French

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

Subject overview

French is one of the major languages of diplomacy and international organisations and is widely spoken on five continents.

Alongside developing your language skills you can also develop your knowledge of the culture, history and literature of France and the French-speaking world.

Where can French take you?

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.

Career options with an Arts degree

Explore your study options in French