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Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2016/17 academic year.
- UK & EU fee
- £9,000 (2016/17)
- Overseas fee
- £16,130 (2016/17)
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.
Modern Language Plus BA: German and Philosophy
UCAS Code: RY00
The Modern Language Plus BA offers enormous choice and flexibility, combining a modern language (either one you have prior knowledge of, or one new to you), together with another discipline, such as Film Studies, History of Art, Jewish Studies or Management Studies. You will also spend a year abroad.
- UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite.
- The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Languages of the Wider World, run by UCL and SOAS, brings together the expertise of a wide range of language specialists.
- UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
- Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: School of European Languages, Culture and Society.
- 74% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
Students take 4.0 course units every year. Below are the requirements of the German side of your degree. Please consult the Philosophy Department for the Philosophy side of your degree.
Compulsory Modules (1.5 course units)
- GERM1001 The Modern German Language (1.0 cu) or GERM1002 German for Beginners (1.0 cu)
- GERM1105 An Introduction to Modern German Literature (0.5 cu) or GERM1102 Introduction to German Language and Literature up to 1740 (0.5 cu)
Optional Modules (0.5 course units)
- One ELCS6*** intermediate-level module (0.5 cu)
Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)
- GERM2002 Modern German Language 2 (0.5 cu) and
- GERM2111 Metropolen (0.5 cu)
- GERM1001 The Modern German Language (1.0 cu)
Plus one of the following (0.5 course units)
- GERM2106 Love, Violence and Laughter (0.5 cu)
- GERM2107 Debating Enlightenment (0.5 cu)
- GERM2108 The Challenge of Modernity (0.5 cu)
Optional Modules (0.5 course units)
One GERM2*** module (0.5 cu) or GERM1104 (0.5 cu) or GERM1106 (0.5 cu)
Students take, on the Philosophy side of their degree, EITHER 2.0 cu Philosophy modules OR 1.5 cu of Philosophy modules and a 0.5 cu intermediate ELCS6*** module OR 1.0c u Philosophy modules plus 1.0 cu of modules outside the Philosophy Department, one of which must be an intermediate ELCS6*** module (0.5 cu).
Exceptionally, students may replace the ELCS6*** module with a 0.5 cu GERM2*** content module or a 0.5 cu year 2 module in another department provided they obtain written permission to do so from the SELCS Undergraduate Tutor during pre-registration.
- ELCS3001 - Year Abroad Assessment A (1.5 cu)
- ELCS3002 - Year Abroad Assessment B (1.5 cu)
- ELCS3005 - Third Year Project C (1.0cu)
Compulsory Modules (0.5 course units)
- GERM4002 Discussion and essay in German (0.5 cu)
Optional Modules (1.5 course units)
A total of 1.5 cu from GERM4*** (0.5 cu) modules or ESPS7101 German Political and Social Thought (0.5cu).
A total of one ELCS4*** advanced-level module (0.5cu) plus 1.0 cu from GERM4*** (0.5cu) modules or ESPS7101 German Political and Social Thought (0.5cu).
There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed in our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.
Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:
- Recruitment Consultant, Independent Clinical Services
- Graduate Trainee, Phaidon
- Analyst, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory
- Trade Analyst, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK
- Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs
*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012-2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.