Our BA French and Linguistics gives you the opportunity of studying a neighbouring European culture and its hugely important language. Your degree will focus on a range of topics within French studies, including linguistics, contemporary society, history, literature and cinema. Linguistics is the study of language in all its forms and is concerned with the many different facets of language, from the physical properties of sound waves in speech and the structure of sentences to the social context in which conversations are embedded. At Southampton, linguistics modules cover various areas of linguistics, including how languages are structured, their differences and similarities, how they are taught and learned, as well as how their use varies in different speech communities. The broad range of linguistics modules available reflects our expertise and our emphasis on choice. Modern languages and linguistics at Southampton is consistently ranked in the top five in the UK by The Guardian University Guide and we are ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014). Teaching and learning is supported by three research centres, Transnational Studies, Global Englishes and Applied Language Research. You will be able to learn another language such as Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish from scratch, and reach graduate level in Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese.
Optional modules include: The Making of Modern French; Exploring French Linguistics; French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in France; Post-war French Thought; Faces of France; Identities in Crisis: Post-War French Literature and Film; Flaubert’s France; An Ambivalent Asylum: The Histories and Memories of Refugees in Early Twentieth-Century France; Sex, Gender and Desire in French Literature and Culture; Fragmented France; Elements of Linguistics; Applications of Linguistics; Syntax: Studying Language Structure; Sound and Voice; Psycholinguistics; Discourse Analysis; Advanced Syntax; Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language; Language Teaching Theory and Practice; Second Language Acquisition Theory
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
We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 6.0|
All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|