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University of Sheffield

French with Luxembourg Studies

UCAS Code: R1R0

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable on its own Extended Project qualification also acceptable.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

60 credits overall in a relevant subject. Evidence of linguistic ability also required, typically including a modern foreign language* A-Level at grade B Qualification acceptable in combination only

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

plus BB typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable in combination only

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M2,M2,M2

typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable on its own

Extended Project Qualification

B

plus BBC typically including a modern foreign language* . The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject. Qualification acceptable in combination only

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including 6 in Higher Level typically including a modern foreign language*

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H2

typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable on its own

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject plus grade B typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable in combination only

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

typically including a modern foreign language* Qualification acceptable in combination only

Scottish Advanced Higher

B

typically including a modern foreign language*, plus grades BBBBB in Scottish Highers Qualification acceptable in combination only

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

plus grades B typically including a modern foreign language* at Scottish Advanced Highers Qualification acceptable in combination only

UCAS Tariff

48-135

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Others in language and area studies

French studies

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..

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.

Roughly thirty per cent of your time is devoted to the languages and culture of Luxembourg. Sheffield is the only university in the world to teach this subject at undergraduate level. Your year abroad will be split between Luxembourg and a French-speaking country. Or you may choose to spend the whole year in Luxembourg.

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


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

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?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate
437

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

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.

95%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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.

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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£18k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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