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French, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
This French course from University of Bristol will help you to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in modern spoken and written French, and to develop a thorough understanding of the rich diversity of French culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

About

The French course from University of Bristol includes a period of residence in a French-speaking country on a work or study placement during your third year. Some Bristol students choose to spend their time in France, while others choose more exotic locations such as Senegal or Martinique.

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

The University of Bristol is a thriving centre for the study of modern languages and cultures, with a vibrant learning environment and state-of-the-art multimedia centre.

As well as studying the culture of France itself, you will explore cultures of the Francophone world of North Africa and other former French colonies. We offer a broad range of cultural options, encompassing literature, history, film, linguistics and visual culture. Popular options include French cinema units, as part of our broader specialism in the relationship between literary, visual and musical cultures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday
    • Duration description

      6-7 year(s) part-time. Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • French Language
  • Shaping France
  • Global French
  • Introduction to the Study of Cultures
  • Reading Literary and Visual Cultures in French
  • Political Systems of Modern Europe
  • Woman and Nation
  • French Drama
  • France 1940-44: Occupation and Resistance

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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.

Academic Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including B in French
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBB including B in French
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access to HE Diploma offer: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, and demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B in A-Level French

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18100 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per year
  • For undergraduate course part-time, your tuition fee will normally be pro rata the full-time fee for the course.

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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