French involves not only language study, but also knowledge of the culture, history and literature of France and the French-speaking world.

French is either the first or second language of many nations, and embodies rich and diverse cultural histories. France is a major world economic power as well as being a leader in art and literature, science and technology.

French and your career

Your knowledge of French language and culture could lead to a career in diplomatic and government service, trade and business, teaching, research, tourism, libraries or translation and interpreting. French can be particularly useful for careers in international organisations and multinational companies - French is an official language of the UN, UNESCO and NATO.

Study options in French

French is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics.

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