What will I learn?
During your degree in French Studies, we will equip you to become a highly employable linguist with the additional skills of analysis, argument, presentation, as well as first-hand experience of living abroad.
In your first year, you will follow one compulsory language module, designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of written and spoken French, including grammar. You will also take the core module Story of Modern France, where you will examine primary texts from major periods and events in French history, literature and politics, to provide you with the foundation to study further aspects of French and francophone culture in the later stages of your degree. You will be able to choose two further modules in your first year, one of which may be from outside French.
Having acquired foundation skills in your first year, you will go on to develop both your language skills, on our compulsory language modules in the second and final years, and your own particular interests beyond the language. Our modules cover culture, society, literature, politics, philosophy, film and history. You will spend a year abroad, normally in year 3, either as a language assistant, studying at one of our partner institutions (including the Sorbonne, or universities in Grenoble, Caen, Brussels or Martinique in the French Caribbean), or undertaking an approved work placement.
Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.
How will I learn?
You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will spend a year of your course abroad, normally in year 3. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A level ABB including French
International Baccalaureate: 34 points including 5 in Higher Level French.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
All candidates must offer A Level or Higher Level qualifications in French.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Interviews We do not normally interview candidates for any of our degree courses but may do so if we receive an application from someone with ‘non-standard’ qualifications.
Department offer holder days Candidates will be invited to one of four departmental offer-holder Open Days once they have been offered a place. Open Days take place during the spring term.
Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring French language, culture society and history.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
What careers can a Warwick degree in French Studies lead to?
Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.
ENGLISH AND FRENCH QR31 BA/EFr
FRENCH STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R1L1
FRENCH AND HISTORY RV11 BA/FrHi
FRENCH WITH FILM STUDIES R1W6 BA/FrFS
FRENCH WITH THEATRE STUDIES R1W4 BA/FrThS
FRENCH STUDIES WITH GERMAN R1R2 BA/FrwGe
FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt
FRENCH STUDIES WITH SPANISH R1R4 BA/FrwSp
FRENCH AND GERMAN STUDIES RR12 BA/FrGe
GERMAN WITH FRENCH R2R1 BA/GewFr
HISPANIC STUDIES AND FRENCH RR41 BA/HSFr
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH FRENCH RR4B BA/HSwFr
ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr
FRENCH AND ITALIAN STUDIES RR13 BA/FrIt
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH FRENCH N1R1 BSc
LAW WITH FRENCH LAW M10A BA
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FRENCH (M163)
A level: ABB including French
IB: 34 points including 5 in Higher Level French.
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.