French Studies: University of Birmingham

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French Studies: University of Birmingham, French Studies, School of Humanities, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cultural Studies
4 years
+44 (0)121 414 5965
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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.

Year abroad

The third year is spent in France, normally following a programme of study at one of our many partner universities.

Fourth year

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.

Entry requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: BBC
  • Required subjects and grades: A level French grade B
  • General Studies: accepted
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30–32 points including French at HL

Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details

Contact details

  • Admissions Tutor: Dr Ursula Haskins Gonthier
  • Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6002
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For general information about open days

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  • Postal address: The University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT
    United Kingdom
  • Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3344
  • Fax: +44(0)121 414 3971


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Student Recruitment

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International Relations

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