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French and Italian, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
The French and Italian BA offered at the LeicesterUniversity is designed for students who have studied either or both French and Italian to A-level, and wish to study both of those languages to degree level while developing their understanding of the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary France, the Francophone world, and Italy. 
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Overview

Programme Overview

This French and Italian course offered at the University of Leicester allows you to take French or Italian from Beginners level if you wish to. You will divide your time equally between both Italian and French and by the end of the course you will reach an equivalent standard of knowledge and ability in both languages.

At the end of your first year, you will spend three weeks in one of our fully funded Summer Schools where you will be able to immerse yourself in the language and culture you are studying. If you choose to study one of the two languages at beginners level you will spend the summer school in the country of your beginners language. If you are studying two languages at advanced level you may choose which one of those countries to visit.

Throughout the course you will develop your written skills in French and Italian through the production of short pieces of creative writing and other activities such as online language learning and the use of materials taken from French and Italian television and radio, with oral teaching conducted in small groups, mostly by native speakers. We have state-of-the-art language laboratories which can help you learn through interaction with a range of audio and visual media, plus interpreting booths and open access space to study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to French Linguistics
  • Challenging Perspectives: Conflict and Relations in French Culture
  • Bande Dessinée
  • Media and Cultural Practices in France
  • French Urban Space: From City of Lights to the Banlieue
  • History and Memory in French Literature
  • Italian Linguistics
  • History of Italian Cinema
  • Italian Society and Culture under Fascism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB at A-level including French or Italian. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies is accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB at A-level including French or Italian + EPQ at grade B.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction. Plus grade B in A-level (or equivalent) in French or Italian.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in Higher Level French or Italian.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at DDM. Plus Grade B at A-level (or equivalent) in French or Italian.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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