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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 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 Lumiere Lyon 2, Sciences Po (Lyon), Université de Geneve, Université Laval, Université de Strasbourg. The year abroad also offers students the opportunity to work as an English Language Assistant on a programme run by the British Council.

  • 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 (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

35 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

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

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

D3 D3 D3

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

Further information below

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016

Required grades:

85% overall

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

French (grade A) and English (grade A)

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: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers 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).

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 15th 2016
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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

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, 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.


    You take the core and compulsory modules outlined plus two optional modules in French and two modules in English.


    Required Modules

    French:

    Core French Language

    Introduction to French Literature (compulsory)

    Optional Modules

    French:

    French Narrative Texts: an Introduction

    Subjects & Selves: an Introduction to French Thought

    Text & Performance: an Introduction to French Theatre & Film

    Revolution & Reaction in Modern France: an Introduction to Modern French History

    French Political Thought

    English:

    Language in Time

    Classical & Biblical Contexts of English Literature

    Introducing Literary Theories

    Medieval Literary Culture

    Reading Poetry

    Renaissance Literature

    Writing London

  • You take the core and compulsory modules plus four options in French and two modules in English.


    Required Modules

    French:

    Core French Language

    The Practice of Translation (compulsory)

    Optional Modules

    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

    French Political Thought II

    English:

    A Mad World, My Masters: Performing Culture in Jacobean London

    Australian Literature & Film

    Creative Writing: the Novel

    Cultural Encounters: Literature & Language in Anglo-Saxon England

    Early Modern Sexualities

    Eighteenth-Century Travel Writing

    First World War Literature

    History, Politics & the Elizabethan Imagination

    Irish Literature & Culture

    Language of Dance

    Modernist Fiction

    Rise of the Novel

    Narrating the Nation

    Performance in Medieval Culture,

    Romanticism, Revolution & Representation 1776-1832

    Shakespeare in London

    Subjects of Desire in Medieval Religious Writings

    The Fin de Siecle

    Theatre Capital

    Victorians & Social Change 1840-1870

  • Normally spent in a French-speaking country.


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


    Required Modules

    French:

    Core French Language

    Optional Modules

    French:

    The Stylistics of Translation

    Medieval Occitan Literature

    Sixteenth-century Encounters with the New World

    Proust

    Troubling Desires

    Recent French Thought

    Contemporary Women's Writing in French

    Images of Algeria

    Contemporary French Film

    Shadows of Enlightenment

    French Feminist Writing

    Québécois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide

    Old French Romance

    Desire and the Family in 19th-century French literature

    Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its discontents

    Citizenship and Exclusion: Theories and Practices

    Satire in Early Modern France

    Mind and World in Twentieth-Century French Poetry

     

    English:

    Ancient Lyric & Poetry

    Autobiography & Modern Self-Representation

    Beowulf: Heroes & Other Monsters

    British Literature & Film

    Court Cultures in the Age of Elizabeth I

    Creative Writing: Drama

    Critically Queer: Literature, Culture & Queer Theory

    Elizabethan Shakespeare

    Gender and Performance

    Imagined Worlds

    Jacobean Shakespeare

    James Joyce & Ulysses

    Jane Austen in Context

    Literature & Impressionism

    Medieval Body in Pain

    Medieval Romance

    Memory & Time in the 19th Century

    Performance Philosophy

    Post Colonial Australian Literature

    Post Colonial Perspectives

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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

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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Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

The current King’s fee payable during your year(s) abroad is £1,350 p.a.*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£16,250 p.a. (2016/17)**

The current King’s fee payable during your year(s) abroad is 1/3 of the full-year fee p.a.**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

 **This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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