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University of Kent

European Studies (Humanities) - Combined Languages

UCAS Code: R904

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A-levels should include grade B in at least one of your chosen languages.

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above. You would also need to meet the A-level requirement of B in one of your chosen languages.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 15 points at higher level, including one of your chosen languages HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL 5/6/6.

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Merit plus an A-level in one of your chosen languages at grade B.

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

UCAS Tariff

120

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Modern languages

European studies

European Studies combines the study of language with politics, culture and literature to give you the skills to understand and participate in the key issues across the continent. On the European Studies (Combined Languages) programme, you learn two European languages, and spend a year studying or working in mainland Europe in two separate countries to experience the language and culture directly.

Europe is geographically, linguistically and culturally diverse. It is also at the centre of many contemporary political debates. European Studies at Kent is based in the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) and benefits from the interdisciplinary culture within the School. The Combined Languages programme gives you the opportunity to combine the study of two European languages to an advanced level, choosing from French, German, Italian and Spanish. In addition to your language modules, there is a wide range of options available to you covering the history, culture and politics of Europe and European nations.

French is the official language of France, and is spoken in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Andorra, as well as being widely used outside Europe in countries such as Canada, Lebanon, and throughout numerous African countries.

German is the most widely spoken native language in the Europe Union, not only is it the official language of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but it is also spoken in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein.

Italian is spoken in Italy, San Marino, areas of Switzerland and the Vatican City, as well as by communities located across Europe.

Spanish is the official language of Spain, and widely spoken in Gibraltar and Andorra, and elsewhere in Europe. It is also a major language throughout South America.

At Kent, we have native speakers of all these languages teaching on campus, and Canterbury is the closest UK university city to mainland Europe, with Eurostar terminals nearby at Ashford and Ebbsfleet.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of European Culture and Languages

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.

95%
high
Modern languages
95%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

97%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

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