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French and History

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including History. 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 History 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 History. 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 History at Higher Level. If studying French post A Level you will also need either 5 points in French Higher Level or 6 points in French at 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 History (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 History (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 History 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 History (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 History and French. No language is required for beginners pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including History 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 History 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

History

This course, combining history with degree-level study in French language and culture, is open to beginners in French as well as post-A level students. You will study general approaches and concepts in history alongside specialised history modules in the French context.

Absolute beginners, GCSE, AS (beginners' entry), or A level students (post-A level entry) in French are warmly invited to apply.

**Beginners' French**

As a beginner you will follow an intensive language course designed to take you to degree level within four years.

**Post-A level French**

As a post-A level student you will take language classes at an advanced level.

On both routes - post-A level or beginners' - you will divide your time equally between French and history.

For the history part of the degree, in the first year, you will take a core foundational module introducing key concepts and approaches and optional modules in areas that interest you.

Modules

In year one, if French if you are taking French post-A level you will take two compulsory core modules. You will also choose further optional modules focusing on literature, French history or contemporary France

If you are starting French at beginners' level, you will take 60 credits of core modules in the target language to take you from beginners' to advanced level. You will also take core modules that introduce you to key areas of interest in the field of French Studies

In History you will you will take 60 credits of modules. Your core is module is Learning History. This module will show you how to reflect on the nature of history as a discipline and develop skills required for the writing and debating of history by practising skills and exploring methodology

In year two you will take 60 credits of French modules. On the beginners' route you will continue to work intensively on key skills in the French language in preparation for the year abroad. You will also take a core Introduction to French and Francophone Studies module.On the post-A level route your French language studies will be consolidated to prepare you for the year abroad. You will also choose from a range of modules in French and Francophone literature, culture and society, history, politics, linguistics and film.

In year two history you will take 60 credits of History modules. You will be able to select from an array of optional modules covering an extremely wide chronological and geographical range.

Your third academic year is spent in France or a Francophone country either following a programme of studies in a higher education institution, working as an assistant in a school or on a work placement

Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government.

Year four is back in Nottingham. You will take 60 credits in French. French, beginners' and post-A level students will take the same core language module and all students will choose from a range of optional modules. You will develop your command of French to a high level and use it in increasingly sophisticated contexts. You will also study optional modules drawn from the areas of literature, culture and society, history, politics, visual culture and linguistics. You may write a dissertation in French studies.

In history you will take 60 credits in History. You will select a Special Subject (which involves in-depth study of a particular topic taught in seminars) and one optional module. In addition, you can take specialist modules based on the research we are currently doing both in History and in French.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the Department of History, 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:

Department of French and Francophone Studies

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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
73%
low
History

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

History

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

61%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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

History

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
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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