Anthropology and French at Aberdeen is a great study combination, adding to your existing grounding in what it means to ‘be human’. With an in-depth study of a major modern European language and culture and a period of study abroad, you will develop your language and cultural familiarity skills. The language, perspective and skills you will develop will enable you to pursue a wide range of career options with an international flavour. Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain unique insights into behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world and find connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion. Combining this study with a modern European language and culture brings great value to employers and widens career choices. In French you will benefit from the University's outstanding reputation, having been awarded the highest possible rating in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will have many opportunities to develop your language skills informally as well as through courses and become familiar with French culture, history, and contemporary life. You will also spend the whole of your third year of your five-year degree programme as a Language Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country, taking your language ability and cultural familiarity to a very high level. The combination of skills you will graduate with – including critical thinking, communication and analysis in addition to your language – will open up a wide range of career options. Your skills will particularly appeal to employers in international business and many other fields where people, cultures, and international outlook feature strongly. **Anthropology at Aberdeen is ranked 6th in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. Anthropology at Aberdeen is ranked 3rd in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey. French Studies received the highest possible rating of 'Excellent' in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.**
View all modules on the programme page to find out more about what you will be studying and when. University of Aberdeen modules are designed to give you breadth and depth to your degree. The range of modules you study will allow you to become proficient in all subjects which are directly relevant to your degree giving you greater career options.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.
No previous qualification in French is required for entry to the French beginners' course. Students who already have a qualification in French sit a placement test to determine the language course appropriate to them. All students, whether beginners or with a qualification such as Higher grade, can proceed to Honours, subject to satisfactory performance at levels 1 and 2.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition (online) - DI code is 0818: Overall 78 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.|
|PTE Academic||59||Overall - 59 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online Test is not accepted.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.|
|Institution's Own Test||Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.|
To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, or through a recognised English language test. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.
Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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