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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • French studies
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

French at grade B.

Scottish Highers
BBBBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB-ABB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Award
D

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

£9,250

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

Our French studies course is designed to develop your linguistic skills to near-native proficiency and fluency. We stress the development of your practical command of French, emphasising language as a means of communication and mutual understanding. Our programme is also designed to develop your understanding of French culture and society â?? its traditions, its complexities, its underlying ideas â?? and to develop your critical, analytical and collaborative skills. Language classes are supplemented by a series of thematic modules, also taught in French, which focus on contemporary French society, and particularly on French politics, history, sociolinguistics, media, film and literature. You will be taught by research experts with international reputations in their fields, all in a lively, friendly, experienced and enthusiastic department. French can be studied as a Single Honours subject, or combined with a selection of other subjects as a Joint Honours programme. Whichever combination you choose, the course builds each year on your key language skills â?? listening, oral, reading and writing, and of course your accuracy and understanding of grammar â?? to encourage you to express yourself with increasing sophistication, fluency and complexity. The thematic modules focus on politics and society, media, cultural studies and linguistics. Each year you will develop your knowledge, understanding and analytical skills. The Third Year is spent abroad on a work placement, at an exchange university, or on an assistant ship. On returning to Aston in your Final Year, you can take an independent study module (dissertation) on a subject of your choice.

Modules

Year 1: French language skills; French history: France since the revolution; introduction to film studies; introduction to French culture. Year 2: French language skills; reading the French press; European translation traditions; history of the French language; French society: conflict and consensus; France in the fifth republic. Year 3: year abroad Year 4: French language skills; French technology: inventing progress and disaster; contemporary French; French research dissertation; la France dâ??outre-mer; Vichy France: occupation, collaboration, liberation.

Aston University

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At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
32%
12%

Year 1

46%
37%
17%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

41%
38%
21%

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 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

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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