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French and Theatre Studies (Full-Time, 2017 Entry)


What will I learn?

French and Theatre Studies is a joint degree which will enable you to develop a lasting interest in, and enjoyment of, French cultural variety, while at the same time developing your interests in Theatre Studies. You don’t have to have studied Theatre Studies before, although it will help your application if you have done so, or if you have had some experience of drama or theatre studies. The proximity of Stratford-upon-Avon and the links between the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies and the University’s Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (set up to develop innovative approaches to learning) make Warwick an ideal choice for those interested in this combination.

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?

In French, we will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). In Theatre Studies, we will assess you through practical projects, creative logbooks, essays, individual and group presentations, and exams. 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 three, though it is possible to spend your second year 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 A Level 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.

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

    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?

In your first year you will take the core French language module and one cultural module in the French department as well as two core modules in the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies. In the intermediate and final years you will continue to follow the core French language module and select options from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies.

*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 French and Theatre Studies 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.

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Essential information

Entry Requirements
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

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies

Student blogs

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Melissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

Rachel Chellapah - Theatre and Performance Studies

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 2017 entry.