French and Music BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RW13
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
French at Leeds allows you to become fluent in a major world language while gaining an insight into the literature, cinema, history and politics of the Francophone world. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to key aspects of Francophone culture. You’ll then choose from an impressive range of optional modules on topics as diverse as medieval romances, the French Revolution, postcolonial cinema and Francophone Africa.
Our joint honours programmes with Music provide an excellent opportunity to combine your interests in music with another subject. Youll be able to develop your understanding of musics role in history and culture, as well as expressing your creativity through composition or showcasing your performance abilities. Youll combine core and optional modules to develop a good understanding of musical principles and develop specialist knowledge and skills in the aspects of music that suit you.Back to top
A joint honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each single honours course, but you’ll take fewer optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
Youll improve your language skills in your first year and be introduced to French culture and history. In the following year youll develop this knowledge with further core language study and choose from a range of optional modules, before you spend your time abroad working or studying in a Francophone country. When you return, youll refine your skills with advanced language classes and choose from further options on aspects of Francophone culture, history and the French language in professional contexts.
Youll choose from core modules in your first year in music in culture, theory, history, practice, science and society. From there youll develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as solo or ensemble performance, music technology or psychology, aesthetics, notation, analysis or composition. In addition, in your final year, youll demonstrate your skills and knowledge through your research project. The combination of Joint Honours subjects you study may affect the modules that are open to you.
|Language Awareness and Skills||20 credits|
|Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Introduction to Skills in French Translation||20 credits|
|Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture||20 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Understanding Music||20 credits|
|Language in Contexts||20 credits|
|Politics and Society in France since 1945||20 credits|
|The French Language Today||20 credits|
|Notation and Editing||20 credits|
|Aesthetics and Criticism||20 credits|
|Music Technology Skills and Techniques||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Advanced Language Skills||20 credits|
|Bilingual Liaison Interpreting||20 credits|
|Twentieth Century French Literature and the Visual Arts||20 credits|
|Analysing Music||40 credits|
|Music Psychology||40 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB including A in French and B in Music.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1 including French and Music
34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in French at Higher Level and 6 in Music at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H2 in French and H3 in Music
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
European Baccalaureate: 77% including 85% in French and 80% in Music.
Normally students will have taken Music, but if you have not (especially if it isn’t taught at your school or college), you should have at least one essay-based subject, as well as a minimum ABRSM Grade 5 music theory and Grade 8 practical qualifications.
If you have taken Music, practical grades are not a requirement for this programme. However, if you want to study performance, you’ll need a minimum of ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall or Rockschool Grade 8 merit/grade 7 distinction (or demonstrate that you are of equivalent standard by the time you arrive in Leeds).
Extended Project Qualification
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABC at A Level including A in French and B in Music and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level including B in French and B in Music and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Youll spend your third year in France or another Francophone country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in France and Canada where you can decide to study the equivalent of your course alongside French students or take an intensive language course for learners of French. Alternatively, you can apply for a work placement with one of our partner companies in France, or set up your own placement. You can also work as a language assistant in a school under the British Councils programme.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into a French-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time abroad, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in French
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