What will I learn?

English and German at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for English literature, language and creative writing. You will study this programme within a European, historical and contemporary context through top-rated study of the German language and literature, history and culture. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career across the creative arts and media, and with the international dimension opening other options too.Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and will be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills.German at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will gain a broad understanding of Germany’s complex history and culture in today’s German-speaking world and enjoy many opportunities to practice your developing language skills informally through the German Society and Drama Group.As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a German-speaking country.You will graduate prepared for careers across the arts, publishing, or media, with the international dimension opening opportunities in business, international organisations, tourism and many other options.

Which department am I in?

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for. As a general guide, students should present the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Aberdeen. Science - For entry to the BSc., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 or above from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics. Engineering - For entry to the B.Eng/M.Eng., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.Law - For entry to the LLB, Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.3 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1320 (post-March 2016), with 650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 28, OR 2 SAT Subject tests with a score of 650, OR 2 AP Subject Test at grade 4. IELTS overall score - 6.0, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above. TOEFL iBT overall score - 78, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

Scottish University of the Year 2019, the university is renowned for ground-breaking research and innovation.

  • Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Offers top-ranking award-winning student clubs and societies
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus