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University of Nottingham

Modern Language Studies

UCAS Code: T900

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits at least 21 must be passed at Merit. This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A levels including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German. 5 Points at Higher Level or 6 points at Standard Level (Programme B).

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 including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

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 including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

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

DDM

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

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 including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German. 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 including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

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 including 2 languages from Spanish, French, Russian or German.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Modern languages

This course allows you to study three modern European languages, two at a post-A Level standard and one at beginners’ level. At Nottingham, we offer a diverse range of European languages to choose from and a wealth of optional modules covering European history, politics, and culture. You can choose three languages from post-A level French, German, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish, or two post-A level languages along with a beginners language. French, German, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, Portuguese, Slovene, or Spanish are offered from beginners’ level. The third year of the course is spent abroad in countries appropriate for your chosen languages. In addition to core language modules, you will choose from optional modules relating to the history, culture, politics, literature, film or linguistics of your chosen languages.

Modules

In your first year, core language modules develop your linguistic abilities. In addition, you take modules in literature, history, politics and society. During year two, your language skills will be consolidated to prepare you for the year abroad. In addition, you will have a wide choice of optional modules. Your third year is spent abroad, divided between countries where you can practise your language skills, either studying in a higher education institution or on a work placement. During your final year you will develop your command of your languages and study optional modules drawn from the areas of literature, history, politics, society, media and linguistics.

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
Modern languages

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


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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 broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have 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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