Queen's University of Belfast
French and International Relations BA (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 130 graduates of French and International Relations BA (Hons) and other courses in Politics & International Relations at Queen's University of Belfast for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Politics & International Relations.

Overall student satisfaction
52 /100
130 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Politics & International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25569 £24553 £30094
25-75 percentile range £22014 - £30083 £19227 - £31243 £22796 - £40293

Course Description

French is one of the major languages of global trade and of international relations. It is one of the official languages of the European Union, and is the official or administrative language in over 45 countries or regions worldwide. At Queen's, French Studies reflects the dynamism and cultural diversity of the French-speaking world today. Students explore a variety of contemporary issues, historical periods and geographical areas through a range of media including art, cinema, linguistics and literature. Studying French offers an insight into the language and society of metropolitan France and opens up exciting vistas of cultures throughout the world. Our degrees cater for Beginners and for students with AS-level and A-level French.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of French and International Relations BA (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Customer service occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Politics & International Relations

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Including one in a relevant subject/science (90 UCAS tariff points)

Applicants who have not taken French beyond GCSE level may be eligible for the Beginners pathway, where evidence of linguistic ability is required, typically GCSE grade B in French or, if not taken, grade B in a Modern European language.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study French and International Relations, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees French and International Relations BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4710 year 1
Ireland £4710 year 1
EU £20800 year 1
International £20800 year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 year 1
Ireland £4750 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen's University of Belfast in related subject specific rankings.

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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