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French

Why study at Roehampton

  • Teaching is done in small groups to give you a dedicated and focused learning experience.
  • Specialist media and language technology.
  • Boost your CV with a language-based work placement through our links with schools, the British Council and employers overseas in countries such as Belgium, France and many others.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)
  • We are the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2015)

You will have the opportunity to study or work in a French speaking country during your year abroad (usually in your third year)

Adding a language to your degree will give you the competitive edge to pursue jobs in the global arena. Doing this combined degree means you can immerse yourself in the French language and culture while gaining skills in your choice of subject, such as English literature, film or business management.

You will have the chance to explore the Francophone world by spending your third year studying or working in a French-speaking country.

Join the course as a complete beginner or with A Level French (or equivalent).

More details

  • The course includes a fully accredited, compulsory year abroad in a French-speaking country, and if you are eligible for a full-year Erasmus grant, you may be exempted from tuition fees for that year.
  • An annual award of £250 is made to the best dissertations/research projects written in the final year.
  • Students have access to the University's multimedia Languages Centre.

Year-by-year summary

First year

Your first year will combine intensive language modules with an introductory module on French (and the French-speaking world) history, culture and society. These will provide you with a solid foundation for your remaining three years of French study, leading to proficiency in spoken and written French, and to a sound knowledge of French in the modern world.

Second year

Language study continues to form the main component of the programme, but you will also be able to choose from a variety of modules. Recent examples have ranged from European Cinema and Image, Text and Context to Translating and Interpreting. The aim of the compulsory and optional modules is to prepare you fully for your year abroad.

Third year

You spend your third year abroad, either on an exchange programme at one of our partner universities, as an English-language assistant in a school or college, or on a work placement in a French speaking country.

Fourth year

Alongside Advanced French Language you will have the chance of further optional modules. Recent examples hve included Media Translation, Interpreting, French Research Project, or a work placement in which you use your language skills in a business or community context.

    From the second year, most of the teaching is conducted in French.  

    Recommended reading

    If you choose to study French, it would be recommended to read books such as: Michael Temple and Michael Witt's The French Cinema Book (BFI) or Adrian Battye and Marie-Anne Hintze's The French Language today (Routledge).

    Example modules

    • French Language in Context
    • Francophone Cultural Identities
    • Language Research Project

    Career options

    Students can use their languages directly, as teachers or translators, or work in business, the media or journalism.

    Level

    Undergraduate

    BA/BSc
    Combined Honours

    Combined honours

    Entry requirements

    Specific entry requirements »

    General entry requirements »

    Department

    Media, Culture and Language »

    Duration

    Full-time: 4 years; Part-time: by arrangement

    Tuition fees

    £9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

    £12,000 (2015; International) »

    Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

    Programme outline

    View the full details »

    View Key Information Set »

    Combinations

    Business Management [NR29] »

    English Literature [QR3X] »

    Film [PR39] »

    Journalism [RP95] »

    Related courses

    English Language and Linguistics »

    MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL »

    MA PGDip Specialised Translation »

    MA PGDip PGCert Audiovisual Translation »

    Spanish »

    Translation »

    Further information

    Contact our Enquiries team
    enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
    +44 (0)20 8392 3232

    Undergraduate open day

    Saturday 3 October 2015

     
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