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The University of Manchester

French and Linguistics

UCAS Code: RQ11
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • French studies
Student score
75% LOW
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B). Where a required subject is not available at Advanced Higher Level, and A-Level or equivalent is required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall (core points accepted) with 6,5,5 in higher level subjects to include English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B).

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

£9,250

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

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

Modules

The University of Manchester

Campus building

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
65%
35%

Year 1

72%
28%

Year 2

Year 3

62%
38%

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 80%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
398 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

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 84%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
395 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

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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