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University of Central Lancashire

English Literature and French

UCAS Code: L3F6

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS points at A2. English or a related subject required.

106 UCAS points. English or a related subject required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent, and Foreign Language grade C/4 (or good personal statement). Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including English or a related subject.

104 UCAS points. English or a related subject required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

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English or a related subject required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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English or a related subject required.

104 UCAS points. English or a related subject required.

104 UCAS points. English or a related subject required.

UCAS Tariff

104

English or a related subject required, and A2 French unless to be studied as a beginner.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subjects

English literature

French language

If you have a passion for language and communication then this is the degree for you. In choosing to study a Modern Language alongside English Literature you will greatly enhance your communication skills and gain the experience necessary for a successful career in a wide range of exciting professions. If you love exploring and analysing literary texts and their relationship to society and culture, opt for our English Literature route. Your Modern Language studies will focus on developing excellent verbal and written communication skills in your chosen language while exploring the society and culture of the countries where your language is spoken. You will have the opportunity to spend a period abroad in order to immerse yourself in that language and culture. Students choosing the English Literature pathway will study traditional figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, film, childrens literature and the fairy tale. You will learn about the relationship between literature and culture, understanding the vital role played by literary productions in interpreting the world around us. Youll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision in oral and written forms, appreciating the value of aesthetic qualities in all modes of human interaction. You can participate in a Live Literature project our students have organised creative writing events, worked with literary festivals and book awards, as well as organising a major Comicon event.Members of our English team work with the media, including the BBC, both television and radio and have acted as consultants with a range of businesses, such as Lancaster Theatre Productions and The Lancaster Literature Festival. We are also involved with events at the Whitworth Gallery, The Harris Museum and Library and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool. Each year we welcome leading experts and guest speakers from the creative industries. These have included playwright Caryl Phillips, Broadways actress Judy Blazer and Professors Rod Ellis and Ritsuko Kikusaw, both leaders in the field of language and linguistics.

Modules

Year 1 (120 credits): Core Modern Language Module (40 credits or 60 credits for ab initio languages), Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective/s Module

Students studying their Modern Language from post A level will be able to take two free choice elective modules each worth 20 credits. You can choose an additional modern language or one of a wide choice of elective modules available from across university subject areas.

Year 2 (120 credits): Core Modern Language and Society Modules (20+20 credits), Modern Language Optional Module (20 credits), A World of Difference : Literature and Globalisation (20 credits), Live Literature Project (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective Module

Year 3 (120 credits): Assessed Year Abroad (120 credits) OR Core Modern Language Module (20 credits), The Shock of the New : Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 credits) or Core English Language and Linguistics Module TBS (20 credits), 3 Option Modules, one from each subject area (20+20+20 credits), Dissertation or Translation Project (20 credits)

Year 4: As above for students returning from Year 3 abroad

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities and the Social Sciences

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.

81%
med
English literature

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.

English studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

76%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Languages, linguistics and classics

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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?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

English 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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

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.

French 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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

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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