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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    NR21

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    40th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    29th

    10 (Business & Management Studies)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    137

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    85

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.91

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

Gain a strong grounding in the main areas of business and develop your written and spoken French to a near-native level.Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages.Through this course you will become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French. You will master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. We’re proud of our small language classes, led by native speakers. Direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability.You will be able to pursue your interests through a range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film. You will have the opportunity to study with staff who are internationally recognised experts in French-speaking literature; history and culture. These include the literature of the French Caribbean, French children’s literature and publishing, twentieth-century French history, Medieval literature, history and art, as well as translation and adaptation studies. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).One particular module focuses on French for management and business — an excellent way to prepare yourself for a future career in this area. The management component of the course is provided by Henley Business School. Henley is among an elite group of business schools that holds triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB). Modules look closely at the business environment, covering the cultural context, markets and the legal, financial and ethical constraints under which firms operate.An integral part of the course is the opportunity for you to spend up to a year in a French-speaking country, either studying at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme or undertaking a work placement. This enables you to directly immerse yourself in the culture and develop your language to a near-native level. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture.We provide accelerated learning in French, meaning that you can start from beginner's level if you have not done French A level. Regardless of which level you join the course at, you can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French by the final year. Please check the entry requirements for more details on entry points.**Careers**By the time you graduate, you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in French – a big advantage given the current shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16).Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zuric

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBB

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

40th

About this University

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.

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