German and History and Philosophy of Art enables you to learn the German language and about the cultures of the German-speaking world, while undertaking a detailed study of the past.
German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe.
Along with our other European language departments, German has native-speaker language assistants and state-of-the art computing and audio-visual facilities. Many classes are taught in German, and you have the opportunity to spend a year studying, teaching English or working in a German-speaking country.
Studying the History and Philosophy of Art (HPA) enables you to gain a rich understanding of the visual arts through the complementary perspectives of its history and the philosophical understanding of its nature and importance. A distinctive feature of HPA is the interaction between history and aesthetics in the curriculum, and the wide range of opportunities to study practical modules in everything from photography, through curating exhibitions to writing about art for the media and arts industries. This joint honours programme also allows you to focus your studies, if you wish to do so, by choosing options which most relate to German art and other aspects of German culture.
This degree programme therefore is ideal for those wanting to gain a broad and detailed understanding of our world, developing a deeper understanding of German culture and art from the perspective of both an artist and a German speaker.
Modern languages were ranked 14th for student satisfaction and Art at Kent was ranked 6th overall and 6th for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
Total Kent credits: 360Credits 360
Total Kent credits: 360Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
HA315 - The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art
HA355 - Introduction to the History of Art
GE301 - Learning German 3 (Post A Level)
GE329 - Intensive Beginners German
GE330 - Beginners' Danish: Language & Culture
GE311 - Varieties of German Writing
GE312 - Images of Germany, 1945-1990
GE326 - Introduction to German Literature (in translation)
GE327 - German Pronunciation and Phonetics
GE328 - Post-1989 German Cinema
You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage
The University of Kent has Erasmus agreements with a large number of universities in German speaking countries.
Possible modules may include:
LA514 - Year Abroad Module
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
Qualification, Typical offer/minimum requirement
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
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Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.