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French and Music (4 years) BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The School of Modern Languages and the School of Music aim to educate our students to become ‘global citizens’. By combining French and Music, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths. France is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. French is one of the official working languages of the European community and still a global language of culture and diplomacy. We offer French for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course. Your understanding of the French language will be further developed and refined during your year abroad, when you will experience life in a French-speaking country at first hand. It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves exploring many aspects of a country. At Cardiff we aspire to offer a genuinely broad course including optional modules in film, literature, history of art, politics and history.Home to the arts, Cardiff is a great location for the study of music in the UK. The city has a professional opera company, Welsh National Opera, and a professional symphony orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The School of Music enjoys a fruitful relationship with both organisations that allows, for instance, our students to attend dress rehearsals and buy cut-price tickets for concerts. You are expected to have gained or shown evidence of working towards Grade 8 in one or more instruments or voice at the time of your application. You may be considered if you are not taking A-level Music but have Grade 8 Practical and Grade 7/8 Theory and are studying appropriate Humanities subjects at A-level.As a joint honours student, you will find that often there are complementary issues and perspectives that link subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of language proficiency, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of French history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society. Both schools involved in delivering this degree offer a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:core modules that guarantee a solid base for all, but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirationsresearch-led teaching allowing you to engage with new ideas that are helping to shape the future of music and French studiesa pathway into this degree for beginners who do not have French A-levela year spent studying or working in a French-speaking countrystudents of Business French may sit the internationally recognised examination of the Paris Chamber of Commercefully-funded instrumental (or vocal) tuition on your principal study instrumentthe option in both subjects to write a dissertation lets you choose a topic that draws on both disciplinesexploring music within a broad cultural context, embracing the literary, the social and the politicalopportunities for contact with active music professionals through composition wo

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 18,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - BBB

B in Music. Applicants holding a B in relevant language A-levels will have access to the Languages advanced pathwaysThis offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 49 2

    10th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

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    143 65%

    25th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    15th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    162 75%

    18th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    6th

    2

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