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Course summary

Develop your French and gain a thorough understanding of different cultures’ development needs on our BA French and International Development course. You'll study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. Learn in a student-centred environment, with small group teaching and a range of project and workshop opportunities. French

  • Your modules in French will enable you to:
  • develop your linguistic proficiency in French to near-native level
  • gain an in-depth understanding of French and francophone cultures
  • immerse yourself in the language and culture of a French-speaking country during your year abroad
You’ll have plenty of scope to practise speaking, writing, reading and understanding French, and you’ll learn about the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of French-speaking countries. Your learning will be supported by a range of materials in French, including cultural and historical texts. International Development Your international development modules will provide:
  • an understanding of the complex global dynamics affecting the planet’s resources, climate, food systems, and human population
  • the ability to critically evaluate key ideas in international development policy and practice
  • the opportunity to explore core development theories and research methods
Your learning will be enhanced by case studies from around the world, providing you with insight into our planet’s fascinating societies, cultures and histories. You will be taught by leading academics from across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, you’ll study with experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and Henley Business School. Placements and Study Abroad with BA French and International Development Our BA French and International Development course includes a year abroad in a French-speaking country, either studying or doing a work placement. During this year, you’ll hone your language skills and immerse yourself in francophone culture. You will be supported by our Year Abroad team to make the most of this experience.


We will be updating this page with module information over the coming weeks.

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

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)100We require a minimum score of 100 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedAWe require a grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.
PTE Academic76We require a minimum score of 76 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEPassOnly ISE III and ISE IV are acceptable and we require a Pass in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

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