University of Essex
European Studies with French BA (Hons)
University of Essex

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 15 graduates of European Studies with French BA (Hons) and other courses in French Studies at University of Essex for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in French Studies.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Others in Language and Area 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 £23000 £21500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £18500 - £27500 £22500 - £32000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Others in Language and Area Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25537 £24272 £28853
25-75 percentile range £22505 - £29508 £19245 - £31275 £22011 - £38630

Course Description

Switch on the news any day of the week, or pick up just about any national newspaper, and you will be sure to come across an item on Europe. It is clear that the future of Europe is a geo-political question of profound importance for the future of the world we live in. Yet, few of us truly understand the complex phenomenon that is modern Europe.

You’ll examine Europe’s economic, legal, and sociological context, as well as its historical origins whilst acquiring an understanding of Europe’s rich cultural traditions. The artists, writers, musicians, composers and film-makers of Europe have exerted a cultural influence that even now is not eclipsed by the dominance of America on the world’s stage.

Alongside your European studies modules, you also become fluent in French. You spend your third year in France, immersing yourself in the French culture. Language is fundamental to our thought, our relationships, and our civilisations. Through language we transmit knowledge, from inviting someone for coffee, to promoting the latest scientific theory, to settling global political disputes. How could speaking another language change the way you think about and describe the world?

Here at Essex, our teaching and research offers maximum flexibility for you to study areas that interest you, so you can pursue a wide range of topics including:

  • European identity and the development of the EU
  • Representations of non-Europeans in art
  • Europe’s colonial history
  • Religion in Europe
  • EU law

The study of Europe is vital for ongoing discussion of what Europe’s future ought to be; a discussion that will profoundly affect every European citizen. Through a course in European studies, you can acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to make an active contribution to one of the most important political and cultural processes of the century.

Based within our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC), you will have access to expertise in modern languages, literature, film, history of art, history, politics and sociology, with experienced staff in all disciplines.

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 European Studies with French BA (Hons) at University of Essex

15% Elementary occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Finance Professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Customer service occupations
0% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Others in Language and Area Studies

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study European Studies with French, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees European Studies with French 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
EU £18585 year 1
International £18585 year 1
Ireland £18585 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Essex in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #28 
    • #39 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Essex

About University of Essex

The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.

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12070
postgraduates:
3690
Total:
15760
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Where is this programme taught

Colchester Campus
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