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

144

% applicants receiving offers

83%

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

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including grade A in both French and History. 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). History at grade A and French at grade A and Any Subject at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and History (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).

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and History (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). History at grade A and French at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including grade 6HL in both French and History. 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).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

83%

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 four- year French and History degree programme in the heart of London. Enhance your historical learning and critical thinking and focus on advanced study of French language and culture. History modules cover topics from European medieval history to Modern British politics. One of the leading French departments in the UK, distinguished for its world-leading and internationally excellent research, together with a top History department ranked 6th in the UK (Guardian 2013)

Modules

Year 1 examples: Core French language; introduction to French literature (compulsory); the making of Britain 400-1400; medieval Europe 400-1500; early modern Britain 1500-1750; power, belief and culture in Europe 1500-1800; the worlds of the British empire, c1730-1960; Europe from 1793 to 1991. Year 2 examples: History and memory; the history of Australia since 1788; history of political ideas; history of the Iberian world, 1492-1822; history of the Roman Empire; comedy in French literature before 1700; the French novel since 1700; the idea of France; modernity and the city; modern French history. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: Images of Algeria; citizenship and exclusion in modern France; topics in French film II; shadows of enlightenment; Flaubert; French feminist writing; Alexander the great; Augustus (power and propaganda).

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
14%
86%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

13%
87%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
61%
39%

Year 1

75%
25%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

56%
41%
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 88%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
446 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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