French GradDip

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Study the French language and culture to gain an additional language teaching qualification, or simply for personal interest

Date of entry

October 2024

Start date
October 2024
24 months max (part time)

This graduate-level diploma course builds your French language skills. It is suitable if you wish to teach French, or if you already have a school qualification in French (such as a Higher or A-level) and are looking to further your skills for work or personal interest. 

Using a combination of online tools, including web conferencing and online immersion days, you will increase your skills in the French language, including grammar and communication skills. 

You will also gain a wider knowledge of French culture and society, as well as themes such as French literature, history, education, environment, and cinema.

The course is organised into multiple modules of approximately ten weeks duration. The choice of assessments and the project allow you to focus on your own specific interest areas.

There is no requirement for you to already have an undergraduate degree to study this course, as the modules you study and the credits you gain are not at Masters/postgraduate level.

For secondary teachers of a Modern Foreign Language (MFL), this course provides an additional teaching qualification in French, as it is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and carries a credit rating of 120 SCOTCAT points at SCQF levels 9-10.

Residence abroad is normally a pre-requisite for GTCS registration in Secondary French. This period of residence has to be arranged by course participants themselves.

Professional accreditation

General Teaching Council for Scotland

Accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland

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