University College London
French and Portuguese BA (Hons)
University College London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 25 graduates of French and Portuguese BA (Hons) and other courses in French Studies at University College London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in French Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
25 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in French Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of French Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £28500 £36000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £34000 £24000 - £38500 £27500 - £49000


Salary of all UK Graduates of French Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25207 £24748 £29611
25-75 percentile range £22213 - £28683 £19652 - £32197 £22198 - £39689

Course Description

The four-year BA French and Portuguese is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest.

You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken.

UCL has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in French studies dating back to the foundation of the College in 1826 and continuing to the present day. The department today is at the cutting edge of current debates in French literature, culture, politics and film and is consistently ranked among the best in the world.

As well as language, you can study modules in film, history, literature, politics, music and culture, from medieval through to current day.

Portuguese is taught in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at UCL, allowing the study of Portuguese language and culture beyond Europe, with expertise ranging from Renaissance Portugal to Modernist Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Modules will include the study of literature, history and film.

UCL Is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.

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 Portuguese BA (Hons) at University College London

25% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Teaching Professionals
20% Media Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for French Studies

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • UPSCE
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study French and Portuguese, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees French and Portuguese BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £26200 year 1
International £26200 year 1

Additional fee information

Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme.

Average student cost of living in London

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 University College London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University College London in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #6 
    • #7 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About University College London

University College London, otherwise known as UCL, is a government funded research university based in metropolitan London, England. It’s a university that puts emphasis on investigative research and the teaching of critical thinking skills for its alumni. The university has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of the populous London Borough of Camden, in Central London, where students can enjoy its large parks and open spaces in their free time.

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