What you will study
There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.
To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.
There are no compulsory modules at Stage 1, but you must ensure that you have an appropriate level of German and the skills to learn languages at a distance to start studying German at Stage 2. Your language proficiency should be at least level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
The optional 120 credits for this stage can be made up of four optional 30-credit modules or one optional 60-credit module plus two optional 30-credit modules.
As part of your optional 30-credit modules you could develop your linguistic skills in other languages such as Chinese and Welsh at beginners’ level or French, Spanish and Italian which are available at both beginners’ and intermediate level and will give you communication skills in everyday contexts, while introducing you to the cultures in which these languages are spoken. You must study at least one of the intermediate-level modules.
For English, you could study
Voices and texts (A150) (now discontinued), which explores language use from various academic perspectives, including creative writing and English language studies. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,A150,,1
If you wish to develop your academic communication skills, you could also study
English for academic purposes online (L185) undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,L185,,1 .
The optional 60-credit module
The arts past and present (AA100) introduces you to university level study across a range of subject areas, ranging from poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories. You should note that A150 is designed to follow AA100. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,AA100,,1
Stage 2 comprises one German and one English 60-credit module.
The German module,
Motive: upper intermediate German (L203), blends interactive online audio-visual with print resources to give you a structured overview of key aspects of life in the German-speaking world today. Topics include: the world of work, art and the media, faith and belief, and contemporary social history. You’ll also attend a residential school in Germany (or study an online alternative). On completing the module, your language proficiency will be at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,L203,,1
The English module,
Worlds of English (U214), explores how English has evolved in the British Isles, how it has diversified as it spread around the world, and how it is evolving in response to social, cultural and technological change. Using specially recorded audio and video material from across the English-speaking world, you’ll take a critical look at the significance of English in global contexts and analyse its power to simultaneously open up social and economic opportunities for some, and close them down for others. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,U214,,1
Stage 3 comprises one German module and a choice between two English options.
The final German module,
Variationen: advanced German (L313) (60 credits), uses authentic print, audio, video and online resources to familiarise you with everyday genres such as interviews and discussions. You’ll develop intercultural awareness and critical and analytical skills, and learn how to write for an academic audience. Topics include: regionalism, migration, key events in German and Austrian history, film and literature. On completing the module, your language proficiency will be at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,L313,,1
For English, you study one of two English 60-credit options. You could focus on how English ‘works’ in different contexts, including the media, fiction, academic writing and everyday conversation –
English grammar in context (E303). Or you could explore creativity in English, from everyday language (conversation, children’s language, correspondence, online chat) to `high culture’ literary language and new kinds of media texts – undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,E303,,1 The art of English (E301). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-6,module,E301,,1
Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the
structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that
the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.
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