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French Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including French.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed with Merit. This qualification is considered alongside A Level French grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including French.

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 French Higher Level 5 points or French at Standard Level (B Programme) 6 points.

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 French (or UoN accepted equivalent) required.

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 French (or UoN accepted equivalent) required.

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

DDD

This qualification is considered alongside A Level French grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

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 French (or UoN accepted equivalent) required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including French. 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 French.

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. You must also have achieved A Level French grade B or above (or UoN accepted equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

French studies

More than 275 million people speak French across all five continents. It is the official language of 29 countries. You could communicate with the 80 million native speakers of this beautiful language. Are you interested in discovering more about the rich language, history, politics and culture of France and the Francophone world? French and Francophone Studies at Nottingham offers you this and much more.

You can take modules in:
- translation and interpreting

- linguistics

- art, theatre and photography

- cinema

- history and culture

- politics

- literature from around the Francophone world

Live the life and culture of France or a French speaking country for yourself in year three. This exciting experience develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers. You can teach English in a School or work anywhere in the Francophone world. Or you can study at one of our partner universities, including Guadeloupe, La Reunion and Paris.

**Other ways to study French**:

This course is also available with a Foundation Year. You may combine French with another language (German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish) on Modern Languages, or study it in joint honours with Contemporary Chinese Studies. French is an option in Modern Language Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Modern Languages with Translation and Modern European Studies. You may also combine French with subjects outside languages, in joint honours with English, Philosophy, International Media and Communications Studies or History, alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts, or in Economics with French and Law with French and French Law.

This course is not open to beginners of French, but we have beginner's pathways on the following courses: English with French BA, French and Contemporary Chinese Studies BA, French and History BA, French and International Media and Communications Studies BA or French and Philosophy BA.

Modules

In the first year you will receive a firm grounding in the structure of the French language through the core language module and you will pursue introductory studies in reading French texts, contemporary France, French history and linguistics. In year two, your language studies will be consolidated and developed to prepare you for the year abroad. You will also study a range of modules designed to enrich your knowledge of French culture, politics and history. Your third year will be spent in France or a Francophone country on a programme of studies in a higher education institution, as an assistant in a school, or on a work placement. In your final year, you will perfect your command of the French language and have the option to do a dissertation alongside a range of optional modules.

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
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern 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.

77%
low
French 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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
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?

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

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

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

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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