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University of York

French and Italian Language (with year abroad)

UCAS Code: RR13

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Essential Subjects: French (or equivalent) at grade B is essential. We expect that most applicants who wish to study Italian will not be studying for an A Level in Italian, and will take our ab initio route. Excluded Subjects: General Studies and Critical Thinking

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 at Merit or higher including French-related units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2

Cambridge Pre-U French at grade M2 is essential.

Extended Project

C

We recognise the value of this qualification and for this programme you will be eligible for a reduced offer of one grade below the typical offer, where an EPQ is taken alongside 3 A Levels or equivalent and you achieve a mark of grade C or higher

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

With 6 in Higher Level French.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD-DDM

We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in French (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD-DDM

We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in French (or equivalent qualification) at grade B is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level French equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher French at grade B is essential.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A,B


Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

UCAS Tariff

104-159

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

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subjects

French language

Italian language

Our course combines practical study of French and Italian with investigations into the nature of language itself. You'll gain an understanding of French and Italian culture and society which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator in both languages. You'll be confident using your languages not only as a means of communication, but also as a medium for critical thought. You'll spend a year abroad studying or teaching in Italian and French-speaking countries, consolidating your language skills.

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
£17,890
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of York

Department:

Language and Linguistic Science

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.

82%
med
French language

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

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Italian studies

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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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

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.

£19,000
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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Italian 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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

French language

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£23k

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£22k

£22k

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.

Italian language

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£22k

£22k

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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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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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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