French and History at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Studying a History and French degree allows you to explore a cross-section of profoundly different periods and historically significant worlds, alongside a study of French language, culture and fiction. Our four-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. During your year spent in France, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business. Your early studies will concentrate on the early modern world from and modern British history, together with French language and culture. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the unique cultural environment of Paris, our generous range of modules has it covered. Swansea is a perfect gateway to the past. Within a short journey you will discover magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower. Based on our stunning Singleton Park Campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress. Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific interests. You may pursue vocational themes in translation and language teaching, and three separate work placement programmes are available to help prepare you for graduate life. History and French students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation. Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter. A year in France will enrich the study experience and boosts your career prospects. Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes-Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum. History at Swansea is ranked: • 16th in the UK for Student Voice (NSS 2023*) *Based on the average positivity score across questions 22 to 25 in the NSS 2023 when ranked against 33 universities featured in the Times Good University Guide. French at Swansea is ranked: • 12th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2024) Please visit our course page for more information:


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including: • Making History • Introduction to Culture and Linguistic Traditions Your second year comprises mostly of optional modules, enabling you to shape your own degree. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • The Global First World War • History, Heritage and Classics Study Trip • French Language Your third year will be spent in France, either studying at a university, teaching in a school or working in a business. Your fourth and final year is made up entirely of optional modules, and can include an independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment may include: • Presentations • Group Work • Personal Reflection Throughout your degree you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page or get in touch with us at [email protected]

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

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English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

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French and History at Swansea University - UCAS