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UCL (University College London)

BA Slovak and Yiddish

UCAS Code: R7SY

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Slovak or Yiddish required. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Access to HE Diploma

M:28

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Merit in the Level 3 units. 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,M1,M1

D3,M1,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. Slovak or Yiddish required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5. Slovak or Yiddish required. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

ABB at Advanced Highers (AB at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher). Slovak or Yiddish required.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades ABB. Slovak or Yiddish required.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subjects

Modern languages

Russian and east european studies

The four-year BA Slovak and Yiddish 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.

Learning Slovak at SSEES (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Slovak literature, history and culture that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe. Students benefit from small class sizes, the resources of the SSEES Library and our close ties with local cultural institutions and embassies.

The UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies department is the only department of its kind in the UK, and is highly regarded worldwide. You will develop knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Jewish culture, including its languages, literature, history, politics, culture and history. During your time in the department you will have access to a remarkable collection of Hebrew, Yiddish and Judaica books in the UCL Library, as well as to the SOAS Library and the special collections in the British Library, Wiener Library and the National Archives.

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 Slavonic and East European Studies

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.

74%
low
Modern languages
74%
med
Russian and east european 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.

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

82%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

Slavic studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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
91%
IT resources
91%
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?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

Others in language and area 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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Slavic 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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Most graduates studying a Russian and East European course studied Russian, and with Russia playing an important part in world business and politics, graduates are in demand. This is an elite group — 200 UK graduates got degrees in this subject in 2015, and they usually have amongst the best average starting salaries of all language graduates. London was by far the most likely place for Russian graduates to work in the UK and naturally, a reasonable proportion - about a fifth - went overseas to work. Postgraduate study (usually in law or languages) is also quite common — this is a growing area for the UK.

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.

Russian and east european 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.

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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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