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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    Description

    Taking French and History and Philosophy of Art in combination enables you to learn the language and cultural presence of France and engage with a detailed interdisciplinary study of the visual arts.

    French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU. The University of Kent is an ideal location to study French. Canterbury is the closest British university city to mainland Europe, and our proximity to the Channel ports and Ashford International station means you can be in Paris in just a couple of hours. There are also many French-speaking students on campus, so you have a better chance to immerse yourself in the language than at any other university in the country.

    Studying the History and Philosophy of Art (HPA) enables you to gain a rich understanding of the visual arts through the complementary perspectives of its history and the philosophical understanding of its nature and importance. A distinctive feature of HPA is the interaction between history and aesthetics in the curriculum, and the wide range of opportunities to study practical modules in everything from photography, through curating exhibitions to writing about art for the media and arts industries. This joint honours programme also allows you to focus your studies, if you wish to do so, by choosing options which most relate to French Art and other aspects of French culture.

    During your year abroad, as part of an Erasmus programme, you could begin to study for a French qualification (Licence), or alternatively you can gain work experience by becoming a language assistant in a French school or by following other career paths. Past students in this programme have for example chosen to spend their Year Abroad working in art galleries in Paris. With the option of a dissertation in the final year, you could combine your love of both subjects to write about French art that you may have discovered on your year abroad.

    This degree programme therefore is ideal for those wanting to gain a broad and detailed understanding of our world, one that is international in scope and that spans across the years.

    Independent rankings

    French was ranked 8th In the National Student Survey 2014.

    Art at Kent was ranked 6th overall and 6th for graduate prospects, and Modern Languages were ranked 14th for student satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Part-time EEA:£4500; Non-EEA:£ 6240 Start date September 2015 28 September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    • Total Kent credits: 360
    Credits 360
    • Total Kent credits: 360
    Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    • HA315 - The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art
    • HA355 - Introduction to the History of Art
    • FR327 - Learning French 2A (Post GCSE)
    • FR328 - Learning French 2B (Post GCSE)
    • FR330 - Intensive French for Beginners
    • FR331 - French Drama: Love, Marriage and Politics ( in translation)
    • FR332 - French Narratives: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)
    • FR337 - Texts and Contexts 1
    • FR338 - Texts and Contexts 2
    • FR301 - Writer and Genre in France I
    • FR302 - Writer and Genre in France II
    • FR308 - Questions of French Cinema
    • FR310 - Twentieth Century France in Crisis

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    • FR589 - Learning French 4
    • HA507 - Reading the Image
    • CL609 - Roman Art and Architecture
    • HI789 - The Art of Death
    • HA683 - Against Realism: Varieties of Photographic Pictorialism
    • HA684 - Genius: Perspectives on Artistic Creation
    • HA686 - Thinking about the Arts
    • HA688 - Painting in Central Italy 1440 - 1520
    • HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500
    • HA573 - Print Collecting and Curating
    • HA580 - Camera, Light and Darkroom: Intro to Black & White Photography
    • HA653 - Exposed: The Aesthetics of The Body, Sexuality and Erotic Art
    • HA660 - Dialogues; Art History in a Global Context
    • HA669 - Study of a Single Artist
    • HA595 - Visual Arts Writing
    • HA681 - Pixelated World: The Digital Revolution
    • FR638 - French Detective Fiction
    • FR593 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 19th century
    • FR594 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 20th century
    • FR598 - Occupation and Resistance in the French Novel
    • FR599 - Description of Modern French
    • FR620 - Memory and Childhood in 20th Century French Fiction
    • FR632 - Modern French Theatre 1
    • FR633 - Modern French Theatre (2)
    • FR566 - French: Second Year Extended Essay
    • FR546 - Short Narrative Fiction in French

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Year abroad

    The French department at the University of Kent has Erasmus agreements with several universities in France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.

    Possible modules may include:

    • LA514 - Year Abroad Module

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    • HA682 - Pixelated World: The Digital Revolution
    • HA595 - Visual Arts Writing
    • HA649 - Exposed: The Aesthetics of the Body, Sexuality and Erotic Art
    • HA670 - Study of a Single Artist
    • HA580 - Camera, Light and Darkroom: Intro to Black & White Photography
    • HA587 - Against Realism: Varieties of Photograhic Pictorialism
    • HA591 - Dialogues: Art History in a Global Context
    • HA573 - Print Collecting and Curating
    • HA579 - Visual Arts Internship
    • HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500
    • HA689 - Painting in Central Italy 1440 - 1520
    • HA687 - Thinking about the Arts
    • HA685 - Genius: Perspectives on Artistic Creation
    • HI789 - The Art of Death
    • CL609 - Roman Art and Architecture
    • HA507 - Reading the Image
    • ART500 - Independent Project
    • FR637 - Travels to Japan in Modern French Culture
    • FR601 - Mothers and Daughters in Women's Writing
    • FR613 - The Reader and the Text
    • FR615 - Sociolinguistics of French
    • FR550 - Images of Monarchy in French Classical Tragedy
    • FR561 - Contemporary French Cinema
    • FR567 - French: Final Year Dissertation
    • FR591 - Learning French 5

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification, Typical offer/minimum requirement

    • A level: ABB
    • GCSE: C in a modern European language other than English
    • Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 points at HL including 4 at HL or 5 at SL in a modern European language other than English

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

    Funding

    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 entry support package has not been finalised. However, our 2014 financial support package included a £6,500 cash bursary. Find out more on our funding page.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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