B.A. European Studies (French) (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

European Studies (French) (Hons) course at University of Kent combines the study of language with politics, culture and literature to give you the skills to understand and participate in the key issues across the continent. Studying the European Studies (French) programme enables you learn one of the most beautiful and widely-spoken Romance languages in Europe, and includes a year studying or working in a French-speaking country to experience the language and culture directly.

Important information

Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content Course structure
  • The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Stage 1Possible modules may include:
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Learning French 3 (Post A Level)
  • Learning French 2A (Post GCSE)
  • Learning French 2B (Post GCSE)
  • Intensive French for Beginners
  • French Drama: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)
  • French Narratives: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)
  • Writer and Genre in France I
  • Writer and Genre in France II
  • Questions of French Cinema
  • Twentieth Century France in Crisis
Stage 2Possible modules may include:
  • Learning French 4
  • Learning French: Business French I
  • International Security
  • European Security Co-operation
  • Politics of the European Union
  • East European Politics
  • Short Narrative Fiction in French
  • French: Second Year Extended Essay
  • Paris: Myth and Reality in the 19th century
  • Paris: Myth and Reality in the 20th century
  • Occupation and Resistance in the French Novel
  • Description of Modern French
  • Memory and Childhood in 20th Century French Fiction
  • Modern French Theatre 1
  • French Detective Fiction
You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stageYear abroad
  • You spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3, studying at one of our partner universities in Paris, Grenoble, Lille, Lausanne, or working as an English language assistant or in approved employment. Students on the European Studies programmes with French are eligible to compete for an internship in Brussels. Credits from your year abroad count towards your final degree.
Possible modules may include:
  • Year Abroad Module
Stage 3Possible modules may include:
  • Learning French 5
  • Learning French: Business French II
  • Foreign Policy Analysis and Management
  • Europe and the World
  • French: Final Year Dissertation
  • Contemporary French Cinema
  • History of the French Language
  • Travels to Japan in Modern French Culture
  • Writing on Art: Text and Image in Modern French Culture
  • Mothers and Daughters in Women's Writing
  • The Reader and the Text
  • Desire in the Text: Romanticism to Decadence
  • Crossing Borders: Travel in Modern French Writing
  • Languages in the Classroom