French

Cafés, croissants and 365 types of cheese – France has not only produced haute cuisine, but has also been at the forefront of key intellectual and political struggles of the last few centuries.

In the new globalised world, French is more important than ever before and the ability to communicate in the language is an invaluable skill. Not only are there exciting career opportunities within Europe for those with a degree in French, but the excellent communications skills you will acquire are highly desired by multinational organisations worldwide.

We offer the following French courses:

French is also offered, along with a second language option, on:

Degree name UCAS Code
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) 76D3

Why study French?

Study French in Cardiff to acquire a high level of proficiency in the French language as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of modern and contemporary French society and culture.

On completion of a four year course in French you will be able to use your new language skills to work in many countries. French is an official language of 29 countries and all United Nations agencies. It is considered the international language of diplomacy, and is second only to English in its influence. French is spoken across the globe as a native or second language by up to half a billion people.

Year abroad options

The third year of this course offers a fantastic opportunity to live in a French-speaking environment. Students will work as a paid teaching assistant in a French school, attend a French university in famous cities such as Paris, Montpellier, Toulouse, Nantes, Grenoble, Chambéry or Clermont-Ferrand or undertake a work placement as part of the Erasmus programme.

Find out more about study abroad options.