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German Studies and Italian (Full-Time)

Why study German Studies and Italian at Warwick?

  • Our School of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises excellent academic specialisms (French, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies) and the Language Centre (whose offerings also include Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Portuguese), leading to a powerful combination of languages, research interests and degree courses.
  • The constituent academic subjects have consistently ranked among the very best in the UK in national and international league tables and are well known for their excellent scores in terms of student satisfaction. Modules and degree courses are under constant review, ensuring that they are fresh, effective and challenging. Some courses are open to students who are beginners or intermediate in a language.
  • You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:

- the University Language Centre, where there are opportunities to take extra language courses in addition to your main course of study (additional fees apply)

- the Transnational Resources Centre (TRC), giving you exclusive access to over 3,000 DVDs in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese plus multimedia facilities, satellite television with integrated off-air recording facilities, video-editing software (with technical support), and DVD projection equipment.

Dr David Lines

Italian

Dr Jim Jordon

German Studies

Joe McCloskey

German Undergraduate

Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I study?

German Studies and Italian (50% Italian, 50% German) is a joint degrees which allows you to gain expertise in both languages and cultures. Equal weight is given to both languages and cultures.

Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level. Optional modules range across the two languages you have chosen to study and include the study of history, politics, literature, and culture.

For detailed module information please visit the course page.

How will I be taught?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures, often to the whole year group; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written, spoken and lab-based language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and
examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend the third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

Entry Requirements

A level AAB including German OR AAB including Italian

International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in Higher Level German OR 5 in Higher Level Italian

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.

Further Information

This course offers two streams in German: Advanced (for applicants with German to A Level or IB Higher level, or equivalent) and Beginner (for applicants with no prior German qualifications or to a maximum of GCSE Level). Applicants with AS level or IB Standard Level German should contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk before applying.

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

UCAS: RR23 BA/GeIt

What modules can I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring both German and Italian language, culture, society and history.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

Please note: Course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availability.

What Careers can a Warwick Degree in German Studies and Italian lead to?

Our Modern Languages graduates have advanced linguistic skills, excellent intercultural awareness and highly
developed transferable skills, which are extremely sought after by employers.

Our graduates have entered fields as diverse as the media, the United Nations, company management, accountancy and finance, media and publishing, teaching, translating/interpreting, the civil service, law, travel and tourism, and arts and events management. Others choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level.

Examples of some of our recent graduates' careers include Assistant Producer, France 24 TV; Customer Care
Professional – German market, American Express; Fraud Investigator, Apple; Translator, The Lonely Planet; International Marketing Assistant, Next plc; International Graduate, HSBC Private Bank.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB, including German or Italian
IB: 36 points, including 5 in Higher Level German or Italian

UCAS Code
RR23

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Student blogs

Conor Godsall - German

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
£9,000 per year - find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.