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King's College London, University of London

Classical Studies and French with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: QR81

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include French at grade A.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in French, or, take the DELF or DALF (minimum DELF B2).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include French at grade D3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in French. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include French. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade A in Advanced Higher French. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

93-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Classical studies

French studies

Our Classical Studies & French BA is a high quality course that will enhance your knowledge of the Classics and of French language and culture. You will develop your critical analysis and independent thought process through researching an exciting and diverse range of modules. The Classics modules will cover topics including Greek and Latin, literature and philosophy. This degree is a four-year study programme that comprises optional and required modules totalling 360 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, and your third year will be spent studying in a French-speaking country developing your modern language skills. The flexibility of the programme means that you can freely explore all aspects of the cultures of French and Francophone language, literature and culture; as well as studying Latin and ancient Greek languages and literature.

Teaching style
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.

Assessment
Assessment methods will depend on the modules you have selected to study. The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and individual and group presentations.

Location
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Special notes
Greek Play

The King’s Greek Play has been an annual tradition since 1953 and it is the only production in the country to be performed every year in the original Greek. Students (with all levels of Greek) participate in the direction, production and performance of the play, bringing to the stage playwrights from Aeschylus to Aristophanes.

Rumble Fund

In 2013 the Department of Classics created the Rumble Fund following a generous donation by a former student. This fund is used each year to pay for a group of students to visit classical lands as part of their degree programme.

Classics Society

Students run the Classics Society, which publishes the Satyrica newsletter and organizes regular lectures, theatre outings, themed parties, private tours around museums, nights out and trips abroad – in recent years, group expeditions have been made to Italy and Turkey.

Iris Project

The department also promotes teaching Latin in disadvantaged primary schools through the Iris Project; this offers students a highly unusual experience that is both enriching and will impress future employers.

Study abroad

Your third year of study will be spent abroad at one of our partner institutions which include:

Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique, Caribbean
University of Aix-en-Provence
University of Lyon II
IEP Lyon
University of Montreal, Canada
University of Poitiers
Sciences-Po (IEP Paris)
Sorbonne IV (Paris)
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
École Normale Supérieure (Paris)
University of Strasbourg
Université Paris X Nanterre.
You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or undertake an internship/work placement in a French-speaking environment.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Classics

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.

69%
low
Classical studies
71%
low
French studies

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.

Classics

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

73%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

French studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
52%
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

78%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

Classics

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Leisure and travel services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject has been a mainstay of the UK university system for centuries and is still going strong! Over 1000 graduates received classics degrees in 2015 and a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and although many stayed with Classics, or moved slightly to history or archaeology, some changed to topics like law and teaching. Half of those who did go into work found jobs in London or the South East. Common jobs included working in education, marketing and advertising, or the finance industry as advisors or even accountants. Personal contacts were particularly important for these graduates in finding their first job, so good networks may help your job search when the time comes.

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Classical studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

French studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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