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University of Nottingham

Modern European Studies

UCAS Code: R906

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

Pass with 60 credits; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits at least 21 should be passed at Merit. No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

No language is required for the beginners programme but you will need grade M2 in French, German, Russian or Spanish if you wish to study two languages.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

No language is required for the beginners programme but you will need High Level grade 5 or Standard Level grade 6 (B Programme only) in French, German, Russian or Spanish if you wish to study two languages.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

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

DDM

No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an A Level (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

No language is required for the beginners programme but you will need an Advanced Higher (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Russian or Spanish if you wish to study two languages. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB. No language qualification is required for the beginners programme but an Advanced Higher (or UoN accepted qualification) in French, German, Spanish or Russian is required if you wish to study two languages.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

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

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

European studies

This course offers the opportunity to study history or politics with two modern languages, or one modern language with History and Politics. French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are all offered at beginners’ and post-A level, and we also offer beginners-only options in Serbian/Croatian and Slovene. If you opt to study two languages, at least one must be post-A level. This degree will appeal to linguists who wish to gain a more comprehensive grounding in history and/or politics and also students of history and politics who wish to introduce a modern European language into their studies. You will spend your third year abroad, studying or working in your chosen European country or countries.

Modules

In your first year, you follow a range of foundation modules in whichever combination of three subjects you have chosen. In year two you choose from a broader range of options within your three disciplines, focusing on more specialised subjects. You’ll spend your third year abroad in a country or countries where your chosen language or languages are spoken and then upon entering your final year you will choose from a range of optional modules in each discipline to extend your knowledge base.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
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 Culture, Film and Media

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.

74%
med
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate 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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