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University of Nottingham

French and Politics

UCAS Code: RL12

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including French if taking. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

60 Credits overall; 45 at Level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed with Merit. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including French if taking. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M2,M3

Including French if taking. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including French at Higher Level 5 points or French at Standard Level (Programme B) 6 points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including French if taking. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including French if taking. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

This application is considered. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including French if taking. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including French if taking. No language qualification required for beginners pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only considered when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including French. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

French studies

Politics

The French language element of the course can be taken at beginners’ level or is suitable for those with an A level or equivalent qualification. Beginners take an intensive programme of language instruction, and post-A level students take a language course designed with their prior experience in mind. The two strands merge in the final year and our students achieve degree-level competence in French regardless of their starting point. Your language studies will be enhanced by access to our outstanding range of facilities, such as our self-access Language Learning Centre which houses extensive resources for independent language study.

Modules

In year one, you will receive a firm grounding in the structures of French through the core language module and you will pursue introductory studies looking at French culture, politics and society. In Politics, you will take modules in contemporary political theory, comparative politics and international relations. In year two, your language studies will be consolidated and developed, and in Politics you will take a range of options from three designated core areas: political theory, comparative politics and international relations. Your third year will be spent abroad in France or a Francophone country. In your final year you will perfect your command of French, you can also choose to do a dissertation alongside optional modules. In Politics, you may select to research and write a dissertation and/or choose options from the three designated core areas.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of French and Francophone Studies

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.

82%
med
French studies
75%
low
Politics

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.

French studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

89%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
414

Politics

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
410

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.

French 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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — 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 where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. 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.

Politics

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

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£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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