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German with Italian (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

German with Italian (25% Italian) will enable you to take a full range of German modules and start – or keep up - your Italian language.

Germany has always been at the heart of the European intellectual tradition and is now the driving force of its economy and the EU. Our modules reflect the range and diversity of Germany’s culture, history and society. Intensive language work from advanced or beginner level opens up the richness of German language and cultural life, enabling you to graduate as a highly qualified linguist with intercultural skills and a deep understanding of key issues and developments in Germany’s past and present.

Core modules that focus on aspects of German culture, society, literature, film and history in your first year feed into a range of themed options in the following year. Your year abroad is normally in year 3, spent either as a language assistant, or working or studying at one of our partner universities (including Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Dresden and many more).

You can spend your year abroad either in a German-speaking country for the whole year, or you can split your time between a German-speaking country and an Italian-speaking country.
We hold a residential course in Germany, open to all of our students on their year abroad. In the final year, we offer research-led modules taught by experts in their field and supported by the wealth of material in our Transnational Resources Centre.

For Italian, you will study a language module at an appropriate level (beginners/ intermediate/ advanced) in your first and second years, and in your final year you can choose either to study language or to take a module on Italian culture or society if you have reached a satisfactory language standard in your 2nd year. You don’t have to have studied Italian before: there are language classes to suit all levels from beginners to post-A level.

Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.

How will I learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken 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 a year of your course abroad, normally in year 3. 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 ABB including German (A Level Italian is not required).

    International Baccalaureate 34 points including 5 in Higher Level German (Higher Level Italian is not required)

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year - Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews - We do not normally interview, but applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring German 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.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

  • GERMAN STUDIES R220 BA/Ger4

    ENGLISH AND GERMAN LITERATURE QR32 BA/EGe

    FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe

    GERMAN AND BUSINESS STUDIES RN21 BA/GeBS4

    GERMAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R2L1

    GERMAN AND HISTORY RV21 BA/GH

    GERMAN AND THEATRE STUDIES RW24 BA/GeThS

    GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr

    GERMAN WITH SPANISH R2R4 BA/GewSp

    GERMAN WITH FILM STUDIES R2P3 BA/GeFS

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe

    GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND GERMAN RR42 BA/HSGr

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH GERMAN RR4F BA/HSwGr

    ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe

    ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH GERMAN N1R2 BSc

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc

    LAW WITH GERMAN LAW M10C BA

    POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND GERMAN (M164)

    POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN (M165)

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
ABB, including German
IB: 34 points, including 5 in Higher Level German

UCAS Code
R2R3

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

Alex Humfryes - German and Business Studies

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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 please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.