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Our four-year French degree is designed to meet the needs of beginners as well as more advanced learners.

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French undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees

With a diverse cultural heritage and varied history, France has been hugely influential in the shaping of the modern world. You can choose from our BA French degree or study French with another language or subject on one of our Modern Languages degrees.

French at Leeds

Our four-year French degree is designed to meet the needs of beginners as well as more advanced learners, meaning you can study French at Leeds with or without having studied the language before. 

We have around 20 full-time members of staff with experience, knowledge and enthusiasm in French teaching and research from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Throughout your degree you'll be able to specialise in the areas you find most interesting: from literature to linguistics, from popular culture to politics, from thought to translation, from film to postcolonial Francophone studies.

Some of our students are studying for the BA French degree, and others are combining French with another subject or language. This means that in some of your classes, you'll be able to discuss topics and debate with students who'll be using different approaches or skills from their other subject, which makes for an exciting and challenging learning environment.

The University's Language Zone has a range of resources, including books, magazines, audio and video resources, and provides additional opportunities to practice your language skills through workshops, language exchanges and language groups.

Enrichment opportunities

You'll be encouraged to make the most of a range of opportunities to develop your own research skills as an undergraduate student, to network with employers and graduates, and to enjoy your undergraduate studies. The student-led French society will be a great way to meet people from your course.

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Kristina Vaitekunaite
Student | French
“The possibility to choose freely from a range of modules was definitely the most exciting part throughout my degree. It allowed me to discover and to develop my interests, and gave me an opportunity to gain skills that I will use in my future.”