What will I learn?

German and History at Aberdeen brings together two top-rated subjects, which set the in-depth study of a modern European language and culture in the context of a broad and fascinating study of European and world history. You will study at a university that is ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research. The language and transferable skills you will gain will open up a wide spectrum of careers including international opportunities.You will gain a solid grounding in the German language whatever your level, in a programme with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will also develop a broad understanding of culture in the German-speaking world, with courses in social, historical and cultural aspects of these countries and encounter the world of German artistic expression in the form of literature, film and art, together with a deeper understanding of Germany’s complex history.You will be surrounded by 500 years of national, international and local history, enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia and be enthralled by our wonderful collections of historic treasures from all over the world.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. Your language ability added to your highly-developed transferable skills in research, critical analysis and communication will open opportunities in many fields including international business and other organisations, politics, education, journalism, NGOs and the heritage sectors.

Which department am I in?

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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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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