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English and French


What will I learn?

English and French is a joint honours degree which will enable you to focus in a sustained way on two rich and diverse literary traditions, while also enabling you to develop your skills in French language. There is a core French language module in every year of study and, in your first year, core modules will also introduce you to French literature, English literature and comparative literature. In your second and final years all English and French optional modules are open to you.

Modules in French cover history, politics, philosophy and film as well as literature. In your final year, you can choose to write a dissertation on comparative French and English literature. You will also spend a year in a French-speaking country. Demand for places on this course is high and students are usually highly motivated by the prospect of an intellectually challenging and satisfying degree.

Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.

How will I learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend the third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level: AAB including grade A in A level English Literature and grade B in A level French.

    International Baccalaureate 36 points including 6 in Higher Level English and 5 in Higher Level French.

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Essential Subjects

    All candidates must offer A Level or Higher Level qualifications in French and English Literature. English Language is acceptable in addition to Literature, but is not normally accepted as a substitute.

    Further information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews We do not normally interview candidates for any of our degree courses but may do so if we receive an application from someone with ‘non-standard’ qualifications.

    Department offer holder days Candidates will be invited to one of four departmental offer-holder Open Days once they have been offered a place. Open Days take place during the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring French language, culture, society and history, as well as English Literature.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

What careers can a Warwick degree in English and French lead to?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB including grade A in A level English Literature and grade B in A level French.
IB: 36 points including 6 in Higher Level English and 5 in Higher Level French.


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Student blogs
Sophie Miller - English Literature and Creative Writing

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.