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

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 25 graduates of French and Yiddish 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.

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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 £25606 £24272 £28853
25-75 percentile range £22570 - £29445 £19245 - £31275 £22011 - £38630

Course Description

The four-year BA French and Yiddish 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.

The UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies department is the only department of its kind in the UK, and is highly regarded worldwide. You will develop knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Jewish culture, including its languages, literature, history, politics, culture and history. During your time in the department you will have access to a remarkable collection of Hebrew, Yiddish and Judaica books in the UCL Library, as well as to the SOAS Library and the special collections in the British Library, Wiener Library and the National Archives.

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 Yiddish BA (Hons) at University College London

25% Finance Professionals
20% Managers, directors and senior officials
20% Sales occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary 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 Yiddish, 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 Yiddish 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

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