language with science

MSci Chemistry with French for Science (F1R1)

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Course details

  • Learn about French scientific culture and history
  • All courses are taught in the target language
  • These courses are not approriate for native or near-native speakers
Department of Chemistry

Overview

In addition to the Chemistry elements of the programme, the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication provides the following:

  • training in the use and presentation of scientific and technical material in French in written and oral forms. This is presented in a clear and effective manner for a range of purposes and audiences
  • an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, with a focus on French for science
  • further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of French speaking countries
  • a research project and taught courses at an approved educational institution in France in the third year of the course
Savoir s'étonner à propos est le premier pas fait sur la route de la découverte. "

Louis Pasteur

Chimiste et biologiste français (1822-1895)

Pasteur Statue  

Course structure

Year 1

A two-hour weekly language class from the Imperial Horizons Programme taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

A one-hour weekly specialist language class to prepare you for your stay abroad, traditionally taught on Fridays at lunchtime over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

A one-hour weekly lecture/seminar style course on contemporary French history and politics taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

Year 2

A two-hour weekly language class from the Imperial Horizons Programme taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

A one-hour weekly specialist language class to prepare you for your stay abroad, traditionally taught on Fridays at lunchtime over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

A one-hour weekly lecture/seminar style course on the history of contemporary French Science & Technology taught over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

Year 3

A two-hour weekly language class from the Imperial Horizons Programme  ( Autumn & Spring terms)

A two-hour weekly practical translation class focusing on discipline related texts, taught in two separate hours over two terms (Autumn, Spring).

Year 4

Year Abroad

Year spent in a partner French-speaking partner institution as part of the ERASMUS+ European exchange programme.

During this year of study, you are required to complete a Chemistry with Research Abroad Language Project Guidelines‌ In the Autumn following your return, you will have to complete a Viva on your work .