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UCL (University College London)

BA French and Swedish

UCAS Code: R1R6

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

French required at grade A. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Access to HE Diploma

D:18

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 18 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. French D3 required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects including French grade 6, with no score lower than 5. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

A,A,B at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and B,B,B at Higher). French grade A required at Advanced Higher.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAB. French grade A is required.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subjects

French studies

Swedish language

The four-year BA French and Swedish is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest.

You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken.
UCL has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in French studies dating back to the foundation of the College in 1826 and continuing to the present day. The department today is at the cutting edge of current debates in French literature, culture, politics and film and is consistently ranked among the best in the world.
As well as language, you can study modules in film, history, literature, politics, music and culture, from medieval through to current day.

As well as learning Swedish language (reading, writing, listening, speaking and translation) you will also take modules in linguistics and from a range of cultural options from the Scandinavian Studies Department.
As the oldest Department of Scandinavian Studies in the UK, we offer a wide range of modules related to the Nordic world, from Scandinavian crime fiction to Viking poetry, from film and media studies to Nordic politics.

UCL Is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,970
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

UCL (University College London)

Department:

School of European Languages, Culture and Society

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.

75%
low
French studies
74%
low
Swedish language

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

63%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

71%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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

German and scandinavian 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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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.

Swedish 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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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