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BAEducation / French

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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In choosing to study this Joint Honours degree in Education and French you will cover a broad spectrum of childhood development activities that include the sociological, psychological and educational facets that influence the development of children. Additionally, you’ll cover the fundamental syllabus of a broad-ranging degree in French. You’ll be taught by enthusiastic staff and cover a range of practical, theoretical, and professional disciplines that employers in these disciplines demand. Your skills and abilities will be enhanced with regular exposure to team-work, communications, interpersonal, and time and work management opportunities.

This joint honours BA in Education and French will allow you to study the French language (at beginners or advanced level) and aspects of the culture of France, whilst equipping you with the vocational skills required to communicate your subject to a variety of audiences. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in French.

You will find this to be a varied and stimulating course with a strong vocational outcome. You can also tailor your learning to suit your interests, opting for modules from both subject areas. Your choices may range from Introduction to European film to The Development of French and from Bilingual Education to Children’s Rights, to mention but a few.

This joint Honours degree is delivered by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning in conjunction with the Department of European Languages. You will benefit from the latest learning and teaching environments, the expertise of our experienced staff members, and the partnerships the School of Education maintains with communities, schools and authorities across Wales and the UK. And your year abroad may enable you engage in education in France as well as developing your language skills.

Career opportunities

Your BA in Education and French will prepare you for a broad range of employment or training options, including teacher training. Your educational knowledge will help you establish a career as a community education officer, early years teacher, education administrator, teacher, lecturer, special educational needs teacher or youth worker. Your language skills will suit you for work in the increasing number of careers where fluency in European languages is in high demand, as well as for French teaching.

Some graduates progress immediately to further study, either research or a Post-graduate training course, such as a Master’s in social work or a post-graduate teaching certificate (PGCE). For aspiring French teachers, the balanced combination of the two subjects is a sound basis for either secondary or primary teaching.

Throughout your training you will develop a wealth of subject-specific skills and other generic professional skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation.

You will be able to evaluate and improve research practices, critically review debates on relevant issues, present data through a number of channels and articulate an informed response to enquiries. You will also have proven your abilities in writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, working effectively with others, and delivering work in time to meet specific deadlines.

The study of both French and Education requires clarity in planning and connected thinking in what are both academically demanding subjects. The development of language skills is coupled with the ability to deal with data and research in a structured way. This puts you at an advantage over your competitors in any general employment context, and your specialism in Education signals an obvious career path, should you choose to pursue it.

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