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French & History

RV11

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. A language other than English required. Standard Grades: French at Grade 2, English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including a language other than English. GSCEs: French at Grade B, 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 a language other than English. SL: French at 5, 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. A language other than English required. Standard Grades: French at Grade 2, English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including a language other than English. GSCEs: French at Grade B, 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 a language other than English. SL: French at 5, 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

If you have a limited knowledge of French, you will take French 1A in your first year. This is an intensive language course that also introduces you to French culture. If you have studied French beyond Standard Grade or GCSE, you will take French 1B, which develops students’ linguistic skills and acquaints them with aspects of modern French literature, culture and civilisation.

Year 2

You will take French 2, which builds on your knowledge of the French language and French literature and culture from the first year.

Year 3

You will spend your third year studying or working in a French-speaking country.

Year 4

You will develop advanced language skills in spoken and written French and choose from a range of specialist courses including contemporary literature, politics and film.

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.

Programme structure

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Details

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