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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    RQ13

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    40th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    57th

    7 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    128

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    63

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.90

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

Explore two great literary traditions with a long history of cultural connections and develop a high level of expertise in the French language and the cultures in which it is central.Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. Master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. Our small language classes, led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability.A wide range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film enhance your learning, and provide you with in-depth knowledge of the country. Study with staff who are internationally recognised experts in French-speaking literature, history and culture, including the literature of the French Caribbean, French children’s literature and publishing, twentieth-century French history, Medieval literature, history and art, as well as translation and adaptation studies. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning.In your English Literature modules, you will read more of authors and genres that you already know — from tragedy to Gothic, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Plath and Beckett — but also encounter aspects of literary studies that you may not know so well, from children’s literature to publishing studies and the history of the book. Our academics have published research on everything from medieval poetry to contemporary Caribbean and American fiction. As you progress through your degree, your module choices become more diverse and specialised: you could for example do archive work or look at the politics of literature .We place a strong emphasis on small-group learning within a friendly and supportive environment. In both subjects you will spend a considerable amount of your teaching time in small seminar groups. This enables you to interact directly with our experts and other students, and add your own voice to discussions. It especially benefits you in French, where regularly practising your spoken language is vital in order to achieve fluency.You can spend up to a year in a French-speaking country, immersing yourself in the culture and language; study at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme, undertake a work placement or work as a British Council language teaching assistant. A core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture.We provide accelerated learning in French, meaning that you can start from beginner's level if you have not done French A level. Regardless of which level you join the course at, you can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French by the final year. **Careers**By the time you graduate, you will be able to write and speak confidently in French, an immensely useful skill to have given that there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16).You will also develop strong transferable skills in oral communication, research and writing, together with a high level of cultural literacy and critical sophistication.Past graduates have gone on to work for emplo

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

40th

About this University

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.

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