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University of Exeter

English and Modern Languages

UCAS Code: QR06

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Excluding General Studies. Grade A in English Literature or English Literature and Language required. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/english/english-modlang/#Entry-requirements

Access to HE Diploma

D:25,M:20

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 25 L3 credits at Distinction Grade and 20 L3 credits at Merit Grade to include 15 L3 credits at Distinction Grade in English Literature. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements. Please also see our GCSE requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Applicants will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. Applicants will be required to have HL Grade 6 in English Literature. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements.

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

DDM-DDD

Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will also be required to achieve a Grade A at A Level in English Literature or English Literature and Language required. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B-A,B,B

Grade A in English Literature or English Literature and Language required. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements.

Scottish Higher

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


Grade A in English Literature or English Literature and Language required. Please visit our website for further details about our Modern Language entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

English studies

Modern languages

This four-year degree enables you to combine a solid foundation in English with the study of one from a choice of languages and cultures, namely Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

You will engage in literary study while developing your language skills and explore innovations in literature in their historical and national context. This programme enables you to experience a new culture and learning environment through a third year at one of our international partner universities, or in approved paid or voluntary employment.

The first year gives you a foundational knowledge of English literary studies plus essential language training. You will also gain important analytical techniques that will be useful across a range of subjects and research tasks. In the second year you will advance your grasp of literary knowledge and methods through a choice of optional modules and continue your language training. Optional modules enable you to develop specialist knowledge on a range of topics. The third year is spent abroad, either on a work placement, studying at a university, or in a school working as a language assistant. The focal-point of your final year is the dissertation. This provides you with the opportunity to explore an area of interest and to demonstrate what you have learned over the previous years of your degree. You will also take three other specialist modules to create a programme of work fully reflecting your interests.

German, Italian, Russian and Spanish can be studied from A level or beginner’s level, with students reaching degree level in the final year. Chinese and Portuguese can normally only be studied from beginner’s level. French can only be studied from A level, not beginner’s level, to degree level, though it is possible to study French from beginner’s level to a lesser level of proficiency than degree level in the Foreign Language Centre, subject to demand.

For full details on degree structure and module selection and details, please refer to the section on modules.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

English

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.

85%
med
English studies
81%
med
Modern languages

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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

82%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

English studies (non-specific)

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Media professionals

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. 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 in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have 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.

English 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.

£21k

£21k

£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.

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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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