Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

French Studies

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Course summary

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Learning a language opens a door to another culture. Our BA French Studies allows you to raise your French language competence to a high level of fluency and gain the linguistic skills needed for efficient negotiation with French speakers, combined with a critical appreciation of the cultural values that lie at the heart of French life. You will learn about literature, thought and film, and French politics and society, and enhance your skills, including translating, summary-writing, and delivering written and oral presentations. HIGHLIGHTS

  • This course will enable you to become a proficient French speaker with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries.
  • Entry requirements are flexible and you can join the degree at various levels of competence in French.
  • Our Department of Cultures and Languages brings together research and teaching in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, making it an outstanding interdisciplinary department.
  • Ours is a community of scholars with shared interests in interdisciplinary topics and cross-cultural research. Our affiliated research centres, Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC) and the Birkbeck Eighteenth-Century Research Group, provide an important platform for this exchange.
  • The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

For language module assessment, work done during the year counts in different proportions in different modules; written and oral examinations take place in May and June. All other modules are assessed by a combination of coursework essays and in-class tests.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. This programme is suitable for applicants starting at French 2 level as well as those who are native speakers. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES We welcome applications from students on Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Admission is based on a written test and interview and a French language entry test (except for complete beginners). Credits gained on the Certificate of Higher Education in Culture and Language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) can be counted towards the degree.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2021/undergraduate/programmes/UBAFRNCH_C/#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Language Placement Test. Those who do not have an A-level/AS or equivalent qualification will normally be required to complete a language placement test and may be asked to attend an interview.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6935 Year 1
England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 Year 1
International £10710 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
French Studies at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS