Honours) Language Studies (Q30). In your study of English, you’ll find out how the language works and how it varies depending on the context. You’ll also explore its history, its politics, and how it came to be such a hugely influential global language. Your German studies will cover a range of aspects relating to the language and its cultures around the world. On completion, you’ll be an independent and intercultural user of German, have a wide-ranging understanding of how the English language is used to influence, and persuade.

Key features of the course

  • Develops you into a proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1) of German

  • Develops advanced knowledge of the cultures where German is used

  • Explores the evolution and diversification of English as a global language

  • Develops your understanding of effective communication in English

  • Offers the option of a week in Germany (or online alternative)

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Language Studies with English and German (Q30-EG), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

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.

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The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

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