French, B.A.

French, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #168 (QS) ,
In studying French at UCD, you will: develop your communication skills and critical thinking by exploring the language and cultures of France and other French speaking countries; broaden your understanding and command of a language that is both European and global.

About

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to spend an extra year abroad and graduate with a BA (International). If you wish to reach the level of linguistic proficiency required by employers, we recommend that you opt for the four-year BA (International) degree.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

The communication skills, critical awareness, cultural sensitivity and intellectual flexibility fostered by the study of French make it a good foundation for careers in a wide range of areas, including

  • International business
  • International relations
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Journalism and media
  • Tourism
  • Careers in the EU

A BA in French may also lead to further study, such as the UCD MA in Modern Languages, or other programmes such as European studies, international relations or translation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First YearFoundations in Language and Literature:

  • French Language I and II
  • Reading French Literature I and II

Second YearExpanding Linguistic and Critical Skills:

  • French Language IIa and IIb
  • Option Modules

Final Years

Deepening Linguistic and Cultural Awareness:

  • French Language IIIa and IIIb
  • Option Modules

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            18300 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            5880 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5880 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Dublin

          • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.