We all communicate. And we are all communicated to. This degree gives you a chance to think about, analyse and understand media and communication. You'll look at issues globally but also within a specific French context. International media and communications The degree explores technology, content and formats - what we use, what we say and how we say it. Just as importantly you'll look at the impact - how individuals, groups and societies engage with different forms of media and communication. French You can start the degree with A-level French or as a beginner. Whichever pathway you take you'll build your language skills to near-native competence by the end. You will also study French culture, history and politics to get a full appreciation of the Francophone world. Your third year will be spent abroad in a French-speaking country. This exciting experience develops your communication skills and really helps you stand out to future employers.
You will divide your studies equally between French and media and communications. In year one, for the Post-A level French route, you will receive a firm grounding in the structures of the language through the core language module. You will also take the core Introduction to French and Francophone studies module introducing you to the study of French linguistics, literature, politics, society and film. You will also choose further optional modules focusing on literature, French history and contemporary France. For the Beginners' French route you will pursue a structured course in the language to take you from beginners’ to advanced level. You will also take core modules taught in English that introduce you to key areas of interest in the field of French studies. In international media and communications studies you will be introduced to cultural and communications theories, and debates surrounding mass media and new media. In year two, if you commenced your course with Post-A level French you will consolidate your French language studies to prepare you for the year abroad. You will also choose from a range of modules in French and Francophone literature, culture and society, history, politics, linguistics and film. if you started year one as a beginner in French, Beginners' you will continue to work intensively on key skills in the French language in preparation for the year abroad. You will also take a core Introduction to French and Francophone studies module. In international media and communications studies you will explore issues around public relations, political communication and global media and news production. You will also receive specific research training in the area of culture, film and media in order to lay the foundation for your final year dissertation. Your third academic year is spent in France or a Francophone country doing on a programme of studies in a higher education institution, working as an assistant in a school or on a work placement. Study placements in Europe will be arranged through the Turing Scheme and build on our long-standing connections with partner institutions. Your final year is spent back at Nottingham. You will consolidate the command of the French language obtained during your year abroad, as well as deepening your understanding of French literature, cinema and politics. Former beginners and post-A level students take the same French language classes, and graduate at the same level in French. Your final year modules in international media and communications studies will allow you to explore the political issues arising from, among other things, cultural policy and media coverage of conflict. You will also undertake a dissertation project under the close supervision of a member of staff with knowledge of your chosen area. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including at least 8.0 in French (if taking). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.