French & History with a year abroad

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BA

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Full Time

| UCAS code: RV11
A four- year French and History degree programme in the heart of London. Enhance your historical learning and critical thinking and focus on advanced study of French language and culture. History modules cover topics from European medieval history to Modern British politics.

KEY BENEFITS
French
  • Recognised as one of the leading French departments in the UK, distinguished for its world-leading and internationally excellent research.
  • Teaching features innovative approaches to French language, literature, cultural, political and historical studies.
  • Opportunity to study abroad offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture and society and achieve language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities in France and French speaking countries currently including Sorbonne Paris IV, Nanterre Paris X, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Sciences Po Paris, Universiteé des Antilles et de la Guyane, Université d'Aix-Marseille, Universiteé de Montréal, Universiteé de Poitiers, Universiteé Lyon 2, Institut d'études politiques (Lyon), Université de Genève. The year abroad also offers students the opportunity to work as an English Language Assistant on a programme run by the British Council.
  • Opportunity to study abroad offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture and society and achieve language fluency.
  • Combination of language skills, cultural literacy and critical thinking means graduates from King's are highly employable.
  • All students follow core modules in  French language to a high level of proficiency in written and spoken French.

History

  • One of the best history departments in the world, ranked 7th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide (2015).
  • Graduates get top jobs in a wide range of sectors, including law, business, government, heritage, finance and teaching.
  • A wider range of periods and places than most history degrees, from medieval Europe to modern India.
  • Students are taught in a friendly and supportive environment by expert historians.
  • The central London location offers students easy access to world-class museums, collections and libraries.
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UCAS code
RV11
Programme type
Joint honours
Duration
Four years
Location
Strand Campus
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of French
Department of History
Closing date
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice
Fees & funding
For information on fees and funding for undergraduate programmes at King's go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ug/funding/
CONTACTS
Address
Strand Campus
Email
Tel
020 7848 2350/2374
Fax
020 7848 7200


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
This four year programme is designed to develop critical thinking and independence of thought about the past as well as focusing on advanced study of French language and culture. King's has a world-class reputation for the study of History, and students choose from an unrivalled range of options, from medieval Europe to modern India. The Department of French offers options across the whole range of French and Francophone language and literature from the middle ages to the present, as well as modules in French history, film, politics and philosophy.


ABOUT THE Department of French

CAREERS
Many students remain to pursue graduate degrees whilst others go on to take further training in law, finance or the media. A wealth of opportunities are open to French graduates and King’s has an excellent record for employment after graduation. The highly desirable combination of language skills, cultural literacy and critical thinking means that French graduates from King’s are in strong demand in today’s job market. Recent graduates have found employment as…. • Lecturer, Goldsmiths College • Medical Recruitment Administrator, London Deanery • Research Fellow, University of Oxford • International Data Clerk, ES-Three • Recruitment Consultant, Chapman Black • Tenant Manager, Regents Group

TEACHING STYLE
Most teaching takes place in small-group classes and seminars supported by lectures. Modules in the French language are focused on high level skills in written and oral French and involve intensive contact with native speakers of French. We offer specialised modules in translation, while training all students to write and speak French at a high level of sophistication. Modules in French literature, culture, history and politics are taught by lecturers internationally recognised for their expertise in these fields, and aim to develop a broad and deep knowledge of French culture, as well as an advanced capacity for critical thinking and analysis.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
All students of French follow a core language module each year and choose optional modules in the French language, French literature, thought, film, history and politics. Students on all French programmes take a balance of language and content modules. Modules are assessed either by coursework, desk examination, or a combination of both. The final classification you obtain for your degree is based on the modules you take in each of the three or four years of your degree.

LOCATION
Located in the heart of London, the department is close to unparalleled resources for students of French, specialist libraries, the Institut Français, unrivalled galleries, theatres and cinemas. All teaching takes place at the Strand Campus.

SPECIAL NOTES
The single honours four-year French degree, like all other joint and major/minor honours programmes, includes a third year spent studying abroad. If you take joint honours in French and another language your year abroad will usually be split between a French-speaking country and a country speaking your other language. If you combine French with a subject that is not another language your whole year abroad will be spent in a French-speaking country. We have exchanges with many different universities in places as diverse as Paris, Montpellier, Montreal, Geneva and Martinique among others.


ABOUT THE Department of History

CAREERS

The career prospects for King's history graduates are excellent, and our location in the heart of London provides outstanding access to leading employers in many fields. Students develop skills which give them a critical edge in the job market, in particular the ability to process information quickly, think independently and present their ideas in pressure situations. Former King's history students work for national newspapers, in top law firms, in the civil service, in state and private schools, in heritage, banking and business sectors and in many different universities across the globe. Noted King's history graduates include Ronan Bennett (novelist and screenwriter), Janice Hadlow (Controller of BBC Two) and Georgina Henry (Executive comment editor of the Guardian newspaper).  The department runs sessions jointly with thw King's careers service throughout the year, which are specifically designed for History students.

Recent graduates have found employment as…

• Academic Historian
• Dealers’ Assistant, Bonhams
• Research Analyst, Ministry of Defence
• Junior Accounts Executive, Chelgate
• Project Assistant, Heron Evidence Development
• Trusts & Statutory Fundraiser, Crisis UK
• Support Worker, Sense
• Departmental Runner, BBC


TEACHING STYLE
You will have regular and varied contact with staff and other students in lectures, seminars and supervisions. Most teaching takes place in seminars, which usually have between 10 and 20 participants and are a forum for discussion in which students have the opportunity to hone their discussion and presentation skills. Our first-year introductory module is taught in small supervision groups of 5 or 6 students, allowing for close discussion of historical texts and sources, and detailed feedback on your written work. If you choose to write a independent piece of historical research in your final year, which can be on any topic, this will also be taught on a one-to-one basis with a tutor. From the beginning of the degree, you will analyse primary sources as well as the writings of historians. We ensure undergraduate students are exposed to many different approaches to history, and encourage you to adopt a comparative approach, looking at the connections and contrasts between different periods and places throughout the degree. The discipline of research and writing is essential to the development of the skills of the historian. At King's, therefore, we require an extensive amount of written work and independent study.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
The King’s History degree lasts three years and is assessed through a combination of essays, examinations, presentations and dissertations. Students choose from a wide range of modules, which cover historical topics from Medieval times (c400AD onwards) through to the present day. Optional modules in Ancient History are also available through the Department of Classics.

There is one compulsory module each year:
• Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches (first-year)
• History and Memory (second year)
• Thematic Special

In addition, students select more focused options, which students choose according to their own interests and specialisms. There are over 30 optional modules to chose from, which have recently included:
• Alexander the Great
• British Imperial Policy & Decolonisation, 1938-1964
• Caribbean Intellectual History, c1800 to the present
• The French Civil War, 1934-1970
• The History of Australia since 1788
• History of Political Ideas
• The Norman Conquest
• The Northern Ireland Troubles
• The Origins of Reformation in England
• Political Bonds in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
• The Soviet Union and Russia, 1945-2000
• Women and Gender in Early Modern England
• Romans & Barbarians: The Transformation of the Roman West
• Health, surveillance and the modern British state 


All our modules are designed by the lecturers in the department and reflect their own scholarly research specialisms.  For a full list see the department website.

In the final year, students have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic of their choice, working under the one-to-one supervision of a member of staff who is a specialist in the field. As King’s is part of the University of London, second-and final-year students have the option of taking history courses at other institutions (such as UCL, and Royal Holloway), which means our students have an unrivalled choice of modules to choose from. The King’s History programme is unique in its pair of compulsory second-year ‘History and Memory’ modules, where students consider the role of history in the present day, from its social and public uses to the conflicts and controversies it can generate and do so by using London as a real, living source. Field trip teaching on these modules is delivered through downloadable podcasts.


LOCATION
The Department of History at King’s is centrally located on our Strand campus, and is within walking distance of the capital’s famous landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the River Thames and the South Bank. London offers unparalleled historical resources, including the British Museum, British Library, Imperial War Museum and National Gallery.

SPECIAL NOTES
All students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of their History degree at King's and recent popular destinations include The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.

 

Currently, students study the compulsory and core modules listed below. As well as this they can choose from a range of optional modules and dissertations in the French and History departments. Optional modules listed are currently available, but we review these on a regular basis, in order to offer innovative and exciting programmes, and this list is therefore subject to change. For further details please check the departmental websites. All History modules are taught within the History Department unless otherwise indicated, however, during the second and fourth year it is possible to take one History module at another college within the University of London. For a full list of modules available please see www.history.ac.uk

YEAR 1
You take the core and compulsory modules outlined below plus one optional History module.

YEAR 1 CORE
French
Core French Language
Introduction to French Literature (compulsory)

History
Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches

YEAR 1 OPTIONS
Students choose one History module from the following list: 
  • The Making of Britain 400-1400
  • Medieval Europe 400-1500
  • Early Modern Britain 1500-1750
  • Power, Belief and Culture in Europe 1500-1800
  • The Worlds of the British Empire, c1730-1960
  • Europe from 1793 to 1991
  • Politics and Society in Britain, 1780-1945
First year History module descriptions can be found on our website:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/modules/level4/index.aspx

YEAR 2
You take the core and compulsory modules outlined below plus two French optional modules and two History optional modules. During the second year it is possible to take one History option at another college within the University of London.

YEAR 2 CORE
French
Core French Language
The Practice of Translation (compulsory)

YEAR 2 OPTIONS

French
Death and Desire: Love in French Literature before 1700
Writing the Self since 1700 in French Literature
French poetry since 1800
Comedy in French Literature before 1700
The French Novel since 1700
The Idea of France
Modernity and the City
Modern French History


History
Typical second year optional modules:
  • British Economic History from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century
  • Church, State and Nation in Britain, 1750-1939
  • Crime and the Law 1500-1750
  • Europe in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
  • European Jewry & the Transition to Modernity, 1650 - 1850
  • Faith, Nation and Empire in Modern East-Central Europe (1800-present)
  • From Crowd to Court: Cultures of Politics in Later Hanoverian Britain
  • The French Civil War, 1934-1970
  • Friends. Political Bonds in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy (1300-1550)
  • Greek History down to 322BC
  • History and Memory
  • The History of Australia since 1788
  • History of Political Ideas
  • History of the Iberian World, 1492-1822
  • History of the Roman Empire
  • The Sociology of the Middle Ages
  • The Northern Ireland Troubles
  • Religion & Society in Southern Europe
  • Roman History down to 31BC
  • The Soviet Union and Russia, 1945-2000
  • Themes in Early Modern Cultural History
  • Theories of Modern History
Second year students can also choose to take a module at another College of the University of London. A full list of intercollegiate History modules can be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/syllabus/intercollegiate-courses

Second year History module descriptions can be found on our website:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/modules/level5/index.aspx

YEAR 3
Normally spent abroad in a French-speaking country.

YEAR 4
You take the core module outlined below plus three French optional modules and two History optional modules.

YEAR 4 CORE
French
Core French Language

YEAR 4 OPTIONS
French
The Stylistics of Translation
Medieval Occitan Literature
Sixteenth-century Encounters with the New World
Quebecois Fiction and Film Across the Canadian Bicultural Divide
Troubling Desires
Recent French Thought
Contemporary Women's Writing in French 
Images of Algeria
Contemporary French Film
Shadows of Enlightenment
Flaubert
French Feminist Writing
Old French Romance 
Forbidden Love in the Ancien Régime
Desire and the Family in 19th-century French literature
Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its discontents
Citizenship and Exclusion: Theories and Practices

 


History
Students can choose to take a Group III module which involves studying primary source materials or a Thematic Special Subject, in which students think comparatively and theoretically about the different periods and places they have studied in their degree so far.

Typical Group III modules:
  • Alexander the Great
  • Augustus: Power and Propaganda
  • Australia in the Second World War: Strategy, Politics and Diplomacy
  • Britain's Thatcher
  • British Imperial Policy and Decolonisation, 1938-1964
  • Caribbean Intellectual History since 1800
  • Carolingian Europe, c.750-900
  • The Making of a Colonial Regime: Eastern India, 1780-1820
  • The Norman Conquest of Britain
  • The Origins of Reformation in England
  • Reform & Rebellion in England, 1215-1267
  • Romans & Barbarians: The Transformation of the Roman West 350-700
  • Women & Gender in Early Modern England
  • Any intercollegiate Group III (please see http://www.history.ac.uk/syllabus/intercollegiate-courses)
Typical Thematic Special Subject modules:
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Economic Crises
  • Intimacies
  • Nations
  • Ritual
Final year History module descriptions can be found on our website:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/history/modules/level6/index.aspx

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Australia
Tertiary Entrance Ranking
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See entry requirements for Australia
Austria
Reifezeugnis (Matura)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Austria
Belgium
Certificat D
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Belgium
Brazil
Brazil
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Brazil
Bulgaria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Bulgaria
Canada
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Canada .
Chile
Chile
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
China
Gao Kao (University Entrance Examination)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from China
Cyprus
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Czech Republic
Maturita
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

Denmark
Studentereksamen or Hjere Forberedelseseksamen
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Denmark

Estonia
Gmnaasiumi lputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office

Finland
Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (National Matriculation)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Finland
France
Baccalaureat (including the option internationale baccalaureat)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from France
Germany
Abitur
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Germany

Ghana
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

Greece
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Greece

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with the HKDSE

Hungary
Erettsegi
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Hungary

India
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from India
Iran
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Ireland
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level unless otherwise stated)

Six subjects at Higher Level with grades of A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 including grade A1 in both French and History. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Italy
Esame di Stato
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Italy
Japan
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Latvia
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Lithuania
Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Luxembourg
Diplome de Fin D
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Malaysia
Malaysia
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Malaysia
Malta
Matriculation Certificate - Advanced level
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Mexico
Mexico
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Moldova
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Netherlands
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from the Netherlands
New Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Nigeria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Nigeria
Norway
Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Pakistan
High School Certificate (HSSC)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Poland
Matura
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Poland
Portugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Portugal
Romania
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Russia
Attest o (Polnom) Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Russia
Saudi Arabia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Singapore
Singapore A Level
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Singapore
Slovakia
Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Slovenia
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
South Africa
South African Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Spain
Titulo de Bachiller
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Spain
Sweden
Fullständigt Slutbetyg (School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Switzerland
Federal Maturity Certificate
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Turkey
Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
United Kingdom
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A) and History (grade A)
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy
Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
A levels

AAA including grade A in both French and History. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Access to HE Diploma
Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition applicants must either offer an academic qualification equivalent to A-Level grade A in both French and History.  The DELF or DALF (minimum DELF B2) may considered in place of the French component only.
Cambridge Pre-U

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including D3 in both French and History.
Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma - with Distinctions - are likely only to be considered when offered in combination with academic study of both French and History at A-level grade A (or equivalent).
Alternatively, if you meet the DDD grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including grade A in both French and History.
Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).


International Baccalaureate

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including grade 6HL in both French and History. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2). 

European Baccalaureate
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
USA
Advanced Placements/SAT-R and SAT/ACT
Compulsory subjects
French (grade A or equivalent) and History (grade A or equivalent)

See our Entry Requirements for applicants  from the USA and/or Advanced Placement qualifications. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Aptitude testing
No test required

APPLYING TO KING'S
If you are interested in coming to King’s, you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and apply online via the UCAS website (click on 'apply'). If you are applying through a school or college, you will need to obtain a 'buzzword' from the centre you are applying through. Alternatively, you can apply as an individual, independent of a school or college. Please see the UCAS website for instructions. The UCAS institution code name for King’s is KCL, and the institution code is K60.

There are a few programmes which require direct application to King's, this will be stated above

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Most applications are considered between November and March, and suitably qualified applicants will be invited to attend an open day in the department. This will offer an opportunity not only to visit King’s, but also to discuss your aims and ambitions, and to discover whether King’s is the right place for you. You will also be able to participate in an informal seminar discussion with a member of staff, to give you a sense of how learning, teaching and research, the core activities of the department, work together.

Certain candidates, particularly those with relevant life experience or with special requirements and/or qualifications may be asked to attend an interview. This is a fairly relaxed affair. It is an opportunity, like the open day, for you to find out about King’s and whether it is the right place for you to study. Formal admission requirements may be flexible, but evidence of academic study in French is required.

Student profiles

French & History with a year abroad BA

The varied and dynamic course was the principle reason for choosing King’s but also the huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer and of course the prospect of living in central London played a part in my decision making.

So far All the King’s Men has given me many opportunities of performing around London’s venues, a highlight being at the King’s Diwali Charity Show at The Barbican. By joining a sports society I have met a students on other courses as well as keeping fit. After studying I hope to join to Foreign Office and progress to become an Ambassador.

The Strand Campus is a great place to meet friends for a catch up and there is always a buzz. Staying in halls means living in centre of the city and allows you to make great friends. I have found the best way around London is by bike as it is just as quick as all other forms of transport and it is free. Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are great places to relax between studying as there is always something going on there. Casual employment at Westminster Abbey allows me to work when I want so it doesn’t getting it the way of studying.

I chose to study French and History because I didn’t want to neglect learning a language which I had been studying for nine years, and I thought my passion for cultures and languages would compliment a study of History. History has been a passion since childhood due both to fantastic teaching from enthusiastic teachers and visiting many locations of notable historical episodes.

The reason for choosing King's was especially because of the calibre of the history department. The teaching staff are of the highest quality and span such a vast range of historical periods and disciplines that there is an area of interest for everyone. The course content is very comprehensive and with professors who specialise in the subject there is so much more to gain than can be found in textbooks. The Historical Sources, Skills and Analysis course compliments the core course very well and permits the practice and bettering of skills key to becoming a better historian, something other courses couldn't offer.

Being in London when studying History means that you are only a stone's throw away from some of the most exciting places of historical interest. Textbooks write about how revered King Alfred was for his wisdom throughout the ages especially by the Victorians who added his statue to the gates of the High Courts of Justice. Walking to the library from university one can see Alfred's statue and it suddenly has far more meaning. Many key events have happened in this city and they are on our doorstep to discover.