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French and Politics Queen's University Belfast Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

French is one of the major languages of global trade and of international relations. It is one of the official languages of the European Union, and is the official or administrative language in over 45 countries or regions worldwide. At Queen's, French Studies reflects the dynamism and cultural diversity of the French-speaking world today. Students explore a variety of contemporary issues, historical periods and geographical areas through a range of media including art, cinema, linguistics and literature. Studying French offers an insight into the language and society of metropolitan France and opens up exciting vistas of cultures throughout the world. Our degrees cater for Beginners and for students with AS-level and A-level French.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code RL12
Institution code Q75
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB Including grade B in French.

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher ABBBB Including grade B in French.

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points Successful completion of IBD with 33 points overall including 6(French),5,5 at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 - H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 Including grade H3 in French.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Including grade B in French.

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Applicants who have not taken French beyond GCSE level may be eligible for the Beginners pathway, where evidence of linguistic ability is required, typically GCSE grade B in French or, if not taken, grade B in a Modern European language.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,275 Year 1
International £16,400 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,275 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2019-20. The tuition fees for 2020-21 are not yet available. Further information is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/

Provider information

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Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN


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