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University of Sheffield

French and Economics

UCAS Code: RL11

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including French or another modern foreign language Qualification acceptable on its own Extended Project qualification also acceptable.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 credits overall in a relevant subject. Evidence of linguistic ability also required, typically in the form of an A Level in French or another modern foreign language at grade B. Level 2 Maths units also required if Grade B GCSE Maths not achieved Qualification acceptable in combination only

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

plus AA including French or another modern foreign language Qualification acceptable in combination only

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

including French or another modern foreign language Qualification acceptable on its own

Extended Project Qualification

B

plus ABB including French or another modern foreign language. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject. Qualification acceptable in combination only

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including 6 in Higher Level French or another modern foreign language

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H1,H2

including French or another modern foreign language Qualification acceptable on its own

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject plus grade A in A Level French .or another modern foreign language Qualification acceptable in combination only

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject plus an appropriate French or another modern foreign language qualification. Qualification acceptable in combination only

Scottish Advanced Higher

B

in French or another modern foreign language, plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers Qualification acceptable in combination only

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

plus grades B in French or another modern foreign language at Scottish Advanced Highers Qualification acceptable in combination only

UCAS Tariff

48-153

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

French studies

Economics

French at Sheffield gives you flexibility and choice. A long list of optional modules means you’re free to follow your own path. Learning the language is compulsory, of course. We want you to develop your written and spoken French to a very high standard. You will spend your third year studying at a university in France or Canada or at the renowned Institut d’ Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Our School is in the top 10 in the Russell Group for its research impact. We teach in English and French. Our language classes are led by native speakers. We keep the groups small, so everyone gets the level of tutoring they need.

The Department of Economics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England. Staff are leading researchers who advise UK government departments and international organisations such as the World Bank.

Choosing a degree like this one is often the first step towards a richer intellectual and cultural life. A second language, and experience of living and studying in another culture
are big advantages in the jobs market, particularly if you want an international career. Our graduates go into advertising, the media, translating, interpreting, business, law, charity and social work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500.

As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades.

Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

French

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.

79%
med
Economics

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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
399

Economics

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
386

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Welfare and housing 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.

Economics

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.

£22,950
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

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.

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£19k

£22k

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£27k

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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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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