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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • History by period
Student score
84% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19.5k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB - ABB including Grades AB in French and History (or related subject*). *Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

86%

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

Modern Languages provides a lively and well-equipped academic environment, which focuses on linguistic training and the study of contemporary European culture. In history you will be able to follow your interests thanks to our unusually flexible course structure and wide variety of modules, supported by lecturers who are experts in their fields. We will help you develop vital skills of research, analysis and communication, and our innovative group project give you a chance to study as part of a team. In your final year you will study a historical theme in depth, accompanied by a dissertation involving your own creative research.

Modules

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
82%
1%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
72%
18%

Year 1

38%
54%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
72%
5%

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 93%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
397 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19.5k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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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 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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