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BAFrench and Philosophy

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Combining French with Philosophy allows you to explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions, whilst studying a leading language of European philosophy. Apart from being one of the largest native languages in the world, French is, famously, the language of Descartes, Rousseau, Sartre and Derrida. French and Philosophy offer modules with complementary content. For example, in Philosophy you may study Existentialism, Descartes, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics, and Continental Philosophy. Students studying French and Philosophy at Southampton will thus be in a unique position to engage with the distinctive French contribution to Philosophy, both historical and 21st-century.

On the French side of your degree you will study the language and complement it with modules on culture, history and contemporary society or linguistic studies. The emphasis is on choice. In both subjects you can select from a range of options to tailor your degree in ways that suit your own interests. Language learning will be a core component throughout your course.

In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities by studying French as part of your degree, this programme builds broader skills which are vital for post-university life and valued by employers. Both subjects foster complementary sets of skills. The university helps you to strengthen your ability to think critically and consistently and to communicate clearly, to analyse and understand varying points of view, to organise ideas and to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team.

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