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English and French

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including English. French also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the 45 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit or above and this must include 9 credits of English graded Distinction. A Level French grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including English. French also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including 5 points in English Higher Level. If studying French post A Level you will also need either 5 points in French Higher Level or 6 points in French Standard Level (Programme B). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level English (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level French (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level English (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level French (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

DDD

This qualification is considered alongside A Level English grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level French grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level English (or UoN accepted equivalent) required. A Level French (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including English and French. No language is required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including English and French. No language is required for beginners pathway.

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

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level English grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level French grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

French studies

English studies

In this joint honours course you’ll study English language and literature, alongside the German language and culture. This includes modules in literature, linguistics, history and politics, as well as practical language work. Even if you’re a beginner in German, an intensive beginners’ course will develop your language skills to degree level.

The year abroad allows you to immerse yourself in German language and culture, developing your language skills and cultural awareness by studying at a German speaking university, or working in a school or on a work placement.

For the English side, you’ll take modules covering drama and performance, English language and applied linguistics, literature (from 1500 to the present), and medieval languages and literatures.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a broad understanding of both German and English literature and language.

Modules

Normally you will split your study time equally between both subjects, taking a total of 120 credits each year. Your language elements will be dependent on whether you start French as a beginner or post-A level.

In year one, as a beginner of French you will study three core modules, to take you to advanced level. If you start with A level French, you will study two core modules, and choose optional modules focusing on literature, French history and contemporary France.

In English you will choose three core modules from four areas. They will give you a thorough grounding in the relevant areas and influence your studies in years two and three.

Your year two French language modules will help you prepare for your third year abroad. Depending on your English module choices in your first year, you will choose three modules in your second year that cover at least two areas of study.

Your third academic year is spent in France or a Francophone country either studying at one of our exchange universities, teaching on the British Council assistantship programme or undertaking a work placement with a company. The Brexit settlement may affect options available.

Irrespective of which level you started out in French, in your final year you will all join the same core language module, and choose from a range of optional modules in literature, culture and society, history, politics, and visual culture and linguistics.

In English you will choose optional modules across at least two areas.

You will have the option to write a dissertation for English, or French, or in an uniting topic.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of English

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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 studies
77%
med
English 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.

French studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

75%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
81%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

65%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

English 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Other elementary services 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

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.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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