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University of Leicester

French and Italian

UCAS Code: RR13
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • Italian studies
Student score
82% MED
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including French or Italian

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Plus an A-Level (or equivalent) in French or Italian

International Baccalaureate
30

Including grade 6 at Higher Level in French or Italian.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

£9,000

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

This is for you if you wish to achieve linguistic fluency in two languages as well as develop a really in-depth knowledge of two highly influential and internationally relevant cultures. You benefit from innovative teaching that is informed by the cutting-edge research of our experienced and talented academics. Language classes are mainly taught by native speakers and course options include the study of a range of thought-provoking cultural modules, which deepen your knowledge of your subject areas. As a Modern Languages student at Leicester you will have the unique benefit of attending, at the end of year one, a three-week summer school in France (Montpellier), or Italy (Florence or Massa Marittima), fully funded by the university. The Summer Schools are a fantastic opportunity to explore language and culture through complete immersion in both, and are an excellent preparation for the Year Abroad. The Year Abroad is a central element of what makes Modern Languages graduates distinctive. Not only does it offer the chance to perfect your spoken and written language, and allow for real engagement with other societies and cultures â?? experiences key to your academic success â?? the Year Abroad will vastly increase your sense of independence and enhance the life-skills that are essential to your employability. During the second year of your course, extensive preparation for the Year Abroad is provided through a series of information and advice sessions and organised meetings with students who have completed their third year. During the Year Abroad, you will be supported both by the partner university and Year Abroad Tutors from Leicester.

Modules

Year One: Throughout the course you will divide your time equally between French and Italian. Beginners in French or Italian receive an intensive language course which brings them, in a year, to the level of post-A Level students. In French you will take Understanding Contemporary France, French language, and a range of optional modules. In Italian you will be introduced to a range of historical periods and texts, and are introduced to different authors and genres. Year Two: In year two you will develop your French and Italian language skills. In French and Italian you will choose from optional modules on a variety of cultural, linguistic and literary topics such as Introduction to Francophonie, Introduction to French Cinema, History of Italian Cinema, Italian Linguistics, Pre-Modern Italy, European Cinema, and European Texts in Translation. Year Three - Year Abroad: The third year abroad is normally split between two countries, studying at one of our partner universities. Alternatively, you may opt to work as an English language assistant in a school, or in other employment approved by the Head of the School. Final Year In the final year a wide range of options allows you to specialise in areas of studies of particular appeal to you. Options include French Cinema, Interpreting, Immigration and Ethnicity in Colonial and Post-Colonial France, Gender and Power in Contemporary France, Post-war Directors and Womenâ??s Writing in Italy.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 
 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
35%
49%
16%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

28%
57%
15%

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 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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 75%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

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
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
379 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% 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 £19k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. 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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