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French and International Relations (BA HONS) RLC2

BA|Undergraduate

French and International Relations

Entry year
2022
Entry requirements
ABB
Duration
4 years (Full Time)
UCAS code
RLC2
Applications for 2021 entry are still open. View courses
  • Overview

    French at Queen’s reflects the dynamism and cultural diversity of the French-speaking world, focusing on the language, culture and society of metropolitan France, and opening up perspectives on a range of global cultures. Students can begin their studies in French as a Beginner.

    Students studying French and International Relations appreciate how the insights of political analysis (e.g. political theory, political institutions, international relations) and the tools of literary and linguistic inquiry combine to illuminate political and historical developments, including those in the contemporary world. 

    The degree takes four years to complete (which includes the study abroad year).

    French and International Relations Degree highlights

    French at Queen’s achieved an overall score of 95% and were placed 11th in The Complete University Guide 2021 and Joint 2nd in the UK for Research Quality for French.

    Global Opportunities

    • After stage 2, you will spend a period of residence (normally 8 months or more) in a French-speaking country. Students will have the possibility of acquiring professional experience by teaching in a school, undertaking a work placement, or doing voluntary work. They may also elect to study at a French university.

      Students in Languages at Queen’s have specialised classes to prepare them for the Year Abroad and members of our staff act as Year Abroad Officers.

      Queen's University Belfast is committed to providing a range of international opportunities to its students during their degree programme. Details of this provision are currently being finalised and will be available from the University website once confirmed.
    • There are also has links with Queen’s University’s Global Research Centre, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. Many of the staff are Fellows in the Mitchell Institute, where they work in collaboration with experts in peace and conflict studies from other disciplines such as law, sociology, and the creative arts.
      http://www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI/mitchell-institute/
    • Students taking a BA in French and International Relations have a very real opportunity to gain professional experience in a global context. They undertake an extended period of residence abroad (typically 8 months), normally working as an assistant in a school or undertaking a paid work placement in a French-speaking country (previous students have gone to France, but also for example Canada, Martinique and Réunion). Students can also elect to study at a French-speaking university. In addition to the benefits for oral competence, the residence provides a unique opportunity for immersion in French and francophone culture. Moreover, the Year Abroad is a significant learning and employability enhancement opportunity. This feature of our degree programme gives students the opportunity for personal development, and further develops communication and language skills and intercultural awareness. The challenges of living abroad come to be a unique (and unforgettable) stage in their own personal development.

    Professional Accreditations

    • The study of French and International Relations is not directed towards any one professional pathway, but rather provides the generic skills for success in a number of professional fields including the civil service, media, the charity sector, education, etc.

    Industry Links

    • We offer a range of employment placements where students can gain real world work experience which is invaluable in terms of employment after graduation. Given that Belfast is a regional capital with devolved powers, we can offer students placements in the high profile political and related institutions on our doorstep - for example in the Department of Justice, Equality Commission, Police Ombudsman’s Office, or BBC Northern Ireland.

    World Class Facilities

    • Queen’s has an excellent library with an outstanding range of resources in French and Francophone cultures, and in Politics and International Studies. The Language Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for language learning, and the IT provision more generally is excellent.

    Internationally Renowned Experts

    • French at Queen’s is taught by world-leading experts in nineteenth and twentieth-century French and Francophone Culture (with particular expertise in visual culture, linguistics, popular culture, medical humanities and postcolonial writing) and in International Studies. Research in Languages at Queen’s was ranked 3rd in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment (REF 2014).
    • With over 30 staff at the cutting edge of research and publication, the School which teaches International Relations at Queen’s is the largest of its kind in Ireland and one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, with specialisms in Irish and British politics, political theory, sustainable development, the politics of film and literature, gender, the Middle East, European Union politics, ethnic conflict and international relations.
    • Prof. Yvonne Galligan, OBE, is an internationally recognised expert in the politics of gender. She was a member of an Independent Commission of Inquiry on The Consequences of Devolution for the UK House of Commons (the McKay Commission), in 2013. She was also independent chairperson of the Markievicz Commission in Ireland on measures to implement the candidate gender quota of 30%, in 2014. She was awarded an OBE in the Birthday 2014 Honours List.
    • Prof. Beverley Milton Edwards has advised various governments in her role as an expert on the Middle East, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Brooking Institution
    • Prof. David Phinnemore is an expert on EU Treaty reform and EU enlargement, which led to his secondment as an advisor to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    • Professor Janice Carruthers is an internationally renowned expert on linguistics. She is currently the Leadership Fellow in Modern Languages with the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

    Student Experience

    • In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, 91% of French students were satisfied. In The Complete University Guide 2021, French at Queen’s achieved an overall score of 95%.
    • Our uniquely supportive pastoral care/personal tutor system is equalled only by the academic guidance available. Students run a lively French Society, and our vibrant Politics Society (Polysoc) provides a welcome and stimulating environment for new students.
    • We have students from around the UK, Ireland, Europe and the wider world, ensuring a rich mix of students with different experiences and backgrounds.
    “In Queen's, what I realised is that it’s not just about the language. It’s not just about the listening, pronunciation and translation. There's a lot more to it, you learn so much more, you gain so many more skills, lifelong skills. You get a general overview of the language and can do historical modules and cultural modules, and you work with a variety of media: film, novels, short stories, poems, art."
    Veronica Rossetto, Stage Three student in BA French who began her studies in French as a Beginner.

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  • Course content

    Course Structure

    IntroductionIn order to ensure that students studying the French and International Relations degree have sufficient grounding in both subjects, you will take an equal number of International Relations and French modules. At level 3, you will have greater flexibility in terms of your module choices, having the option to substitute either a dissertation or internship in place of two taught modules.

    In your final year, you can write a dissertation based on a research topic of your choice and under one-to-one supervision by an academic with specialist knowledge in the chosen field. This provides a unique opportunity to marshal all the research and writing skills you have learned through the course of your degree to produce an original piece of research which reflects the particular interests that you have acquired in your time studying at Queen’s.

    Students on this pathway take three courses per subject at each level, as well as a language year abroad.
    Stage 1Core Modules:

    French 1 OR Intermediate French OR Beginners’ French

    Optional Modules Choices:

    French

    Introduction to French Studies 1
    Introduction to French Studies 2

    International Relations

    Comparative Politics
    World Politics
    Issues in Contemporary Politics
    Stage 2In your second year, you will focus on the political, economic and social transformations of the 20th century and beyond, and will be able to advance your conceptual understanding of the field of international relations and conflict. You will also deepen your understanding of French and French-language literature and cultures.


    Core Modules:
    French 2
    International Relations

    Optional Modules:
    Paris, City of Modernity
    French Noir Linguistic Variation in French
    Modern Autobiography
    Sociolinguistics
    Symbolist Art and Literature
    Politics and Policy of the European Union
    Apocalypse! The End of the World
    Politics and Policies of the EU
    Modern Political Thought
    Studying Politics
    British politics in crisis?
    Irish Politics
    American Politics
    Peace and Conflict Studies
    Identity Politics in Diverse Societies
    The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies
    Security and Terrorism
    International Organisations
    The Northern Ireland Conflict and Paths to Peace
    Stage 3Year Abroad
    Stage 4In Year 4 you will have more flexibility and choice.

    French and International Relations students are required to take:

    THREE modules from the list of options in International Relations PLUS THREE modules in French (including French 3); OR

    PAI3097 Internship (double weighted) and ONE International Relations module from below PLUS THREE modules in French (including |French 3); OR

    PAI3099 Dissertation (double weighted) and ONE International Relations module from below PLUS THREE modules in French (including French 3)

    Core Module:

    French 3

    Optional Modules:
    Modernism(s)
    Ambition & Desire: The Nineteenth Century French Novel
    Romance and Realism in Media Cultures
    Ideologies of Death in Modern French Literature
    Contemporary Francophone Chinese Fiction
    The Structure of Modern French
    Caribbean Cultures
    Dissertation (Politics and International Studies)
    Internship
    Gender and Politics
    Earth, Energy, Ethics & Economy
    National and Ethnic Minorities in European Politics
    The Politics of the Global Economy
    Politics, Public Administration, and Policy-Making
    The Global Political Economy of Energy
    Contemporary Political Philosophy
    European Cultural Identities
    Radical Hope: Inspiring Present-day Sustainability Transformations
    Arms Control
    Northern Ireland: A Case Study
    Asylum and Migration in Global Politics
    National and Ethnic Minorities
    US Foreign Policy
    The Far Right in Western Europe
    Security and Technology
    War and Visual Culture


    Note: Modules are subject to change based on availability.

    People teaching you

    Dr Maeve McCusker
    Subject Lead

    French
    Dr McCusker is the Subject Lead for French and teaches French language and modern French and francophone culture. She specialises in contemporary Caribbean literature in French and France's relationship with its former colonies and territories, including in Africa.

    Contact Teaching Times

    Large Group Teaching5 (hours maximum)
    3-5 hours of lectures
    Medium Group Teaching8 (hours maximum)
    5.5 hours in French (typically comprising one core language module, 4 hours, and one optional module, in one of the two semesters, 3 hours) 1.5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week in Politics
    Personal Study25 (hours maximum)
    22–24 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc., across both subjects

    Learning and Teaching

    At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable our students to achieve their full academic potential.

    On the BA in French and International Relations degree we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners.

    Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:

    • E-Learning technologies
      A wide range of information associated with modules is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Canvas. Typically, lecture notes are provided through Canvas for each module along with other support material. Much of the recommended reading is available through the same environment. Almost all coursework is submitted and returned, with marks and feedback, electronically.
    • Language enrichment classes
      Students will have opportunities to develop oral skills and develop their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in real-life, practical contexts. All these classes are taught in very small groups (typically 12-20 students). Students attend two language enrichment classes per week as part of the core language module. They also attend a one-hour oral class (typically 8-12 students), delivered by a native speaker.
    • Lectures
      These introduce you to basic information about new topics as a starting point for your own further private study/reading. Lectures in French also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in larger groups of 30-40 students). Only a small number of our modules are delivered in this way, e.g. Level One Introductory modules to French and Francophone Cultures.

      With Politics, lectures are central to all modules, but become smaller from Stage 1 to 2, and again from Stage 2 to 3, as the modules become more focused (moving from wide-ranging modules like “World Politics” to specialist courses on individual countries and regions).
    • Personal Tutor
      Students are allocated a Personal Tutor who meets with them on several occasions during the year to support their academic development. This gives students one identified contact with whom to discuss any difficulties they might encounter and who can answer any queries they might have.
    • Self-directed study
      This is an essential part of life as a Queen’s student when important private reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
    • Seminars/tutorials
      Almost all of the teaching is carried out in small groups (typically 8-15 students). These provide significant opportunity for you to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions and to assess your own progress and understanding with the support of your classmates. You will also be expected to make presentations and other contributions to these groups. All of our language teaching and, where appropriate, other modules, are delivered through the medium of French in small-group situations.
    • Year Abroad
      Students taking a BA in French and International Relations undertake an extended period of residence abroad (typically 8 months), normally working as an assistant in a French school. In addition to the benefits for oral competence in French, the residence provides a unique opportunity for immersion in French and francophone culture, well as invaluable employment experience. The Year Abroad is a significant learning and employability enhancement opportunity during which students can study at a university, work as an English Language Teacher, undertake a paid work placement, etc. This feature of our degree programme gives students the opportunity for personal development, gives them a job placement, further develops communication and language skills and intercultural awareness. The challenges of living abroad come to be a unique (and unforgettable) stage in their own personal development.

      Students in Languages at Queen’s have specialised classes to prepare them for the Year Abroad and members of our staff act as Year Abroad Officers.

      Queen's University Belfast is committed to providing a range of international opportunities to its students during their degree programme. Details of this provision are currently being finalised and will be available from the University website once confirmed.

    Assessment

    Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

    • The way in which you will be assessed will vary according to the learning objectives of each module. Language modules are assessed through a variety of written tasks, class tests, a formal written examination and an oral exam at the end of the year. Optional (content-based) modules in French are assessed through a variety of forms of coursework which may include book reviews, projects, creative writing, presentations, essays and language tasks.

      International Relations modules are typically assessed by two coursework assignments in the first semester, and one assignment plus a final written unseen examination in semester two. Variations on this include assessed presentations, group projects, and “learning logs” based on weekly reading. Details of how each module is assessed are shown in the Student Handbook which is provided to all students at the beginning of their first year.

      All assessment, apart from oral exams, is marked and returned anonymously.

    Feedback

    As students progress through the course they will receive general and specific feedback about their work from a variety of sources including lecturers, module convenors, personal tutors, advisers of study and peers. University students are expected to engage with reflective practice and to use this approach to improve the quality of their work. Feedback may be provided in a variety of forms including:

    • Formal written comments and marks relating to work that students, as individuals or as part of a group, have submitted.
    • General comments or question and answer opportunities during or at the end of a lecture, seminar or tutorial.
    • Immediate, on-the-spot feedback from your teacher during language and oral classes.
    • Individual consultations addressing specific queries with lecturers during designated consultation hours.
    • Online or emailed comment to specific queries
    • Pre-submission advice regarding the standards you should aim for and common pitfalls to avoid. In some instances, this may be provided in the form of model answers or exemplars which students can review in their own time
    • Comment and guidance provided by staff from specialist support services such as, Careers, Employability and Skills or the Learning Development Service.
    • Placement employer comments or references
    • Once students have reviewed their feedback, they are encouraged to identify and implement further improvements to the quality of their work.

    Facilities

    Queen’s has an excellent library with an outstanding range of resources in French and Francophone cultures, and also in International Studies. The Language Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for language learning, and IT provision more generally is excellent.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entrance requirements

    A level requirements
    Post A-level French
    ABB including A-level French.
    Note: for applicants who have not studied A-level French then AS-level French grade B would be acceptable in lieu of A-level French.

    Beginners Level French
    ABB + GCSE French grade B or evidence of linguistic ability in another language.
    Note: the Beginners' option is not available to those who have studied A-level or AS-level French.
    Irish leaving certificate requirements
    H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in French
    Access/Foundation Course
    Not normally considered as Access Courses would not satisfy language requirements.

    Selection Criteria

    In addition, to the entrance requirements above, it is essential that you read our guidance below on 'How we choose our students' prior to submitting your UCAS application.

    Applications are dealt with centrally by the Admissions and Access Service rather than by individual University Schools. Once your on-line form has been processed by UCAS and forwarded to Queen's, an acknowledgement is normally sent within two weeks of its receipt at the University.

    Selection is on the basis of the information provided on your UCAS form, which is considered by the Selector for that particular subject or degree programme along with a member of administrative staff from the Admissions Service. Decisions are made on an ongoing basis and will be notified to you via UCAS.

    For last year's intake, applicants for this BA programme must have had, or been able to achieve, a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or better (to include English Language). Performance in any AS or A-level examinations already completed would also have been taken into account and the Selector checks that any specific entry requirements in terms of GCSE and/or A-level subjects can be fulfilled.

    Offers are normally be made on the basis of three A-levels. Two subjects at A-level plus two at AS would also be considered. The offer for repeat candidates is set in terms of three A-levels and may be one grade higher than that asked from first time applicants. Grades may be held from the previous year.

    Applicants offering two A-levels and one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (or equivalent qualification), or one A-level and a BTEC Diploma/National Diploma (or equivalent qualification) will also be considered. Offers will be made in terms of performance in individual BTEC units rather than the overall BTEC grade(s) awarded. Please note that a maximum of one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (or equivalent) will be counted as part of an applicant’s portfolio of qualifications. The normal GCSE profile will be expected.

    Applicants offering other qualifications, such as the International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate or an Access course will also be considered.

    Candidates offering Access/Certificate in Foundation Studies courses will be considered individually on their own merits, provided the subject requirements for entry to French can also be met. Where offers are made, these are conditional on both achieving an average of 70% in the Access course and meeting the entry criteria for French.

    BTEC Extended Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, and Higher National Diplomas can be considered, provided the subject requirements for entry to French are also fulfilled.

    The information provided in the personal statement section and the academic reference together with predicted grades are noted but, in the case of BA degrees, these are not the final deciding factors in whether or not a conditional offer can be made. However, they may be reconsidered in a tie break situation in August.

    A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking would not normally be considered as part of a three A-level offer and, although they may be excluded where an applicant is taking four A-level subjects, the grade achieved could be taken into account if necessary in August/September.

    Candidates are not normally asked to attend for interview, though there are some exceptions and specific information is provided with the relevant subject areas.

    If you are made an offer then you may be invited to an Open Day, which is usually held in the second semester. This will allow you the opportunity to visit the University and to find out more about the degree programme of your choice and the facilities on offer. It also gives you a flavour of the academic and social life at Queen's.

    If you cannot find the information you need here, please contact the University Admissions Service (admissions@qub.ac.uk), giving full details of your qualifications and educational background.

    International Students

    For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

    English Language Requirements

    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes

    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

  • Careers

    Career Prospects

    Introduction
    Skills to enhance employability
    Studying for an French and International Relations degree at Queen’s will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers and academic institutions.

    Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by local, national and international employers and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including International Politics and Conflict Studies. Although the majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in the public and voluntary/community sectors, significant numbers develop careers in the private sector, working in industries from management consultancy to law and journalism.
    http://www.prospects.ac.uk

    Employment after the Course
    French and International Relations graduates go on to work in a very wide range of sectors, including media and communications, advertising, journalism, tourism, and politics. They are particularly in demand in careers requiring a high level of communication and presentation skills, as well as strong critical and analytical thinking.

    Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by local, national and international employers and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including International Politics and Conflict Studies. Although the majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in the public and voluntary/community sectors, significant numbers develop careers in the private sector, working in industries from management consultancy to law and journalism.
    We regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers, including NI government departments and the North/South Ministerial Council, who provide sponsorship for our internships.

    Employment Links
    Close links with employers
    In Politics, we regularly consult and develop links with a large number of employers, including NI government departments and the North/South Ministerial Council, who provide sponsorship for our internships.

    We offer a range of employment placements where students can gain real world work experience which is invaluable in terms of employment after graduation. Given that Belfast is a regional capital with devolved powers, we can offer students placements in the high profile political and related institutions on our doorstep - for example in the Department of Justice, Equality Commission, Police Ombudsman’s Office, or BBC Northern Ireland.

    Alumni Success
    "As part of the BA in French, you learn skills that are invaluable in the workplace. Writing and delivering presentations; building working relationships and teaching classes in a foreign country; organising events; working to set deadlines and using critical analysis- all experiences and abilities I have carried with me into employment."
    Robert Ainley, BA French, Producer and journalist, U105.

    BBC NI Presenter Mark Carruthers is a graduate from Politics, whilst various serving politicians have studied Politics at Queen’s, including Ian Paisley Jr (MP), and ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive (e.g. Megan Fearon, Sinn Féin).

    What employers say

    ‘We are looking for graduates who can be our future leaders who demonstrate qualities of courage, judgement and breadth. Where do we find such qualities? Linguists or arts graduates.’
    Miles Cowdry, Director of Global Corporate Development, Rolls Royce PLC

    Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Prizes and Awards

    Students receive a certificate of distinction for first class performance in the Stage 3 oral.

    The A N Troughton Award and The Samuel and Sarah Ferguson Travel Prize recognise academic achievement at Stages 1 and 2.

    The Chris Shorley Prize rewards the best performances in the Language exam in Level Three, and the Richard Bales Prize is awarded to the student with the highest mark in an optional module in Stage 4.

    There are a number of undergraduate prizes available to top-performing students on this pathway. In addition to Foundation Scholarships recognizing outstanding achievement in Stage 1, we have a range of endowed prizes.

    There are a range of similar awards for student performance across various modules and in the dissertation in International Studies.

    Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills

    In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

  • Fees and Funding

    Tuition Fees

    Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £4,530
    Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £4,530
    England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £9,250
    EU Other 3 £17,400
    International £17,400

    1 EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled or pre-settled status, are expected to be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident, however this is provisional and subject to the publication of the Northern Ireland Assembly Student Fees Regulations. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB are expected to be charged the GB fee, however this is provisional and subject to the publication of the Northern Ireland Assembly student fees Regulations.

    2 It is expected that EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI will be eligible for NI tuition fees, in line with the Common Travel Agreement arrangements. The tuition fee set out above is provisional and subject to the publication of the Northern Ireland Assembly student fees Regulations.

    3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

    For further information please refer to www.qub.ac.uk/brexit-advice/information-for-students.

    All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2021-22, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student’s tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.

    Additional course costs

    All Students

    Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

    Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library.

    If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. A programme may have up to 6 modules per year, each with a recommended text.  

    Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.  

    Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.

    If a final year includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.

    Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.

    There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

    French and International Relations costs

    Students have a compulsory year abroad in year 3 of their degree. Students who undertake a period of study or work abroad are responsible for funding travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. These costs vary depending on the location and duration of the placement.

    Students should be aware that placement and internship modules do not normally involve payment or financial support from either Queen’s or the placement/internship provider.

    Queen's University Belfast is committed to providing a range of international opportunities to its students during their degree programme. Details of this provision are currently being finalised and will be available from the University website once confirmed.

    A limited amount of funding may be available to contribute towards these additional costs, if the placement takes place through a government student mobility scheme.

    How do I fund my study?

    There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union.

    Information on funding options and financial assistance for undergraduate students is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/.

    Scholarships

    Each year, we offer a range of scholarships and prizes for new students. Information on scholarships available.

    International Scholarships

    Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

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    How and when to Apply

    How to Apply
    Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/students.

    When to Apply
    UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2022 from 1 September 2021.

    Advisory closing date: 15 January 2022 (18:00). This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.

    Applications from UK and EU (Republic of Ireland) students after this date are, in practice, considered by Queen’s for entry to this course throughout the remainder of the application cycle (30 June 2022) subject to the availability of places.

    Applications from International and EU (Other) students are normally considered by Queen’s for entry to this course until 30 June 2022. If you apply for 2022 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.

    The Institution code name for Queen's is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.

    Further information on applying to study at Queen's is available at: www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/How-to-apply/

    Apply via UCAS

    Terms and Conditions

    The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study. Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.

    Additional Information for International (non-EU) Students

    1. Applying through UCAS
      Most students make their applications through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Queen's. The UCAS application deadline for international students is 30 June 2021.
    2. Applying direct
      The Direct Entry Application form is to be used by international applicants who wish to apply directly, and only, to Queen's or who have been asked to provide information in advance of submitting a formal UCAS application. Find out more.
    3. Applying through agents and partners
      The University’s in-country representatives can assist you to submit a UCAS application or a direct application. Please consult the Agent List to find an agent in your country who will help you with your application to Queen’s University.

    Keywords

    CONFLICT STUDIES

    FRENCH

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    GLOBALISATION

    INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

    LANGUAGES

    POLITICS

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