German and Japanese BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RT22
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.
Japan is an important player on the world stage. This degree will combine core and optional modules so you can learn Japanese from scratch, as well as gaining an insight into the culture, history and politics of Japan and East Asia as a whole. Youll spend a year studying at a Japanese university to improve your skills, as well as studying topics from translation to Japanese cinema, Sino-Japanese relations and East Asian religions. This course is only open to non-native Japanese speakers.Back to top
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.
Core modules in your first year will develop your Japanese skills. Youll also choose from optional modules on Japanese and East Asian culture and history. This will prepare you to study in Japan the following year, where youll build your language skills and gain first-hand experience of the culture. When you return youll take advanced language classes and choose from a wider range of optional modules on aspects of Japanese and East Asian politics, history and culture.
|Basic Japanese Language (1)||20 credits|
|Basic Japanese Language (2)||20 credits|
|German Core Language 1||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Japan in War and Peace||10 credits|
|Japan: A Cultural History from Buddhism to Murakami Haruki||10 credits|
|Foundations of East Asia||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Japan||120 credits|
|Japanese 2C: Written Communication Skills||15 credits|
|Japanese 2D: Spoken Communication Skills||15 credits|
|German Core Language 2||15 credits|
|German Term Abroad||30 credits|
|Japan's International Relations||20 credits|
|Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan||20 credits|
|Contemporary Southeast Asia||20 credits|
|Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills||20 credits|
|German Core Language 3||20 credits|
|Final year project|
|Modern Japanese History||20 credits|
|East Asia's Regional Political Economy||20 credits|
|Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in German, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Access to HE Diploma
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in German.
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in German at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in German
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in German and AABBB in Highers, or A in German in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in German.
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 ABB at A Level including A in German (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB at A Level including German (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies 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.
How to apply
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.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
In Year 2 you’ll follow a year-long course provided by one of our 15 partner universities in Osaka, Fukuoka, Kobe, Kyoto or Tokyo.
You’ll also spend a term of Year 3 in Germany, studying on a dedicated German course for foreign learners of the language (in Universities of Dortmund, Tübingen, Leipzig, Munich, Mainz, Halle and Heidelberg).
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