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French and Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
You’re as much a Francophile as you are an Hispanophile. On this French and Spanish degree offered at the University of Leicester, you can be both. You’ll study and practise both the French and Spanish languages, as well as exploring the diverse societies and cultures connected to each of them throughout the world.
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Overview

Programme Overview

The French and Spanish BA offered at the University of Leicester is designed for students who have studied either or both French and Spanish to A-level, and wish to study both of those languages to degree level while discovering and developing understanding of the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary France and the Francophone world, Spain, and Latin America. This course is suitable for students with an A-level in French and Spanish, as well as those who wish to take one of those languages from Beginners level. The course is divided equally between both languages and you will reach an equivalent standard of knowledge and ability in both by the end of the course.

Throughout the course you will develop written skills in French and Spanish through the production of short pieces of creative writing and other activities, including online language learning and the use of materials taken from French and Spanish television. Oral teaching is 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.

Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide and exciting range of careers. You will be able to immerse yourself in a rich culture of learning-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment, and you will be supported by our team of personal tutors to help you make the best of your time here.

You will study abroad for a year, where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with several universities in Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement. In addition, 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.

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 Studies
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • 20th Century French Literature
  • Introduction to Francophonie
  • Latin American Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature and Film

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.

  • 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 Spanish. 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 Spanish + 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 Spanish.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in Higher Level French or Spanish.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at DDM. Plus Grade B at A-level (or equivalent) in French or Spanish.

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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
    Living Costs

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Funding

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