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University of Westminster

French and English Literature

UCAS Code: QR31
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • French studies
Student score
79% LOW
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BCC

BCC, ideally including a relevant modern foreign language.

Scottish Highers
BBCCC

Scottish Advanced Highers
BCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 points ideally including a minimum of 4 in a language other than English at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

The Department of Modern and Applied Languages at the University of Westminster offers an exciting range of opportunities to study European and non-European languages. It is based in the heart of a vibrant, multicultural city where more than 300 languages are spoken. Our courses are taught in small classes, and all of our lecturers are professional linguists or specialists in their academic discipline who have used their language and intercultural skills in the real world. There is a strong focus on applied language skills and we consider the study of culture integral to language learning; study abroad opportunities are available, as are work placements both in Britain and overseas. We aim to train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter the workplace. You will be able to improve your employability through career management training, language-related employment and voluntary opportunities, and professional simulations which form part of the curriculum.

Modules

Depending on their particular combination or degree students study modules in 1 or both languages from 1 or more of the following strands: Language development (teaching of the 4 skills by native and non-native speakers), languages in action (focus on professional context and communication skills in and out of the target language and English) and area studies (cultural context).

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
71%
6%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

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 87%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
284 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

14%

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 84%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

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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