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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Full Time: 4 Years
Develop your French and gain a thorough understanding of different cultures’ development needs on our BA French and International Development course.
You'll study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. Learn in a student-centred environment, with small group teaching and a range of project and workshop opportunities.
Your modules in French will enable you to:
develop your linguistic proficiency in French to near-native level
gain an in-depth understanding of French and francophone cultures
immerse yourself in the language and culture of a French-speaking country during your year abroad
You’ll have plenty of scope to practise speaking, writing, reading and understanding French, and you’ll learn about the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of French-speaking countries.
Your learning will be supported by a range of materials in French, including cultural and historical texts.
International Development
Your international development modules will provide:
an understanding of the complex global dynamics affecting the planet’s resources, climate, food systems, and human population
the ability to critically evaluate key ideas in international development policy and practice
the opportunity to explore core development theories and research methods.
Your learning will be enhanced by case studies from around the world, providing you with insight into our planet’s fascinating societies, cultures and histories.
You will be taught by leading academics from across the University. In addition to social scientists in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, you’ll study with experts from Geography, Economics, Politics and Henley Business School.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30