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French with English with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Study across a range of French and Francophone language and literature from the Middle Ages to today, plus diverse choice of English modules, from medieval literature to modern poetry and women's writing. The degree is based in London and includes a year in a French-speaking country.


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.

  • The year abroad offers students the unique opportunity for immersion in French culture. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities in France and French speaking countries currently including Paris Sorbonne (IV), Université Paris X Nanterre, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris), Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Martinique), Université de Provence, Université de Montréal, Université de Poitiers, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Sciences Po (Lyon), Université de Genève, Université Laval, Université de Strasbourg. The year abroad also offers the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/work placement in a French-speaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).

  • 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.

English:

  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

  • Personal attention given to each student, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and a network of support.

  • Offers a wide range of modules, and diverse approaches.

  • Central location offers access to Shakespeare’s Globe, and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.

  • Graduates develop transferable analytical and communications skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.

Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.


Key information

UCAS code R1Q3

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Major/minor honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of English,Department of French

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Entry requirements

Required grades:

AAA

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.

Required grades:

85% overall

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

French and English

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

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 English. 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 English.  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 English

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): DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in both French and English. 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).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in both Advanced Higher French and English (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). 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 English. 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).  

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15 2017.
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Course detail

Description

For more about the Departments of French and English follow the department contact links.

The Department of French offers the possibility of study across the whole range of French and Francophone language and literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, as well as in French history, contemporary French institutions, film, politics and philosophy. This programme includes a year in a French-speaking country.

The English Department prides itself not only on the range and diversity of the modules it offers, from medieval literature to modern poetry and women's writing, but also on the diversity of the approaches it employs, from contemporary literary theory to close textual examination and historical scholarship.

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 course and assessment

We will assess your progress and attainment on all modules you take on both the French and English sections of the programme through a range of techniques including written exams and coursework.  The final degree classification you will receive is dependent on which modules you choose to study in the last two years of the programme.

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, Montreal, Geneva and Martinique among others.

 

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following core and compulsory modules. If there are options available the current choices are also shown. King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the Department(s) for further advice.


    In your first year of study you will take modules totalling 90 credits in French and 30 credits in English.


    Required Modules

    Required Modules

    French:

    • Core French Language (30 Credits)
    • Introduction to French Literature (30 Credits)

    Optional Modules

    French:

    • French Narrative Texts: An Introduction (15 Credits)
    • Text and Performance: An Introduction to French Theatre & Film (15 Credits)
    • Revolution and Reaction in Modern France: An Introduction to Modern French History (15 Credits)
    • French Political Thought (15 Credits)

    English:

    • Language in Time (15 Credits)
    • Classical & Biblical Contexts of English Literature (15 Credits)
    • Introducing Literary Theories (15 Credits)
    • Medieval Literary Culture (15 Credits)
    • Renaissance Literature (15 Credits)
    • Writing London (15 Credits)
  • In the second year you will take modules totalling 90 credits in French and 30 credits in English.


    Required Modules

    French

    • Core French Language (15 Credits)
    • The Practice of Translation. (15 Credits)

    Optional Modules

    French

    You will study modules totalling 60 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

    • Modern French History (15 credits)
    • Death & Desire: Love in French Literature before 1700 (15 credits)
    • The French Novel after 1700 (15 credits)
    • French Poetry after 1800 (15 credits)
    • Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700 (15 credits)
    • Comedy in French Literature before 1700 (15 credits)
    • The Idea of France (15 credits)
    • Modernity and the City (15 credits)
    • French Political Thought II (15 credits)
    • Writing Africa: Anglophone, Francophone (15 credits)

     

    English

    You will study optional modules worth 30 credits from a range of English modules, which may typically include:

    • A Mad World, My Masters: Performing Culture in Jacobean England (15 credits)
    • Australian Literature & Film (15 credits)
    • Creative Writing: the Novel (15 credits)
    • Cultural Encounters: Literature & Language in Anglo-Saxon England (15 credits)
    • Early Modern Sexualities (15 credits)
    • Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing (15 credits)
    • First World War Literature (15 credits)
    • History, Politics & the Elizabethan Imagination (15 credits)
    • Irish Literature & Culture (15 credits)
    • Language of Dance (15 credits)
    • Modernist Fiction (15 credits)
    • Rise of the Novel (15 credits)
    • Narrating the Nation (15 credits)
    • Performance in Medieval Culture (15 credits)
    • Romanticism, Revolution & Representation 1776-1832 (15 credits)
    • Shakespeare in London (15 credits)
    • Subjects of Desire in Medieval Religious Writings (15 credits)
    • The Fin de Siecle (15 credits)
    • Theatre Capital (15 credits)
    • Victorians & Social Change 1840-1870 (15 credits)
  • Your third year of study will be spent abroad at one of our partner institutions which include:

    • Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique Campus, Caribbean
    • University of Aix-en-Provence
    • University of Lyon II
    • IEP Lyon
    • University of Montreal, Canada
    • University of Poitiers
    • Sciences-Po (IEP Paris)
    • Sorbonne IV (Paris)
    • University of Geneva, Switzerland
    • Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
    • École Normale Supérieure  (Paris)
    • University of Strasbourg
    • Université Paris X Nanterre.

    You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or undertake an internship/work placement in a French speaking environment.


  • You take the core module, plus five options in French, plus two modules in English.


    Required Modules

    French

    Required Modules

    • French Language (Final Year) (15 credits)

    Optional Modules

    In addition, you will take a further 75 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

    Optional Modules

    • The Stylistics of Translation (15 credits)
    • Dissertation (15 credits)
    • Proust (15 credits)
    • Images of Algeria (15 credits)
    • Shadows of Enlightenment* (15 credits)
    • Québécois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide (15 credits)
    • Citizenship & Exclusion: Theories and Practices (15 credits)
    • Satire in Early Modern France* (15 credits)
    • The French Revolution Effect: Italy, France, Germany, Greece (15 credits)
    • Queer Sexuality in Pre-Modern French Literature* (15 credits)
    • Sixteenth-century Encounters with the 'New World’* (15 credits)
    • Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century French Culture (15 credits)
    • Contemporary women's writing in French (15 credits)
    • Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its discontents (15 credits)
    • Politics and the Moving Image in post-1968 France (15 credits)
    • Recent French Thought (15 credits)

    English

    In your final year you will study modules totalling 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

    Optional Modules:

    • Ancient Lyric & Poetry (15 credits)
    • Autobiography & Modern Self-Representation (15 credits)
    • Beowulf: Heroes & Other Monsters (15 credits)
    • British Literature & Film (15 credits)
    • Court Cultures in the Age of Elizabeth I (15 credits)
    • Creative Writing: Drama (15 credits)
    • Critically Queer: Literature, Culture & Queer Theory (15 credits)
    • Elizabethan Shakespeare (15 credits)
    • Gender and Performance (15 credits)
    • Imagined Worlds (15 credits)
    • Jacobean Shakespeare (15 credits)
    • James Joyce & Ulysses (15 credits)
    • Jane Austen in Context (15 credits)
    • Literature & Impressionism (15 credits)
    • Medieval Body in Pain (15 credits)
    • Medieval Romance (15 credits)
    • Memory & Time in the 19th Century (15 credits)
    • Performance Philosophy (15 credits)
    • Post-Colonial Australian Literature (15 credits)
    • Post-Colonial Perspectives (15 credits)
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Many graduates from the French and English BA course choose to remain in further education and go on to study in law, finance or media after graduation. The highly desirable combination of language skills, cultural literacy and critical thinking means that French graduates from King’s are in high demand in today’s employment market.

Career destinations

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.

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The current tuition fee is set as £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

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Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18). This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

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