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Finnish and East European Studies

University College London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The Finnish language is a member of the Uralic language family, which also includes Estonian and Hungarian. This programme offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Finnish culture, history, society and literature that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe.

  • UCL is the only university in the UK where you can take a full-time degree in Finnish language and culture.

  • The UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) is the largest national centre in the UK for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. The SSEES Library contains over 400,000 books, journals and film resources.

  • You will benefit from frequent visits and lectures by prominent political, artistic and academic figures—prime ministers, foreign ministers, professors and writers.

  • You will be able to make the most of the huge benefits of studying in London, a global city with sizeable east European communities. This city hosts a wide range of cultural events with an east European dimension.

The Finnish language is a member of the Uralic language family, which also includes Estonian and Hungarian. This programme offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Finnish culture, history, society and literature that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe. UCL is the only university in the UK where you can...

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Course Content

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

Finnish Language
Histories and Cultures of the Nordic Region

Optional modules

You will select 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules, which may include:

Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows

How Words Work

Narratives of Exile

Frontiers of History

Understanding Politics: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe

Stories of Change, Formal Experiments and New Waves

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Finnish Language
Finland: Environment, Society, and Culture

Optional modules

You will select 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules.

Year 3

Year abroad

You will spend your third year abroad, at a partner university and take modules from their curriculum.  

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

Finnish Language or Freestanding Dissertation
Finnish Society and Culture

Optional modules

You will select 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules.

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year. Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Finnish Language Histories and Cultures of the Nordic Region Optional modules You will select 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules, which may include: Languages...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Bloomsbury

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

ABB

Subjects

No specific subjects.

Please refer to UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.

GCSEs

English Language and a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5.

Contextual offer

Grades

BBB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

No specific subjects.

IB Diploma

Points

34

Subjects

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Contextual offer

Points

32 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A score of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades ABB Subjects No specific subjects. Please refer to UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects. GCSEs English Language and a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment will include written, oral and aural examinations, presentations, extended essays and a dissertation. 

 

Assessment will include written, oral and aural examinations, presentations, extended essays and a dissertation. 

 

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
63%
of students were satisfied overall
SLAVIC STUDIES
85%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
83% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
90% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
83% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
68% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
SLAVIC STUDIES
84% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
81% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
94% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
78% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
43% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
SLAVIC STUDIES
84% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
41% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
61% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
71% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
61% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
SLAVIC STUDIES
77% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
74% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
64% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
67% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
76% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
49% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
39% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
SLAVIC STUDIES
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
68% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
57% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
44% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
78% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
58% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
SLAVIC STUDIES
64% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
80% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
84% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
62% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
76% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
SLAVIC STUDIES
85% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
32% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
55% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
SLAVIC STUDIES
59% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
75% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
75% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
33% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
18% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
38% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
SLAVIC STUDIES
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
67% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
39% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
32% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for German And Scandinavian Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points128

  • Employment Rate80%

  • Average Graduate Salary£24000

Statistics for Slavic Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate79%

  • Average Graduate Salary£24000

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