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International Relations and French BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: LR2C

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme highlights the benefits of an interdisciplinary course of study. A combination of courses reflecting the current state of global affairs, with a particular European focus, allows students to maximize their understanding of political institutional arrangements and practices while honing their chosen language skills while focusing on topics of contemporary social and political interest. Students will begin their course of study acquiring a sound knowledge of domestic and international politics. Upon completion students will have a sound understanding of the nature of global and European and domestic political institutions, which, when combined with the year abroad component of this degree program, will set them on a strong career path further developing the language and critical thinking skills acquired during their four years at Aston University.**Turn your talent for languages into serious future employment prospects.**Acquire near-native linguistic fluency and the high-level political, social and cultural insights that make Aston’s students stand out.Spend a year abroad on a study, or work placement and return equipped with the experience, resilience and emotional intelligence needed to flourish in the world of work.Whether you are coming to us post-A-level or picking up a new language from beginner’s (or ab initio) level, a BSc joint honours degree in Modern Languages at Aston offers something quite different: - A GOLD standard ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework; - World-leading academics with cutting-edge research and teaching experience on French, German, Spanish and Mandarin-speaking regions of the world (from Beijing to Brussels to Berlin to Bogotá);- Teaching almost exclusively in your chosen language(s) to work quickly towards the kind of fluency and adaptability that employers value;- Innovative assessment techniques tasks based on real-world professional scenarios;- A small and friendly department where you’ll be at the heart of a supportive academic community.**What jobs can I get with a languages degree?**Our recent graduates are often our best ambassadors, with former Aston students now working at companies such as Bloomberg LP, Deutsche Bank and Apple, as well as for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and in schools, colleges and universities across the UK and overseas.**Key benefits of the Aston Modern Languages Joint Honours BSc:**- Modern Languages at Aston are ranked 5th for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian, 2020)- Comparing our students’ entry grades (A Levels/BTECS/IB etc) with their final degree shows the quality of our teaching: We’re ranked 1st in the UK by this measure (Guardian, 2020)- 84% of Aston students achieve first or 2:1 degrees, ranking us 20th in the UK (CUG, 2020)- Employed Aston languages graduates are ranked 12th in the UK for earnings one year after graduation (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes, 2018).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

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A level : CCC - BBC

BBC: Standard offer.BCC: If student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B.CCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer).Applicants who are studying French at A-Level must obtain a grade B. Applicants for beginners French are not required to have any previous experience of language learning but we would anticipate that applicants receiving an offer would demonstrate a clear commitment to studying languages via the Persona

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 49

    35th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    116 53%

    35th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    37th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 53%

    43rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    60th

    8

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