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French & Scandinavian Studies

RR16

4 years

Full-time

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. At least one of the two languages chosen is required. Standard Grades: French at Grade 2 if not at Higher, English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including at least one of the two languages chosen. GCSEs: French at Grade B if not at A Level. English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects including at least one of the two languages chosen. SL: French at 5 if not at Higher level. English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. At least one of the two languages chosen is required. Standard Grades: French at Grade 2 if not at Higher, English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including at least one of the two languages chosen. GCSEs: French at Grade B if not at A Level. English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects including at least one of the two languages chosen. SL: French at 5 if not at Higher level. English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your spoken and written English. For this programme we accept:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

What you will study

Year 1

In your first year you will study two languages and can choose a third course from a different area of the University. You will develop your spoken and written language skills and will study aspects of literature and culture.

Year 2

In your second year you will build on the language skills you developed in your first year and will choose a third course from a range, including Introduction to European Cinema, Introduction to European Theatre, Literature and Culture in Medieval Europe, Politics and Institutions of Contemporary France and Prose Fiction in Comparative Perspective and cultural topics.

Year 3

You will spend most of your third year abroad either studying or working as a language assistant in a school.

Year 4

In your final year you will choose courses on topics such as film and literature, history, politics or language. You will also complete a dissertation.

How will I be taught?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer-assisted language learning. In your fourth year all your courses will be taught exclusively in French.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework.

Study abroad

You will study or work abroad in a relevant country.

Programme structure

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Details

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