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Nottingham Trent University

French and History (4 years)

UCAS Code: RV11

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

History

French studies

Joint Honours degrees enable you to have the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. Our FRENCH course is offered as a post A-level subject. The 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). HISTORY at NTU will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain across to the Americas, Asia and the Far East. Both subjects will enable you to enhance your written and verbal communication, independent learning, creativity and analytical skills. 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. It is offered as a post A-level subject for students who have already achieved A-level French at grade C or above. Youll also have the exciting option to either work or study in France during your third year. This course will help you to gain an impressive communication skills within a modern language, whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. You'll quickly enhance your language skills through the use of French language classes which will explore culture, literature, society and politics and youll be taught with the latest teaching methods and CALL technologies. To help improve your career prospects you'll be able to take a final year module that will develop your translation and interpretation skills. We have a 91% student satisfaction rate for French Studies (NSS 2017). History at NTU offers a range of ways to make sense of the past by utilising a selection of approaches and skills. This course requires you to be intellectually curious about the subject, be passionate and focused. The academic team at NTU teaches specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms, including; History Matters, Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 and Real Life Work Project. The skills that you will gain from this joint honours degree such as excellent organisation, multi-tasking and to produce analytical work to a high standard are all desired skills which today's leading employers are seeking. You'll gain a critical understanding of French politics, culture, society and progress within written and verbal communication of the language. The course will help you to gain skills such as, critical reasoning and project management. History will provide you with a diverse skill range such as; conceptual analysis, be able to project manage effectively, be able to take an initiative and work well within a team and independently. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting roles such as policy advisers, public relations assistants and recruitment consultants. Others have pursued careers in journalism, public relations and publishing. 95% of our French joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16).

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: The Historian's Craft • Le Cas 68 • Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850 -1880 • The Age of Reformations • Heritage Matters • Contemporary France: Texts in Transition • Magna Carta: Origins, Impetus and Legacy •The African American Experience in History and Memory • Languages at Work • Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980).

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.

78%
med
History
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.

History

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

84%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

History

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 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, and 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, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

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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