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French with Music Studies

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

French with Music Studies at Aberdeen adds to your language and cultural skills in a major European language and gives you the opportunity to study, compose and perform alongside world-renowned composers and musicologists, working in all genres, styles and periods. You will have unrivalled opportunities to grow as a musician and performer and to acquire the skills for a wide range of careers related to your language, music, or applied in another sector.

French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

You will add to your growing language skills with courses in contemporary civilisation and culture, Francophone and post-colonial studies, philosophy, history, sociology, linguistics, theatre and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day.

You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France.

As an integral part of your five-year degree programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country.

Aberdeen is the ideal environment and location to study music, with 500 years of musical history and heritage and a vibrant cultural identity which celebrates the traditional while embracing the modern.

Music Studies at Aberdeen means opportunity, quality and flexibility. You can develop your interests and abilities in music through courses in performance, composition, theory, musicianship and history of music, taking advantage of the outstanding quality of our teachers, instruments and facilities, and many opportunities to perform.

In addition to a career in music, the language and academic skills you will develop will open opportunities in education, media, business and internationally.

French with Music Studies at Aberdeen adds to your language and cultural skills in a major European language and gives you the opportunity to study, compose and perform alongside world-renowned composers and musicologists, working in all genres, styles and periods. You will have unrivalled opportunities to grow as a musician and performer and to acquire the skills for a wide range of careers...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Academic Writing for Language & Literature (AW1008)

Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony (MU1037) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • FR1028: Beginners French Language 1
  • FR1528: Beginners French Language 2
  • FR1021: Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 AND/OR FR1527: Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France in Context

Qualified

  • FR1029: Qualified French Language 1
  • FR1529: Qualified French Language 2
  • FR1022: Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 AND/OR FR1526: Literature and Culture of Modern France in Context

Both options must select at least one course from the following*:

  • MU 1035 Key Moments 1
  • MU 1535 Key Moments 2
  • MU 1051 Performance 1
  • MU 1551 Performance 2

Plus select further credit points from courses of choice to gain a total of 120 credits.

*Please note that performance courses are available only after successful audition. MA students audition at the beginning of an academic session, and should ensure that they select an audition time when registering online, or contact the Music Office (MacRobert, room 003) to arrange one.

Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (FR1021) - 15 Credit Points

Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (FR1022) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France In Context (FR1527) - 15 Credit Points

Literature and Culture of Modern France in Context (FR1526) - 15 Credit Points

Key Moments 1 (MU1035) - 15 Credit Points

Performance 1 (MU1051) - 15 Credit Points

Key Moments 2 (MU1535) - 15 Credit Points

Performance 2 (MU1551) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Ex-beginner

  • Advanced Introductory French Language 1 (FR2012)
  • Advanced Introductory French Language 2 (FR2512)

Plus, select one of the following:

  • FR 2014 Introduction to French Identities: Individual and Society AND/OR FR 2514 Introduction to French Identities: Centre and Periphery
  • FR 2014 Introduction to French Identities: Individual and Society AND FR 2510 Introduction to French Linguistics
  • **FR 2514 Introduction to French Identities: Centre and Periphery AND FR 2510 Introduction to French Linguistics

Qualified

  • Advanced French Language 1 (FR2002)
  • Advanced French Language 2 (FR2502)

Plus, select one of the following:

  • French Identities: Individual and Society (FR2013) AND French Identities: Centre and Periphery (FR2513)
  • French Identities: Individual and Society (FR2013) AND Introduction to French Linguistics (FR2510)
  • **French Identities: Centre and Periphery (FR2513) AND Introduction to French Linguistics (FR2510)

Both options will select 30 credit points from Music courses at level 2 and 30 credit points from courses of choice.

NOTE: ** Level 2 students opting to take the combination FR 2513/FR 2514 and FR 2510 should be aware the credit weighting will be 45 credits in the first half session and 75 credits in the second half session as opposed to the standard 60/60. This will result in a heavier workload in the second half session.

Advanced Introductory French Language 1 (FR2012) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Introductory French Language 2 (FR2512) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced French Language 1 (FR2002) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced French Language 2 (FR2502) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to French Linguistics (FR2510) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to French Identities: Individual and Society (FR2014) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to French Identities: Centre and Periphery (FR2514) - 15 Credit Points

French Identities: Individual and Society (FR2013) - 15 Credit Points

French Identities Centre and Periphery (FR2513) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Academic session spent in a French speaking country.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Junior Honours French Language (FR3089) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 60 further credits of French from level 3, plus 45 credits of level 3 Music courses.

  • Year 5

Compulsory Courses

Senior Honours French Language (FR4089) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following dissertation options:

  • Dissertation in French (FR4097)
  • Dissertation in Music (MU4049)

Plus select further credits from level 4 courses in French to gain 75 credits in the discipline, and further credits from level 3 or 4 courses in Music to gain 45 credits in the discipline.

NOTE: You are required to gain a minimum of 90 credit points from level 4 courses.

Dissertation in Music (MU4049) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Academic Writing for Language & Literature (AW1008) Introduction to Music Theory and Harmony (MU1037) - 15 Credit Points Optional Courses Select one of the following...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
FRENCH STUDIES
62%
of students were satisfied overall
MUSIC
87%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
FRENCH STUDIES
92% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
77% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
85% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
38% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
MUSIC
81% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
94% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
90% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
84% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
FRENCH STUDIES
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
46% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
MUSIC
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
61% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
FRENCH STUDIES
54% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
54% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
46% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
38% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
MUSIC
71% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
87% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
74% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
77% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
FRENCH STUDIES
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
69% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
58% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
MUSIC
87% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
77% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
68% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
FRENCH STUDIES
46% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
100% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
MUSIC
52% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
81% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
55% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
FRENCH STUDIES
67% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
75% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
MUSIC
65% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
67% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
FRENCH STUDIES
92% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
92% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
MUSIC
87% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
FRENCH STUDIES
92% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
62% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
31% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
23% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
MUSIC
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
81% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
65% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
19% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for French Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate100%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

Statistics for Music

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate100%

  • Average Graduate Salary£15000

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