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The School of Modern Languages and the School of History, Archaeology and Religion aim to educate our students to become ‘global citizens’. By combining French and Archaeology, you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths. With in-depth study of both Archaeology and French, you will develop the tools to compete in an increasingly global workforce. The degree aims to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the material evidence for a wide range of periods and societies, and to cultivate intellectual skills such as the ability to assess evidence critically, to evaluate different interpretations of the evidence, to construct arguments on the basis of evidence, and to express opinions cogently in speech and in writing. Archaeology addresses big questions about the human past for much of which no written record is available. The Archaeology courses at Cardiff University concentrate on the British Isles, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt. You will learn with staff who undertake exciting research on all periods from early human origins to the recent past. You will also benefit from the department’s facilities which include bespoke teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts. France is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. French is one of the official working languages of the European community and still a global language of culture and diplomacy. We offer French for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course. Your understanding of the French language will be further developed and refined during your year abroad, when you will experience life in a French-speaking country at first hand. It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves exploring many aspects of a country. At Cardiff we aspire to offer a genuinely broad course including optional modules in film, literature, history of art, politics and history. On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of language proficiency, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of French history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society. Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships. Distinctive features •core modules that guarantee a solid base for all, but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirations •research-led teaching allowing you to engage with new ideas that are helping to shape the future of and French studies •a pathway into this degree for beginners who do not have French A-level •a year spent studying or working in a French-speaking country •students of Business French may sit the internationally recognised examination of the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBC - BCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Accepted subjects: Applied Science, Computing, Humanities, Social Science. We will consider BTECs in alternative subjects alongside other academic qualifications and any relevant work or volunteer experience.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 29 points||30-29 overall or 655 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in place of one A-level at the A-level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example, an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A-levels or ABB from 3 A-levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||You must have or be working towards: - English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade C/4 or an equivalent (such as A-levels). If you require a Tier 4 visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements.|
We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
French test. French Language written and oral test.
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.