Each year you will take three course units in French and one in Music.
The French course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language in each year spent on campus. Additional language course units including translation are taken by specialist (single and major French) students. Language course units exploit film resources and computer programmes designed by the department, with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
In the first year, optional course units introduce key areas such as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication, cinema and the visual arts, which equip students with foundational knowledge, critical tools and skills. By the final year, the range of course units allows students to specialise in aspects of particular interest.
In Music you will choose course units from a wide range of subjects including tonal music, composition, performance and the history of music.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently in contemporary French
relate aspects of French language and culture to daily life, business and society at large
have access to industry standard equipment in specially designed music studios and rehearsal facilities
work alongside practising professionals from different musical traditions.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Music give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different subject.