The University of York
German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons)
The University of York

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our course combines practical study of French and German with investigations into the nature of language itself. You'll gain an understanding of French and German culture and society which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator in both languages. You'll be confident using your languages not only as a means of communication, but also as a medium for critical thought. You'll spend a year abroad in German and French-speaking countries, consolidating your language skills while studying, teaching, or working in industry.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 7 graduates of German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons) at The University of York for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Italian Language.

Overall student satisfaction
74 /100
7 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons) at The University of York

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons) 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 £22000 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £24500 £18500 - £27500 £22000 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Italian Language

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £24395 £27309
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26689 £17964 - £32130 £19955 - £37840

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of German and Italian Language (with year abroad), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons) at The University of York

15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Customer service occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Essential Subjects: German (or equivalent) at grade B is essential. We expect that applicants who wish to study Italian will not be studying for an A Level in Italian, and will take our ab initio route.

Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 at Merit or higher including German-related units.

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher German is essential.

If you achieve C or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A Level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.

With 6 in Higher Level German.

We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level German (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level German equivalent.

We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in German (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level German equivalent.

We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

Cambridge Pre-U German at grade M2 is essential.

Although we do not typically hold interviews for this course, mature candidates and those with special circumstances and/or qualifications may be invited to attend an interview. We may also interview candidates who are native speakers or who have lived in a country where they have been immersed in the language they wish to study, to ascertain suitability for the course. We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry. We may also make reduced offers where applicants are eligible for our contextual offer scheme, or are taking specific additional qualifications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join German and Italian Language (with year abroad), BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees German and Italian Language (with year abroad) BA (Hons)

EU £19600 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £19600 year 1

Additional fee information

For additional information please see our web pages at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-funding/

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

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 The University of York in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of York in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #13 
    • #15 
    Italian
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #18 
    Modern Languages & Linguistics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

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About The University of York

The University of York, usually abbreviated to Ebor, is a collegiate research university based in the historic and picturesque city of York, England. It has two main campuses, East and West, which are just a few minute’s walking distance apart. It also has another site known as King’s Manor just North-West of the city centre.

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Where is this programme taught

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