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University of Leicester

European Studies

UCAS Code: RL99

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including French or Spanish or Italian.

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. Plus an A-level (or equivalent) in French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Including French or Spanish or Italian.

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including 6 in Higher Level French or Spanish or Italian.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

Including French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Plus an A-level (or equivalent) in French or Spanish or Italian.

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including French or Spanish or Italian.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Including French or Spanish or Italian. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk

Accepted in place of a third A-Level at grade B or above.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

European studies

On this degree, you’ll deepen your appreciation of Europe and its place in the world through the study of the French, Italian, and/or Spanish languages and the diverse cultures relevant to those languages, alongside the study of contemporary European politics.

Modules

In your year one, alongside developing your language skills, you will explore contemporary social issues and the history and culture of the countries of your chosen language. Additionally, you will build a political understanding of modern Europe. Alternatively, you may choose to study a second language to intermediate or full degree level. An additional feature of the degree is the Summer School during the summer vacation at the end of the first year, consisting of a three-week course in the country of your chosen language. The Summer School is fully funded by the University. In your second year, you will continue to develop your skills in your chosen language(s). You will also have a choice of a wide variety of politics and international relations, cultural, linguistic and literary modules. In year three, you will have the chance to spend a year abroad. It will give you the chance to study or work in one or two countries related to your course. Alternatively, you can apply to spend a year working as a British Council language-teaching assistant or on some other work placement of your choice, subject to approval. It is even possible to split the year between study abroad and work placement, giving you the best of both worlds. However, it is possible, in exceptional cases, to complete this degree in three years, without a year abroad. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details. In the final year, you will be given a choice of Politics options with a European focus. You will also continue to develop written and spoken skills in your chosen language(s) through advanced language tuition, and you will have a choice of options that allow you to specialise in areas of particular interest to you, such as film, popular culture, contemporary literature, historical and social issues, and specialist aspects of language. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout each year by a combination of continuous assessment, seminar presentations, essays, and formal exams at the end of each semester. While final year work is most heavily weighted in determining the degree class, your achievements during your second year and your year abroad are also taken into account.

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 Leicester

Department:

School of Modern 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.

84%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
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

92%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a fairly broad but rare subject and just over 200 UK graduates gained a degree in this area in 2015. Most of the degrees were offered by Cambridge. Most went into work when they graduated, but over a quarter of graduates went on to take a further qualification, with law, translation and teaching the most common. Graduates who went into work are broadly spread across a range of jobs — there's not many jobs other than teaching you can point to and say 'this is what European Studies graduates are particularly likely to go into', although finance, teaching, marketing and the arts and media feature strongly - the subject gives a broad range of skills and you can get a wide variety of jobs with it.

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