What will I learn?

Studying a History and German degree allows you to explore a wide cross-section of profoundly different periods and historically significant worlds, alongside a deep study of German language, culture and fiction. During your year in Germany, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.Our four-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.History at Swansea achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates from this subject area are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Some,80% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Your early studies will concentrate on the early modern world from 1500 to 1800, and modern British history, together with German language and culture. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the evolution of Berlin, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range helps you to narrow your interests for following years.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress. Swansea is a perfect gateway to the past. Within a short journey you will discover magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower.Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific historical interests and a substantial dissertation project. You may pursue vocational themes in translation and language teaching, and three separate work placement programmes are available to help prepare you for graduate life.History and German students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter."I spent the third year doing an internship at the Siemens translation department in Munich. Moving to a different country to work in a German environment was a big step and quite a challenge. The internship was a great experience and one that I am very grateful for, as it opened the door for me after I graduated, when Siemens took me on as a full-time Translation Manager.” – Ula Mitchell.A year in Germany will enrich the study experience and boost your career prospects. Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.Please note that currently, we are only able to offer introductory German.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/german/ba-gerhist-rv21/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,450.00 (US$ 23,266) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park,

Swansea,

SA2 8PP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with 23 – 26 with an IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each part of the test (or equivalent).

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

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