Languages & Cultures (French) and Linguistics (with a year abroad) at University of York - UCAS

University of York

Degree level: Undergraduate

Languages & Cultures (French) and Linguistics (with a year abroad)

Course summary

Learn French languages, uncover the science behind communication, and spend a year abroad immersing yourself into the rich cultures and heritage of French-speaking countries. At York, we have a unique approach to studying languages. From the start, you'll be taught and assessed in French by expert staff, many of whom are native-speakers, so you'll develop your fluency and communication skills rapidly. Combine an in-depth study of languages with analysis of cultural and social phenomena. Learn key skills in intercultural communication, such as observing, discovering, comparing, planning and creating across many different cultural contexts. Our transcultural and decolonised approach to language learning allows for deeper reflection on the values, attitudes, and practices of different cultures. York is one of the highest-ranked centres for research in linguistics in the UK, and the strength and diversity of our research is reflected in our teaching. Spending a year abroad will give you confidence in your French, and allow you to have valuable first hand experiences of transcultural encounters. Get a head start in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at York. At York, you'll benefit from being able to take TEFL modules in-house, as part of your degree. You can count the work you complete in your TEFL modules towards a CertTESOL qualification. This teacher training programme (also offered in-house) can qualify you to teach English to non-native speakers, including on your year abroad.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also interview candidates who are native speakers or who have lived in a country where they have been immersed in the language they wish to study, to ascertain suitability for the course.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £23700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £23700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note these fees are for 2024 entry. Fees for 2025 entry are yet to be confirmed and will be updated as soon as possible. For additional information please see our web pages at:
Languages & Cultures (French) and Linguistics (with a year abroad) at University of York - UCAS