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So I am interested in doing a degree at UCL that is ‘English and German’ but I wanna know if it’s worth the four years and if it’s actually interesting! Please can someone helppp
I actually applied to UCL for their Spanish and Latin American degree. I decided to apply because I fit their contextual offer and so I thought "why not?". I ended up getting rejected exactly a week before my first real A Level exam, which wasn't the best.
Quite frankly, I think there are other universities that teach languages to a better standard. I'm saying this because the number of language combinations UCL has is simply not possible. If you look at the degree listings, they've got nearly every single combination feasible. Yet, this does seem to show that they don't really specialise in a particular language/group of languages. In hindsight, this was a red flag that I should've considered before applying.
Aside from this, I think it's definitely worth studying English and German at university! The third year is spent abroad, and in your case you could spend some time in Germany! (or another German speaking region) This is a fantastic opportunity that I don't think should be wasted- you'll be able to study, work or even do an internship, as well as develop your German speaking proficiency. Being able to speak another language other than English will give you a competitive edge when it comes to graduate jobs. It will also open up opportunities that people who just chose to study English won't necessarily have- you could choose to work in Germany if you wanted to!
Here are some other universities that I think you should look into (from my own research)
3. King's College London
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