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Can I do French again uni with these are levels ?

I study English literature, economics and maths. I have never learnt French before but it is truly my passion. Will I get in for it?
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Original post by Savylavy
I study English literature, economics and maths. I have never learnt French before but it is truly my passion. Will I get in for it?


Do you want to do French on its own or combine it with another subject?
How do you know it's your passion if you've never studied it?
It is sometimes possible to study a new language at university as a minor, if your main subject of study is something else, usually another modern foreign language. Have you studied any other modern foreign languages? You won't be able to do a 'straight' French degree if you've never studied it before, no.
If this is what you really want to do, why not try to take an evening class or something similar?
Original post by Savylavy
I study English literature, economics and maths. I have never learnt French before but it is truly my passion. Will I get in for it?


You can study French ab initio (from beginners) at some universities, yes. Not many places offer it, I think Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Royal Holloway and Aberystwyth do - there may be others also, you need to do some research.

However, without ever having studied it before, how can you know that you have a passion for it?
Original post by Savylavy
I study English literature, economics and maths. I have never learnt French before but it is truly my passion. Will I get in for it?


Do you want to start it at scratch at university (ab initio)? Universities don’t usually offer French ab initio, although it is worth doing some research on that because it is possible at a few unis.
To do Post-A Level French which is way more common, you would need to have an A Level in French. If you’re in year 12 perhaps you can teach yourself the A level spec so you can study it at university level? If you have a passion to learn French then this is definitely doable.
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Reply 5
Hi, if you'd like to study French , there are still some unis that offer it at total beginners level, equivalent to an Enrichment option that you'd currently have at 6th form or college. My niece went to Coventry and they had options such as Arabic, Mandarin, Islamic Law and French, so it's worth looking into and you get 30 extra credits. Hope that helps
Or you can just do French via extra classes at some Unis - example https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/foreign-languages-courses-for-university-of-bath-students/

Or you can do any other degree subject that offers a Year Abroad in France - even if it not called 'with Year Abroad' most Unis will still allow you to do this where possible - example https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad-and-exchange

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