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Admissions Officer

Mr Joe Tilley

Email: selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3096

Fees and Funding

UK & EU Fee

£9,000 (2013/14)

Overseas Fee

£14,750 (2013/14)

General Funding Notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

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Modern Language Plus BA: French and English

UCAS Code: RY00

The Modern Language Plus BA offers enormous choice and flexibility, combining a modern language (either one you have prior knowledge of, or one new to you), together with another discipline, such as Film Studies, History of Art, Jewish Studies or Management Studies. You will also spend a year abroad.

Degree Summary

Degree Benefits

  • UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite.
  • The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Languages of the Wider World, run by UCL and SOAS, brings together the expertise of a wide range of language specialists.
  • UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
  • Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.

In your first, second and final years you will take courses in your chosen language and the literature, culture, history and linguistics related to it, as well as courses in your chosen discipline. You may also take School of European Languages, Culture and Society (ELCS) courses, which may be from outside your subject area(s), drawing on the full range of specialisms within the school.

Year three is spent abroad in a country where your chosen language is spoken, studying at a university normally with which UCL has an Erasmus or other exchange agreement, working as a British Council Language Assistant or doing a work placement. We expect graduates to achieve the same linguistic competence whether or not they started from scratch.

The following combinations of subjects may be studied together (subject to entry requirements):

  • Dutch and English, History of Art or Management Studies
  • Dutch with Management Studies
  • French and English, History of Art or Philosophy
  • German and English, History of Art or Jewish Studies
  • German with Management Studies
  • Italian and History of Art, Jewish Studies or Management Studies
  • Russian with Management Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies and English or History of Art
  • Scandinavian Studies with Management Studies
  • Spanish and History of Art
  • Spanish with Management Studies.
The above modern languages as well as Hebrew may be studied together as 'and' combinations with:

  • Latin
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Science and Society
and as a 'with' combination with Film Studies.

The final degree awarded on completion will reflect whichever combination you choose.

Your Learning

Your language classes focus on developing active skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading through a variety of methods and media. You will be taught through lectures and seminars, as well as undertaking web-based study and group work.

Assessment

Courses are assessed by a mixture of written and oral examinations, essays and other forms of coursework.

Structure

Students take 4.0 cu each year. Below are the requirements for the French side of your degree. Please consult the English Department for the English side of your degree.

Students must take one ELCS module out of the French side of their degree in either first or second year.  In the final year they can choose whether to take an ELCS module or not.  Students are not permitted to take an ELCS module out of the English side of their degree in any year.

Year One

Compulsory Modules (1.5 course unit)

  • FREN1001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN1002 French Oral (0.5cu)
  • FREN1102 Reading French Texts (0.5cu)

Francophone students take a FREN1*** module (0.5) instead of FREN1002

Optional Modules (0.5 course units)

FREN1101 The Making of Modern France (0.5cu)
or
One ELCS6*** module (0.5 cu)


Year Two

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • FREN2001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN2002 French Oral (0.5cu)

Francophone students take a FREN2*** module (0.5cu) instead of FREN2002

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

A total of 1.0cu from FREN2*** module (0.5cu) 
or
One FREN2*** module (0.5cu) and one ELCS6*** module (0.5cu) if they did not take an ELCS*** module in year 1


Year Three

  • ELCS3001 - Year Abroad Assessment A (1.5 course units)
  • ELCS3002 - Year Abroad Assessment B (1.5 course units)
  • ELCS3005 - Third Year Project C (1.0cu)

Final Year

Compulsory Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • FREN4001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN4002 French Oral (0.5cu)

Francophone students can choose to take FREN4003 French Essay (0.5cu) or FREN4004 Advanced Translation (0.5cu) instead of FREN4002.

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

A total of 1.0cu from FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** modules
or
One FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** module (0.5cu) and one ELCS4*** advanced-level module (0.5cu).

Your Career

There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed in our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2009-2011) of this programme include:

  • Analyst, KPMG (2011)
  • Financial Analyst, JP Morgan (2010)
  • Full-time student, MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King's College London (2010)
  • Graduate Trainee, Johnson & Johnson (2009)
  • Full-time student, MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Glasgow (2009)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Application

Your Application

In your application, you should demonstrate an interest in the literature, culture and history of the language you are proposing to study. Involvement in cultural activities in the language (i.e. reading newspapers and magazines, watching television and films or engaging with relevant communities) is regarded favourably, as is travel to the country in question.

How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree you will be invited to attend an applicant open day at UCL. You may also be asked to respond to an admissions questionnaire and/or attend an interview (at which different languages may be spoken).

For overseas candidates or candidates for whom travel to UCL is difficult alternative arrangements will be made. Our admissions process aims to assess your linguistic abilities and attainments as well as cultural awareness and intellectual potential.

When applying for a place on this programme, all applicants must indicate in the space provided on their application the combination of languages that they wish to be considered for. Please note that French, German and Spanish are not taught from beginner's level so an A level or equivalent is essential.

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