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University of Bristol

French (4 years)

UCAS Code: R100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including French. Contextual offer: BBC including B in French. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in certain units. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in French.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M2,M2

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-29

32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French. Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM plus B in A-level French

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Advanced Higher: AB including French, and Standard Higher: AABBB.

UCAS Tariff

128-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

French studies

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

The Single Honours French course at Bristol allows you to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in modern spoken and written French. It also allows you to study many original aspects of the society, literature, culture and linguistic history of French-speaking countries.

You will develop a thorough understanding of the rich diversity of culture in France and elsewhere in the French-speaking world. As well as studying the literature and culture of France itself, from the Middle Ages through to the 21st century, you will cover the literatures and cultures of the Francophone world of North Africa and other former French colonies.

We offer popular options on French cinema as part of a broader specialism in the relationship between literary, visual and musical cultures.

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
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Modern Languages

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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French studies

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A*
A
461

After graduation


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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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Media 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Language and area 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.

£21k

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£31k

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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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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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