BA Czech and French (RR1V)

2017 entry

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UCAS code RR1V
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 270 overall for Single Honours and Joint Honours language-only courses

About BA Czech and French

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

On our Joint Honours degree in Czech and French you will discover the diversity of Czech literature, history, cinema and society from the 19th century to the present. With a wide range of units on offer, you may be able to select authors, topics and texts to suit your interests.

The French course offers a broad range of French studies through the study of language, history, literature and culture, from medieval literature to French cinema.

In year one, you will take units in both languages and then choose from a range of options in years two and four.

During your third year you will spend five months in the Czech Republic, either at university or on a work placement. You will spend the remainder of your third year in a French-speaking country.

In language classes, you will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation skills, using a range of textbooks, media and internet resources.

More about Czech

Find out more about studying Czech at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Czech Language
  • Czech Language and Society
  • Introduction to Czech History
  • Introduction to Czech Literature
  • French Language
  • Reading Literary and Visual Cultures in French
  • Shaping France

Second year

  • Czech Language
  • One to three units on Czech literature, post-war history or society
  • French Language
  • One, two or three optional units in French (choice of literature, culture or history: for example, Race in France, France 1940-44, Paris 1857-97, The French Novel, The French Language: Structures and Varieties)

Third year

Year abroad

Fourth year

  • Czech Language
  • One to three units on post-war Czech literature, cinema or society, modern Slovak and literature
  • French Language
  • One, two or three optional units in French, assessed by dissertation or exam (choice of literature, culture or history: for example, Literature and Political Activism, Francophone Identities in the Visual Arts, The French Renaissance, Around Cubism).
Further details about the course structure for Czech
Further details about the course structure for French

Typical offer for BA Czech and French

(including international A-levels)
ABB including French
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
BBB including French
IB Diploma 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 in Higher Level French
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level with 5 in Higher Level French
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit*. Distinctions may be required in certain units.
BTEC DDM plus grade B in A-level French*
SQASH: AABBB and AH: AB including French
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB77% overall with 8 in French
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.
Academic qualifications*All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with A-level French at grade B or higher (or equivalent).

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Key information about this course

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