French BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: R120
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered
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If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level offerABB
Subject requirementsRequirements for 100%:
A Level in French at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50% with another subject outside Modern Languages and Cultures:
A Level in French at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50%/50% with two languages:
A Level at Grade B in either of the two languages
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaApplications considered. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM, entry to Advanced language with an A level or equivalent in relevant language (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).
International Baccalaureate33 including 6 at higher level in French (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language), with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 including French for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade B (in French language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted with A Level grades BB including French (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 credits at level 3 to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit for entry to Beginners’ language
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science