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Modern Languages and Greek

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Required: GCSE grade A or grade 7 in Greek, or AS/A level grade B in Greek. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement. Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Plus GCSE Greek grade A or grade 7. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement.

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

5,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall, including the appropriate language if taken at a Higher Level and Standard Level 5 in Greek or GCSE Greek grade A or grade 7.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Including Greek and the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

BTEC in a relevant subject area and GCSE Greek grade A or grade 7. A-level grade B in the appropriate language if the advanced level pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.

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

DD

BTEC in a relevant subject area and one A level grade B. GCSE grade A or grade 7 in Greek, or AS/A level grade B in Greek. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement.

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

D

Distinction plus grades B, B at A-level and GCSE Greek grade A or grade 7. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginners level.

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

DDM

BTEC in a relevant subject area and GCSE Greek grade A or grade 7. A-level grade B in the appropriate language if the advanced level pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B-A,B,B

Including Greek and the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Including Greek and the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.

Requirements are as for A Levels where one non subject specified A Level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

120-152

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including placement abroad | 2021

Subjects

Italian studies

Spanish studies

German studies

French studies

Classical greek studies

This Joint Honours course will give you the opportunity to study French or German alongside classical Greek.

Whether you start at beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level, you will study the core language components of French or German, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. All our teaching is led by native speakers.

The remainder of your modern languages study will give you an opportunity to explore the literature, art, culture and history of the language area you are studying, from seventeenth-century French theatre to representations of childhood and youth in German culture. As a modern linguist, you will develop excellent communication and research skills, and combine lingusitic proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.

In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend a year working, teaching or studying abroad in a French or German-speaking country, where you will immerse yourself in the language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.

- On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in a modern language together with additional knowledge of culture, society, and history, that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world.

- Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

Studying classical Greek develops your language by focusing on the study of ancient Greek texts. Over three years you’ll become a specialist in both the language and literature of the ancient Greeks, with the option to study classical archaeology, ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation.

Greek is part of our Classics Department, where the combination of quality of research that informs our teaching, and the friendly, individual approach that shapes the way we guide our students, creates an unbeaten academic experience.

- A centre for excellence in both teaching and research, 98% of our research is recognised as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (REF 2014).

- A thriving Classics Society that contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere of our department.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, we will commit to providing 2019 and 2020 entry students with a subsidy equivalent to current Erasmus+ funding (where this would have previously been funded by the Erasmus+ scheme). To find out more visit the Erasmus+ page.

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/mllc/modern-languages-and-greek.aspx

Assessment methods

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.

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
£18,800
per year
International
£18,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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
Italian studies
79%
med
Spanish studies
68%
low
German studies
91%
med
French studies
95%
med
Classical greek studies

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.

Italian studies

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

76%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
C

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

50%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

67%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

French studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
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

70%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Classics

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

Languages 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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations

This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. About one in five graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects, and higher than previous years. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must — and in 2015, that included education, marketing and finance. 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.

Spanish 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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. About one in five got jobs overseas — often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in marketing, human resources, sales and project management. 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.

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
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations

Classics

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%
high
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. It's a good idea to speak to tutors on university open days to find out what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Languages 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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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.

History and archaeology

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

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£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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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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