University College London
German and Swedish BA (Hons)
University College London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 185 graduates of German and Swedish BA (Hons) and other courses in at University College London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
185 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in German and Scandinavian Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £27000 £28500 £35000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £30000 £23000 - £37500 £27000 - £48000


Salary of all UK Graduates of German and Scandinavian Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £25200 £29460
25-75 percentile range £20500 - £28000 £19567 - £32800 £22343 - £39691

Course Description

The four-year BA German and Swedish is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest. You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken.

As well as learning German from either beginners or advanced level, studying German at UCL opens up a lot of opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 back to the teachings of Luther, the music of Bach and Beethoven, the writing of Goethe and Thomas Mann, and the theories of Marx and Nietzsche, Germany and the German-speaking tradition have occupied a central place in Europe and the world. You will have the opportunity to modules in medieval, early-modern and modern literature, cultural studies, literary theory, Austrian studies, the practice and theory of translation and language acquisition, modern German history and politics, cultural, social and political theory, and film studies.

As well as learning Swedish language (reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation) you will also take modules in linguistics and from a range of cultural options from the Scandinavian Studies Department. As the oldest Department of Scandinavian Studies in the UK, we offer a wide range of modules related to the Nordic world, from Scandinavian crime fiction to Viking poetry, from film and media studies to Nordic politics.

UCL is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of German and Swedish, 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

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 Swedish BA (Hons) at University College London

15% Administrative occupations
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Finance Professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Other Educational Professionals
5% Legal professionals
5% Media Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for German and Scandinavian Studies

Qualification requirements

ABB to include a foreign language. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction, 12 credits at Merit and 3 credits at Pass, all from Level 3 units. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

ABB at Advanced Highers to include a foreign language (AB at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher)

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects to include a foreign language, with no score lower than 5. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades ABB, to include a foreign language.

D3,M1,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects to include a foreign language.

English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • UPSCE

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study German and Swedish, 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 Swedish BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £23300 year 1
International £23300 year 1

Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit or dedicated webpage for more details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/fees-and-funding. The fees indicated above are for undergraduate entry in the 2021/22 academic year. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2022/23 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK fees in line with the government policy including on and annual basis for each year of study during a programme. Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, so the published fees will be charged to 2021/22 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

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, 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)

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About University College London

University College London, otherwise known as UCL, is a government funded research university based in metropolitan London, England. It’s a university that puts emphasis on investigative research and the teaching of critical thinking skills for its alumni. The university has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of the populous London Borough of Camden, in Central London, where students can enjoy its large parks and open spaces in their free time.

Student composition of University College London

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
undergraduates:
21430
postgraduates:
19765
Total:
41195
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