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University of Kent

French and German

UCAS Code: RR12
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • German studies
Student score
81% MED
76% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Grades BBB in 3 A levels required including at least one of French and German A levels at grade B required.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Grades AABBB in five Higher subjects including at least one of German or French higher at grade A required. (French at grade A or German at grade A).

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

(German at grade B or French at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Applications considered individually. One of French or German A level at B also required.

BTEC Certificate
MD

Applications considered individually. One of French or German A level at B also required.

BTEC Award
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels including A level German or French also required.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction grade required. Two additional A level equivalent qualifications including at least one of A level French or German required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

Merit merit merit grade required. At least one of A level French or German also required.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall or 15 points at higher level INCLUDING HL German or French A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL German or French A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 PLUS HL English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6.

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

100%

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

£9,250

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

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Course description

German and French enables you to learn the language and culture of both France and the German-speaking world. German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe. French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU. Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a wide range of TV satellite channels and audio, video and computer-assisted language learning facilities.

Modules

Stage 1: German post A-level; images of Germany 1945-2000; varieties of German writing; 1 from: French: beginners; French: post A-level; French: post GCSE; 2 from: French drama: love, marriage and politics; French narrative: love, marriage and politics; questions of French cinema; sounds of French; writer and genre in France. Stage 2/3: French: advanced language 1a; French: advanced language 2a; German advanced; options from: classical French theatre; contemporary French cinema; description of modern French; dissertation; extended essay; 18th century narrative; literary trailblazers; memory and childhood in 20th century French fiction; Moliere and classical French comedy; mothers and daughters; the novels of Francois Mauriac; occupation and resistance; other languages of France; the painting as phantom: Diderot to Proust; Paris: myth and reality; the reader and the text; short narrative fiction; sociolinguistics of French; contemporary German literature; gender and identity in the age of Goethe; German dissertation; German fiction and the Third Reich; the German novella and short story; investigations into the German language; love and sex in modern Germany; modern German political drama; 3 German modernists: Mann, Kafka, Brecht.

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.

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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

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
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

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

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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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 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

65%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

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 German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. About one in six graduates got jobs in the EU – mostly as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. The German economy is faring rather better than ours at the moment, so there may be other opportunities for ambitious graduates over there. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, translation, finance and advertising. 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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