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Programme structure: French (BA) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
Students may take up to 40cp of MODL-coded units from lists A-D, and must take at least 80 CP of FREN-coded units. However, MODL30005 may count towards the 80 CP requirement where a dissertation is based in the study of French.
List A
French Language 3 for Single Honours FREN30116 20 Mandatory TB-4
List B - Choose 20 CP from the list below
Les Miserables: Readings and Receptions FREN30030 20 Optional TB-1
The Censor's Scissors, 1750-1830 FREN30112 20 Optional TB-1
Communism in Europe MODL30001 20 Optional TB-1
The Italian City: Medieval and Early Modern Cultures MODL30020 20 Optional TB-1
List C - Choose 20 CP from the list below
French for Business and Enterprise FREN30047 20 Optional TB-4
Around Cubism FREN30096 20 Optional TB-1
Intellectuals and the Media in France FREN30108 20 Optional TB-1
Me, Myself, and I: The Essais of Michel de Montaigne FREN30114 20 Optional TB-1
Propaganda, Politics, and the Islamic Other: Literary Responses to the Crusades FREN30117 20 Optional TB-1
Translating in a Professional Context MODL30010 20 Optional TB-1
Catalan Language (follow-on) MODL30011 20 Optional TB-4
Czech Language (follow-on) MODL30012 20 Optional TB-4
Follow-on Portuguese MODL30037 20 Optional TB-4
Multi- and Plurilingualism: Language Policies across Europe and Beyond MODL30038 20 Optional TB-1
List D - Choose 20 CP from the list below
The Alchemy of Influence: Imitation, Translation, and Creativity FREN30131 20 Optional TB-2
Francophone Women Directors: Documentary Filmmaking FREN30111 20 Optional TB-2
Liaison Interpreting MODL30006 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Pan-Africanism: ideas and archives MODL30026 20 Optional TB-2
The Cultural heritage of Historic Towns and Cities in Europe and Beyond MODL30027 20 Optional TB-2
List E
Independent Study 1 MODL30005 20 Mandatory TB-4
List F
20 CP From Bristol Futures, UWLP or Faculty Wide Units – OR choose an additional 20 CP from lists B-D above OPEN 20 Optional
French (BA)   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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