BA French (R100)

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UCAS code R100
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

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 course will help you to achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy in modern spoken and written French, and to develop a thorough understanding of the rich diversity of French culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

As well as studying the culture of France itself, you will explore cultures of the Francophone world of North Africa and other former French colonies. We offer a broad range of cultural options, encompassing literature, history, film, linguistics and visual culture. Popular options include French cinema units, as part of our broader specialism in the relationship between literary, visual and musical cultures.

The course includes a period of residence in a French-speaking country on a work or study placement during your third year. Some Bristol students choose to spend their time in France, while others choose more exotic locations such as Senegal or Martinique.

View all our French courses

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

Typical offer for BA French - 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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