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Aberystwyth University

French with Spanish

UCAS Code: R1R4
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
89% HIGH
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC with B in French and Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM with specified subjects

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The BA French and Spanish degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop fluent linguistic competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society, culture, social and professional relevance of your chosen three languages through our broad range of options. If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the language further in a social, cultural and professional aspect, then Spanish with French is the course for you.

Modules

French Year 1 Core (40 credits): Beginners: French language. Advanced: French language advanced. Options French advanced: introduction to European film; language in society: an introduction to sociolinguistics; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; images of France through childhood memory; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd (a history of European culture). Options beginner French: Introduction to European film; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd (a history of European culture). Year 2 Core (30 Credits) French language. Options: extended essay module; language of business 1; voyage et litterature en France 17e-19e / travel and literature in France; the myth of Paris; romance linguistics; extended essay module; the invention of French; langues regionales et dialectes de France (regional languages and dialects of France); humour in French literature; ecriture de soi en France, 18e-19e / self-writing in France 18th-19th centuries; la France de toujours (France of forever); Rhyfel Algeria 1952-1964 (Algerian war 1952-1964). Year 3: Work placement abroad Year 4 Core (30 Credits) French language. Options: dissertation; extended essay module; l'art du rêcit 19e - 20e siÚcles (storytelling (19th-20th centuries); voyage et litterature en France 17e-19e 0travel and literature in France) the nature of the beast: animal, human, monster; romance linguistics; the language of business and current affairs; the invention of French; langues regionales et dialectes de France (regional languages and dialects of France); écritures de soi, 18Úme-19Úme siÚcles (writing, 18th-19th centuries). Spanish Year 1: Spanish language (beginner) Spanish language advanced (advance). Options: (beginner) introduction to European film; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd (European history and culture). Options: (advanced) Introduction to European film; language in society: an introduction to sociolinguistics; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd ((European history and culture); Hispanic civilization. Year 2: Spanish language. Options: Spanish cinema Li: New tendencies; language of business and current affairs 1; Cuba in revolution; Spanish American cinema. Year 3: Work placement abroad. Year 4: Spanish language. Options: Actualidades (Current affairs); reading late nineteenth century literature; Spanish Cinema li: New tendencies; Cuba in revolution; Patagonia gyfoes (contemporary Patagonia).

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

20%
76%
4%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

42%
56%
2%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

100%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

97%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
318 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

24%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in seven get jobs elsewhere in the EU – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in marketing, business and finance and the arts - as events organisers, projects managers, management consultants, and, of course, translators. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
269 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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