French involves the study of a key international language and its culture.

Our leading research and teaching ranges from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, and includes expertise in:

  • poetry
  • the novel
  • theatre and performance studies

We also have extensive knowledge in the specialisms of; language studies; cultural studies; theory and thought; visual cultures including emblems; and fine art and cinema.

All of this means that if you choose study with us, you can advance your understanding and use of the French language, and have the opportunity to learn about French culture and civilisation, both past and present.