|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in English Literature or English Literature and Language Combined
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
Additionally, state English examination results are accepted as proof of proficency.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Aberystwyth University offers a wide range of Joint Honours schemes that allow you to study two subjects that best suit your interests. In choosing to study the English Literature / German degree at Aberystwyth University you’ll immerse yourself in a rigorous and challenging discipline combining both practical and theoretical elements. In German you will not only be equipped with a high level of linguistic competence through the core language modules, but will also acquire a sound knowledge of culture in the German-speaking world. Through your study of English Literature you will develop your critical and interpretive skills as you respond to language, form, genre and cultural and historical contexts.
Our course will provide you with advanced skills in reading, analysis, writing and presentation; all transferrable skills that are valued by employers in the current market. An additional advantage is that, when you graduate, you will have lived independently in a foreign country, and have learnt the important social skill of intercultural communication. Employers value the independence, the social confidence and the high level of linguistic skill acquired during this time.
The English and German degree at Aberystwyth allows you to explore the literary texts and cultures that fire your imagination, from the early medieval period to the present day. We offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to language, literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship. The course will encourage you to read widely and to think critically about language, writing and its contexts alongside philosophical and political trends that impact upon the ways we communicate. We will also develop your powers of expression and communication in both speech and writing and provide you with opportunities to hone and refine your skills both as an independent learner and within a nurturing and structured learning environment. Consequently, in addition to essay writing, the presentation of seminar papers and active learning through participation in seminar and workshop discussions will be important parts of your work here.
The degree in English Literature and German equips graduates for a wide range of careers. Employers across a broad spectrum of sectors value our graduates for their communication skills, their ability to form persuasive, substantiated arguments and, their attention to detail. As traditional and respected subjects, English and German guarantee a golden standard for any employment setting in which the written and spoken word are valued. This is why, our graduates succeed across the broadest possible range of career destinations, from broadcasting, journalism and publishing to teaching, the civil service, business, finance and beyond.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.