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Bachelor's Degree in French and History

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Southampton
English
September 2022

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in French and History

This French and History degree offers you flexibility and variety. You'll become fluent in an internationally important language, and gain a deep understanding of contemporary French culture. Your history modules will give you a global perspective on past societies. You'll spend a year in a French-speaking country to develop your language skills and boost your employability.

French is spoken in countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. Speaking the language with confidence will open up travel and work opportunities across the world.

You’ll start your language studies at the right level based on your existing ability in spoken and written French. You’ll have excellent resources to support you at the Centre for Language Study.

You can explore a wide range of topics in History, including conflict and culture in world histories, empires, and the First World War.

As well as studying French and History, you’ll develop advanced analytical skills.

A special module in year 2 will make sure you’re ready for working and studying abroad in year 3. You can spend the year in countries such as:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • La Réunion

Admission requirements

A-levels

AAB including Grades AB in History (or a related subject*) and French

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in History (or a related subject*) and French

BTEC

  • Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level French.
  • Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level French.
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level French.

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for ML students
  • French Language Stage 4
  • Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
  • World Histories: Contact, Conflict and Culture from Ancient to Modern

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Applications of Linguistics
  • Castles: Military technology and social change from the middle ages to the modern
  • Clash of Superpowers: United States versus China
  • Content and discontent: Culture and British society, 1815-1914
  • Elements of Linguistics - Sound, Structure and Meaning
  • From Alexander to Augustus: leadership in the Ancient World
  • Humanities, the Human and the Non-Human
  • Introduction to Ethnography: Food and Culture
  • Jewish Life and Death in Europe
  • Landscapes and Seascapes of Britain’s Past
  • Pandemic, Famine, War and Popular Revolt: The Apocalyptic Fourteenth Century
  • Racism and Resistance: From Slavery to BLM
  • Reading Culture
  • Reading the City
  • Sexual Politics: Gender History in Twentieth Century Britain
  • The Islamic World: Pakistan and Iran in the Modern Era
  • The Tudors
  • Wonderful things: World history in 40 objects

Year 2

  • French Language Stage 5
  • Managing Research and Learning

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Ancient Rome: the First Metropolis
  • Arabian Nights and Days: The World of the 1001 Nights
  • Blitzed Brits: Politics, Society and Culture in the Second World War
  • Conflicts, Crisis and Identities in the Francophone Context
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Exploring French Linguistics
  • From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
  • Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
  • Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in France
  • Imperial China: From China’s mythical emperors to the 19th century
  • Imperialism and Nationalism in British India
  • Islamism – from the 1980s to the present
  • Language, Ideologies and Attitudes
  • Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
  • Multilingualism
  • Myth and the Ancient World
  • Nelson Mandela: A South African life
  • Plague, Fire and Popish Plots: The Worlds of Charles II
  • Post-War French Thought
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
  • Ragtime! The Making of Modern America
  • Retail Therapy: A journey through the cultural history of shopping
  • Roman Emperors and Imperial Lives
  • Sex, Death and Money: the United Kingdom in the 1960s
  • Sound and Voice
  • Stalin and Stalinism
  • Syntax: Studying Language Structure
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • The Age of Discovery? c.1350-c.1650
  • The EU and European Identity
  • The First British Empire: the beginnings of English dominance, 1050-1300
  • The Making of Englishness
  • Treason and Plot: A History of Modern Treason
  • Underworlds: A cultural history of urban nightlife in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Variation and Change in English
  • Vienna and Berlin: Society, Politics and Culture from 1890 to the Present
  • Wellington and the war against Napoleon
  • Witchcraft in England, 1542-1736

Year 3

  • Year Abroad Research Project YARP

Year 4

  • French Language Stage 7
  • Seeing and being seen: Study Abroad re-entry

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • A Short History of the Ethics of War
  • A Short History of the Homosexual
  • A Short History of the Populist Leader
  • America and the world, 1945-2020: technology, conflict and the lives of others (Part 1)
  • America and the world, 1945-2020: technology, conflict and the lives of others (Part 2)
  • An ambivalent asylum: the histories and memories of refugees in early twentieth-century France
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Emperor Julian and the Last Pagans of Rome Part 1, Julian: hero and apostate
  • Emperor Julian and the Last Pagans of Rome Part 2, Julian: hero and apostate
  • Empires In Crisis: The Austro-Hungarian And Russian Revolutions, 1900-1921 (Part 1)
  • Empires In Crisis: The Austro-Hungarian And Russian Revolutions, 1900-1921 (Part 2)
  • English as a Global Language
  • Entangled Histories: France and Germany in the mid-century era (Part 1)
  • Entangled Histories: France and Germany in the mid-century era (Part 2)
  • Fragmented France: Cultures and Identities in Transition
  • French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie
  • From Tyranny to Revolution: England 1625-49: Part 1
  • From Tyranny to Revolution: England, 1625-49 Part 2
  • History Dissertation
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Language and the City
  • Modern Languages Dissertation
  • More than Pyramids & Pharaohs? Ancient Egypt in Context
  • Reading Histories
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sex, Gender and Desire in French Literature and Culture
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • The British in India: From the East India Company to Partition (Part 1)
  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • War on Land and at Sea, c.1300-c.1453 Part 1
  • Writing in a Second Language
  • ‘Great’ Britain? Rethinking Victorian society (Part 1)
  • ‘Great’ Britain? Rethinking Victorian society (Part 2)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300

Qualification

  • Final award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons))
  • Name of award: French and History
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career opportunities

Previous graduates have gone on to careers including:

  • translation
  • interpreting
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • international development
  • advertising, film and television

Many of our graduates go on to further study. Subjects taken include interpreting and translating, law, accountancy, management and international relations.

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