French is a major world language, spoken in Africa as well as in Europe and Canada. Its art and thought have played a central part in creating modern civilisation.
Studying this programme will give you near-native fluency thanks to four years of intensive training.
You will also explore French culture, including Francophone literature and cinema, fascinating political history, social movements and philosophical ideas.
Our courses cover material from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century and include specialist options taught by leading experts in their field.
You will focus on developing your understanding of methods of communication.
how we learn language
the principles of theoretical linguistics
regional and social variations of English, and of languages in general
While developing your linguistic research techniques, you will examine the structure of spoken and written English. You will also study patterns of linguistic change in the UK and beyond.
We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.
Our language programmes are also extremely flexible. In Years 1 and 2, you will choose option courses from a broad list of disciplines in addition to your core subjects.
Studying languages and cultures to degree level, especially when you spend a year abroad, gives you a set of skills and life experiences highly prized by employers.
By the end of the French and English Language programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will be able to speak a major language of international communication, one of the most widely spoken in the world. You will be able to work in the 29 countries where French is an official language.
You will also be able to find opportunities in the many multinational companies and institutions where French is a working language, such as the European Commission.
Our employment statistics for language graduates are impressive. Our graduates can be found in every sector, especially those that require disciplined and imaginative thinking.
Many of our former students are working in roles where language skills are of special value, such as:
This includes for multinational companies, political institutions, and other organisations in the European Union and beyond.
- If you have a limited knowledge of French, you will take French 1A, an intensive language course that also introduces you to French culture.
- If you have studied French beyond National 5 (SQA) or GCSE level, you will take French 1B. As well as developing your written and spoken language skills, this course focuses on modern French literature, culture and civilisation.
- We will introduce you to the extraordinary richness and variety of one of the world's great civilisations by focusing on social and political events from the Second World War to the 21st century.
- You will take two semester-long introductory courses in English Language:
- Linguistics and English Language 1A: this offers a brief introduction to the study of language in general, and of English in particular.
- Linguistics and English Language 1B: this will help you develop the tools needed to investigate the different subsystems of language.
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The standard entry requirement is:
- SQA Highers: AAAA-AABB by end of S5 or AAAA-AAAB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
- A Levels: AAB - ABB.
- IB: 36 points with 665 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.
International23100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home - RUK fees: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
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