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BAFrench (Linguistic Studies)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

A BA in French (Linguistic Studies) gives you the opportunity of studying a neighbouring European culture and its hugely important language. Studying French at Southampton offers you real insights into the cultures and societies the larger French-speaking world. Your degree will focus on a range of topics within French studies, including linguistics, contemporary society, history, literature and cinema. Whilst a language degree already enhances your employment prospects, this 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, and 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.

In the BA French (Linguistic Studies) degree, your language learning is complemented by modules in linguistics. Linguistics describes an approach to the study of language which involves detailed, principled (sometimes termed ‘scientific’) analysis. The scope of linguistics is broad and varied, accommodating many different facets of language structure, language use, language change, language acquisition, and language teaching. In linguistics modules you will have the opportunity to explore many of these subfields of linguistics, from the ‘nuts and bolts’ of language (such as the articulations of the mouth involved in speech, and the principles underlying the structure of sentences), to how its properties are acquired as a first language and as a second language; from how language varies according to its speakers, to the social contexts in which discourse is embedded.

In linguistics option modules on the BA French (Linguistic Studies) degree course, you will study linguistics from a general perspective, examining concepts and theories that extend across the languages of the world. You will also study linguistics from the perspective of French specifically, in modules such as “The Making of Modern French”, “Exploring French Linguistics”, and “Literacy as Social Practice in the French-speaking World”.

Programme structure

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

In year one you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress.

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

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules.

A year abroad can also give 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.

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

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