Cultural Studies and German BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: VR92
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
(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
Cultural Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary programme which offers you an insight into cultural practices, histories and meanings. Youll learn to look at film, history, literature, philosophy and visual culture in new ways and apply different theories of culture to issues of gender, race, class and media among others. Youll combine core and optional modules to build your understanding of cultural analysis while gaining specialist knowledge on topics that suit your interests.
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.Back to top
In your first year youll take core modules introducing you to different methods and approaches in cultural analysis. Youll also choose optional modules or take discovery modules from across the University. With this grounding youll be able to make the most of the choice on offer in the following year, when youll select from modules on topics like the art market, aesthetics and Asian visual culture. Youll continue to follow your interests through options 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.
|Introduction to Cultural Analysis 1||20 credits|
|Introduction to Cultural Analysis II||20 credits|
|German Core Language 1||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Introduction to Modern Germany||20 credits|
|Approaching German Culture||20 credits|
|Skills in German Translation||20 credits|
|Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture||20 credits|
|Worlds of Literature||20 credits|
|Discourse, Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|German Core Language 2||20 credits|
|Cinema and Culture||20 credits|
|Live Issues and Contemporary Art Practice||20 credits|
|Power and Practice||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|
|Linguists into Schools||20 credits|
|German Year Abroad||120 credits|
|German Core Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Making Sense of Sound||20 credits|
|The Complete Marilyn Monroe: The Cultural Analysis of an Icon of the 20th Century||20 credits|
|The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory||20 credits|
|Screening Terrorism||20 credits|
|Untranslatable? German Literature as an Object of Cultural Exchange||20 credits|
|The German Student Movement||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB including A in German.
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.
M1, M1, M1 including German
34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in German at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H2 in German
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers including German and AABBB in Highers, or B in German in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77% including 85% in German.
When 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 ABC at A Level including A in German and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level including B in German 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.
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.
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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