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University of Nottingham

Modern Languages (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: R90F

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Pass Access to HE Diploma plus 2 A level grades of CC including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,P1

including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

including 2 scores of 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects from French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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

D,M,M

Plus 2 A Level grades CC from 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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

DMM

plus 2 A level grades CC including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. Plus BBBCC at Higher Level.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

Plus two Advanced Higher Subjects with grades BC including 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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

B

Grade B plus two A levels grades CC or Grade C plus two A levels grades BC. The A Level subjects need to be 2 of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

UCAS Tariff

88-123

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100%
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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Modern languages

We offer language courses in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Serbian/Croatian, with the option to take one of your two language choices from beginners’ level. The languages that you choose will influence where you spend your third year abroad, with your time split between two countries, completing either work or study placements. To help with your studies, you will have access to outstanding facilities, including our Self-Access Centre which houses an extensive range of resources for independent study of your chosen languages. Furthermore, you will be able to choose from our entire range of optional modules in areas such as literature, history, and politics, to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the European nations which interest you the most.

Modules

During your foundation year you will develop the skills and gain the knowledge required to progress onto degree level study. In year one of degree level study (which follows your foundation year) your modules will depend on the language combination that you choose. You can choose to pursue two languages post-A level, or to retain just one and pick up a new language from beginners’ level. You will then choose a number of optional modules offered by your language departments. Your third year will be spent studying or working abroad. Hispanic Studies, which includes the study of Portuguese for at least a year of the course, is taken by students who are post-A level in Spanish as well as in their other language.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
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:

School of Cultures, Languages and Area 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.

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


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 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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