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University of Nottingham

English and French

UCAS Code: QR31
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • French studies
Student score
88% HIGH
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

English and French. No language qualification is required for the beginners pathway.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

Grade B in English and French. No language qualification is required for the beginners' pathway

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

5 points from English at higher level and 5 points from French at higher level or 6 at standard level. No French language qualification is required for the beginners pathway.

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

At Nottingham, you will combine the study of English language, literature, medieval studies and drama with French language and culture. This programme is varied and flexible, allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests and aspirations. The French language element of the course can be taken at beginnersâ?? level or by students 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. To aid you in 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 the French language. A key element of this course is the third year spent working, studying or teaching in a French-speaking context. The year abroad provides a fantastic opportunity to develop your language skills as well as putting your studies into a practical linguistic and cultural context.

Modules

Year 1: The French language. Optional modules: Reading texts; France (histoire et mythologies); language and its uses; contemporary France (economy and society); contemporary France (politics and society). Year 2: The French language. Optional modules: Francophone Africa (exploring contemporary issues through culture); introduction to modern French poetry; difference and equality in post-war French thought; the golden age of French cinema; approaches to post-1990 fiction; sociolinguistics (an introduction); 16th-century French literature (an introduction); 20th-century womenâ??s life-writing; women and the French state; 17th-century literature and society; French cinema (the new wave); post-war French theatre; Caribbean Francophone writing; huit tableaux; art and politics in 19th-century France (1799-1871); linguistic variation in France. Year 3: Spent abroad. Year 4: The French language; citizenship, ethnicity and national identity in post-war France; individual and society; contemporary representations of travel; theories and practices of translation; people and propaganda; the everyday in modern French fiction; language and social interaction; Francophone writing in Canada; dissertation.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
42%
58%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
23%
8%

Year 1

29%
64%
7%

Year 2

Year 3

28%
65%
7%

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 94%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
421 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are media professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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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 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
417 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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