BA French and Italian
UCAS code: RR13
Entry requirements: ABB with grade B in French or Italian
Duration (years): Four
Throughout the course you will divide your time equally between French and Italian. Beginners in French or Italian receive an intensive language course which brings them, in a year, to the level of post-A Level students. In French you will take Understanding Contemporary France, French language, and a range of optional modules. In Italian you will be introduced to a range of historical periods and texts, and are introduced to different authors and genres.
At the end of the year students attend a Summer School in the country whose language they are studying (either France or Italy), with the trip being fully funded by the University of Leicester.
In year two you will develop your French and Italian language skills. In French and Italian you will choose from optional modules on a variety of cultural, linguistic and literary topics such as Introduction to Francophonie, Introduction to French Cinema, History of Italian Cinema, Italian Linguistics, Pre-Modern Italy, European Cinema, and European Texts in Translation.
Year Three - Year Abroad
The third year abroad is normally split between two countries, studying at one of our partner universities. Alternatively, you may opt to work as an English language assistant in a school, or in other employment approved by the Head of the School.
In the final year a wide range of options allows you to specialise in areas of studies of particular appeal to you. Options include French Cinema, Interpreting, Immigration and Ethnicity in Colonial and Post-Colonial France, Gender and Power in Contemporary France, Post-war Directors and Women’s Writing in Italy.