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    15 (French)
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    / 100
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

Develop your French and gain a thorough understanding of different cultures’ development needs on our BA French and International Development course.You’ll study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. Learn in a student-centred environment, with small group teaching and a range of project and workshop opportunities.**French**Your modules in French will enable you to:- develop your linguistic proficiency in French to near-native level- gain an in-depth understanding of French and francophone cultures- immerse yourself in the language and culture of a French-speaking country during your year abroadYou’ll have plenty of scope to practise speaking, writing, reading and understanding French, and you’ll learn about the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of French-speaking countries.Your learning will be supported by a range of materials in French, including cultural and historical texts.**International Development**Your international development modules will provide:- an understanding of the complex global dynamics affecting the planet’s resources, climate, food systems, and human population- the ability to critically evaluate key ideas in international development policy and practice- the opportunity to explore core development theories and research methods.Your learning will be enhanced by case studies from around the world, providing you with insight into our planet’s fascinating societies, cultures and histories.You will be taught by leading academics from across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, you’ll study with experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and Henley Business School.**Placements and Study Abroad with BA French and International Development**Our BA French and International Development course includes a year abroad in a French-speaking country, either studying or doing a work placement. During this year, you’ll hone your language skills and immerse yourself in francophone culture. You will be supported by our Year Abroad team to make the most of this experience.**What career can you have?**Your degree in French and International Development will equip you with a valuable skillset, including a mix of natural and social sciences, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, and knowledge of the challenges facing international development. These skills could lead to a career in translation, business, aid agencies, charities, government departments and research institutions.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

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£9,250 per year

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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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