BA European Studies and a Modern Language (French) / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
34 points overall to include 6, 5, 5 in higher level subjects to include English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
European Studies and French
Combines a Language programme in French with core course units in Politics, focusing in particular on international and comparative politics, and on Europe and the European Union. On the French side of this programme, you will take courses about the cultures and societies relating to your main language. On the European Studies side, as well as the core course units in politics, you will have an increasingly wide choice of courses in politics, economics and economic history, sociology and social anthropology, and history. The course is designed to equip students with strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of contemporary Europe through the range of subjects studied.
Year 3 is spent in a country where your main language is spoken, either at one of Manchester's partner universities, or as a Language Assistant in a school or college, or on a work placement. This year abroad can also be split between university study and a work placement.
- French courses at Manchester give students a firm grounding in French language and the chance to explore in depth French culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature. They equip students with the skills needed to thrive in French-speaking environments. Throughout the course students are trained in modern spoken and written French by following a high-level core language course. From Year One, students discover how the language really works by learning about its morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics. Students thoroughly develop their French language skills by working with a variety of oral and written French texts and engaging in discussions in French (most of this language instruction takes place in French and is predominantly taught by native speakers).
- Language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a set of broad-based content courses that provide essential grounding in key areas of French and Francophone culture (especially visual studies), society, linguistics, history and literature. Some of the content teaching on these courses is in English, so that students can focus fully on the new concepts introduced to them and can hone not only their French language skills, but also their expression and accuracy in English: key transferable skills for the workplace following graduation.
- Core language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other Francophone-related topic areas and by a period spent in a French-speaking country, such as at our popular university exchange partners in Brussels, Geneva, Lyon, Martinique, Paris, La Réunion and Quebec. Our students also teach English in schools across the world as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme, and many complete work placements across Europe, Africa and North America.
- Independent, monitored self-study reinforces students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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