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Plymouth University

International Relations with French

UCAS Code: L2RC
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • French studies
Student score
76% LOW
77% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 Tariff points including min of 2 A Levels including A Level Grade D or above in French French at grade D.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

260 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

260 Tariff points - D*D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

DMM

International Baccalaureate
26

26 IB points including grade 4 in French at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

â?¢Travel the world through our international student exchange programme. From the Czech Republic and Poland, to Canada and the USA, youâ??ll have plenty of opportunities to gain insight into international relations worldwide. â?¢Broaden your understanding of French, focusing in particular on advancing your knowledge of language relevant to international relations. â?¢Be inspired by teaching rooted in research; our staff are leading experts in their fields and through our Politics and International Studies research group, youâ??ll stay up-to-date with the current issues shaping global politics. Our teamâ??s areas of expertise include popular protest in the Middle East, British and American foreign policy, development in Africa, global environmental politics, security studies and the politics of the European Union. â?¢Explore the evolution of politics internationally. Debate contemporary worldwide issues, current affairs and major political events. Ask those difficult questions about war, hunger and poverty in the developing world. â?¢Engage with contemporary international issues and take part in exclusive events, film screenings and lectures, through the Politics and International Affairs Society. â?¢Benefit from a course which received excellent ratings for teaching and student satisfaction, in the Guardianâ??s University Guide 2015 (within the subject league table for Politics). â?¢Differentiate yourself in an international sector with industry experience and French language skills. As journalists, politicians' assistants, and public affairs consultants, our graduates have gone on to work for the European Union, United Nations and UK Civil Service. â?¢Investigate daily headlines and discover the international and political ideas that influence society. â?¢Increase your employability by participating in the School of Governmentâ??s internship scheme.

Modules

Modules include: Cross-cultural competence; discovering world politics; french advanced 1; imagining world order; international relations since 1945; one planet: society and sustainability; culture and society 2; french advanced 2; international political economy; international security studies; the third world; understanding global politics; culture and society 3.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
30%

Year 1

25%
47%
28%

Year 2

7%
60%
33%

Year 3

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 84%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

73%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
269 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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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 71%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

64%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

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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