German BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: R220
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33, with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
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If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level offerABB
Subject requirementsRequirements for 100%:
A Level in German at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50% with another subject outside Modern Languages and Cultures:
A Level in German at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50%/50% with two languages:
A Level at Grade B in either of the two languages
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaApplications considered. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM, entry to Advanced language with an A level or equivalent in German (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).
International Baccalaureate33 including 6 at higher level in German (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language), with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 including German for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade B (in German language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted with A Level grades BB including German (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 credits at level 3 to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit for entry to Beginners’ language
International entry informationYour country
Important information

Modern Languages with a Recommendation with Qualified Teacher Status

Initial application for this programme is through our Modern Languages Programmes (French BA R120, German BA R220, Hispanic Studies BA RR45).

This is an opt-in programme as part of the named programmes above, giving you the flexibility to pursue a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status at the end of Year 2. Students will have to apply for the programme in writing, and interview for a place on the degree in their second year. Interviews will be conducted by University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University staff. The interviews will take place at Liverpool John Moores University.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria as a minimum:

-          Have an average of 60% in Year 1 and Year 2 language modules

-          Have passed HLAC211 or HLAC212 Volunteering and Experience or have equivalent and demonstrable experience working or volunteering as a TA or teacher in a school

-          Have at least a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or their equivalent)

-          Have passed the government literacy and numeracy tests

-          Have a secure DBS clearance held by Liverpool John Moores University

-          Pass the Occupational Health Check

Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science