King's College London

Course Introduction

Joint honours language degree based in the heart of London. The year abroad is normally split between French and Portuguese'speaking countries, usually Portugal or Brazil. If at foundation level, you take an additional intensive language module in Portugal prior to the second year.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Race development and culture in modern Brazil; slavery society and nation in Brazilian literature; Lisbon stories (culture and society on film); core French language; introduction to French literature (compulsory); Portuguese language. Year 2 examples: The idea of France; modernity and the city; modern French history; Portuguese literature before and after the revolution; leaders, legends and chivalry in medieval Portugal; Portuguese symbolism and realism. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4 examples: Core French language; the stylistics of translation; medieval occitan literature; the debate about women in the middle ages; 16th'century encounters with the new world.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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77% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 70%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 56%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 27%

Total Practical: 30%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation