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French (accelerated three year) BA

UCAS code: R102

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our French BA is a stimulating and varied degree accelerated over three years - with one semester spent studying in Paris. The French language modules are complemented by optional modules across a range of French and Francophone literature, culture, history and politics; from the Middle Ages to modern day. You will develop critical thinking and analysis skills, whilst specialising in your own areas of interest. You will be taught in the heart of London, and will spend one semester in Paris in the 2nd year. This degree is not suitable if you are already fluent in French.

Key benefits

  • 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.
  • Study in Paris 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.
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This is a three-year course in which you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year of study. We offer specialised modules in French translation that will enable you to speak and write the language at a sophisticated level. You will also choose from a range of optional modules in French literature, culture, history and politics, all taught by internationally recognised lecturers. Please note, this course is not designed for native French speakers.

Course Aims

  • The 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.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Additional locations

No locations added

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
French.
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include A-level French. 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

35 points

including 665 at Higher Level including Higher Level French. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

For students who meet the level 3 academic criteria but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use small-group classes and seminars to deliver most of the modules on the course. The French BA modules are demanding, focusing on high-level written and oral French skills. Throughout your study pathway you will be supported by native French speakers.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Coursework

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, commentaries, oral presentations, aural comprehension texts, unseen examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 50% and examinations approximately 50% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Many graduates from the French BA course go on to study law, or work in finance or the media after graduation. Others choose to remain in further education. The 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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • 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.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, 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.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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This is a three-year course in which you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year of study. We offer specialised modules in French translation that will enable you to speak and write the language at a sophisticated level. You will also choose from a range of optional modules in French literature, culture, history and politics, all taught by internationally recognised lecturers. Please note, this course is not designed for native French speakers.

Course Aims

  • The 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.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Additional locations

No locations added

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
French.
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include A-level French. 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

35 points

including 665 at Higher Level including Higher Level French. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

For students who meet the level 3 academic criteria but do not have academic study of French, the DELF or DALF will be accepted as evidence of proficiency in French (minimum DELF B2).

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use small-group classes and seminars to deliver most of the modules on the course. The French BA modules are demanding, focusing on high-level written and oral French skills. Throughout your study pathway you will be supported by native French speakers.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Coursework

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, commentaries, oral presentations, aural comprehension texts, unseen examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 50% and examinations approximately 50% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Many graduates from the French BA course go on to study law, or work in finance or the media after graduation. Others choose to remain in further education. The 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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • 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.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, 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.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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