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French and Contemporary Chinese Studies

University of Nottingham

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course offers the opportunity to study the two very different, but complementary cultures of France and contemporary China.

While a great deal of attention in the western media in recent years has focused on the arrival of China as a significant player on the global stage, it is easily forgotten that France is still a leading force in world politics. This course offers you the opportunity to study these two very different, but in some ways complementary cultures and to begin to understand how they stand as counterpoints to 'Anglo-Saxon monoculturalism'. You will normally devote half your time to each discipline. You will follow core language modules in French and Mandarin and will also select optional modules covering a wide range of topics in the fields of Chinese and French literature, history, society and linguistics.

This course offers the opportunity to study the two very different, but complementary cultures of France and contemporary China. While a great deal of attention in the western media in recent years has focused on the arrival of China as a significant player on the global stage, it is easily forgotten that France is still a leading force in world politics. This course offers you the...

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Available Dates

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University Park

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Additional Information

Teaching methods and assessment

This course contains a period of study or work abroad between the second and final year of the degree programme. Students' language skills and cultural understanding are assessed through a mix of presentations and written assignments upon their return to Nottingham.

Study abroad

One year is spent abroad. For French, you can follow a programme of studies in a higher education institution, work as an assistant in a school, or take up a work placement in France or a Francophone country.

For Contemporary Chinese Studies, you have the opportunity to learn about Mandarin and Chinese culture by spending a semester at our campus in Ningbo.

Teaching methods and assessment This course contains a period of study or work abroad between the second and final year of the degree programme. Students' language skills and cultural understanding are assessed through a mix of presentations and written assignments upon their return to Nottingham. Study abroad One year is spent abroad. For French, you can...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
FRENCH STUDIES
78%
of students were satisfied overall
ASIAN STUDIES
55%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
FRENCH STUDIES
97% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
86% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
87% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
71% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
ASIAN STUDIES
86% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
72% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
76% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
64% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
FRENCH STUDIES
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
68% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
ASIAN STUDIES
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
66% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
FRENCH STUDIES
61% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
77% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
72% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
69% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
ASIAN STUDIES
64% 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
80% 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
Academic support
FRENCH STUDIES
81% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
74% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
66% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
ASIAN STUDIES
64% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
58% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
56% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
FRENCH STUDIES
66% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
62% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
ASIAN STUDIES
28% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
61% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
27% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
FRENCH STUDIES
83% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
99% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
ASIAN STUDIES
80% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
81% 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
FRENCH STUDIES
71% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
ASIAN STUDIES
58% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
FRENCH STUDIES
72% 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
35% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
47% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
ASIAN STUDIES
49% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
43% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
28% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
46% 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 French Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

Statistics for Asian Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS PointsN/A

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate Salary£26000

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