Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code R1T2
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Japanese Studies East Asian Studies 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 oral and written fluency in French to a high standard. You'll also study French and Japanese society and culture. Options include literature, linguistics, society, cinema, business, politics, cultural and gender studies.

You'll spend your third year in a French-speaking country. As the minor subject on this degree, Japanese is taught non-intensively covering basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. For courses that focus more on Japanese and include time spent in Japan, have a look at the School of East Asian Studies.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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 ABB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDD + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AABBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB 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
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese required (up to GCSE Japanese acceptable)
  • *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

Course information on School of East Asian Studies website

First year

Core modules:

Japanese for Non-Specialists I
Japanese for Non-Specialists II
Language and Communication Skills I
Language and Communication Skills II
Understanding Modern France I
Understanding Modern France II

Second year

Core modules:

Japanese for Non-Specialists III
Japanese for Non-Specialists IV
Language and Communication Skills III
Language and Communication Skills IV

Optional modules:

Cold War Culture
Introduction to Luxembourgish Language and 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

Core modules:

French Year Abroad
French Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Japanese for Non-Specialists V
Japanese for Non-Specialists VI
Language and Communication Skills V
Language and Communication Skills VI

Optional modules:

Advanced Luxembourgish Language and Culture
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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 16%
Independent study 59%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 33%
Coursework 50%
Practical 18%

Department of French

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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

School of East Asian Studies

Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also make use of our modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.

Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist fields. Many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.

School of East Asian Studies 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


"I found the teachers are very engaging and are very hands on, especially with their research in terms of their students. Every lecturer teaches what they research personally so it's always very in depth."

Matthew McNicholl
Department of French


"I've achieved so much in such a short space of time and I'm loving every week of it. The lecturers make every lesson entertaining and fun and have an obvious passion for teaching us Japanese."

Meredith Graham
Japanese Studies

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