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BA (Hons)English Studies and French

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

Studying a modern language opens up a world of opportunities, and a French degree from the University of Stirling is designed with your future firmly in mind.

They focus on giving you an in-depth knowledge not only of the language, but also the factors that are shaping France and the wider Francophone world today. This contemporary, all-encompassing approach means you’ll graduate with a true grasp of France’s place in the world and a deep understanding of the language’s ongoing evolution and reach.

English Studies at the University of Stirling offers you the perfect chance to dedicate yourself to reading and enjoying a range of great novels, plays and poems from across the world. Your own creative writing can form part of this degree, too – as we believe it aids your understanding of literary style and technique and develops your imagination. It’s just one of the factors that makes our BA a little different from other English courses.

Programme structure
You can begin your French studies in either their advanced stream (for all students who have a Higher French or equivalent) or in our beginners’ stream. If you’re in the beginners’ stream, the focus is first and foremost on intensive language learning and on building written and spoken language skills across the first semesters of study. Students in our advanced stream study a range of aspects of modern and contemporary French and Francophone history, politics and culture alongside weekly written and spoken language classes. The two teaching streams merge from Semester 4 onwards.

In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take core language modules in spoken and written French, and choose specialisms in a range of modules. In most degree combinations including French, Semester 6 is a compulsory study abroad period – which is spent at a partner university in France, Switzerland, Morocco or Quebec. Students who do not undertake Semester 6 Abroad will be required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French-speaking country, often at a language school). This minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time.

Career opportunities
The French graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers that span publishing, journalism, television, advertising, translation, law and teaching French or English as a foreign language. Language graduates develop excellent oral and written skills; independence and self-reliance; and confidence in dealing with a variety of people, situations and cultures. Other fields our French graduates currently work in include banking, management, marketing and public relations.

Jobs directly related to a BA English include, but are definitely not limited to:

Newspaper, magazine or online journalist
Copywriter
Writer
Editorial Assistant
Secondary school teacher / English as a foreign language teacher
Publishing copy-editor/proof-reader
Academic
An English degree is also ideally suited to areas such as: Public Relations, Broadcasting, Marketing, Social Media, Advertising and the Arts.

Programme structure

You can begin your French studies in either their advanced stream (for all students who have a Higher French or equivalent) or in our beginners’ stream. If you’re in the beginners’ stream, the focus is first and foremost on intensive language learning and on building written and spoken language skills across the first semesters of study. Students in our advanced stream study a range of aspects of modern and contemporary French and Francophone history, politics and culture alongside weekly written and spoken language classes. The two teaching streams merge from Semester 4 onwards.

In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take core language modules in spoken and written French, and choose specialisms in a range of modules. In most degree combinations including French, Semester 6 is a compulsory study abroad period – which is spent at a partner university in France, Switzerland, Morocco or Quebec. Students who do not undertake Semester 6 Abroad will be required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French-speaking country, often at a language school). This minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time.

Career opportunities

Economics graduates from Stirling are working in diverse careers that span everything from Portfolio Managers and Economic Analysts to Social workers, IT Specialists and Members of Parliament.

Recent Stirling graduates have started their careers in some of the following roles:

Debt Products Analyst, Merrill Lynch
Economic Analyst, Scottish Water
Insurance Consultant, Aviva
Credit Risk Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group
Other graduates have forged careers as:

Principal Research Officer, Scottish Government
Head of Business Transformation, AEGON Scottish Equitable
Investment Manager, Deutsche Bank
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States