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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    January 15

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    German and French enables you to learn the language and culture of both France and the German-speaking world.

    German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe.

    French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU.

    Studying at our Canterbury campus gives you a good opportunity to immerse yourself in both languages. There are many overseas students on campus, and our proximity to airports, the Channel ports and the Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet make it quick and easy to get to Paris, Brussels and Lille and from there onto the rest of mainland Europe.

    Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a wide range of TV satellite channels and audio, video and computer-assisted language learning facilities.

    Between Stages 2 and 3 of your degree, you spend a year studying or working abroad in a French or German-speaking country, usually six months in each country, where you can experience the cultures you have been studying first hand and improve your language skills.

    German and French is therefore an ideal combination to enable you gain a broad cultural understanding and to embark on an international career.

    Independent rankings

    In the National Student Survey 2014, French was ranked 8th for student satisfaction. And Modern languages were ranked 14th for student satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Credits Total Kent credits: 360
    Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    FR327 - Learning French 2A (Post GCSE)

    FR328 - Learning French 2B (Post GCSE)

    FR330 - Intensive French for Beginners

    FR300 - Learning French 3 (Post A Level)

    FR301 - Writer and Genre in France I

    FR302 - Writer and Genre in France II

    FR308 - Questions of French Cinema

    FR310 - Twentieth Century France in Crisis

    FR331 - French Drama: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)

    FR332 - French Narratives: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)

    FR337 - Texts and Contexts 1

    FR338 - Texts and Contexts 2

    GE311 - Varieties of German Writing

    GE312 - Images of Germany, 1945-1990

    GE326 - Introduction to German Literature (in translation)

    GE327 - German Pronunciation and Phonetics

    GE328 - Post-1989 German Cinema

    GE330 - Beginners' Danish: Language & Culture

    GE331 - Learning German 2 (Post-GCSE German)

    GE329 - Intensive Beginners German

    GE301 - Learning German 3 (Post A Level)

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    FR589 - Learning French 4

    GE507 - Learning German 4

    GE516 - German Post 'A' Level

    FR593 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 19th century

    FR594 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 20th century

    FR598 - Occupation and Resistance in the French Novel

    FR599 - Description of Modern French

    FR546 - Short Narrative Fiction in French

    FR638 - French Detective Fiction

    FR566 - French: Second Year Extended Essay

    FR620 - Memory and Childhood in 20th Century French Fiction

    FR632 - Modern French Theatre 1

    FR633 - Modern French Theatre (2)

    GE580 - German Extended Essay

    GE584 - Order and Madness: Classical German Literature

    GE586 - Medien und Öffentlichkeit

    GE587 - Life After Modernism? An Introduction to Postmodernist Literature in Ge

    GE591 - German Expressionism 1920-1925

    GE593 - Danish Through the Medium of Crime Fiction

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Year abroad

    The University of Kent has Erasmus agreements with a large number of universities in French and German speaking countries.

    Possible modules may include:

    LA514 - Year Abroad Module

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    FR591 - Learning French 5

    GE503 - Learning German 5

    FR637 - Travels to Japan in Modern French Culture

    FR567 - French: Final Year Dissertation

    FR550 - Images of Monarchy in French Classical Tragedy

    FR561 - Contemporary French Cinema

    FR601 - Mothers and Daughters in Women's Writing

    FR613 - The Reader and the Text

    FR615 - Sociolinguistics of French

    GE593 - Danish Through the Medium of Crime Fiction

    GE592 - German Expressionism 1920-1925

    SCL501 - Languages in the Classroom

    GE588 - Life After Modernism? An Introduction to Postmodernist Literature in Ge

    GE586 - Medien und Öffentlichkeit

    GE585 - Order and Madness: Classical German Literature

    GE580 - German Extended Essay

    GE506 - German Dissertation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • A level: ABB including at least one of French or German at grade B
    • Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 points at HL including French or German HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL A1/A2/B at 5/6/6

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

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