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MA (Hons) 5 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • French studies
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.

Scottish Highers
AABB

Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.

International Baccalaureate
32

For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

75%

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

Not available

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

We offer language courses both for students with qualifications in French and for beginners or near beginners. The discipline has an international reputation for research, covering not just France, but Francophone Africa and Caribbean, and the wide range of our research interests is reflected in the Honours options courses we offer. We are a medium-sized, friendly department, and the student-run French Society organises a range of social events.

Modules

French: Level 1: Includes written language work; computer assisted language practice classes in the language centre; oral practice classes with native speakers; listening comprehension based on French television and film; the study of 20th-century culture, literature and society. Level 2: Includes written language classes; oral practice classes with native speakers; listening comprehension using French television and film; French literature and society from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; introductory courses on the linguistics of French and in medieval and 16th-century literature. Levels 3 and 4: Development of language skills. As well as classes in written and spoken language, all students follow classes designed to develop their communication skills through the practical application of French in a variety of different contexts; optional courses include: contemporary France; emblem literature; history and structure of the French language; French cinema; contemporary French thought; literature of French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean; literary topics from the middle ages to the present day; plus dissertation; mode A students spend a full academic year in a French-speaking country.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

15%
85%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
18%
12%

Year 1

59%
27%
14%

Year 2

Year 3

97%
3%

Year 4

81%
19%

Year 5

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 77%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
471 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales supervisors

7%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

5%

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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