English Language and French Studies BA Hons - 2020 Entry
This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied French before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.
In French Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. You’ll explore France’s history, culture, politics and social background. You’ll also learn how the English language functions and study traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. In the following year you’ll study core modules such as English Phonetics and Shaping Contemporary France, and develop your French language skills. You’ll also be able to choose from options ranging from Society on Screen to Discourse Analysis. Studying English Language, in tandem with French Studies, will give you greater awareness of language use within context, equipping you with the skills to identify how language structure interacts with meaning.
Your third year living abroad will deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year in France.
On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your French to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels, and you can specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Translation as a Cultural Practice or Francophone Voices. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.
The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll acquire are highly prized by employers. The English Language element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. The British Council, Civil and Diplomatic services and other international agencies offer many interesting career paths for language graduates.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level French, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native French speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction accepted alongside appropriate evidence of language ability
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Developing Academic Practice
- English Grammar
- English Phonetics
- French Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)
- French Language: Oral skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1))
- French Language: Written Skills (CEFR: B2)
- French Language: Written Skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1)
- Second Year Programme for Academic Skills, Employability and International placement preparation
- Shaping Contemporary France: Moments and Movements
- Child Language Acquisition
- Corporate communication
- Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures
- Discourse Analysis: Looking at Language in Use
- Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945
- Independent Study
- Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain
- Language and Pedagogic Practice
- Language Origins and Evolution
- Literacy and Education
- Professional Contexts for Modern Languages
- Society on Screen: The Language of Film
- Sounds of the World's Languages
- Structures of the World's Languages
- The Language of Advertising
- Understanding culture
- Understanding Media
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Forensic Linguistics
- Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
- French Culture in the Digital Age
- Full Unit Dissertation
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class
- Language Change in English and Beyond
- Language in the Workplace: Topics in Professional Communication
- Language, Culture and Thought
- Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
- Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000
- Schools Volunteering Module
- The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)
- Topics in Phonetic and Phonological Theory
- Translation as a Cultural Practice
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Employers increasingly recognise the invaluable linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills acquired by graduates with language degrees and your English Language degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education and speech therapy to the creative arts, social work and counselling.
Our graduates have found employment in journalism, library work, advertising, business, management, EU sales and marketing, computing and accountancy. Many of our graduates become teachers of foreign languages in this country or teach English overseas. The Civil Service, Diplomatic Service, British Council and other international agencies also offer interesting career opportunities for graduates with good language skills.
Some of our graduates continue their studies to a higher level, at Lancaster and elsewhere. A postgraduate degree can open up opportunities in higher education, while others take specific professional qualifications, such as interpreting.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2019 were:
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Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
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