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BAEnglish and French

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

For the student of English literature, French is a particularly relevant choice for a combined course, since for much of its history the English literary tradition has been strongly influenced by French literature, culture, and more recently critical theory. This combination, which offers you a wide variety of options in both subjects, will develop your linguistic and analytical skills, your theoretical sophistication, and your understanding of the ways in which different languages reflect different cultures.

On the English side of your course, you will cover a broad timespan of English literature, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, with an emphasis on the relationship of literature to its historical and cultural context; we also offer a range of options in film and creative writing.

On the French side, you can complement your language learning with modules on French history and contemporary society, French literature and film, or French linguistic studies. Throughout your degree you will also be encouraged to cultivate an awareness of the place of French language and culture in the wider international context.

Studying modern languages opens your mind to different people and cultures; you will learn to adapt to new surroundings during your year abroad, and a second language is a demonstrable asset that will give you the edge over your competitors. The combined degree programme with English will also develop your skills in interpersonal communication, organisation and time-management, as well as writing and oral presentation.

Career opportunities

Studying English and French at Southampton will help you acquire high-level critical thinking and communication skills that are essential to navigate your career. English graduates have progressed to high-flying careers in journalism, publishing, management and administration, teaching, the media, creative writing, and many other areas.

You will be developing and practising the skills required for a successful career from day one of the course. Over three years you will learn to

• write in different ways and for different formats
• argue your case
• make interesting and confident presentations
• work effectively both on your own and in groups
• identify and research areas that you think are important

These are all skills that are valued not just by us but by employers. As a student rep you might also take an active role in the governance of the department, of a student society, or of the Students’ Union. English also offers some opportunities for direct work experience.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States