Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will be studying at a top'ranking languages department with an outstanding research record. We offer excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. The Greek element offers a wide range of non'linguistic options, including classical archaeology and ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation. You have the opportunity to acquire skills of translation not only from classical Greek into English but also from English into classical Greek. You will spend a year abroad and can choose to study at university, be a teaching assistant or go on a work placement. We have strong links with major universities in metropolitan France as well as Belgium, Switzerland and La Reunion.

Course Modules

French Year 1: perspectives on modern France (crisis, nation, identity); the visual image in French culture and society; heroes and anti'heroes in their social and cultural context; language, communication and society; landmarks (reading the classics of French literature). Year 2: cinema in France; writing romance and desire; French (the linguist's view); culture and ideology; stage and screen in France. Year 3: advanced French linguistics; Arthurian romance; gender and transgression in early'modern French literature; redefining the erotic in contemporary French literature and film; fictions of history (narrative, film and event in early modern France); image, identity and consumer culture in post'war fiction and film; text and image in France (from cubism to the present); ethics and violence (murder, suicide and genocide in literature and film); the libertines (narratives of experience in early modern France); the passion of place (desire and identity in modern Paris). Greek Modules include: beginners Greek; intermediate Greek; Greek language and reading; intensive Greek; Greek prose composition; Greek verse composition.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 62%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 15

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 33%

Total Practical: 25%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation