French Studies at Birmingham is designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of the language and culture of France. We put an emphasis on small group teaching and encourage student participation. We produce confident, articulate graduates who are enthused by their subject and who benefit from excellent possibilities for employment in the UK and EU.
The French Department at Birmingham is a large, vibrant community of staff and students. The expertise of our staff enables us to offer a wide range of courses covering all areas of French language, culture, history, literature and film.
First and second years
The first two years build upon your existing skills in the French language, and give you the opportunity to study the literature, politics, media, culture and history of France.
The third year is spent in France, normally following a programme of study at one of our many partner universities.
A wide range of specialist language and culture options is available in the final year. Current choices include: Interpreting; The French Press; Contemporary French Cinema; The Algerian War; and Drama and Politics in France.
Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details
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