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De Montfort University

English Language with French

UCAS Code: Q310

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

in English Language or Literature

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature

UCAS Tariff

104

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

English language

French language

Our Languages pathway allows you to study French alongside English Language. Ideal for students who dropped languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, and for those who have no background in languages, the pathway offers you an essential skill for success in the global job market. You will take a 30 credit beginners or post-GCSE module in French which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week, learning about the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of France.

• **Specialist areas of study**
involving analysis of the structure and mechanics of how language functions with a wider study of the cultural and social aspects of language and communication
• **Final-year placement module**
which enables you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice
• **Taught by experienced practitioners;**
ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice
• **Enhance your employability**
through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects
• **International opportunities**
to give the experience of living in a different culture, the opportunity to practise your language skills, improve your global outlook and make new contacts through #DMUglobal.

Modules

First year
• Words in Action: An Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
• Evolving Language: An Introduction to the Histories of Language
• Topics in Linguistics
• Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners
• Introduction to English and Adaptation
• Exploring Creative Writing
• Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)

Second year
• Sociolinguistics
• Grammar: Analysing linguistic structure
• Semantics: Analysing linguistic meaning
• Phonetics and Phonology
• Research Methods for Linguists
• Language in Context
• English Language in UK Schools
• Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
• Text Technologies
• Writing Place
• Modern Foreign Language 2 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)

Third year
• English Language Dissertation
• English Language in the Workplace (Placement Module)
• Language Acquisition
• Language, Mind and Culture
• Powerful Language: An Introduction To Rhetoric
• Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
• Corpus Linguistics
• Textual Studies Using Computers
• Professional Writing Skills
• Modern Foreign Language 3 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)

Assessment methods

This degree aims to make you a highly skilled, articulate communicator in not one, but two languages. It will develop your ability to analyse and understand how written and spoken language work, and also to operate effectively in a language and in cultures which are not your own.

From your first year, you will be combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help you understand how language works, and acquiring a knowledge of the history and cultures where English and your chosen modern foreign language are used. Later years offer a range of theoretical and reality-based courses, a final year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics, the mechanics of meaning, psycholinguistics and psychotherapy. This degree is centred on language and communication, and the acquisition of tools and theories that will help you, and other people, communicate more effectively.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Language and area studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

French studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — 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 where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. 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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