Course details

A Levels BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code R1R0
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Luxembourgish French

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Department of French
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2864
Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/french/undergraduates

School of Languages and Cultures

Top 10 in the Russell Group for research impact
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

This course focuses on developing your French and Luxembourgish to a high standard. You'll also study the society and culture in French-speaking countries.

Modules cover literature, linguistics, society, cinema, business, politics, cultural and gender studies. You can develop professional skills too - in communication, presentation, transcription, translation and subtitling.

Your year abroad will be split between multilingual Luxembourg and a French-speaking country. Or you could choose to spend the whole year abroad in Luxembourg.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels BBB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBC typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 32, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDM + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher BBBBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB typically including a modern foreign language*
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • *If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification).
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of French website

First year

Core modules:

Language and Communication Skills I
Language and Communication Skills II
Understanding Modern France I
Understanding Modern France II

Second year

Core modules:

Germanic Languages in Social Context
Introduction to Luxembourgish Language and Culture
Language and Communication Skills III
Language and Communication Skills IV

Optional modules:

Cold War Culture
Language at Work
"Par où commencer?" Séminaire d'analyse et d'interprétation du texte littéraire I
"Par où commencer?" Séminaire d'analyse et diinterprétation du texte littéraire II
L'Exclusion Sociale en France I
L'Exclusion Sociale en France II
La Bande Dessinee I
La Bande Dessinee II
La Francophonie: Langue, Colonie et Civilisation I
La Francophonie: Langue, Colonie et Civilisation II
Minorités et Identités dans la France du XXe siècle I
Minorités et Identités dans la France du XXe siècle II
Translation in Theoretical Context I
Translation in Theoretical Context II
Writing the Revolution I
Writing the Revolution II

Third year

Optional modules:

French Year Abroad
French Year Abroad
Luxembourg Studies Year Abroad (Residency)
Luxembourg Studies Year Abroad (Residency)
SLC Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Advanced Luxembourgish Language and Culture
Language and Communication Skills V
Language and Communication Skills VI

Optional modules:

Cold War Culture
Dissertation
Language in Use: An Introduction to Corpus Linguistic Research
Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages
Social Approaches to Multilingualism
Film Studies I
Film Studies II
Gender, Society and Economy in France I
Gender, Society and Economy in France II
Le Rire Gaulois I
Le Rire Gaulois II
Le Siècle des Lumières I
Le Siècle des Lumières II
Literature and Politics of the 'Post(-)colonial' I
Literature and Politics of the 'Post-Colonial' I
Litterature Et Democratie I
Litterature Et Democratie II
Realities and Falsehoods: The French Occupation in Literature and Film I
Realities and Falsehoods: The French Occupation in Literature and Film II

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 17%
Independent study 59%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 35%
Coursework 54%
Practical 12%

Department of French

Jessop West building

Our courses focus on developing your spoken and written French to a native or near-native standard. You'll also, through the study
of French culture and society, acquire detailed knowledge and core critical skills. Options include film studies, bande dessinée, social exclusion, modern French thought, contemporary theatre and the visual arts.

Our teaching is informed by world-leading research in French art, literature, history, society, film and theatre. You'll have opportunities to get involved in our diverse projects and special events - including an annual play, book group, research seminars and talks from invited speakers.

Our courses are distinctive and cutting-edge. There are traditional lectures and you'll participate in seminars, workshops and research projects. We teach English and French. Our language classes are kept small to ensure all students' needs are met.

Department of French website

What our graduates do

Our graduates go into the civil service, media and advertising, translating and interpreting, business, law, charity, teaching and social work. Some go on to further study and an academic career.

Student profile


"The teaching is incredible. The lecturers are passionate and have a genuine, tangible and infectious love for what they do...It's a very inspiring environment to work in."

Cian Hurley
BA Modern Languages

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