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French Studies

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French Studies at Warwick is a dynamic subject with a friendly but rigorous approach to teaching and learning. We were ranked equal third in the 2017 Sunday Times Good University Guide, and had a 97% student satisfaction rating in 2016 for our teaching. We are committed to teaching across the epochs, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and pride ourselves on being cutting-edge and interdisciplinary. We approach the Francophone world through literature, popular culture, history, politics, thought, film and the arts.

Undergraduate study

We offer four-year degrees, with a year abroad in year three, and an intensive programme of language tuition throughout. We also offer a rich variety of modules and run joint degrees with other departments (Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Politics, Theatre Studies) and the other languages taught in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures.

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Postgraduate study

We offer taught MA courses, MAs by research, and we also supervise PhD candidates in the many areas of our staff's expertise. We have a thriving postgraduate community of MA and PhD students. Many PhD students teach at undergraduate level, where they gain invaluable experience.

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In the REF 2014, the School's research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK, with 79.7% of our work ranked at 4* or 3*. Academics in French Studies are very active at a national and international level and are recognised as experts in the field. Colleagues' research has been supported by a range of external funding bodies, including the British Academy, AHRC, The Leverhulme Trust, MHRA, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.