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BA French and Italian
Gain specialised language and culture skills with a focus on France and Italy.

BA French and Italian / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades ABB-BBB including one of the languages to be studied

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34-32 points overall (core points accepted), Higher Level Requirements 6,5,5 including one of the languages to be studied.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
RR13
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

French

  • Gives students a firm grounding in French language and the chance to explore French culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature. Equips students with the skills needed to thrive in French-speaking environments.
  • Students are trained in modern spoken and written French by following a high-level core language course. They discover how the language works by learning about its morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics.
  • Students develop their language skills by working with oral and written French texts and engaging in discussions in French (most of this language instruction takes place in French and is largely 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, 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.
  • Students may also take a set of broad-based content courses that provide 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 students can focus fully on 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.

Italian  

  • Students develop knowledge of the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day.
  • The units offered across 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.
  • Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar and oral work.
  • Part of the third year is spent abroad in Italy. Students can choose to complete work placements, teach English in schools through the British Council assistantship scheme, or take advantage of our variety of Erasmus exchanges.

  The degree is awarded as a single class, based on the marks achieved in both languages.

Open days

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.

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

See: About us

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