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BA German and Portuguese

BA German and Portuguese / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
ABB-BBB including one of the languages to be studied
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34-31 points overall (core points accepted), to include 6,5,5 in higher level subjects (which must include at least one of the two Foreign Languages to be studied).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
RR25
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

BA (Hons) German and Portuguese

Both subjects at Manchester give students a) a firm grounding in their chosen languages and b) the chance to explore in depth the culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature of the countries and communities in which those languages are spoken.

German

  • Core German language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics that teaches you how the language works and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of the German-speaking countries.
  • We have specialists in an unusually wide range of German-related subjects, so that you can focus on subjects that really appeal to you in your final year of study.
  • All our units include a focus on key transferable skills that help to prepare you for the world of work, as well as encouraging you to develop your academic talents.

Portuguese

  • The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.
  • Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

Both languages

Year 3 is spent split between German- and Portuguese-speaking countries (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview

See: About us

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