Undergraduate study in French

French Studies is the largest section of the Department of Modern Languages. In total, we have around 600 students enrolled on our courses. We have ten members of the lecturing staff (including two professors), three language tutors, three teaching fellows and four native-speaker colloquial assistants.

Within French Studies, staff have diverse research interests and this means we are able to offer a very broad syllabus. One of the great advantages of a degree in French Studies is that you can sample a range of subject areas and disciplines all within your degree programme: film studies, literature, politics, history, translation studies, cultural studies, sociology, and even a dash of economics find their way into our modules at various points. Our students have the opportunity to study the history, politics and culture of France, then to apply that knowledge in order to consider the role of French culture and politics in Europe and internationally. If they wish, students can study French in a more global context through a range of Francophone options focusing on Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.

Our French undergraduate degree courses

Modern Languages (University of Birmingham with The Open University pathway) BA

Discover an alternative route to a language degree that combines distance learning, on campus learning and a year abroad. The key to understanding another society is the mastery of the [more...]

Modern Languages BA

The key to understanding another society is mastering its language. From this starting point, you can examine a country's history, its literature and culture; and by comparison you can learn [more...]

Modern Languages with Business Management BA

This flexible course has been designed for those who want to combine the study of one or two modern languages with Business Studies as a Minor subject comprising approximately one-third of [more...]

Law with French Law LLB

If you are seeking a career with an international dimension in law, business or commerce this degree provides excellent preparation. This programme has been designed to meet the need for [more...]

International Relations with French BA

This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of French with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and [more...]

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Modern Languages Graduation 2013