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French Studies Graduate Diploma

Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

French Language France Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Birkbeck's Graduate Diploma in French Studies is ideal for those excited by the thought of studying French language, literature and culture at postgraduate level. This course will help you become a proficient French speaker, with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries. You will also improve your research and study skills. You can choose option modules from a diverse and challenging syllabus. This course is particularly aimed at those who would like to take a Master's degree in French, or a degree with a focus on French studies, but who need to bring their written French up to the right level. This course is also aimed at those who do not have a BA honours qualification in French and those with a qualification at, or near, BA level who would like to take a one-year qualification.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go in to careers in international organisations or businesses, translating and teaching, research and journalism. Possible professions include translator, teacher, researcher, or journalist. This degree may also be useful in becoming a Diplomatic Services operational officer or interpreter.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module consolidates the development of oral and written skills, with an emphasis on appropriateness and accuracy. You will analyse a variety of authentic texts, documents and audio-visual materials, as well as producing original work in French. You will also make use of off-air TV recordings and the internet.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,175

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students normally need a first degree in a subject other than French studies or modern languages. They also need Language skills in French equivalent to A-level plus two years (also equivalent to a pass in French 5).

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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