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BA History and French
Combine a specialist study of French culture with a range of diverse historical periods.

BA History and French / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

AAB including History (A) plus English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall (core points accepted), to include higher level History (6) with 6,5 in two further subjects to include French

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
VR11
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

BA (Hons) History and French

  • Gives students the opportunity to experience teaching from across 2 broad areas of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of Subject Areas.
  • Students can choose from a wide range of courses, from Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
  • Studies in French will give students the opportunity to study French literature, culture, history and linguistics and give you a solid grounding in French language. It enables students to become proficient enough in French to live and work effectively in a French-speaking environment.
  • 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).
  • 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, Martinique, 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.
  • 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.

Open days

  • The University hold open days regularly (usually June, Sept and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
  • If your application is successful you will be invited to a visit day specifically for your area of study.  On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, meet members of staff and current students and discuss study aims and qualifications with admissions staff.
  • We do not normally interview applicants.  We make offers after carefully considering your UCAS application.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview

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