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The King’s French with History BA is a four-year programme designed to develop your critical analysis and independent thought process on historical topics, as well as focusing on the advanced study of French language and culture. King’s has a world-class reputation for the study of History, and you will choose from a challenging and diverse range of History modules to study alongside Francophone language and literature, French history, film, politics and philosophy. The interdisciplinary nature of this course will give you a broad and critical understanding of both history and in French language and culture, as well as an advanced capacity for critical thinking and analysis.
We use lectures, seminars and small group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. French language modules concentrate on high standards in written, oral and translation skills, and will involve demanding tutorials with experienced native French lecturers. History modules will be taught by faculty lecturers and will reflect their expertise.
We will assess your progress and attainment on all modules you take in both the French and History sections of the programme through a range of techniques including written exams and coursework. The final degree classification you will receive is dependent on which modules you choose to study in the last two years of the programme.
Located in the heart of London at the Strand Campus, the modern languages centre is close to excellent resources for students, with specialist libraries including the Institut Français, as well as exceptional galleries, theatres and cinemas.
The single honours four-year French degree, like all other joint and major/minor honours programmes, includes a third year spent studying abroad. If you take joint honours in French and another language your year abroad will usually be split between a French-speaking country and a country speaking your other language. If you combine French with a subject that is not another language your whole year abroad will be spent in a French-speaking country. We have exchanges with many different universities in places as diverse as Paris, Montreal, Geneva and Martinique among others.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include History and French at grade A|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 33 credits
M: 12 credits
P: 0 credits
|Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level French and grade A in History. The DELF or DALF (minimum DELF B2) may considered in place of the French component only.|
|Scottish Higher||AAB||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include both History and French at grade D3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in both French and History. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2||Must include French and History. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include both Advanced Higher French and Advanced Higher History at grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).|
Required Subjects: French and History. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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