French at Aberdeen has a long-standing reputation for teaching and research that covers the Francophone world. Our experts are recognised internationally for their work on French & Francophone culture, politics, society and history. You can study our undergraduate language courses at all levels and specialise in topics on film, contemporary civilisation, history and culture. You can combine French & Francophone Studies with almost any other subject to tailor your degree to suit your needs and interests.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of French degrees which you can read more about below.

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You will combine your growing language skills with courses that cover the world, from the French Caribbean via France to the Francophone countries of North and West Africa. You will learn about the history and influence of French in the world, and the legacies of French colonialism. You can explore topics ranging from thought and laughter in the Renaissance to the role of photography in French culture.

You can study French over five years (Mode A) or four years (Mode B), spending a full academic year or six months in a French-speaking country depending on what suits you best. You might decide to work in Paris or study on the island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. For both Mode A and Mode B, the first and second years are identical, so you do not need to decide between Mode A and Mode B until December of the second year. We strongly recommend that you apply for the Mode A option in the first instance.

In Aberdeen, you will thrive in our friendly and dynamic international community, on our beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and the many opportunities to develop extra skills and interests, and to gain a competitive advantage for whichever career path you choose. Join the student-run French Society to meet like-minded linguists and enthusiasts for French & Francophone society and culture, and make plans for your time abroad.

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Why Study French at Aberdeen?

  • We rank 3rd in Scotland for French by The Times and The Sunday Good University Guide 2024.
  • A vibrant international community on campus and across Aberdeen and north-east Scotland, with many French and French-speaking students, staff and activities on campus and across the region.
  • A dynamic French Society, organising social and topical events throughout the year, and a brilliant way to get to know other students studying or speaking French.
  • The spectacular, award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library, with stunning study facilities, state-of-the-art learning technology, and a first-class collection of French books and films for your course.
  • A packed campus programme of events, exhibitions, invited speakers and the popular WayWord literary festival, which often features work by Francophone writers.
  • Your year abroad as a language assistant or visiting student at locations including Lyon, Rennes, Grenoble, RĂ©union, Brussels, Geneva, Lausanne, the IFP (Institute of French Petroleum) School in Paris and the Club des Langues in Anglet.
  • International recognition as a centre for study and research in French, with research covering not only France, but also French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean.

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