German BA (Hons)

Key information


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If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level requirementsBBB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
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 encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits, 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 CertificateH2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 (including H2 in relevant language for Advanced)
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)
Access45 credits at level 3 to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit for entry to Beginners’ language
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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.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual offers pilot

For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:

  • Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
  • UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)

*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.

For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.