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

Areas of study

You can complement advanced study of French language with courses in French literature, linguistics, medieval studies, cinema, theatre, translation and critical thinking.

It is also possible to carry out research in all these areas at masters or PhD levels, or to enrol for a co-tutelle (jointly awarded) PhD in conjunction with a university in France or New Caledonia.

You can study French in the following programmes:

Career opportunities

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.

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