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BA (Hons)French and Journalism Studies

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.

With over 30 years of experience in researching and teaching journalism, the University of Stirling has established a reputation as one of the UK’s top institutions in the field. This course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, and offers an in-depth, critical understanding of practice. You’ll work individually and in groups to write articles and prepare portfolios; create pages for print and online news platforms; produce and edit visuals; and contribute to class blogs. Everything you do will deepen your understanding of how professional journalists operate across broadcast, online and print media – and by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take your place among them.

Guest lecturers from the media regularly visit the University to share their knowledge with you directly. The respected broadcaster Jon Snow described their media department as “a breed apart”. Join us to fulfil your ambitions in journalism, and you’ll soon find out why..

Programme structure

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.

Journalism courses open the door to a range of careers where creativity, writing, communication and research skills, are invaluable. Job possibilities include:

Broadcast Journalist
Magazine Journalist
Newspaper Journalist
Online/Digital Journalist
Newspaper Editor/sub-editor
Researcher
Publishing Copy-editor/Proof-reader
Editorial Assistant
Communications Manager/Officer
Public Relations Officer
Political communications
Copywriter

They have extensive links with the media industry, and many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in print, broadcast and online journalism.

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