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French and History BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying a History and French degree allows you to explore a wide cross-section of profoundly different periods and historically significant worlds, alongside a deep study of French language, culture and fiction. During your year in France, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.Our four-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.History at Swansea achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates from this subject area are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Some,80% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Your early studies will concentrate on the early modern world from 1500 to 1800, and modern British history, together with French language and culture. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the unique cultural environment of Paris, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range helps you to narrow your interests in the following years.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress. Swansea is a perfect gateway to the past. Within a short journey you will discover magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower.Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific historical interests and a substantial dissertation project. You may pursue vocational themes in translation and language teaching, and three separate work placement programmes are available to help prepare you for graduate life.History and French students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter."I was fortunate to spend a year as a teaching assistant in Nice, living with a local family. I thoroughly enjoyed my year abroad and cannot emphasise enough the benefits to be gained. Studying a foreign language opens the door to a whole world of new possibilities, and their value in the jobs market shouldn't be underestimated." – Sophie Williams.A year in France will enrich the study experience and boosts your career prospects. Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/french/ba-frenchhist-rv11/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 49 11

    32nd out of 91 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    19th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    42nd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    125 64%

    38th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%

    20th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    37th

    4

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