With the globalisation of markets, expertise in modern languages is becoming increasingly important as candidates with intercultural skills become more and more sought after by employers. The skills developed in our BA in French Studies with International Relations are highly valued, especially for anyone planning to embark on an international career in diplomacy.
The official language in 29 countries, French has a long history as an international language of commerce and diplomacy and is an official language of many international organisations including the United Nations, NATO, the OECD and the European Union.
The University of London Institute in Paris offers a unique Major/Minor programme of study delivered over three years of residency in Paris. Not only does it offer everyday exposure to French life and language, enabling you to acquire a high level of proficiency in the French language, but it will also give you the opportunity to gain a specialist focus on the political and diplomatic issues in the francophone world, Europe and internationally.
Supported by intensive teaching in small groups, the majority of which are delivered and assessed in French, the BA programme will also prepare you for graduate work in a range of disciplines including the humanities, international relations, law, education, translation, applied linguistics and communications.
The University of London Institute in Paris is at the heart of a metropolitan capital city which offers many resources such as libraries, museums, theatres and cinemas. Living and studying in Paris will not only allow you to apply course content in real life, but will also enable you to become a near-native speaker and show employers that you are mature and adaptable in an international environment.
Some of the degree benefits include:
Develop your language skills to advanced proficiency in the five core competencies (reading, writing, listening, speaking conversationally, speaking continuously) through courses taught and assessed predominantly in French, while enhancing your capacity for critical analysis and intercultural understanding.
Broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of key historical and cultural aspects of modern France and the francophone world through the study of visual culture, literature, cinema and linguistics. Students benefit from small and intensively taught classes led by experts in their respective fields.
Improve your employability as well as your capacity for postgraduate study by developing valuable transferable skills from your international experience while studying in a UK institution in Paris, the gateway to continental Europe.
Build your knowledge of various aspects of Politics and International Relations, including international relations theories and issues of the French-speaking world, including Africa and the Middle East. And explore Europe.