French and History (BA (Hons))

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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Course starts
September

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About French and History at University of Kent

This course offers both flexibility and variety. You'll develop advanced linguistic skills in an internationally important language, and gain a deep understanding of contemporary French culture. Your history modules will also give you a global perspective on the past. History at Kent is one of the leading departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. You are taught by internationally recognised experts, who are passionate about their subject. You can tailor your modules to your own interests, and use your expanding knowledge of French culture and language to focus on European history. Studying French and History enables you to become proficient in a major international language, spoken as far afield as Canada, Africa and Asia, and to complement your language learning with a broad understanding of history. You'll explore a broad range of topics and develop your analytical skills. The University of Kent is an ideal location to study French. Canterbury is the closest British university city to mainland Europe, and our proximity to the Channel ports and Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet means you can be in Paris in just a couple of hours. There is a large community of French-speaking students on campus, so you have a better chance to immerse yourself in the language than at any other university in the country. You are required to spend a year working or studying abroad between your second and final year of study. In previous years, students have studied at our partner institutions in a country appropriate to their programme of study. You’ll develop your language skills, grow in self-confidence, gain a new academic perspective, and enhance your employability. French and History is ideal for those wanting to develop advanced analytical and linguistic skills and gain a broad and detailed understanding of our world in an international and historically-rich city. Dr Emily Guerry and Dr Thomas Baldwin discuss why French and History complement each other so well.French

You take compulsory language modules, including taking part in small group work with a native speaker. We also make extensive use of computer-assisted language learning packages and audio and video materials. Culture and literature modules typically involve a weekly two-hour seminar plus essay supervision. We employ six French language lectors to help students improve their fluency.

At all stages, assessment is based 100% on coursework (essays, oral presentations) in the first half of the year, and a combination of coursework and examination in the second half of the year. Credits from your year abroad count towards your final degree.

History

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, providing a broad overview, and seminars, which focus on discussing particular issues and are led by student presentations. Lectures and seminars use a variety of materials, including original documents, films and documentaries, illuminated manuscripts, slide and PowerPoint demonstrations.

The School of History uses a mixture of assessment patterns. The standard formats are 100% coursework or 60% examination and 40% coursework.

The School also has excellent student support arrangements. All module convenors keep regular office hours, and the School has a policy of returning at least one essay on each module in a one-to-one personal meeting allowing for additional verbal feedback and discussion.

Knowledge and understanding

Intellectual Skills

Subject-specific skills

Transferable skills

For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection:

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Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR

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