The Open University
Law and German (T46-GER) CertHE
The Open University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Combining law with German is both stimulating and a smart career move. You’ll divide your study equally between both subjects. It offers a broad grounding in key concepts associated with law and in the use of German. With this certificate, you’ll raise your legal awareness and acquire skills of legal analysis and methods. The study of German opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace.

Key features of the course

  • Develops a broad understanding of the role of law in society today.

  • Provides you with legal awareness and the skills of legal analysis and methods.

  • Develops you into an independent user of German, reaching level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • Develops broad knowledge of the cultures that use German, and basic intercultural communication competence.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

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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.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying German Studies in the UK?

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About The Open University

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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Where is this programme taught

Distance Learning
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