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French Studies (Graduate Diploma)

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-OCT-21

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.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

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.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

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 students

For this course (per year)

£4,410

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£8,010

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more

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