BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (French)

The Open University

Programme Description

BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities (French)

The Open University

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (R14).

The degree starts by developing your understanding of the world we live in through a variety of perspectives, periods and subjects – including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy and religious studies.

You’ll then take two specialist French modules, covering a range of aspects relating to the language and its cultures around the world, including history, current affairs and the arts through a range of interactive materials and practical activities.

Alongside your study of French, you can choose to study a second specialism chosen from some of the subjects listed above, entitling you to include both subjects in the name of your degree, or complete your degree with modules chosen from a wide range of options.

Key features of the course

  • Specialise in French within a broad and flexible arts and humanities degree
  • Develop your critical thinking and communication skills that will be valuable in the workplace and for further study
  • Learn about French cultures and develop your intercultural communicative competence
  • Learn to communicate fluently in French, taking your language proficiency to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference

Course details

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

  • You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to the arts and humanities followed by up to two modules chosen from a variety of subjects.
  • Next, at Stages 2 and 3, you'll specialise in French in combination with either a second specialism in arts and humanities or study modules from across the arts and humanities curriculum.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Even though there are no entry requirements, there are some skills that you'll need to succeed. If you're not quite ready for OU study we can guide you to resources that prepare you, many of which are free.

Skills for career development

Employers greatly value the high-level critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills acquired by studying a humanities degree. You’ll sharpen your IT, writing, and independent thinking skills; and develop the ability to assimilate and evaluate relevant information in constructing an argument. These are key skills in complex organisations, greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.

Career relevance

Study of the arts and humanities requires an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and in very different historical circumstances. The breadth of study and range of cultural texts and objects analysed, combined with training in clear thinking and communication, make this degree course relevant to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
  • advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
  • education
  • legal work
  • business, banking and retail
  • human resources
  • charities and campaigning.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated December 30, 2017
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