BA French and Portuguese (RR15)

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UCAS code RR15
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
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

About BA French and Portuguese

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.

The University of Bristol is a thriving centre for the study of modern languages and cultures, with a vibrant learning environment and state-of-the-art multimedia centre.

This Joint Honours degree enables you to explore two of the oldest cultures in Europe, as well as opening a gateway to exploring societies worldwide. French is spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world, and Francophone countries offer diverse and stimulating cultures for study. Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world, and with the rise of the Brazilian and Angolan economies, and recent major sporting events in Brazil, Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand.

You will achieve a high degree of fluency and accuracy in written and oral registers in both French and Portuguese, and study the history, literature and culture of countries where they are spoken. Many students find that studying two languages makes them stronger linguists.

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

You will spend half of your third year in a French-speaking country and the other half in a Portuguese-speaking country, undertaking study or work placements.

View all our French courses

See a list of all French and Portuguese degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA French and Portuguese - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including B in French
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including B in French
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, and demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B in A-Level French
BTEC offer DDM plus B in A-level French
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including French, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.0 in French
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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