=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

French and Portuguese

Both subjects at Manchester give students a) a firm grounding in their chosen languages and b) the chance to explore in depth the culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature of the countries and communities in which those languages are spoken. Throughout the course students are trained in the relevant modern spoken and written languages, by following a high-level core language course. From Year One, students discover how the languages really work by learning about their morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics. **French** - At least two thirds of native speaker staff, teaching you in French in language' classes as well as mostculture' classes. - Between 3 and 6 hours of French grammar and conversation every week, in order to reach near-native precision and fluency, running in parallel with optional course units on French and Francophone history, politics, literature, popular culture and/or linguistics, from the Early Modern period to the present. - Study, work and/or teach during the Year Abroad, including outside of metropolitan France (for instance in Belgium, Switzerland, Martinique and Quebec). - Long-established partnership with the Alliance Française de Manchester with cultural events throughout the year (film screenings, talks, plays, concerts, exhibitions and intensive language classes). - Collaboration with the Institut de Touraine in the Loire Valley, hosting Easter and Summer French language classes, appropriate for ab initio students and finalists. **Portuguese** - The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. - Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese. - They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola. **Both Languages** Year 3 is spent split between French- and Portuguese-speaking countries (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant). **Special Features** **French** - French Studies provides a newly-revised core language course to help develop your language learning, placing emphasis on acquiring high-level skills built on firm foundations of knowledge of French syntax, morphology, phonetics and phonology. - Our range and quality of courses are regularly cited for praise by external examiners and two colleagues have won University Teaching Excellence Awards. - We offer a wide range of non-language courses, incorporating a research component at all levels. - We offer French at both post-A-level and beginners' level. **Portuguese** - You will be taught by both Portuguese and Brazilian language teachers with specific training and as a result, both your written and your oral work are enhanced by constant exposure to accurate, idiomatic, and documented language. - Cultural content courses are led by academic staff with broad expertise and who publish widely in their field. - There are outstanding resources for students, including world leading collections on Lusophone Africa within the library, and access to hundreds of films and texts on Portugal and Brazil.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500