StudyQA — Bachelor: German and French — University of Kent at Canterbury

German and French

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:2077 Duration:48 months

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Description

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

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.

Requirements

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*

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    "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

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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