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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2017/18 academic year and are for the first year of the programme only.

UK & EU fee
£TBC (2017/18 - see below)
Overseas fee
£17,710 (2017/18)

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Modern Language Plus BA: French with Film Studies

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 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.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: School of European Languages, Culture and Society.

  • 74% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Students must take 4.0 cu each year.

Year One

Compulsory Modules (3.0 course units)

  • FREN1001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN1002 French Oral (0.5cu)
  • FREN1101 The Making of Modern France (0.5cu)
  • FREN1102 Reading French Texts (0.5cu)
  • FREN1105 Romanticism, Realism, Modernism (0.5cu)
  • FREN1106 French Film (0.5 cu)

Francophone students should not take FREN1002 French Oral but should replace it with another French module (0.5cu) if available, another ELCS1***first-year level module (0.5cu) or a module of their choice elsewhere in UCL.

Optional Modules (1.0 course unit)

  • Two ELCS1*** film-related first-year level modules (1.0 cu)

Year Two

Compulsory Modules (1.5 course units)

  • FREN2001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN2002 French Oral (0.5cu)
  • FREN2109 French Film History (0.5cu)

Francophone students should not take FREN2002 French Oral but should replace it with another FREN2*** module (0.5cu).

Optional Modules (2.5 course units)

A total of 2.0cu from FREN2*** modules and 0.5cu ELCS6*** film-related intermediate-level module
A total of 1.5cu from FREN2*** modules and 1.0cu ELCS6*** film-related intermediate-level modules

Year Three (Year Abroad)

Final Year

Compulsory Modules (2.0 course units)

  • FREN4001 Use of French (0.5cu)
  • FREN4002 French Oral (0.5cu)
  • FREN4003 French Essay (0.5 cu)
  • FREN4004 Advanced Translation (0.5 cu)

Optional Modules (2.0 course units)

At least one FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** film-related module (0.5cu) and 1.5cu from other FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** modules

At least one FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** film-related module (0.5cu), 1.0cu from other FREN41**/FREN42**/FREN43** modules and one 0.5cu ELCS4*** advanced-level module.


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.


First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:

  • Recruitment Consultant, Independent Clinical Services
  • Graduate Trainee, Phaidon
  • Analyst, Willis Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Trade Analyst, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK
  • Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs

*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012-2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Application and next steps

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.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017


If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree and you receive an offer, then we shall invite you to a post-offer Open Day, where you can experience the sort of teaching which we offer and life in SELCS.

Our admissions process aims to assess your linguistic abilities and attainments as well as cultural awareness and intellectual potential. We may interview candidates by telephone in order to establish a level of language ability.

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 and Spanish are not taught from beginner's level so an A level or equivalent is essential.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students

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