BA German and Italian (RR23)

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UCAS code RR23
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applications for 2014/15 1076
Number of places for 2016/17 256

About BA German and Italian

This Joint Honours degree enables you to develop your understanding of both German and Italian language and culture. Both departments have impressive reputations for teaching and research.

With the closer integration of Europe, the importance of German - the most widely spoken language in the European Union - has never been greater.

Italian language and culture have had a lasting impact on Europe, while today Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion mean that it is a major global commercial force.

You will divide your third year between Germany and Italy.

There are opportunities to complement your specialism in German and Italian with options including a comparative element.

We have a regular programme of visiting speakers who complement our regular teaching with specialist talks on their research interests.

More about German

Find out more about studying German at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • German Language
  • Introduction to German Studies
  • Italian Language
  • Contemporary society and literature units
  • Beginners: extra language work
  • Post A-level: project and optional unit

Second year

  • German Language
  • One to three German optional units, eg: Germany and Austria 1918-34, Franz Kafka, Divided Germany, Historical Linguistics, Literature and Politics 1800-1871, Business German, Spotlights on Anglo-German Relations (Literature, media, film)
  • Italian Language
  • One to three Italian optional units, eg: Nineteenth-century Culture, Dante’s Inferno, Italian Cinema: Genre and Social Change, Italian Memories of the Second World War

Third year

Year abroad

Fourth year

  • German Language
  • One to three German optional units, eg: Modern Sociolinguistics, Precursors of Modernism, Exiles and Migrants in German Literature, Representing the Holocaust, Constitutional History, German Expressionist Drama, Culture of Classical Weimar
  • Italian Language
  • One to three Italian optional units, eg: The Culture of Fascism, Naples: Culture, Identity and nation, Desire in medieval and Renaissance Culture, Institutions and Anti-Institutions in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s
Further details about the course structure for German
Further details about the course structure for Italian

Typical offer for BA German and Italian

A-levels
(including international A-levels)
ABB including at least one of the languages to be studied*
A-levels
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
BBB including at least one of the languages to be studied*
IB Diploma 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied*
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied*
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit*. Distinctions may be required in certain units.
BTEC DDM. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning.*
SQASH: AAABB and AH: AB including at least one of the languages to be studied*
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB80% overall with 8 in at least one of the languages to be studied*
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.
Academic qualifications*One language can be studied from beginner level. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with an A-level in one of the languages to be studied at grade B or above (or equivalent).

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1636
Email: arts-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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