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Our French and Portuguese degree offers huge scope for developing in-depth, comparative and intercultural approaches to the humanities. You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules including literature, linguistic traditions, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film or other aspects of the cultures associated with the language(s) you’ll be learning.

  • We provide an ideal environment for language study. We offer a wider range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite, and many of our academic staff are world-leaders in their fields.

  • The Year Abroad give you the chance to attend a university or work overseas. During this time you will finesse your language skills in your target language(s) and gain valuable experience which will enhance future learning as well as career prospects.

  • UCL has a very international population, meaning you will meet people from all over the world, which provides numerous opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated cultures and societies from them. 

  • Our location in London provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, galleries, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.

Our French and Portuguese degree offers huge scope for developing in-depth, comparative and intercultural approaches to the humanities. You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules including literature, linguistic traditions, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film or other aspects of the cultures associated with the language(s) you’ll be learning. We...

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Course Content

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

Modules in your chosen languages
Literature, culture, history and linguistics modules related to your chosen languages

Optional modules

You will also choose an interdisciplinary module offered by the School of European Language, Culture & Society (SELCS). Options may include, for example, the study of literature, linguistics, film, politics or history.

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Modules in your chosen languages
Literature, culture, history and linguistics modules related to your chosen languages

Optional modules

You will also choose an interdisciplinary module offered by the School of European Language, Culture & Society. Options may include, for example, the study of linguistics, film or history.

Year 3

Year abroad

Your Year Abroad is split between two countries where your target languages are spoken. You can participate in a study placement with one of our partner universities, undertake a work placement or British Council language assistantship abroad or a combination of the two (subject to language choice/availability/approval). 

The experiences and skills developed while abroad further academic and personal development, cultural and social awareness, provide a foundation for further study and enhance career prospects.

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

Advanced language and other modules in your chosen fields.

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year. Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Modules in your chosen languages Literature, culture, history and linguistics modules related to your chosen languages Optional modules You will also choose an interdisciplinary...

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

AAB

Subjects

French required at grade A

GCSEs

English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

Contextual offer

Grades

ABB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

French required at grade A

IB Diploma

Points

36

Subjects

A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5, to include French grade 6.

Contextual offer

Points

34 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5, to include French grade 6.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades AAB Subjects French required at grade A GCSEs English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is...

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Assessment Methods

Modules are assessed by a mixture of written and oral examinations, essays and other forms of coursework.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of written and oral examinations, essays and other forms of coursework.