IPML French and Italian / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- Integrated Professional Master in Languages
- 4, 5 or 6 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA including both languages to be studied
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37 points overall
Higher Level Requirements - 6,6,6 including both subjects to be studied
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
The Integrated Professional Master in Languages (IPML) involves four years of full-time study in Manchester of two of the languages offered by the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Both languages are studied at an advanced level (post-A-level or equivalent) and the final year of study is taught and assessed at master's level. The student's time in Manchester is combined with a minimum of two compulsory periods of residence abroad. Depending on the pathway and the residence abroad options chosen by the student, the IPML may be completed as a four-, five- or six-year programme.
- 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).
- Students may also take 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.
- Students develop detailed knowledge of the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day.
- The range of units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture of the peninsula and are taught by specialists in the fields.
- We offer a linguistics pathway through the programme for those interested in the history of the Italian language and its dialects.
- Assessment comprises methods including essays, commentaries, presentations and exams. Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar and oral work.
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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