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5A9V MLang French and Linguistics (Integrated Masters in Languages) (4 years)

The MLang in French and Linguistics gives you the opportunity of studying a neighbouring European culture and its hugely important language.

Introducing your degree

If you have a passion for the French language and culture then this is the course for you. An integrated masters in French and Linguistics takes students on a complete journey through the French language and its structure, allowing for graduates to secure employment all over the world in a variety of industries. As part of this degree you will spend a year abroad, taking a range of modules at a partner university.

Programme Structure

Years 1 and 2
The MLang in French and Linguistics in years one and two is broadly the same as the corresponding undergraduate programme but in your second year you are also required to take a module entitled “Languages for Academic Study" which is designed to prepare you for studies at the partner university during the year abroad.

Year 3 - the year abroad
You will select from a range of relevant modules at the partner university and you will take an assessed language module as well as three other online modules from Southampton (a research skills module and two language related content modules. Your selection should include Linguistics related modules. Modules taken at the partner university and online modules from Southampton will all contribute to the final degree classification and marks awarded by the partner university will be translated in accordance with Humanities guidelines.

Preparation and support
You will be carefully prepared both for the year abroad and for higher levels of study. We have well established procedures for supporting you as you prepare for the year abroad and you will receive risk assessment training and will be assigned an academic advisor who will support you in your studies both at Southampton and abroad.

Year 4 - the Masters year
In your final year back in Southampton you will choose modules from Modern Languages Masters programmes and will complete research in an area related to your programme in which you have developed an interest. This will be supervised by a member of academic staff with the relevant research interest. You will write your Masters dissertation in the summer at the end of your fourth year. As an MLang student you are expected to participate in the Humanities research community through Graduate School events and ML research seminars.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

Key Facts

Southampton has been regularly ranked among the top universities in the country to study Modern Languages and Linguistics, including by The Guardian (4th in 2017) and the Complete University Guide

Opportunity to learn another language from scratch, such as Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Portuguese

A wide range of learning and teaching resources are available, including multimedia labs, electronic whiteboards and language-specific resource rooms

Talk to one of our students about this course

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE  Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAA including French
GCE A-Level with Contextual offer We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including French (minimum grade A)
A- level additional information Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Welsh Baccalaureate offer AAA from 3 A levels including French
or
AA from 2 A levels including French and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in French
IB additional information Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer
Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Access to HE Diploma offer 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 45 must be at Distinction, plus A in A level French
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017) H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including French
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016) A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 including French
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3 D3 D3 in three principal subjects including French
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A in A level French and A in one further A level.
European Baccalaureate offer 83% overall including grade 8.5 in French
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country. This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.
English language requirements All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
 GCE A-level AAA from 3 A levels including Grade A in French. We accept all A levels except General Studies. 
International Baccalaureate requirements 36 points with 18 at the Higher Level, including 6 at higher level in French
International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing, 6.0 in Listening and Speaking.

Alternative qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here

Contextual Offers

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is AAB from three A levels including Grade A in French or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information.

Selection process:

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Applicants will be interviewed before an offer is made.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

In all years of study you will benefit our the wide range of resources (including extensive electronic and televisual facilities).

In Year 1 you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress.

A special unit in Year 2 will prepare you for your year abroad in Year 3, and for the academic work you will complete during this year.

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
FREN1016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FREN9010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
FREN1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FREN1017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXX15 - Part 1 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

Semester Two
Compulsory
FREN9010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
LING1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING1003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

FREEXX15 - Part 1 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

LANG1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG1013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
FREN2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FREN9011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
FREN2021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Semester Two
Compulsory
FREN9011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
FREN2007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FREN2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG2005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

LANGXX30 - Language module (30 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Year 3

You will spend the year abroad in a country where one of the chosen languages is spoken, either as:

  • an English language assistant
  • studying on a university course
  • on an approved work placement

Further information:

Year abroad

Semester One
Compulsory
LANG3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 4

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
FREN9013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
LANG6020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
LANG6018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
FREN9013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
LANG6020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
LING6017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG6019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
French Linguistic StudiesMLang2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
French Linguistic StudiesMLang2020Full-time£9,250£17,560
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentComputer Discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses - All software is provided Hardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/index.page? also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/copyrooms/service.page. They also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/exhibition/academicposters.page?.
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme. ML Residence Abroad – Cost Implications - As you know, the ML third year includes a period of study or work abroad as a compulsory element of a four year degree, and as a result, all students pay reduced home tuition fees to Southampton their third year (currently 15% for home and EU students, 40% for International Students) irrespective of what placement they take up. However, as happens whilst you are in Southampton, students are expected to pay their own travel expenses, accommodation and other living expenses. So that you can assess the viability of the different options available to you, the following outlines their general cost implications, but please do bear in mind that these may vary enormously from student to student depending on what placement is selected and where it is located. Should you need further information, please contact the relevant RA language coordinator. Students studying or working in Europe - Students are eligible for a small grant through the British Council, which is means tested against their salary (if relevant) and which varies every year (as a guide, students this year receive around 350-400 Euros per month). The only exceptions to this are students who currently live full-time with their parents and for whom household income is above the threshold. British Council students also receive a monthly salary (this varies country to country) and are expected to pay for their International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) checks, which are mandatory and currently cost £45. University students tend to receive a slightly higher grant than those who working for the British Council since they are not in receipt of a salary. They pay no tuition fees to their host university. Work placement students may or may not be paid, and their grant is calculated accordingly. Students studying or working outside Europe - These students are not eligible for the British Council grant but may be able to apply for funding to support their travel etc. through the International Office. All students are expected to pay for their own student visas; costs vary from country to country. Students studying in Latin America or China will generally have to pay host university fees, although typically these are no more than £100 for the academic year. Students working in Latin America are not generally paid a stipend. Some receive free accommodation, travel or meals as a work benefit, others (generally in voluntary work) often also have to pay to join the scheme and be eligible to work do not receive this. Students taking place in the Mexico link receive a bursary.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

A humanities degree at Southampton offers you the wide and varied learning experience you should expect from a leading research university. We are committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable experience which will ensure you graduate with the skills and understanding you need to start a career in any number of industries.

Led by academic staff, your teaching will allow you to engage with and contribute to the world-leading research carried out at Southampton as it happens. Our staff value your opinion and views: lectures are typically followed by a small group seminar which gives you the opportuinity to explore ideas and themes that you feel are particularly relevant. You will find yourself challenged intellectually and exposed to new ideas, approaches and perspectives. Visiting speakers from international universities and successful professionals are a frequent part of our lecture series.

Your course will be incredibly flexible to suit your personal aims and objectives. Within your degree there will be a wide and fascinating range of modules related to our specialisms led by academics passionate about their research who want to engage you in their experience. You can choose subjects from beyond your degree to fashion the knowledge and experiences that you think will best help you in the career in front of you. Each module has a home on our virtual learning environment which serves as a starting point to find out more about each subject and undertake independent research to develop your understanding to a greater depth.

You will be assessed by more than simply essays and exams. Depending on the modules you choose, you will work in groups and teams; make presentations; submit group projects; undertake fieldwork; create portfolios and manage larger research projects such as dissertations. Your academic advisor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

You will find the key skills employers seek - such as time management, problem solving, team work, deadline and project management, cultural awareness, working on initiative and independently, relationship building and analysis - embedded in your learning. Above all, you will learn to communicate ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences in a way that is relevant and that they can understand.

Our courses have many unique and exciting opportunities such as visiting Chawton House Library – the former home of Jane Austen, the Broadlands Archive containing the papers of Palmerston and Mountbatten, research active fieldwork placements, placements in schools and colleges as part of your degree such as international writing in schools, the student associates scheme and our extended project mentoring module. All our students have the opportunity to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities to experience a new culture.

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study19%22%18%18%
Independent study81%78%82%82%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment19%35%20%20%
Practical exam assessment20%11%9%9%
Coursework assessment61%54%71%71%

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