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University of Kent

European Studies (Humanities, French)

UCAS Code: R190
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • French studies
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades BBB INCLUDING a modern European language other than English PLUS GCSE grade B or 5 in French or another modern European language OTHER THAN English

Scottish Highers

Grades AAABB in the best five higher subjects including IF TAKEN higher French at B. Otherwise standard level C3 in French or another modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH is required

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades BBB in three advanced highers required. B in a modern European language is acceptable as foreign language qualification

BTEC Diploma

DDM grades in BTEC required. GCSE grade C in a modern European language other than English also required

BTEC Certificate

Distinction distinction grades required, preferably accompanied by a further qualification equivalent to one A level. GCSE grade C in a modern European language other than English also required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Distinction distinction grades required, preferably accompanied by a further qualification equivalent to one A level. GCSE grade C in a modern European language other than English required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Distinction grade required, accompanied by additional qualifications equivalent to at least one and preferably two A levels. GCSE C in a modern European language other than English also required.

International Baccalaureate

34 points overall or 15 points at higher level INCLUDING higher English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or standard English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 PLUS a modern European language other than English at 4 HL or 5 SL.

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


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


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

European Studies at Kent gives you the opportunity to study the politics, history and culture of Europe in the nearest UK city to continental Europe. We call ourselves the UKâ??s European university, not only because of our proximity to the continent, but also because of our extensive network of connections and partnerships in Europe. We offer programmes in European Studies and one of the major European languages offered to degree level at Kent: French, German, Italian and Spanish, or a combination of two languages. All of our programmes include a year abroad in another European country, either studying at one of our partner universities or working.


Stage 1: European integration; introduction to government; studying politics and international relations: key skills; French; subject core modules; options. Stage 2 and 3: French; some of: Europe and the world; politics in the western European states; politics of the European Union; regional government in Europe; some of: Britain and Europe; European legal systems; European security co-operation; international industrial relations; theory, ideology and politics of welfare; wars, revolution and dictatorship in Europe 1870-1945; subject core modules, options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

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Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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Year 4

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 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


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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