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Nottingham Trent University

French and Linguistics (4 years)

UCAS Code: RQ11

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

French language

Linguistics

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 learn the language at a quick speed and be able to progress within the study of the language, to understand the cultures and societies in which it is spoken in. LINGUISTICS at NTU will enhance and directly influence your understanding of human communications, identities and how language constructs and constrains meaning within various societies. If you have an interest in the way that communication is shaped, want to learn a modern language, understand how research can help us to make sense of communication and language structure, and have an interest in the power of language, then this combined degree will provide you with these vital 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. 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 an impressive communicative skill whilst developing your accuracy and fluency. You'll quickly enhance your language skills through the use of French language classes which will explore culture, society and politics. 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're ranked Top 20 for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the Guardian University League Tables 2020.

Linguistics will provide you with the knowledge which is required to analyse language on a larger and more detailed scale, paying attention to the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll learn language structure, the study of meaning and the social functions of language. To study this course we will not expect you to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender and then be taught how to carry out research like linguists do. 100% of our Linguistics undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

This joint honours degree will prepare you for a range of national and international careers by equipping you with the necessary tools to analyse language. You'll gain a critical understanding of French politics, culture, society and progress within written and verbal communication of the language. You'll be able to understand the power that language has to construct and constrain interpretation in our worlds. Both subjects will strengthen your writing and understanding of the English language and French language. Recent NTU undergraduates have pursued exciting careers within; the United Nations, UK government departments and international charities. Other have found work in public relations, law, journalism, script writing and as speech language therapists.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introduction to French Politics, Society and Culture • Applying Methods in Linguistics • Film, Novel and Social Transformation in France (1950-1980) • Communication Disorders • Child Language Acquisition • Contemporary France: Texts in Transition • Translation and Interpreting • Forensic Linguistics.

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
£13,900
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.

86%
high
French language
85%
high
Linguistics

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.

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
78%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Linguistics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

81%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
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
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

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.

Linguistics

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

What about your long term prospects?

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

French language

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

£18k

£18k

£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.

Linguistics

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

£18k

£18k

£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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