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

136

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
79% MED
84% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Ab initio pathway (Spanish beginners): 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 Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) 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). French at grade A,Spanish at grade A.Any Subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher French (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject) 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 at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher French and grade B in Advanced Higher Spanish (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject) Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) 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 Advanced Highers
AB

Ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher French (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject) 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 at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher French and grade B in Advanced Higher Spanish (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject) Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish or French, the Diploma de Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) 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).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including French at grade HL6. 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 both Spanish and French at grade HL6. 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 Espa?ol (Nivel Superior - C2) 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).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

90%

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

Not available

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

A French and Hispanic Studies degree in the heart of London, taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. The Departments of French, and Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies are active in all fields: language, literature and cultural history through to the present day. The year abroad is an obligatory and enriching part of our programmes, with a wide range of options to study usually split between French and Spanish-speaking countries.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Core French language; introduction to French literature (compulsory); core Spanish language I; culture and society in imperial Spain; Latin American visual arts, 19th and 20th century; introduction to Spanish American narrative. Year 2 examples: Core French language; the practice of translation (compulsory); core Spanish language II; death and desire (love in French literature before 1700); writing the self since 1700 in French literature; French poetry since 1800; comedy in French literature before 1700; the French novel since 1700. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: Core French language; core Spanish language IV; the stylistics of translation; medieval occitan literature; the debate about women in the middle ages; 16th-century encounters with the new world.

King's College London, University of London

Campus building

King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
54%
46%

Year 1

68%
32%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

54%
43%
3%

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 89%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
436 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £22k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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 95%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
426 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £20k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

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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