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BA English Language and French
BA English Language and French

BA English Language and French

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Typical A-level offer

  • Grades ABB. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade B/6 standard in a Modern Language.

  • Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)

  • Grades BBB. Applicants must have achieved a minimum level of GCSE Grade B in a Modern Foreign Language.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate offer

  • 34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects

English Requirement

  • All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. 

  • The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE English Language grade C  /  4, or;

  • IELTS 7.0, or;

  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Course Information

Investigate the sounds, words and grammar of the English language, and study its origin, development and regional variations.

Gain advanced linguistic skills in French and explore the culture, history and politics of French-speaking countries.

Spend a year in a French-speaking country to consolidate your language learning.

Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings 2019).

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Course units for year 1

  • French Cultural Studies
  • Identity in Modern France
  • French Language 1
  • French Language 2
  • French Language 3
  • English Word and Sentence Structure
  • History and Varieties of English
  • Language, Mind and Brain
  • The Sounds of Language
  • Study of Meaning
  • Stylistics of English

Course units for year 2

  • French Language 4
  • French Language 5
  • Variationist Sociolinguistics
  • French Cinema to 1980
  • Race and Empire in the French-speaking World
  • Temptations of the Tragic: Love and Death in French Literature
  • Pragmatics: Meaning, Context, and Interaction

Course content for year 3

  • Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.  For more information on the period of residence abroad please consult the following: Residence Abroad

Course units for year 4

  • French Language 6
  • Introduction to Interpreting: Context, Skills and Modes
  • Dissertation in French Studies
  • Protest Music in France
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Exoticism & Orientalism in C19th France: French Romantics and Local Colour
  • Phonology
  • Analysing Grammar
  • Typology
  • Societal Multi-lingualism
  • Quantitative Methods in Language Sciences
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics: Meaning, Context, and Interaction
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Dissertation
  • Topics in the Study of Meaning in English
  • Language Contact
  • English Phonology Past and Present
  • Topics in Language Development
  • Historical Syntax
  • Minimalist Syntax
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A degree in languages paves the way for an exceptionally broad range of careers. You will develop analytical and problem-solving skills together with intercultural awareness and communication skills - which are highly valued by employers.

Studies show that over two-thirds of UK businesses value foreign language skills; through your studies, you'll acquire transferable expertise at the very heart of language learning, including enhanced powers of perception and interpretation and advanced decision-making and multitasking skills.

Your in-depth understanding of language will open up numerous paths with an international dimension, and you'll have developed excellent all-round communication skills that will make you a strong contender for openings in the media, PR and similar areas.

Many of our graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, banking or communications. Others opt for postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in the UK or abroad) or enter the Civil Service.

Employers who have taken on graduates of our English Language and French courses in the past include The Guardian, L'Oréal, Universal Music Group, and Vodafone, as well as KPMG, Deloitte, the NHS, the British Council, Barclays and the BBC.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

IHS per year: GBP 500

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