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French and Italian (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

French and Italian is a joint degree which allows you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the language, literature, culture, society and politics of Italy, France and the Francophone world, in both a historical and a contemporary perspective. Equal weight is given to both languages and cultures, and in each year four modules are taken: one module is devoted to each language and one further module is taken in each subject. Modules in the first year are designed to give you an overview so that you can make an informed choice of optional modules in your second and final years. These include the study of history, politics, literature, film and culture. In your final year, you can choose to research a dissertation if you wish.

You will arrive with an A-level in French (or equivalent) but Italian can be taken at any level. Throughout your degree you will study Italian language at an appropriate level: beginners, intermediate or advanced.

You can choose to spend your year abroad in a French-speaking country or Italy, or you can split your time between them. Your year abroad can either be in year 2 or 3.

Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.

How will I learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level AAB including A Level in French

    International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in Higher Level French

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Essential Subjects

    All candidates must offer A Level or Higher Level qualifications in French.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews We do not normally interview candidates for any of our degree courses but may do so if we receive an application from someone with ‘non-standard’ qualifications.

    Department offer holder days Candidates will be invited to one of four departmental offer-holder Open Days once they have been offered a place. Open Days take place during the spring term.

    Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring both French and Italian language, culture, society and history.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

What careers can a Warwick degree in French and ltalian lead to?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

  • ITALIAN R300 BA/Ital

    ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr

    ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe

    ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp

    ITALIAN WITH THEATRE STUDIES R3W4 BA/ItThS4

    ITALIAN WITH FILM STUDIES R3W6 BA/ItFS4

    ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LITERATURE QR33 BA/EIL4

    GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt

    HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI

    ITALIAN AND CLASSICS RQ38 BA/ItalC

    ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2

    ITALIAN AND HISTORY OF ART RV33 BA/ItalHA

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt

    GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt

    HISTORY OF ART WITH ITALIAN V3R3 BA/HAwIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt

    FRENCH STUDIES R120 BA/Fre

    ENGLISH AND FRENCH QR31 BA/EFr

    FRENCH STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R1L1

    FRENCH AND HISTORY RV11 BA/FrHi

    FRENCH WITH FILM STUDIES R1W6 BA/FrFS

    FRENCH WITH THEATRE STUDIES R1W4 BA/FrThS

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH SPANISH R1R4 BA/FrwSp

    FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe

    GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND FRENCH RR41 BA/HSFr

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH FRENCH RR4B BA/HSwFr

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH FRENCH N1R1 BSc

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc

    LAW WITH FRENCH LAW M10A BA

    POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FRENCH (M163)

    POLITICS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN M165

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB including A Level in French
IB: 36 points including 5 in Higher Level French

UCAS Code
RR13

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year) including a year abroad

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Student blogs

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Location of study

University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.


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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.