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BAFrench and Music

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

French is a key international language, native to France, Belgium, Switzerland,
Canada and the French Caribbean, and an official language in much of Africa and Asia.

Combining French with Music enables you to take music to degree-level whilst studying Europe’s largest native language. You may even be inspired by the fact that French is the language of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Schubert, Brahms, Wagner and Schoenberg, and thus offers you special access to a rich musical tradition. On the music side of your course you will be able to study performance, composition and musicology, and explore a wide range of musical styles and traditions, from western classical music to commercial music, jazz and pop. Music at Southampton also offers options in music business, music therapy and community music.

On the French side, you will complement your language learning with modules on history and contemporary society, literature and film, or linguistic studies. This programme offers considerable choice, although language learning will be a core component throughout your course. Apart from developing your proficiency in French you will develop a broad range of study skills that prepare you for post-university life and are valued by employers. Whilst a degree combination that includes a language already enhances your employment prospects, our programme builds a broader range of study and communication skills that are vital for succeeding in the world of work. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, express arguments in oral and written form, and to think and work independently and in cooperation with others. You will learn how to do primary research yourself, applying a range of concepts and methods.

Programme structure

In all years of study you will benefit from wide range of resources (including extensive electronic and televisual facilities).

Year one modules provide an introduction to the study of cultural forms, political and historical issues, and linguistic issues.

In years two and four you will have the opportunity to concentrate on your own particular interests, selecting from a range of more specialised modules on Spanish- and Portuguese- speaking societies.

A special module in year two will prepare you for your year abroad in year three, and for the academic work you will complete during this year.

Your year abroad is an opportunity to improve your linguistic and cultural proficiency in your chosen language, and to demonstrate your ability to work independently over a sustained period.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. The university offers a number of optional employability modules.

Your specialist skills in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

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