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French and History (5 yrs) MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

French and History at Aberdeen brings together two top-rated subjects, adding in-depth study of a modern European language and culture to a fascinating and broad study of history through the ages. You will study a university steeped in 500 years of national and international human developments, that is today, ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research. The language and transferable skills you will gain will open up a wide spectrum of careers.French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with courses in contemporary civilisation and culture, Francophone and post-colonial studies, philosophy, history, sociology, linguistics, theatre, and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day. You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France.History research at Aberdeen is rated top in Scotland for its impact and 2nd in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (Ranked by Times Higher Education based on REF 2014 GPA scores), with teaching rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment and student satisfaction of 95%. You will be enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia. You will have access to our wonderful collections of historic treasures collected by distinguished alumni over the centuries.As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. Your language skills combined with research, critical analysis, communication, human society and culture will open opportunities in many fields including international business and other organisations, politics, education, journalism, NGOs and the heritage sectors.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population has over 130 nationalities and strong international global networks.
Experienced international student advisers with immigration expertise supporting students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 49 18

    43rd out of 91 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    191 89%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    44th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    17th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    190 97%

    4th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49.0 49%

    68th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    25th

    4

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