English and French at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s number-two research and creative hub for English literature, language and creative writing. You will study these two subjects from a European historical and contemporary context through top-rated study of French language and literature, history and culture. You will spend a whole year studying in a French-speaking country, and graduate fully prepared for a career across the creative arts, media, business and tourism.Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output.
You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works.
You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills. French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with study of French literature from the middle ages to the present day, plus courses in film, contemporary civilization and culture, taught by experts in Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France.
As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. This subject combination is ideal preparation for careers across the arts, publishing, or media, with the international dimension opening opportunities in business, tourism and many other options.
About this institute
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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