What will I learn?
This course enables you to devote equal time to French and Linguistics enabling you to pursue your interest in language acquisition, sociolinguistics and intercultural communication, while developing your language skills and cultural understanding. You will spend 50% of your time on Linguistics and 50% of your time studying French.
Within the Centre for Applied Linguistics, you’ll learn how language is structured (syntax), how we use it to construct meaning (semantics), how context contributes to meaning (pragmatics) and the part that sounds and sound patterns play (phonetics and phonology). You’ll also have the chance to explore examples from different cultural, historical and linguistic contexts and to develop practical analytical skills. Modules taken in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures will develop your language skills and allow you to learn more about the culture, politics, history and society of France and the Francophone world.
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 a year of your course abroad, normally in year 3. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through our study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. In some countries is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A level AAB including French
International Baccalaureate: 36 points including 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.
All candidates must offer A Level or Higher Level qualifications in French.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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.
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 Modern Languages 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.
- ITALIAN R300 BA/Ital
ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp
ITALIAN WITH THEATRE STUDIES R3W4 BA/ItThS4
ITALIAN WITH FILM STUDIES R3W6 BA/ItFS4
ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LITERATURE QR33 BA/EIL4
GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt
HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI
ITALIAN AND CLASSICS RQ38 BA/ItalC
ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2
ITALIAN AND HISTORY OF ART RV33 BA/ItalHA
FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt
GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt
HISTORY OF ART WITH ITALIAN V3R3 BA/HAwIt
HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt
FRENCH STUDIES R120 BA/Fre
ENGLISH AND FRENCH QR31 BA/EFr
FRENCH STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R1L1
FRENCH AND HISTORY RV11 BA/FrHi
FRENCH WITH FILM STUDIES R1W6 BA/FrFS
FRENCH WITH THEATRE STUDIES R1W4 BA/FrThS
FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe
FRENCH STUDIES WITH SPANISH R1R4 BA/FrwSp
FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe
GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr
HISPANIC STUDIES AND FRENCH RR41 BA/HSFr
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH FRENCH RR4B BA/HSwFr
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH FRENCH N1R1 BSc
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc
LAW WITH FRENCH LAW M10A BA
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FRENCH (M163)
POLITICS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN M165
A level: AAB including French
IB: 36 points including 5 in Higher Level French.
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year) including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.