Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

French Studies

Birkbeck's Graduate Diploma in French Studies is ideal for those excited by the thought of studying French language, literature and culture at postgraduate level. This course will help you become a proficient French speaker, with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries. You will also improve your research and study skills. You can choose option modules from a diverse and challenging syllabus. This course is particularly aimed at those who would like to take a Master's degree in French, or a degree with a focus on French studies, but who need to bring their written French up to the right level. This course is also aimed at those who do not have a BA honours qualification in French and those with a qualification at, or near, BA level who would like to take a one-year qualification. This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip: Normally a first degree in a subject other than French studies or modern languages. Language skills in French equivalent to A-level plus two years (also equivalent to a pass in French 5).

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

For the language module and for other modules, assessment is by a combination of coursework and in-class tests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 7,600 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2019 4,175 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700