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French Studies

Our French programmes offer a wide and flexible choice of modules taught by an expert team of academic staff.

Teaching inspired by research

In the School of Modern Languages, our friendly, multi-disciplinary team includes both French and English native speakers. We cover a variety of approaches to contemporary French Studies and focus broadly on the French-speaking world.

Our teaching is inspired and informed by our research interests. You will be taught by experts in the field who are helping to set the agenda in terms of the latest thinking and debates.

We provide a dynamic research environment where staff of international prominence work alongside early career staff. We are committed to supporting younger researchers.

Newcastle has long been an important centre for French studies. We have outstanding research in:

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Undergraduate study

We offer an extensive and flexible choice of subject combinations. For example, you can: combine French with Spanish, German, Chinese or Japanese; or study French with Business or Linguistics. You can study French on any of the following programmes with us:

Postgraduate study

Take your language study further by taking one of our postgraduate programmes.



Postgraduate Taught

If you enjoy translating, you can apply to study our Translation and Localisation MA.

Postgraduate Research

We offer a one-year French MLitt research degree that allows you to focus on a particular area of French studies.

We also offer specialised research degrees in Translation Studies (MLitt) and Film Studies (MLitt).

Our MPhil and PhD research programmes allow you to specialise in French. You can also specialise in translating and interpreting.

We offer three MPhil and PhD programmes:

Extracurricular activities

There are lots of French-related activities to get involved in in Newcastle to reinforce your language studies:

  • film screenings and study days at the Tyneside Cinema
  • French evenings hosted by the local Alliance Française
  • opportunities in your final year to practice your translation and language skills in a professional context