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University of Leeds

French and Linguistics

UCAS Code: QR11
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • French studies
Student score
84% MED
86% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£19.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB French at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

16 points at Higher Level, including 6 Higher Level points in French

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

86%

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

Not available

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

Linguistics is the study of how language works â?? how it is structured, used and understood. This degree allows you to build your understanding of the ways in which humans communicate and combine it with skills in a major world language. If you have an A-level in French, youâ??ll be able to build your language skills through core modules, and youâ??ll also be introduced to the main principles of linguistics. But because our School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is so large and diverse, we can offer flexible degrees with a wide range of optional modules so you can follow the topics that interest you. You could study topics such as language acquisition, discourse analysis, or phonetics â?? the study of how speech is physically produced â?? alongside linguistic variation in Francophone countries, translation or interpreting. You could take an even broader approach and explore aspects of Francophone culture, from medieval French literature to contemporary French political issues.

Modules

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Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 94%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

65%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
403 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, 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 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
435 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £19.8k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

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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