German and Italian B BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RRF3
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
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.
If you have little or no knowledge of Italian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch and develop an understanding of the history, politics and rich culture of a major European economy. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to Italian history and culture, but youll also choose from a wide range of optional modules to explore topics from medieval and Renaissance art and literature to cinema and specialised uses of Italian in business.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 options 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.
Core modules in your first year will develop your Italian language skills and introduce you to Italian culture and history. You will spend time abroad in Italy, before you return to continue your language study and also choose from optional modules such as Dante or regional identities in Italy. A variety of optional modules alongside these will allow you to continue pursuing your own interests. Your time abroad will bring a new perspective to advanced language classes in your final year.
|German Core Language 1||20 credits|
|Beginners Italian 1||20 credits|
|Beginners Italian 2||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|
|Italy from Fascism to the Present||10 credits|
|Fictions of Fascism (B): Watching the Detectives||10 credits|
|Italian Cinema: An Introduction||10 credits|
|German Core Language 2||15 credits|
|German Term Abroad||30 credits|
|Italian Language||15 credits|
|Applied German Language||15 credits|
|Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-2000||15 credits|
|The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich||15 credits|
|Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy||15 credits|
|Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance||15 credits|
|Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation||15 credits|
|Year Abroad in Italy||120 credits|
|German Core Language 3||20 credits|
|Italian Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Borders and Border-Crossings in Contemporary German Culture||20 credits|
|German for Professional Purposes||20 credits|
|Contemporary German Cinema||20 credits|
|Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories||20 credits|
|Minority Languages and Dialects in Italy from Fascism to the Present||20 credits|
|Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Italian Novels||20 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
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: 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 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.
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.
For your year abroad in Italy, we have partnerships with a number of Italian universities where you could study through the Erasmus exchange agreement, or you could apply for a work placement. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Council’s programme.
You’ll also spend a term of Year 2 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).Read more about the German residence abroad
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