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King's College London, University of London

French and Spanish with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: RR14

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. Ab initio pathway: AAB including French at grade A. 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). Standard pathway: AAB including both Spanish and French at grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). Ab initio pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, a qualification, such as an A-Level in French at grade A. 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). Standard pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, a qualification, such as an A-Level in both Spanish and French at grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (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. Ab initio pathway: Must include French at grade D3. 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). Standard pathway: Must include French and Spanish at grade D3. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including grade 6 in HL 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). Standard pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including grade 6 in HL French and Spanish. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and 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

Ab initio pathway: 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). Standard pathway: Must include French and Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and 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. Ab initio pathway: 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). Standard pathway: Must include grade A in Advanced Higher French and grade B in Advanced Higher Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes, and 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.

90%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

French studies

Spanish studies

Our French with Spanish BA interdisciplinary course involves following a series of required language modules throughout the programme, and also choosing from a diverse range of optional modules covering both languages. French modules will include French and Francophone literature, as well as further modules in French history, contemporary French institutions, film, politics and philosophy. The Spanish pathway will include the study of Peninsular and Latin American literature and cultural histories. The first-year required module, Global Iberias, will provide you with a broad introduction to the Hispanic world; and you will also explore a range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. In the second and the final years of study you will explore a variety of optional modules covering Spanish and Latin American topics. By studying core language modules, you will achieve a high-level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading in both languages, whilst developing a critical understanding of both French and Spanish history, society and culture.

Teaching style
Our programmes are taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. Through lectures, interactive seminars and individual tutorials we will help you become an independent, lifelong learner who contributes to the quality of your own education. You will be studying with leading academics who are experts across a wide variety of fields.

Assessment
You will be assessed through a combination of examination and coursework; the exact weighting of which will depend on your choice of modules. This allows you to develop different approaches to work and research.

Location
This course is primarily taught at the King's College Strand Campus.

Located in the heart of London, the department is close to unparalleled resources for students of French and Spanish, including specialist libraries, the Institut Français, Instituto Cervantes, Camoes Institute, unrivalled galleries, theatres and cinemas. All teaching takes place at the 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
If you take joint honours in French and Spanish your year abroad will usually be split between a French-speaking country and a Spanish-speaking country.

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:

French

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.

71%
low
French studies
75%
med
Spanish 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.

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

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

81%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

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.

Iberian 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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. 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 marketing, human resources, sales 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

Spanish 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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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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