201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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French - University of Reading

Expand your horizons and achieve fluency in French by immersing yourself in the history and cultures of the French-speaking world. Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French. Master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. Our small language classes are led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. Enhance your learning with a wide range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film. You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of the country through these modules. Study with staff who are experts in French-speaking literature, history and culture - including the literature of the French Caribbean; French children’s literature and publishing; twentieth-century French history; Medieval literature, history and art; as well as translation and adaptation studies. Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. A total of 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning. Explore a specific topic beyond the language you're learning, through comparative modules. If you really enjoy French cinema, for example, then you can opt to take modules in European and World cinema and gain an even broader knowledge of the medium. Spend up to a year in a French-speaking country, either studying at a university, working on a placement, or as a British Council language assistant in a school. Immerse yourself in the culture and develop your language to a near-native level. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. We provide accelerated learning in French, meaning that you can start from beginner's level if you have not done French A level. All students achieve the same standard of written and spoken French by the final year regardless of which level you join the course at. Please check the entry requirements for more details on entry points. **Careers** On graduation you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in French. This will be an immensely useful skill, while the experience of studying and working abroad demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. The course also provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, analysis, presenting and group working, which will prove useful in a wide range of careers. As such, 94% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies being in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016-17). Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone), marketing, and the fashion industry (Chanel). Or, you may choose to progress to further study.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited 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 £16,475