BA German and Portuguese (RR25)

2021 entry
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UCAS code RR25
Application method Full time: UCAS
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

  • Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
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

About BA German and Portuguese

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

The University of Bristol is a centre for the study of modern languages and cultures, and offers a dynamic environment in which to carry out your studies.

This joint honours degree enables you to develop your understanding of German and Portuguese language and culture. Both departments offer outstanding teaching and research.

Germany remains central to the European economy, guaranteeing high demand for advanced fluency in the German language and familiarity with the diverse nature of the culture, history, politics and lifestyle of the German-speaking world.

Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world and is an official language in nine countries across four continents. The political weight of countries such as Brazil and Angola means that Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand.

In language classes you will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation skills using textbooks, media and internet resources. You will also study literature, cinema, history, thought, politics, linguistics and culture, choosing from a wide range of optional units. We have a regular programme of visiting speakers who supplement our regular teaching with specialist talks on their research interests.

You will divide your third year between a German-speaking and a Portuguese-speaking country, either studying or undertaking a work placement. There are opportunities to complement your specialism in both languages with options that include a comparative element.

View all our German courses

See a list of all German and Portuguese degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA German and Portuguese - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including one of the languages to be studied
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including one of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in one of the modern languages to be studied.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDM. All applicants must demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in one of the modern languages to be studied.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including one of the languages to be studied, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.0 in one of the languages to be studied
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Direct entry and part-time study

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Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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