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Nottingham Trent University

French and Communication & Society

UCAS Code: RP19

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level French grade C or equivalent.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 and A-level French grade C or equivalent qualification.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and up to two A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level French grade C or equivalent.

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level French grade C or equivalent.

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

DMM

and A-level French grade C or equivalent qualification.

UCAS Tariff

104

including A-level French grade C.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Information services

French studies

Joint Honours degrees offer you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that genuinely interest you. Youll be able to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. FRENCH is offered as a post A-level subject. Our French course allows you to study the French language, country, politics and culture through a selection of lively options, including modules which examine cinema and literature. NTUs French courses are in the UK's Top 15 for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). You'll also progress within the language and understand the cultures and societies in which it is spoken in. COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY will introduce you to interesting new forms of politics and economics and how these are vital to understand different variations of communication. You'll also consider the way that our personalities, societies and technologies are always undergoing transformations. French at NTU has been created to ensure a quick learning progress of the French language and an in-depth understanding of the societies and cultures in which it is spoken. You'll also have the exciting option to either work or study in France during your third year. This course will help you to gain impressive communicative skills whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. To help improve your career prospects you'll be able to take a final year module that develops translation and interpreting skills. We have a 91% student satisfaction rate for French Studies (NSS 2017). This course will help you to gain impressive communicative skills whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. Our Communication & Society course will allow you to examine the rapidly changing transformations society, people and technologies are taking. Therefore, it's important that you understand the different forms of social communication that takes place between individuals, organisations, humanity and nature. This course will also explore the way that communication takes shape through the evolving use of the media. The course uses an equal amount of theoretical and practical aspects of communication including non-verbal and unconscious communication. Both subjects will teach you through a variation of lectures, tutorials and workshops and you'll partake in discussions and group work. You'll also examine the importance of the media through which communication takes place. This joint honours degree will prepare you for a range of national and international careers. You'll gain a critical understanding of French politics, culture, society and progress within written and verbal communication of the language. You'll also gain skills such as, critical reasoning and project management. 100% of our communication & society joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). This joint honours degree will allow you to strengthen your interpersonal ,creative, theoretical and practical skills. You'll be able to analyse a range of texts and make academic interpretations about them. You'll enhance your planning and organisation skills. You'll be equipped with the right tools to be able to understand different aspects of communication. Recent NTU undergraduates have followed exciting career options within; the United Nations, UK government departments, international charities, business management, social work and teaching. Many of our undergraduates have also undertaken further study in one of our master level courses and PhD research degrees.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introduction to French Politics, Society and Culture • Face-to-Face to Facebook: Understanding Communication in an Age of New Media Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980) • Le Cas 68 • Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism 1: The New Creativity • Communications and Creativity Toolkit • Digital Identities.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts 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.

76%
med
Information services
86%
high
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.

Information services

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

French studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

100%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

Information services

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information services covers a broad range of degree options including librarianship and museum studies, which are usually only taken by a small number of students at first degree level. These areas tend to be much more popular at postgraduate level - and with a lot of competition for jobs in libraries and museums, most (but not all) of these jobs go to holders of Masters qualifications. However, many industries are increasingly looking for professionals skilled in managing data and information - so there are related jobs to be had with just a first degree and starting salaries are actually a little above average for this subject.

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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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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.

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.

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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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