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BAFrench Studies and Modern Languages

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Language is fundamental to our thought, our relationships, and our civilisations. Through language we transmit knowledge, from inviting someone for coffee, to promoting the latest scientific theory, to settling global political disputes.

With 200 million speakers worldwide, French is also the official language of the UN and the EU, so the Mastery level achieved on this course is valued in the public as well as the private sector. You’ll become highly proficient in French and will be able to study a further two of the modern languages taught at Essex, including German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

These languages can be studied alongside a complementary range of cultural and professional skills modules from Translating, Interpreting and Subtitling, to French Cinema and Culture.

For most of our languages, we offer modules in all six different levels recognised by the Common European Framework. With two modules completed in French each year, you are expected to reach Mastery level in the language by the end of our course, and are also encouraged to gain confidence in one or two other languages of your choice. As well as gaining fluency in French, you become proficient in the broad range of its practical use, from professional translation to creative writing.

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Programme structure

Year 1

Advanced French
French Professional Skills
Intensive Initial Spanish (Double Module) (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Year 2

Proficiency Level French
French Cinema and Culture
Advanced Spanish (optional)
Spanish / Italian / Romanian to Portuguese Conversion (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Final year

Mastery Level French
Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling Skills
Proficiency Level Spanish (optional)
Advanced Portuguese (optional)

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates are recruited by international firms looking for language specialists, and go on to develop successful global careers.

Our graduates become teachers, translators, administrators and journalists. Their valued language skills have enabled them to work in diverse fields including banking, entertainment, media, education and tourism, as well as for a host of UK and international companies. In particular, a degree in modern languages lends itself to a career in education, translation, interpretation, trade, PR, communications, immigration or diplomacy.

For example, one of our recent graduates now teaches English for the British Council, whilst another works internationally with NATO.

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