Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies and French is an excellent subject combination, setting the lives and legacy of the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian peoples within a deeper European historical and contemporary context through study of the French language, history and culture. This subject combination provides an ideal preparation for a career in the arts, broadcasting, or heritage management, and also adds the international dimension to open options including business or tourism. Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century and is now a leading research centre in all aspects of the northern polar regions including its peoples. You will study literature, culture, history and languages, inspired by leading specialists in the history and literature of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia in the middle ages, in medieval Celtic and Scandinavian literature, and the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England. French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with courses in film, contemporary civilization and culture and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day. You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France. As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career in the arts, heritage management, or broadcasting and media. The international dimension widens your choice, for example to European business and organisations and tourism.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.
If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
No previous qualification in French is required for entry to the French beginners' course. Students who already have a qualification in French sit a placement test to determine the language course appropriate to them. All students, whether beginners or with a qualification such as Higher grade, can proceed to Honours, subject to satisfactory performance at levels 1 and 2.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78|
|PTE Academic||54||Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above|
In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|