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Nottingham Trent University

French and Film & TV

UCAS Code: RP13

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including French grade C).

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 qualifications which must include A-level French grade C or equivalent.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three qualifications which must include A-level French grade C or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

and A-Level French grade C or equivalent qualification.

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Film studies

French studies

Joint Honours degrees offer you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that genuinely interest you. You’ll 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. You'll also progress within the language and understand the cultures and societies in which it is spoken in. NTU’s French courses are in the UK's Top 15 for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). FILM & TV will show you how to examine classic film and TV and will consider the contemporary digital revolution. This course will help you to make sense of various forms of cinema and their meanings. You'll explore American, European, British and International cinema in depth whilst still pursuing your own specialist interests.

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 quickly develop your language skills through a selection of classes delivered in French. 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. This course will help you to gain impressive communicative skills whilst developing your accuracy and fluency.

FILM & TV is the perfect course for you if you are interested in the film and TV industries, how they work and how we create meaning from them. You'll analyse the purpose of the audience especially in relation to how they function in the age of global corporations and digital media. NTU stands out for the diverse range of cultures that our course covers and for giving students the chance to study international cinema on a more intricate level. You’ll be taught by established researchers in film and TV. 95% of our French undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16).

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 gain critical reasoning skills, be able to manage your time effectively and be able to project manage successfully and be well-organised which are desired skills that employers are looking for in today's undergraduates. Recent NTU undergraduates have followed exciting career options such as working for the United Nations, various UK government departments, international charities, marketing and events management.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: French Language One • Reading the Screen • International Cinemas • Theorising the Screen • British Television • American Television since 1950 • The Limits of Representation: Text and Image in French Culture and Society • Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980) • Le Cas 68.

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
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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.

77%
med
Film studies
86%
med
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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C
304

French studies

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
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

91%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B
285

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.

Media 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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
7%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

Communications and media

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

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

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.

Language and area 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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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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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