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Bachelor's Degree in Politics and French

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

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Politics and French

Learn French - a major international language with some 300 million speakers worldwide - while increasing your knowledge of politics. You’ll study abroad for a year to get complete proficiency in French and also take modules on political systems and French history.

On this BA Politics and French degree, you’ll start French at a level that matches your spoken and written ability, which helps ensure rapid progress. You’ll also have excellent resources to support you. The Centre for Language Study at Southampton has everything you need.

A special module in year 2 will make sure you’re ready for working and studying abroad in year 3.

You could spend your year abroad working in:

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

We have partner universities in the Erasmus exchange program across France and Switzerland.

In your final year you can specialise in an area of politics or French that suits your interests and combines well with what you’ve studied so far.

Admission requirements

A-levels

ABB including French

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French

BTEC

  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A level French
  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A level French
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB in A level French and one further A level

Other requirement

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
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Inquiry
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
  • Political Systems

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

  • Applications of Linguistics
  • Elements of Linguistics - Sound, Structure and Meaning
  • Reading Culture
  • Reading the City

Year 2

  • French Language Stage 5
  • Managing Research and Learning
  • The Struggle for Democracy

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

  • Diaspora Politics in Transnational Space
  • American Political Thought
  • Children and Human Rights
  • Chinese Politics
  • Comparative Party Politics
  • Conflicts, Crisis and Identities in the Francophone Context
  • Contemporary Theories of Justice
  • Critics of Empire: Radical and Revolutionary Political Thinkers of the Global South
  • Democratic Theory
  • Democratisation in Global Politics: why do some regimes thrive and others flounder?
  • Development and International Relations
  • Dilemmas of Leadership
  • Discourse Analysis
  • European Security Governance
  • Exploring French Linguistics
  • Gender, Power and Politics
  • Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Imagining European Futures
  • Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in France
  • Language, Ideologies and Attitudes
  • Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
  • Multilingualism
  • Partisans, Public Opinion and Elections: Understanding the Political Mind
  • Political Thinking
  • Politics and Protest
  • Post-War French Thought
  • Power and Ethics Before Machiavelli
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Qualitative Research in Politics & International Relations
  • Realism and Idealism in International Relations
  • Reinventing Democracy: Innovation, Participation and Power
  • Sound and Voice
  • Syntax: Studying Language Structure
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • The EU and European Identity
  • The Politics and Governance of the EU
  • Theorising International Politics
  • Variation and Change in English

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:

  • American Political Thought
  • An ambivalent asylum: the histories and memories of refugees in early twentieth-century France
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Children and Human Rights
  • Chinese Politics
  • Comparative Party Politics
  • Contemporary Theories of Justice
  • Critics of Empire: Radical and Revolutionary Political Thinkers of the Global South
  • Democratic Theory
  • Democratisation in Global Politics: why do some regimes thrive and others flounder?
  • Development and International Relations
  • Diaspora Politics in Transnational Space
  • Dilemmas of Leadership
  • Dissertation in Politics & International Relations
  • English as a Global Language
  • Ethics of Public Policy
  • European Security Governance
  • Fragmented France: Cultures and Identities in Transition
  • French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie
  • Gender, Power and Politics
  • Globalisation and World Politics
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Language and the City
  • Modern Languages Dissertation
  • Partisans, Public Opinion and Elections: Understanding the Political Mind
  • Politics and Protest
  • Power and Ethics Before Machiavelli
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Reinventing Democracy: Innovation, Participation and Power
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sex, Gender and Desire in French Literature and Culture
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • The Politics and Governance of the EU
  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • Writing in a Second Language

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check 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: Politics and French
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

As a Modern Languages graduate, you can choose from a wide variety of employment options. These will make the most of your skills in:

  • gathering and interpreting information
  • working with and leading teams
  • understanding and adapting to different cultures

Continuing studies

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

Career opportunities

Possible careers include roles such as:

  • translator
  • interpreter
  • teacher
  • marketer
  • publisher
  • international development consultant
  • roles in advertising, film and television

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