German and History BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RV21
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
This flexible degree allows you to become fluent in German while exploring literature, cinema, philosophy, politics, history or specialised uses of language. Core modules will improve your language skills and introduce you to German culture and society, but youll also choose from a wide range of optional modules on topics such as translation, using German in a professional context and representations of war and conflict.
History gives you the chance to explore all aspects of human activity across cultures and over time. Core modules will introduce you to historiography and working with primary sources, developing your skills and knowledge. Youll then choose from a wide range of optional modules to pursue topics that interest you, from the fall of Rome to the 20th century and the US to India. Youll also gain a wide range of transferable skills that are very attractive to employers.Back to top
A joint honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each single honours course, but you’ll take fewer optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
You’ll sharpen your language skills in your first year, as well as exploring German culture, history or translation. Following this you’ll continue with core language study and choose from optional modules on topics such as German cinema or politics in the ‘Berlin Republic’. All of this will prepare you to spend your time abroad working or studying in a German-speaking country. When you return, you’ll take advanced language classes and choose from further options, including the use of German as a professional language.
In your first year youll study core modules that introduce you to concepts such as historiography, and develop historical skills like working with primary sources. In the following year, youll choose from a wide range of optional modules, keeping a balance between earlier and later periods. You could study the Crusades, Imperial Germany or Mao Zedong and China since 1949. In your final year, youll focus on a specific theme or topic in your special subject and develop your research and critical skills.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
|German Core Language 1||20 credits|
|Historiography and Historical Skills||20 credits|
|Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|World Histories||20 credits|
|Introduction to Modern Germany||20 credits|
|Approaching German Culture||20 credits|
|Skills in German Translation||20 credits|
|German Core Language 2||20 credits|
|Politics, Society and Culture in the 'Berlin Republic'||20 credits|
|Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-2000||20 credits|
|The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich||20 credits|
|Freedom and Control: Identities in Crisis in German Literature and Film||20 credits|
|The Crusades and Medieval Christendom||20 credits|
|The Tudors: Princes, Politics, and Piety, 1485-1603||20 credits|
|The Cult of Saints in Medieval Europe c.400-c.1500||20 credits|
|Britain and the Industrial Revolution||20 credits|
|Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe, 11th - 15th Centuries||20 credits|
|Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89||20 credits|
|Russia under the Romanovs, 1812-1917||20 credits|
|The American Century, 1941-1980||20 credits|
|Thinking about History||20 credits|
|History on the High Street||20 credits|
|Global Business History||20 credits|
|Mao Zedong and Modern China, 1949-Present||20 credits|
|German Year Abroad||120 credits|
|German Core Language 3||20 credits|
|Borders and Border-Crossings in Contemporary German Culture||20 credits|
|German for Professional Purposes||20 credits|
|Contemporary German Cinema||20 credits|
|Perpetrators and/or Victims? Remembering the Second World War in Germany||20 credits|
|The German Student Movement||20 credits|
|History on the High Street||20 credits|
|The Third Reich, 1933-1945||40 credits|
|Popular Belief in the Medieval West 1000-c.1500||40 credits|
|Europe in an Age of Total Warfare||40 credits|
|The Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1945-1970||40 credits|
|War, Regicide and Republic: England, 1642-1660||20 credits|
|The French Wars of Religion||40 credits|
|The Korean War||40 credits|
|Afterlives of Empire: A History of the Present||20 credits|
|Alliance Without Backbone: Germany, its Allies and Satellites Before and During World War Two||40 credits|
|Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo||20 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
Our tutors are experts in their fields, and their teaching is informed by their own cutting-edge research.
We use a range of teaching methods to help you benefit from their expertise, including lectures, seminars, tutorials or occasionally workshops. However, independent study is also central to this degree, since it allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. You will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a Final Year Research Project on a topic of your own choice.
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in German and A in History, excluding Critical Thinking or General Studies.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in History and M1 in German.
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in German at Higher Level and 6 in History at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in German and H2 in History
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in History and B in German and AABBB in Highers
The Welsh Baccalaureate is not typically included in the academic conditions of an offer made to you for this course. If you choose to undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as your qualification will then be taken into account both when your application is initially considered by the selection panel and again when reviewed by the admissions tutor at the time your A-level results are passed to us.
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in German and 85% in History.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be AAC at A Level including A in German and A in History and grade A in the EPQ.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB at A Level including German and History (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.Back to top
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
To find out more about graduate destinations in your subjects, please see the relevant Single Honours pages.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.Back to top
Youll spend your third year in a German-speaking country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in Germany and Austria where you could study, or you could apply for a paid work placement either with one of our partner companies or with an organisation of your choice. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Councils programme.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into German-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in German
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