A single-subject degree
Degree combining two modern languages
- French (+ another language) BA
- French and an African or Asian Language BA
African, Asian and Middle Eastern languages taught at SOAS (Arabic, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Swahili, Thai, and Turkish) may be combined with French
Degrees combining French and another, non-language subject
- French and English BA
- French and History of Art BA
- French and Latin BA
- French with Management Studies BA
- French and Philosophy BA
You can also take French with the following degrees:
- Comparative Literature BA
- Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA
- Language and Culture BA
- French with Film Studies BA
Film from the Undergraduate Open Day French taster session
Why Study French at UCL?
French is the language of many cultures in Europe. After the Norman Conquest it was the language of the rulers of England. Ever since, it has held pride of place as one of the most important modern foreign languages for English speakers. It was, and is, valued highly throughout the world as a vehicle for literature, thought, diplomacy, certain sciences and commerce. A significant proportion of the delegates to the United Nations express themselves in French.
The literature and cinema which originate from the francophone countries of the American, African and Asian continents are among the most fascinating being created today. Closer to home, European integration, with its developing opportunities for employment, makes a thorough knowledge of the language, institutions and culture of France and francophone countries particularly urgent and rewarding.
“I felt that the most important part of a degree for me would be that I enjoyed it, and I can honestly say that the programme has not disappointed me. It has introduced me to things I had never considered before, it has changed my ideas on political and philosophical issues, and has helped me realise exactly what I like doing, and what I picture myself doing. With regards to academic staff, I have never met people who are so interested and so enthusiastic about their fields of study. It's really encouraging." Katy Highet, French BA
Scholarships, Prizes and Funding
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