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French Studies

Studying French at UWA is more than simply learning a language. It's an experience which will open your mind to different cultures and enrich you with knowledge of history.

Introduction

French Studies helps you achieve high levels of competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading the French language.

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Course description, features and facilities

The course not only teaches you the language, it also introduces you to ways in which the language is the key to the culture and intellectual accomplishments of French-speaking people in France itself and also the many French-speaking communities around the world.

The major caters for students at all levels, from beginners through to native speakers. During the course, you will also study past and present French literature, films, and popular culture providing you with a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.

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Student profile

Student profile – Gaelen Perrone

Since my first lecture at UWA, French Studies has involved so much more than conjugating verbs or remembering the correct gender of “flower” and “boat”. Over the course of my major, I have been able to indulge in a number of passions that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise study: literature, politics, history, linguistics… and the list goes on.

Attending weekly seminars on French cinema, gastronomy and haute couture in a small group of like-minded Francophiles made me feel part of a genuine community of language learners.

As a result of this intimate and supportive environment, I acquired the confidence and verbal fluency to study in Paris. Without the excellent instruction I had received early on in my degree, my trip would not have been nearly as successful.

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Structure

UWA's streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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Career opportunities

Whether studying for a major or taking a European language as a broadening unit, graduates who have studied French will be well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, and interpreting and translating, as well as a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce and international relations. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts as a valuable second 'string to their bow'.

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Further study opportunities

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Additional information
  3. English competency
  4. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014-1580
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2016 onwards80
International Baccalaureate29

Additional information

Please note: to study this major within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent).

English competency

University study demands strong English language competency. To be eligible for admission to a undergraduate program at UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.

The minimum requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect achieved at Stage 2 or Stage 3 – or an equivalent level of achievement in an interstate or international qualification.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken prior tertiary study within the last five years, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit and/or exemption).

Applications for advanced standing are assessed upon acceptance of any offer of admission made by the University.

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  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
International Baccalaureate
29
UWA Foundation Programme (UWAFP)
66
GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations
8
Western Australian Universities Preparatory Program (WAUPP)
63
Trinity College Foundation Program
85
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
270
Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)
60
Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)
12
Chinese Gao Kao
525
All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
12
Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
60
Norwegian Vitnemål
4.14
Swedish Slutbetyg
15.70
German Abitur
3.17
French Baccalauréat
12
Singapore-Cambridge A-Levels
8
South African National Senior Certificate
4.60
Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
320

These are the required prerequisites for applicants who have completed these particular qualifications.

If you are applying for a place based on other qualifications you need to demonstrate that you have knowledge at least equivalent to the subjects specified.

Advanced standing

Students with previous tertiary level qualifications will be considered for advanced standing (credit).

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies.

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University's Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Application generally open early May and close in late June.

Contact Future Students for advice.

Further information

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

Contact us

Future Students

Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 3939
Enquire on-line
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Frequently Asked Questions
Address
First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Location
UWA Map
Normal opening hours
Monday – Friday, 8.30am–5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: If you have already submitted an application, contact Admissions.

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  1. Fees
  2. Contact us

The UWA academic year for undergraduate courses is split into two semesters. You can choose to commence your course in either Semester One (February intake) or Semester Two (July intake).

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of undergraduate applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

International undergraduate applicants can either apply online directly to UWA, or apply through an authorised UWA overseas representative.

Apply online

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The international student fees page has further details.

Contact us

Future Students

Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 3939
Enquire on-line
askUWA
Frequently Asked Questions
Address
First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Location
UWA Map
Normal opening hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: If you have already submitted an application, contact Admissions.

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French Studies: the details

Status
Available 2016
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
12-15 hours plus your own study time
Standard full-time completion
3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Maximum time to complete
10 years
Degrees (available in)
This major is available in:Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees
Honours available
Yes
Contact details: course information
Arts Student Office
M200 Ground Floor Arts Building
studentoffice-arts@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
(+618) 6488 2091
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