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Modern Languages (French) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This degree in French, including a year abroad, will give you complete proficiency in a major international language. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of the cultures, histories and structures of French-speaking nations worldwide.

What you learn will open up a world of career opportunities. French is native to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the French Caribbean, and it’s an official language in much of Africa and Asia.

You’ll start at a level that matches your ability in French. You’ll also have excellent resources to support you. The Centre for Language Study at Southampton’s Avenue Campus is equipped with everything you need.

As well as studying French, in your first year you'll take a compulsory second language which you can decide to drop or continue with later in the course.

A special module in year 2 will make sure you’re ready for the following year abroad, including your academic work. This part of your course is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your linguistic skills and raise your cultural awareness.

Your final year also offers a wide range of module choices. This means you can specialise in an area that suits your interests and combines well with what you’ve studied so far.

Course lead

Your course lead is Dr Michael Kranert.

His research interests range from comparative discourse analysis to language ideologies, with a particular focus on English and German speaking countries.

Find out more on his staff profile.

Meet our students

Are you thinking of studying Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton? Giulia talks about her experience as a BA French student.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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