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School of Modern Languages & Cultures | BA French Studies (Modern Languages and Cultures) with Year Abroad (with Foundation Year)

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA French Studies (Modern Languages & Cultures) with Year Abroad (with Foundation Year) at Durham University

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Develop advanced language skills and in-depth cultural awareness as you delve into a range of Modern Languages. A degree in Modern Languages is your passport to exciting international career opportunities.


This BA in Modern Languages & Cultures offers you the opportunity to combine the development of high-level language skills with in-depth critical engagement with other cultures through studying Literature, Art, Film & Visual Culture, History and Politics.


If you already have an A-level (or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, we offer advanced courses in those languages. You will also have the choice to study beginner courses in the above languages or Arabic. Whether you are a beginner or a post-A level student in your chosen languages, you will also study cultural modules together and the beginner and advanced streams fully merge in the final year.


In Year 1 you can study up to three languages, focusing on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also explore aspects of the Literature, Film, Art, History and Politics of the cultures you are studying.


In Year 2 you will be able to study one or two languages, building on your skills and allowing you to begin to specialise in areas that interest you.


You will then spend Year 3 abroad, either as an English Assistant in a school or university, as a student, or on a work placement. You will divide your time between countries whose languages you will study in your final year. This is a time of enormous linguistic and personal development, when you should gain fluency in your language and enjoy a unique opportunity to make new friends, appreciate other cultures and learn to work and study in new ways. You can also apply to add a placement year to your degree, increasing the course from four years to five.


In Year 4 you will develop your advanced skills in one or two chosen languages. You will also continue your Cultural Studies, focusing on your areas of interest (such as the work of a particular writer or the culture of a particular period).


A degree in Modern Languages & Cultures will provide you with an impressive portfolio of cultural knowledge, transferable skills and real-world experiences that is valued by employers worldwide. In particular, the year abroad which, as well as developing language abilities, can also greatly enhance your intercultural, problem-solving and communication skills.


With the UK as a whole producing fewer linguists, proficiency in languages coupled with the intellectual rigour and cultural understanding acquired during your degree will make you highly employable in a wide range of careers both in the UK and internationally. These include occupations such as interpreting, translation and teaching, media and the arts but also working across wider industry in research, administration, human resources, sales and business development and the financial services.


The study of Visual Arts & Film will help you build up future-proof skills.


In a world that increasingly demands visual literacy and is rapidly changing through technologies like AI, it is hard to predict what specialised skills will be needed in future.


For this reason, our programme seeks to enable you to be a nimble thinker and writer, moving across disciplines and geographical areas while still being rigorous In your academic work.


You will cultivate new active learning strategies, understand how to work in teams in the more practice-related elements of the course, develop an ability to solve complex problems, and display creativity, originality and initiative in the range of outputs the course demands. All of these are the kinds of skills identified in the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report in 2020.


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We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA French Studies (Modern Languages & Cultures) with Year Abroad (with Foundation Year) at Durham University

[email protected]


Develop advanced language skills and in-depth cultural awareness as you delve into a range of Modern Languages. A degree in Modern Languages is your passport to exciting international career opportunities.


This BA in Modern Languages & Cultures offers you the opportunity to combine the development of high-level language skills with in-depth critical engagement with other cultures through studying Literature, Art, Film & Visual Culture, History and Politics.


If you already have an A-level (or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, we offer advanced courses in those languages. You will also have the choice to study beginner courses in the above languages or Arabic. Whether you are a beginner or a post-A level student in your chosen languages, you will also study cultural modules together and the beginner and advanced streams fully merge in the final year.


In Year 1 you can study up to three languages, focusing on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also explore aspects of the Literature, Film, Art, History and Politics of the cultures you are studying.


In Year 2 you will be able to study one or two languages, building on your skills and allowing you to begin to specialise in areas that interest you.


You will then spend Year 3 abroad, either as an English Assistant in a school or university, as a student, or on a work placement. You will divide your time between countries whose languages you will study in your final year. This is a time of enormous linguistic and personal development, when you should gain fluency in your language and enjoy a unique opportunity to make new friends, appreciate other cultures and learn to work and study in new ways. You can also apply to add a placement year to your degree, increasing the course from four years to five.


In Year 4 you will develop your advanced skills in one or two chosen languages. You will also continue your Cultural Studies, focusing on your areas of interest (such as the work of a particular writer or the culture of a particular period).


A degree in Modern Languages & Cultures will provide you with an impressive portfolio of cultural knowledge, transferable skills and real-world experiences that is valued by employers worldwide. In particular, the year abroad which, as well as developing language abilities, can also greatly enhance your intercultural, problem-solving and communication skills.


With the UK as a whole producing fewer linguists, proficiency in languages coupled with the intellectual rigour and cultural understanding acquired during your degree will make you highly employable in a wide range of careers both in the UK and internationally. These include occupations such as interpreting, translation and teaching, media and the arts but also working across wider industry in research, administration, human resources, sales and business development and the financial services.


The study of Visual Arts & Film will help you build up future-proof skills.


In a world that increasingly demands visual literacy and is rapidly changing through technologies like AI, it is hard to predict what specialised skills will be needed in future.


For this reason, our programme seeks to enable you to be a nimble thinker and writer, moving across disciplines and geographical areas while still being rigorous In your academic work.


You will cultivate new active learning strategies, understand how to work in teams in the more practice-related elements of the course, develop an ability to solve complex problems, and display creativity, originality and initiative in the range of outputs the course demands. All of these are the kinds of skills identified in the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report in 2020.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

5 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

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Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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